TOP 5 MOST RELIABLE USED SUVS UNDER 10000

Finding a reliable SUV or crossover that still has plenty of life left can be quiet a task on a used car. But used doesn’t mean used up.  One can always find the most reliable yet affordable used SUVs on the market with some research, of course. To make your decision easier, we have listed the top 5 most reliable used SUVs under your budget of $10000.

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2010 HONDA CR-V

The 2010 Honda CR-V ranks among the best in the compact SUV class because of its comfortable ride, spacious interior, and excellent safety and reliability ratings.

Average Price: $9,132.75
Overall Score: 9.2/10

Reliability Score: 5/5
Horsepower: 180

High reliability scores, considered along with great safety scores and a well-rounded overall package, make the CR-V the top pick for an affordable used SUV that won’t let you down. It has a functional, well-designed cabin that uses high-quality materials and offers enough space for passengers and cargo.

If your budget allows, out of the models: LX, EX, and EX-L, the EX-L is the best choice because of its features including automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a full center console, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a seven-speaker audio system, a USB port, and satellite radio.

Honda’s CR-V is a longtime leader in the compact SUV class, and it was just as good in 2010 as it is today. When the CR-V was new, reviewers noted that the four-cylinder engine felt a little underpowered. Just remember, though, that those engines are still going strong today. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2010 CR-V five out of five stars in the front and side crash tests, as well as four stars in the rollover test.

CONS:

  • Underpowered engine
  • No engine upgrade option
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2009 Lexus RX 350

Well, if your priorities are comfort and a high-quality interior, the 2009 Lexus RX 350 is mostly the right SUV for you. The RX doesn’t offer off-road capability of a true truck, but an all-wheel-drive RX 350 handles gravel and snow with ease.

Average Price: $9,929.50
Overall Score: 9.2/10

Reliability Score: 5/5
Horsepower: 270

High reliability scores, considered along with great safety scores and a well-rounded overall package, make the CR-V the top pick for an affordable used SUV that won’t let you down. It has a functional, well-designed cabin that uses high-quality materials and offers enough space for passengers and cargo.

If your budget allows, out of the models: LX, EX, and EX-L, the EX-L is the best choice because of its features including automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a full center console, leather upholstery, heated

CONS:

Not much of a fun to drive

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2009 Saturn Outlook

The Saturn is quiet a choice when it comes to a large family in need of transportation. The Outlook delivers a great combination of eight-passenger seating, ample cargo space, and comfortable handling and ride.

Average Price: $5,531.50
Overall Score: 9.2/10

Reliability Score: 5/5
Horsepower: 281-288

The Outlook is not much fancy, but it is certainly serviceable and operational, with standard features such as a CD player and the GM OnStar system. As said, out of all its siblings, the Saturn is the least luxurious, but standard interior features include a six-speaker stereo and cruise control. Higher trim levels offer features like dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, leather upholstery and wood-grain trim.

The Outlook XE has a 3.6-liter V6 rated at 281 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The XR model’s dual exhaust boosts those numbers to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft. Its standard safety features include antilock brakes, rollover-sensing stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

In crash tests, the 2009 Saturn Outlook scored an optimal five out of five stars in both front- and side-impact evaluations conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CONS:

  • small dashboard buttons aren’t user-friendly
  • slow transmission
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2007 Infiniti FX

The Infiniti FX35 has been known as a sport sedan in SUV clothing. The FX delivers one of the best combinations of sporty performance and handling in its class and has striking appearance, sure to turn some heads. Its sporty with an excellent acceleration and is handled well in the snow as well.

Average Price: $7,146.67
Overall Score: 9.1/10

Reliability Score: 5/5
Horsepower: 275-320

The 2007 Infiniti FX comes in two main trims: the base FX35 and the FX45. The FX35 is available in Rear-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) versions, whereas the FX45 comes exclusively as an AWD.

A 3.5-liter V6 making a potent 275 hp and 268 pound-feet of torque powers the Infiniti FX35. A five-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift mode is the sole gearbox, though buyers have a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.

As one would expect, the 2007 Infiniti FX35 is in its element on a twisty road, where its muscular engine, buttoned-down suspension and quick reflexes make one forget they’re piloting a midsize sport-utility vehicle.

CONS:

  • minimal cargo room
  • large blind spots
  • doesn’t feel as upscale as others
  • no third-row seat available
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2011 Kia Sportage

With spacious interior and good fuel economy, it is IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The Kia Sportage was one of the safest compact SUVs on the market in 2011, and should be on the short list for anyone who prioritizes safety and is considering an SUV from this class.

Average Price: $9,334.71
Overall Score: 9.1/10

Reliability Score: 5/5
Horsepower: 176-256
Seating: 5

It is also spacious, reliable, and efficient. If you prefer a manual transmission, that is another point in the Sportage’s favor, since both front- and all-wheel drive configurations were available with a shift-it-yourself gearbox. However, the Sportage does have some downsides. When it was new, reviewers noted that the seats were too firm and the ride was a little harsher than expected.

In terms of engine performance, the 2011 Kia Sportage is still quiet average when it comes to actual output, because the standard 2.4-liter inline-4 makes 176 horsepower. But when you’re behind the wheel, the Sportage feels much more athletic and engaging than any other compact crossover in its class.

Among the competition, 2011 Honda CR-V  can accommodate about 25 percent more cargo, although that extra space will cost a few thousand dollars more than a comparably equipped Sportage

CONS:

  • slightly stiff-legged ride
  • less cargo capacity than other crossovers
5 Miles Away

Honda CR-V

201073054 miles$ 10877
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Lexus RX 350

201651150 miles$ 35971
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Kia Sportage

201629545 miles$ 16997