1. Mazda CX-5
Among used large SUVs, the Mazda CX-5 is king. It ticks the boxes any good family SUV needs to: it’s practical, spacious, safe and feels classy inside. But look what else you get: most CX-5s come with a heap of equipment, and that makes them great value, because they’re not any more expensive like for like than many more poorly-equipped rivals. What’s more, the CX-5 manages to be comfortable while also feeling responsive in corners. Throw in Mazda’s clever fuel-saving technology, which ensures impressive real-world fuel consumption, and you have a fabulous used buy.
And the large SUVs to avoid…
The Antara’s certainly cheap – but feels it. It’s tacky inside, as well as being noisy, slow and inefficient – so unless you’re getting one for basically nothing, we’d steer clear.
It’s noisy, sloppy to drive, hard to find, dated and thirsty, so unless you need to tow heavy loads for as little cash as possible, it’s hard to recommend the Rexton W.
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