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SUVs have taken off in popularity in the last several years, and it isn't hard to see why. They typically offer at least as much passenger space as a sedan but in a more practical package that can carry more cargo. SUVs also offer a higher seating position, making it easier to see the road ahead of you. And as many SUVs are now based on car platforms, you don't pay the fuel economy penalty you once did in choosing an SUV over a smaller sedan or hatchback. Plus, you still get the availability of all-wheel drive in most cases. We've compiled a list of cheap used SUVs that won't break the bank and also perform well in our rankings, meaning that they received positive reviews from critics and have above-average reliability ratings and low ownership costs.

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