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Best Used SUVs for Under $30,000

July 31, 2014

The summer is still going strong, but before you know it school will be starting. And with school comes sporting practices, dance lessons, music rehearsals, science fairs, and just oodles of other activities that will have you schlepping your family members and their gear all over town.

If you're in need of a larger vehicle that will fit everything comfortably, lucky for you there's some great used SUVs available for under $30,000. US News & World Report's Blog has all the details on these midsize and large SUVs that are not only budget friendly, but rank high in reliability. Those on the list include the 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 2011 Buick Enclave, and 2012 Mazda CX-9.

And for even greater savings on these SUVs, make sure to use TrueCar and RydeShopper for the best prices in your local area.

VehicleAvg. Price Paid
2012 Mazda CX-9 $20,686 to $26,680
2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid $21,132 to $26,560
2011 Buick Enclave $21,419 to $26,408
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe $21,611 to $35,537
2010 Toyota Sequoia $22,752 to $35,771

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, RydeShopper, and CarsDirect are the best way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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