The U.S. auto market makes it crystal-clear that Americans love SUVs. They love their looks, their versatility, their ruggedness, and their high seating position. Once a driver has owned an SUV, he or she typically finds it hard to return to a sedan. So there is no doubt that SUVs are on-trend.
But to obtain a new suv often takes a considerable amount of cash and credit. That is why so many car buyers are turning to the used market. The sturdiness and exceptional build quality of many SUV models make them good candidates for being purchased used. Given the nature of SUV owners, used SUVs are unlikely to have been abused, so purchasing an SUV that is less than five years old has the potential to be a special bargain. As we put together this list, we concentrated on 2017 and 2018 model year vehicles as a sweet spot of high value. Buying an SUV of this vintage will get you a vehicle with a lot of useful life in front of it for a price that will be thousands less than the comparable new version. Here's a look at the best options.