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How To Buy A Used SUV

Are you in the market for a used SUV for sale near you? If this is your first time buying an SUV, or even if you’ve owned an SUV before, the sheer amount of variety offered with today’s SUVs can be overwhelming. With so many different options to choose from, finding the perfect SUV for you can be difficult at times. Fortunately, a little research and preparation can go a long way in terms of helping you to find the SUV that suits you.

As a certified Elkhart car dealership, we at USA-1 have a thorough understanding of how to fit any SUV into any lifestyle. For this reason, we have compiled a list of every factor you should consider when determining the right used SUV for you.

1. Budget

One of the most important steps to take when looking at any used car for sale near you is to determine how much you are willing to spend. To do this, you should calculate a budget based on your financial situation and every cost that comes with buying a car. These costs can be seen listed below:

  • Vehicle Cost
  • Registration
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Fuel
  • Taxes/Initial Fees

Upon determining a budget, you will then be able to refine your search down to specifically used SUVs for sale near you that are within your price range.

2. SUV Size

Whether you are shopping with our Elkhart car dealership or any other SUV dealer near you, you will likely notice that there are many different sizes of SUVs. Each size features different utilities, and your lifestyle will be the primary factor in determining which size is right for you. For example, if you have a large family, you may want to opt for a full-sized SUV. Every SUV size can be seen listed below:

  • Subcompact
  • Compact
  • Mid-Size/Crossover
  • Full-Size

3. Passenger And Cargo Capacity

As mentioned above, the size of used SUVs for sale near you will determine certain features of each SUV. If passenger or cargo space is a priority to you, mid-size and full-size SUVs are the most accommodating option in terms of interior space, holding up to eight passengers in some models.

4. Choose Your Wheel Drive System

Another important factor to consider when searching for a used SUV for sale is the wheel drive system. There are three different wheel drive systems from which you can choose: 2WD, AWD, and 4WD. The system for you will depend on how you intend to use an SUV. For example, if you plan to do a lot of off-roading, you should look into SUVs with 4WD. On the other hand, if you plan to stay on the road, 2WD SUVs have much better fuel efficiency.

5. Safety

Safety is paramount with used SUVs near you, especially if you plan to have family in your SUV. Fortunately, SUVs are some of the safest vehicles on the market due to their reliable construction and advanced safety features. Below, you can look at some of the most common safety features featured on vehicles at our Elkhart car dealership or any other reputable car dealership:

  • Forward Collision Warning w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Auto E-Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning

6. Fuel Efficiency

Something you likely consider important while browsing used cars in Elkhart or anywhere else is fuel efficiency, especially with today’s rising gas prices. Luckily, most SUVs have made leaps and bounds in terms of fuel efficiency. However, most full-sized SUVs are still lacking in terms of fuel economy due to their large size. From mid-sized SUVs and below, there are some amazing options to save money at the pump. With hybrid options among most SUV models as well, you can stretch your gas tank more than ever before in an SUV.

Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Gray 
Mileage:
98,490
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2.3L
Model #: 
U96
VIN:
1FMCU96H56KA25648
Stock #:
A25648
Internet Price:  
$7,995
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Gray 
Mileage:
47,865
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 276.0hp
Model #: 
62442A65
VIN:
5XYZHDAGXBG053840
Stock #:
053840
Internet Price:  
$12,900
Looking for the Best Buy Here Pay Here Solution in Elkhart ? Then Stock# 053840 a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD is ready to go with only 47,865 Miles, along with a Mineral Gray Exterior and a Gray Cloth Interior.Some of the Santa Fe more desirable features include Rear Heat / AC, a Roof / Luggage...   Read More
Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Dark Slate Gray Leather
Mileage:
62,724
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 172.0hp
Model #: 
MKJM74
VIN:
1C4NJRFB6FD217506
Stock #:
217506
Internet Price:  
$12,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Charcoal 
Mileage:
26,748
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 170.0hp
Model #: 
29217
VIN:
JN8AT2MV7HW278677
Stock #:
278677
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Stone 
Mileage:
84,135
Engine:
8cyl, 5.4L, 310.0hp
Model #: 
U1J
VIN:
1FMJU1J51DEF64382
Stock #:
F64382
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
58,722
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 180.0hp
Model #: 
KLJE74
VIN:
1C4PJMLB9KD273479
Stock #:
273479
Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
28,762
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 180.0hp
Model #: 
BUJL74
VIN:
ZACCJBAB3JPH80142
Stock #:
H80142
Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
16,598
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 173.0hp
Model #: 
JCDE49
VIN:
3C4PDCBBXKT798452
Stock #:
798452
Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
30,567
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 180.0hp
Model #: 
BUJL74
VIN:
ZACCJBAB1JPH46247
Stock #:
H46247
Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Beige 
Mileage:
49,573
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 185.0hp
Model #: 
63402A45
VIN:
5NMZTDLB9JH085621
Stock #:
085621
Internet Price:  
$19,900
USA-1 Auto Sales Elkhart Is a Premiere Buy Here Pay Here Dealership! Let's take a look at Stock# 085621 a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Auto AWD is ready to go with only 49,573 Miles along with a Marlin Blue Exterior and a Beige Fabric Interior.Some of the Santa Fe Sport more desirable features...   Read More
Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Ebony Leather
Mileage:
54,524
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 280.0hp
Model #: 
K4J
VIN:
2FMPK4J81HBC36893
Stock #:
C36983
Internet Price:  
$19,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Mayan Gray/Umber 
Mileage:
39,766
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 280.0hp
Model #: 
K4J
VIN:
2FMPK4J84JBB14759
Stock #:
B14759
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
46,021
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 180.0hp
Model #: 
MPJM74
VIN:
3C4NJDBB7KT597517
Stock #:
597517
Internet Price:  
$24,900
Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Ebony Leather
Mileage:
35,172
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 240.0hp
Model #: 
J3D
VIN:
5LMCJ3D93HUL54600
Stock #:
L54600
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Dune Leather
Mileage:
36,349
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 280.0hp
Model #: 
K4J
VIN:
2FMPK4J85JBB30307
Stock #:
B30307
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
14,773
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 170.0hp
Model #: 
TXB26
VIN:
3GKALTEV5KL350977
Stock #:
350977
Internet Price:  
$25,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Medium Stone 
Mileage:
22,350
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 290.0hp
Model #: 
K8B
VIN:
1FM5K8B85KGA37567
Stock #:
A37567
Internet Price:  
$27,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
15,970
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 310.0hp
Model #: 
1NV56
VIN:
1GNEVFKW0LJ270105
Stock #:
270105
Internet Price:  
$29,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
49,063
Engine:
6cyl, 3.6L, 293.0hp
Model #: 
WDEL75
VIN:
1C4RDJAG0JC187558
Stock #:
187558
Internet Price:  
$29,900
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