Savvy shoppers know there are a couple of ways to find the best used SUVs under $15,000. You can follow popular models back in time until you hit your desired price point, or you can seek outstanding models the market overlooked when they were new. Given the depth and breadth of the SUV segment, this happens quite often. Of course, the other side of it is the "overlooked" SUV will probably be worth less when you decide to trade it. For this list of the best used SUVs under $15,000, we’re presenting a mix of the tried and true along with a few that never really got their due.
Regarding Pricing: Valuations for this list of the best used SUVs under $15,000 are based on Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price from a dealer of a model in good condition. Private party sales typically result in lower prices; meaning newer models may be offered at a comparable price point. As always, whenever buying used, we strongly recommend commissioning a pre-purchase inspection by a trusted professional mechanic, one highly familiar with the make and model of your choice.