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Used SUVs for sale, Indianapolis, IN

used SUVs for sale, Indianapolis, IN
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Best Used SUVs for Sale in Indianapolis

Looking for a vehicle for sale near you? Value a spacious and comfortable interior, increased ground clearance, attractive design, high stability, perfect handling, and excellent all-around visibility? You will find everything you need within our inventory of used SUVs for sale at Indy Auto Man, Indianapolis.

A used SUV is the optimal solution for large families, for those who live out of the city, or for adventurers to make many trips. At our Indianapolis used car dealership, you will find an extensive selection of used SUVs for any taste.

Which Is the Most Reliable SUV to Buy?

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Here is our selection of the most reliable SUVs to buy, collected based on our serviceman rating and the buyers’ reviews. These cars will not get stuck in the middle of the road when the nearest service station is tens of miles away and will remain your faithful assistants in any traffic situation.

  1. Nissan Rogue with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, 170 hp. You can find them with all-wheel (AWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD). It is a classic compact crossover available in two generations, with the restyling in 2016. The model is notable for high safety, dynamic drive and modern design. Read Rogue vs. Murano comparison .
  2. VW Tiguan is a compact five-seater SUV with a powerful 1.4 and 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine. A 2.0 liter diesel engine and a robotic gearbox are also available. You may find versions with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations with a wide range of options inherent in Volkswagen vehicles.
  3. Mitsubishi Outlander is a full-size SUV with the highest ground clearance among classmates. Both front and all-wheel drive allow you to feel confident in city traffic and on country roads. Petrol four-cylinder engines from 2 to 2.4 liters, as well as 3-liter V-sixes, give ample power.
  4. Jeep Compass is a mid-size urban SUV from Chrysler. The Compass exterior resembles the Grand Cherokee, except for a unique rear part of the door handles. Available in all-wheel and front-wheel-drive versions.
  5. Toyota RAV4 is a reliable SUV, produced since 1994. The manufacturer positions it as a family car for outdoor activities in the city and on slightly rough terrain. RAV4 trims are characterized by petrol engines from 2.5 to 3.5 liters exclusively in an automatic transmission with a four-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.
  6. Honda CR-V is a cross between a compact HR-V and a full-fledged Pilot SUV. It will be of interest to recent college graduates with an active lifestyle. It is presented in versions with a 1.5 liter turbocharged gasoline engine, 193 hp or atmospheric 2.4 liters, 188 hp engine combined with a CVT.
  7. Ford Edge is a mid-size SUV. Available with automatic all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive transmissions paired with 2015 EcoBoost turbocharged gas powered engines from 2 to 3.5 liters.
  8. Hyundai Tucson is a Korean compact SUV. Thanks to its high ground clearance, a wide range of trim levels, an atmospheric gasoline engine from 2 to 2.4 liters in combination with an automatic transmission, the car has proven itself well in the market.
  9. Toyota Highlander XLE is an oversized SUV in its class. A range of gasoline engines from 2.4 to 3.3 liters paired with an automatic transmission made the car popular. An ideal vehicle for outings in nature, as well as city trips.
  10. Mazda CX-5 is a Japanese mid-size SUV built according to the Skyactive technological concept aimed at increasing the safety and energy efficiency of the car. A good choice for young people with an active lifestyle in the city.


All SUV models have a high seating position and all-around visibility. Due to the large side mirrors and the raised body, such models have fewer blind spots. It is much easier to assess the traffic situation from the cockpit of such cars. The highest visibility parameters are demonstrated by such SUV models as Kia Soul, Volkswagen Polo, Nissan Juke.

Ground Clearance

In comparison to sedans, SUVs are much easier to overcome high arrivals and corner exits, exits with snowdrifts and travel on a knurled dirt road. It is easier to park to low curbs and move over speed bumps, and short body overhangs allow the car to successfully surmount hills, ditches, ups and downs. At the same time, bumpers, body kits, sills and underbody are better protected from damage. If you need a used SUV with the highest ground clearance, take a look at the Jeep Wrangler, Mitsubishi Outlander or Toyota RAV4.

What Is the Best Used SUV for the Money?

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SUVs have many advantages, and it’s only a matter of taste which is the best. The most popular SUV models at our car lot in Indianapolis are Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Volkswagen Tiguan and Ford Escape. These are budget but reliable cars. The Jeep Wrangler has excellent cross-country ability.

Searching for the best ratio of the cost and quality, take into account Kia Sportage or Nissan Rogue. These cars are distinguished by durability, reliability, good stuffing, as well as stylish design. In the more expensive segment, you may consider the Toyota Tundra.

Read also about the Best SUVs for gas mileage .

How to Choose a Used SUV?

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You may have dozens of criteria when choosing your next vehicle, but there are several points you should pay attention to:

  • Look closely at the back door. If your car has problems with the paintwork, you will see them there first, as the back door is the place where the dirt settles down.
  • Take a close look at the wheels. Unevenly worn-out tires is a signal that the suspension has not been taken care of.
  • Cars with turbocharged engines require particular attention. For a used car, this is especially vital. Statistically, problems appear after 100,000 miles. If your chosen one is approaching this mark, it would be more reliable without a turbine. Otherwise, don’t neglect regular maintenance and diagnostics.
  • The more stuffing, the better. Not a fan of all the bells and whistles? Anyway, it will be easier to sell your car when the time comes.
  • When choosing the color of your SUV, decide on your priorities. A rare tone with plays will help you stand out of the crowd but may set you back a pretty penny to cover up any dent. With simple dark colors , you will have much fewer headaches.

The Best High Mileage SUV to Buy

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The best high mileage SUV is the one that has nothing to hide. If you buy a used SUV from us, you get not only a car in good technical condition at an unbeatable price but also a vehicle with a transparent history. You can check it through the CARFAX service.

The CARFAX Report contains all the data you need to make an informed purchasing decision:

  • All previous owners;
  • All maintenance procedures;
  • Accident, if any;
  • Airbag deployment;
  • Whether the car was used at a rental or as a taxi, and much more.

Visit Indy Auto Man today to discuss all pros and cons of the SUV models you like and buy the car that will please you for years to come.