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Best used large SUVs (and the ones to avoid)

The best used large SUVs will make you feel like you can go anywhere – and anywhere you decide to go, they'll be safe, comfortable and, most importantly, practical. Here are our top te10n picks

Words ByAlex Robbins

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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.

We found 2014 2.2d SE-L Lux, 28,000 miles, Β£13,754

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And the large SUVs to avoid…

Vauxhall Antara

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.


Ssangyong Rexton W

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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