Tips on Shopping for a Used SUV

February 28th, 2019 by

2019 Kia Sorento rear view

Choosing to buy a used SUV is a great choice for Oro Valley area drivers. You get all of the capability, versatile cabin space, and safety you expect from an SUV at a low used car price. Here at Royal Automotive Group we carry a fine selection of used SUVs from a wide variety of automakers, all in top condition and affordably priced. Learn some tips on shopping for an SUV before you visit one of our dealerships in Tucson.

Determine Much Can You Afford

It may seem obvious, but it’s important to determine ahead of time just how much you want to spend on a used SUV. Review your budget and make sure you stick with it. Here at Royal Automotive Group we feature a great selection of used vehicles that are priced under $10,000, and we also offer used vehicle specials where you can find some of the best deals in the Oro Valley area.

Choose the Model that Best Suits Your Needs

There are subcompact, compact, mid-size, and full-size used SUVs available, so you should look at what exactly you need. There’s no point in owning a full-size SUV when a compact crossover SUV will do. Some things to ask yourself include:

  • What seating capacity do I need? – Large Green Valley area families will want a 3-row SUV with seating for up to 7 or 8, while couples or individuals may get along fine with a standard 5-seat compact SUV. Be aware that models like the Kia Sorento offer significantly more third-row legroom than competitors like the Toyota Highlander.
  • How much cargo space will I need? – Again, for large families, a mid-size or full-size SUV will have the space you need to haul groceries and sports gear around town. For others who lead an active lifestyle, a compact SUV will have ample cargo space.
  • Do I need off-road capability? – Many SUVs of all types are available with 4-wheel drive, which provides superior traction on wet, slippery roads, as well as enhanced off-road capability. However, a lot of Saddlebrooke drivers really don’t require, or would rarely make use of 4×4 capability.
  • Will I be doing any towing? – If you plan on hauling a travel trailer or boat out to Patagonia Lake State Park, you’ll want to opt for a mid-size or full-size SUV.

Find Quality Used SUVs at Royal Automotive Group

The best way to determine what type of SUV will best suit your needs is to schedule a test drive at the Royal Automotive Group dealership near you. If you’d like to have a little more peace of mind with your used SUV purchase, consider buying one of our certified pre-owned SUVs.

All of our certified pre-owned vehicles come with exclusive warranty coverage, roadside assistance, and more. Compare used vs. CPO, find out what good mileage is for a used car, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Hoping to find a pre-owned luxury SUV? Consider a used Jaguar, a used GMC, or even a distinctive pre-owned MINI.

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