Used SUVs and Crossovers for Families | Forest Lake, MN
You don’t need to turn to the pricey new vehicle market to find a ride that suits your family. Check out these popular nameplates that we sell at Koppy Motors of Forest Lake. They meet expectations of many drivers here in Minnesota.
Used Ford Escape (1/6)
The Ford Escape is one of the longest-running SUV nameplates in America. That alone should put it on your radar, as Ford has had a long time to refine the Escape and tailor it for its target audience: families. When the third-generation Escape (2013-2019) was launched, it was hailed for its fuel economy and technology features, and these remain excellent to this day.
Used Toyota Highlander (2/6)
The Toyota Highlander is a three-row midsize SUV that has provided families with class-leading safety and quality for decades. Toyota’s reputation for reliability makes the Highlander one of the top SUVs to buy pre-owned, but it’s not just for the reputation. According to iSeeCars.com, the Highlander is one of the vehicles most likely to exceed 200,000 miles without any major issues.
Used Jeep® Patriot (3/6)
The Patriot is a relatively newer nameplate, having arrived onto the scene for the 2007 model year. It benefited from all the manufacturing knowhow that Jeep® had accumulated over the decades. By the time it was discontinued a decade later, the Patriot offered a compelling blend of rugged off-road capability and modern safety features. You can still find it for sale at used car dealerships in Forest Lake.
Used Chevrolet Equinox (4/6)
The Equinox is Chevrolet’s bestselling SUV — and it earned that status by delivering the kind of performance, versatility, comfort, and space that families want, year after year. It’s consistently offered great value, the kind that makes a pre-owned Chevy Equinox feel like a steal. And because the current Equinox generation began in 2018, so it’s easy to find a gently used Equinox with the latest features.
Used Nissan Rogue® (5/6)
The Nissan Rogue® is an SUV that has never really needed to make an extensive case for itself. A single look is all it takes. Its rugged styling and truly wide array of standard convenience- and safety-enhancing technologies have long given it a leg up over the competition. Families in the used SUV market can do a lot worse than even a well-traveled Rogue.
Used GMC Terrain (6/6)
The GMC Terrain is a great used SUV choice for shoppers seeking a more luxurious family ride without breaking the bank. The Terrain’s premium appointments and advanced features ensure that it doesn’t feel outdated even after years of being on the market.
What to Look for in a Used SUV for Your Family?
Fortunately, shopping for a used SUV is a lot like shopping for a new one. There are a variety of things you should to prioritize when buying for your family, such as:
One advantage that pre-owned vehicles have is that they have been pretty thoroughly tested. Check out the safety ratings and see if they’re up to your standards. Keep in mind that safety tests used to be less strict. A 5-star rating in 2009 isn’t the same as one in 2022.
Space is always good, but it’s also important for that space to be easily accessible. Look for 2nd-row seats that slide for easier entry and exit and for SUVs that have been noted for ease-of-use of their LATCH systems.
Always check out the vehicle history report before buying a used SUV. Minor scrapes and dings are fine, but you should generally steer clear of vehicles that have been involved in a major accident.
One upside of buying pre-owned vehicles is that there has been time to study the dependability of the specific make and model you’re checking out. While you’re at it, look up the cost-to-own statistics to get a better sense of how much ownership might cost over time.
Interested in buying a used SUV? Visit Koppy Motors of Forest Lake, Minnesota, to get a closer look at a used Highlander, Equinox, or other great pre-owned models for your family! Shop our inventory here.