Top 10 used SUVs for less than £10,000
You don't need a big budget to get a desirable, family-friendly SUV. Here we count down the top 10 you can buy used for less than £10,000 – and reveal the one to avoid...
So you fancy the on-trend practicality of an SUV but can't commit to a huge spend? Don't worry, there are many used examples to choose from now at surprisingly modest prices. Here, we’ve picked out ten SUVs of varying sizes that we think will fit a variety of different bills, all for an upper price limit of £10,000.
You can choose from SUVs both big and small, depending on your needs, but whatever the dimensions there are many qualities that all these cars share, including a spacious and versatile interior and a relaxing drive.
Best used SUVs for less than £10,000
10. Mazda CX-5
Not the present second-gen car but the first-gen one for this money, on sale between 2012 and 2017. Don't worry, though, it's still a corker. There's more room in the CX-5 than in the Qashqai, for one. The boot, for example, will easily hold enough luggage for a family camping holiday, while the rear seats are just wide enough for three people to sit abreast. Oh, and it's reliable, well equipped and really great to drive, too. Only its age counts against it here.
Even if you’re not a fan of SUVs in general, you can see why they appeal, with their chunky Tonka toy looks and feeling of solidity. And few look more appealing than this latest version of the popular Sportage. In truth, the Sportage is not quite as engaging to drive as some of its rivals, but it betters many of them on space and practicality.
You can pick up a clean 2016 example now for our budget and that should give you many years of practical and reliable motoring. You should even get the residue of Kia’s impressive seven-year warranty.
We found 2016 Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2, 23,000 miles, £9450
8. Honda CR-V
This generation of CR-V ran from 2012 to 2018, so there are plenty to choose from. A solid, dependable car, the CR-V was smart and comfortable and, as you can probably guess, it was primarily aimed at those who wished to remain on Tarmac rather than go rock-crawling. To that end, the CR-V has accurate steering and pretty decent levels of grip. Huge inside, too, and very reliable, and quite frugal.
All in, a classy car. If you could buy newer than a 2016 car it'd probably have finished higher up our list.
We found 2016 CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC SE, 38,000 miles, £9495
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