Ready for a new vehicle with some room? Don’t want to make a poor investment by purchasing something brand new? Then buying a pre-owned SUV may be in your best interest. Not only will you get the room you’re seeking but also a more affordable price tag and better resale value to boot.
If you’re unsure which model you should go for, take a look at our top four picks for used SUVs in 2022 for some inspiration.
Compact SUV: Nissan Rogue
Affordable and practical, the Nissan Rogue may be the right pre-owned small SUV for you if you’re looking for solid, standard safety tech and several trim level options. Depending on the year and trim you’re looking at, you can get a plethora of upgraded features at a reasonable price, and while the Rogue isn’t a thrill to drive, it’s certainly not a drag, either.
This model has been on the market since 2007, so if you’re considering it, opt for a second-generation Rogue (introduced in 2013) or newer. The 2019 model is particularly notable, with its all-wheel-drive option, 170 horsepower motor, impressive standard in-car technology, and hybrid option that gets an average of 34 mpg overall.
Crossover SUV: Honda CR-V
If you’re looking for a super-reliable yet affordable SUV, you can’t go wrong with the Honda CR-V. Consumer Reports has long recommended this model for its good fuel economy, tight handling, roomy cabin, and long-standing five-star safety rating. You can expect a pre-owned CR-V to last upward of 200,000 miles and if you drive within the city and the freeway, expect roughly 26-29 mpg.
Honda CR-Vs are pretty common throughout the Twin Cities areas, so if you find yourself needing repairs or maintenance, you may want to consider buying used car parts rather than new. When you source them from a quality salvage yard, not only will you get functional, high-quality parts for less, but you’ll also get a warranty that protects your purchase.
Midsize SUV: Jeep Grand Cherokee
In general, Jeeps aren’t exactly known for their fuel economy, but they are known for their power and reliability. If you’re looking for something with a roomier interior than the previous two options, a pre-owned Jeep Grand Cherokee may be for you.
Although you can likely find some pretty old models, it’s likely in your best interest to opt for one that’s third generation (introduced in 2005) or newer. Anything older than that will likely have many, many miles and potential issues that could be pricey to repair.
That said, no matter what model year you opt for, you can easily find discount, used car parts at a St. Paul salvage yard because these vehicles have been around since 1993. Every vehicle, even newer models, will need repairs at some point, so if you’re looking to take the most economical route, opting for used car parts in lieu of new ones is definitely in your best interest.
Large SUV: Chevrolet Traverse
Powerful, roomy, and stylish, a pre-owned Chevy Traverse may be the vehicle for you if you’re seeking a large and reliable, affordable SUV. The Traverse hit the market in 2009, so you have plenty of model years and trims to choose from if you’d like upgraded features. And if you end up needing repairs or a replacement part down the road, you can easily find discount auto parts for the Traverse at a quality, Twin Cities salvage yard.
All model years have seating for seven to eight passengers and plenty of cargo space. Fuel economy will vary depending on the year you select, but on average, you can expect roughly 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
If you decide something smaller is a better fit for your needs, check out our overview of the Best Small Used Cars of 2022 and the Best Midsize Used Sedans in 2022 for more inspiration.
Find Quality, Discount Auto Parts in St. Paul
If your used vehicle needs repairs or a replacement part, let our team at Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul save you some cash! We have an extensive selection of discount, used car parts at our Twin Cities salvage yard and have proudly served Twin Cities vehicle owners for nearly 100 years.
Use our parts search tool to find the part you need or give us a call at 651-717-4299 for assistance finding the part you need. You can also drop by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you!