Best Used Small SUV

Best Used SUVs for Sale

Dependable, spacious, and capable, a used small SUV is one of the most versatile options on the market. There are hundreds of options for drivers to choose from, and the team at Val-U-Line® is here to help you find the best, most affordable small SUV for you!

Check out our picks below for the best used small SUVs and learn more about each one to discover which one is best for you.

Best Small SUVs

Quick Facts

Toyota RAV4

Blends power & efficiency, popular with families

Chevrolet Equinox

Luxurious interior, StabiliTrak®, ready to tow

Ford Escape

SYNC® infotainment system, hybrid option

Honda CR-V

ACEbody structure, loaded with comfort amenities

Subaru Forester

Off-road capable, long-lasting dependability

Kia Sportage

Awarded quality, UVO eServices Infotainment System

Nissan Rogue

Nissan Safety Shield Technologies, tons of cargo room

Toyota RAV4

Used Toyota RAV4

One of our top picks for the best used small SUV is the Toyota RAV4. This SUV is time-tested, dependable, and capable. It's available in a variety of configurations, so you can choose the performance features that work best for you. A 2.5L 4-cylinder engine is standard on most models and helps achieve an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.

The RAV4 is ready to master all terrain with its available Electronic On-Demand 4-wheel drive. You can engage this system whenever you find yourself on a slick surface. It distributes power to all four wheels so you can maintain sure-footed control in a variety of conditions.

What makes this SUV such a popular choice for growing families? For most drivers, it's the Star Safety System. This suite of safety technologies comes standard on most model years and includes the following:

  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Anti-lock Brake System
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Brake Assist

It could also be a popular pick because of its spacious and comfortable interior. You can find used models packed with amenities like dual zone automatic air conditioning and leather-trimmed seats. There's also over 70 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats lowered.

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Chevrolet Equinox

A pre-owned Chevy Equinox blends luxury and sophistication with family-friendly features, making it a great small SUV for just about any driver. Newer models could come packed with advanced safety features that give you more peace of mind. Some of them include:

  • Rear vision camera
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Park Assist
  • StabiliTrak®

StabiliTrak® is a unique electronic stability control system that comes standard on most used Equinox models. When it senses the vehicle moving in an unintended direction, it automatically adjusts engine torque and brakes individual wheels to help keep you on the steered path.

All the power of this used SUV courses through a 2.4L ECOTEC® 4-cylinder engine. It helps this SUV achieve an EPA-estimated 22 city/32 highway MPG. If you're looking to do some towing, the 3.6L V6-available with select model years will let you pull up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

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Ford Escape

Used Ford Escape for Sale

The Ford Escape has virtually everything you could want with a small SUV. Its exterior is compact enough to get into those tight parking spots, while its interior offers more than enough room for your entire family.

SYNC® technology is equipped to some used Escape models. It's designed to keep you connected to the world around you. The system is voice activated, so all you'll need to do is tell it what you want and it will take care of the rest. It also comes with the following:

  • Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • Pandora® internet radio
  • 911 Assist
  • Turn-by-turn Navigation System

Fuel efficiency is the Ford Escape's middle name. You may even be able to find a used hybrid model. It comes with a 2.5L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine that achieves an EPA-estimated 34 city/31 highway MPG. At speeds under about 40 MPH, it can even operate exclusively on electric power.

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Honda CR-V

If safety is at the top of your list, a used Honda CR-V is a small SUV that may fit the bill. If you're looking for more peace of mind as you cruise around town, this pre-owned SUV offers the following features with most model years:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • ACE body structure
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system
  • Active front head restraints

The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE) body structure is a Honda-exclusive safety design. It utilizes a unique network of connected structural elements to lessen and redirect collision force away from the passenger cabin, so you'll have more confidence when traveling with your most precious cargo in the car.

Inside this small, pre-owned SUV, you'll find plenty of options to keep you comfortable and connected. It all starts with the available leather-trimmed seats. The front seats offer heated functions, so you can stay cozy if your adventure leads into the cold. You can also find your ideal level of support with the available 10-way power adjusting driver's seat.

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Subaru Forester

Used Subaru Forester

Used Subaru vehicles have a time-tested track record of reliability. In fact, 97% of their vehicles sold within the last 10 years are still running strong to this day. That's what makes a used Subaru Forester one of the best choices if you're on the hunt for a pre-owned small SUV.

All pre-owned Foresters come with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. It gives this SUV all-weather and all-terrain capability, so whether your destination lies at the end of a dirt road or on the other side of a sea of stones, you can get there confidently. It also has 8.9 inches of ground clearance, so you can maneuver over tough obstacles.

Whether you're right around the corner or way off the map, this SUV can help you stay in touch. Newer model years could be equipped with Subaru STARLINK. This multimedia system includes features like:

  • Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity
  • HD Radio
  • USB port with iPod® control
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

When your favorite song comes on, you can start a singalong with your crew in models outfitted with the Harman Kardon® premium audio system. It comes with eight speakers and a booming 440-watt amplifier.

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Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage is a used car of high quality. In fact, several of its model years have been awarded the J.D. Power Quality award, which is given to vehicles that have the fewest problems reported by owners during the first 90 days of ownership. It's a great indicator of long-term dependability.

A used Sportage will provide plenty of comfort for everyone who's along for the ride. There's seating for up to five riders and plenty of room to stretch out. Depending on the model you choose, you could enjoy amenities like:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Panoramic sunroof

Newer models could come outfitted with the UVO eServices Infotainment System. It's more than your average infotainment system. It can also sync your vehicle to your smartphone. The app will remind you where you've parked, save points of interest, and even let you set parameters when your teen borrows the car.

What about storage space? The Kia Sportage is a small SUV that delivers it in spades. There's more than 54 cubic feet of cargo volume with most models, and there're also several optional storage solutions, like a cooling glove box and a concealed storage compartment.

Nissan Rogue

If you're looking for a small SUV that still has plenty of space on the inside, a used Nissan Rogue could fit the bill. It has seating for five along with a cavernous passenger volume of over 105 cubic feet.

When you're loading up for your next road trip, it will be easy to stay organized with a pre-owned Rogue. The Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System-available with most models-includes adjustable shelves and dividers, so you can make the most of the 70 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Nissan Safety Shield Technologies are some of the most advanced on the market, and when you choose a newer used Nissan Rogue, you'll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with innovative systems like:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Moving Object Detection

If efficiency is at the top of your wish list, you'll be able to cruise past the next gas station in the Nissan Rogue. It can provide about an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG. It's all thanks in part to the Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which provides virtually gearless shifting for a smooth and fuel-efficient ride. You can also activate the available Eco Mode to go even further.

Browse Our Inventory of the Best Used Small SUVs Today!

There are hundreds of small SUVs to choose from, and if you want help narrowing down your choices, keep this list in mind. These used SUVs tick all the boxes when it comes to space, capability, and reliability.

When you find the best used small SUV for your lifestyle, head over to a Val-U-Line® dealership or contact us to schedule your test drive.