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...

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Mark Pearson
23 Oct 2017 06:00 | Last updated: 23 Oct 2018 09:30

Top 10 used SUVs for less than £10,000

The XC90’s younger and smaller sibling sneaks into the top ten just ahead of it due to the XC60 being the newer model and the better car to drive. You’ll have to sacrifice those two rear seats, mind you, as the XC60 is strictly for five (but if that is a concern, we’d happily point you back in the direction of the XC90). Both cars share the same premium-feel quality to the spacious and tasteful interior, with an upmarket air that most of its rivals can’t match. On the road, the XC60 has a good breadth of abilities and there’s a wide range of engine and trims to choose from.

We found 2012 D5 Active, 66,000 miles, £9999

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3. Audi Q5

Audi Q5

Spacious, comfortable and decent to drive, the Audi Q5 is best-served in its entry-level form. And, happily enough, that model can now be had with below-average mileages for within our budget. We've always appreciated the high-quality interior of the Q5, as well as its efficient engines. And while you don't get the option of seven seats, if you never need to transport more than five people, there are few classier SUVs in which to do so.

Top 10 used SUVs for less than £10,000

The very apogee of the small SUV, the Qashqai has pointed the way for all others since it started the trend way back in 2008. To be honest, the only reason this particular car doesn’t sit at number one in our list is because its reliability record isn't quite as good as it should be. Nevertheless, facelifted first-generation versions, such as you'll get for our budget, are well-built, good to drive and well equipped, and together with the raised seating position and chunky looks, will be more than enough to tempt most people.

We found 2013 1.6 dCi 360, 25,000 miles, £9495

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Top 10 used SUVs for less than £10,000