25 Most Reliable Used SUVs Under $10,000

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These Used SUVs And Crossovers Are Your Best Bets For Dependability

“Used” doesn’t necessarily mean “used up” — shop carefully and you can find an SUV or crossover that still has plenty of life. There are tons of options out there, especially if you’re open to vehicles that are 10 or 12 years old. We’ll show you how to narrow down your list to optimize your chances of finding the most reliable yet affordable used SUVs on the market.

The following slideshow highlights 25 crossovers and SUVs with top dependability scores, which means they earned 5 out of a possible 5 points from J.D. Power. They’re then sorted according to their overall score based on the U.S. News scoring methodology, from worst to best, and then by average sale price on the used market, from highest to lowest. In the case that multiple model years of the same vehicle meet these criteria, we use the most recent model year that fits the bill. 

Of course, your mileage may vary — average prices might not necessarily reflect what you can find for sale near you. Remember too that when you’re talking about used vehicles, maintenance history and other factors can easily turn a statistically sound make and model into an undesirable example, so you’ll need to follow best practices for used car shopping and walk away from cases that were abused or neglected. We can’t do all the work for you, but we’re happy to point you in the right direction. Keep reading to learn which budget-friendly used SUVs are the most likely candidates for reliability.

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