When you don’t have much money to spend, but you still need to get through snowstorms, down forest trails, and across desert washes, you’ve got options. Especially if you believe modern all-wheel-drive systems offer all the 4x4 that most people need — as we do — you can find some cheap 4x4 used vehicles for $7,000 or less (in decent condition and with under 150,000 miles).
Now, you can find old BMW X5s, Land Rovers, and Porsche Cayennes for very low prices, but they can quickly get expensive to own. We've focused our list of 10 cheap used 4x4 vehicles on reliable mainstream-brand vehicles, some with traditional two-speed transfer cases and others with all-wheel-drive. We'd like to add that when you’re spending this little money on a used vehicle, you can’t expect perfection. Look for something in good mechanical condition, not flawless cosmetics. Keep reading for our picks, in alphabetical order.