Used cars of the week: baby SUVs from 7500

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Used cars of the week: baby SUVs from 7500

As the temperature drops and winter fast approaches, now is a good time to consider something with four-wheel drive to help keep you on the road as the driving conditions become more difficult.

There's a variety of four-wheel-drive SUVs available on the used market; you can even pick one up for less than £15,000.

Here's our pick of the best we've found in the What Car? Approved Used classifieds:

Fiat Panda 4x4

The Fiat Panda 4x4 is not fast but it will get you anywhere you want to go, thanks to its low weight and its four-wheel-drive system. This model has done just 4000 miles and is the cheapest SUV on sale in the What Car? classifieds at £7495. The running costs will be low, too, as it averages 42.8mpg.

Mini Countryman

The new Mini has just been unveiled. Here is its bigger relative, the Countryman. This model is a Cooper D All4 which averages 57.6mpg and has done less than 15,000 miles. You can pick it up for £13,990.

Nissan Qashqai

A list of small SUVs wouldn't be complete without a Nissan Qashqai. The popular small SUV took the market by storm becoming one of the best-selling cars in the UK. This is a 2010 2.0 N-tec 4x4 CVT that's done 34,000 miles. It comes in just under budget at £14,994.

Suzuki SX4

Suzuki's SX4 is a small four-wheel-drive SUV that is well equipped, reliable and good to drive. This nearly new model on a 13-plate has done just 3000 miles. It comes with alloy wheels, climate control and cruise control and is a bargain at £14,474.

Visit our Approved Used Cars finder to uncover hundreds of other choices from Trusted Dealers.