With production delays and parts shortages plaguing the auto industry, finding a new SUV on your local dealer’s lot is more challenging than it used to be. This situation has led many people to buy from dealerships that offer top-rated used SUVs. So, let’s explore four of the best used SUV models of 2021.
2021 Buick Envision
JD Power ranked the 2021 Buick Envision compact SUV above the other 2021 SUVs on its list based on the high scores it earned from its owners. After owning the Envision for at least 90 days, owners expressed satisfaction with the “vehicle displays and displays”, the cabin’s quiet ride, and the navigation system’s ease of use. However, some faults that owners have reported include a lack of cargo capacity, an inability to get all the features they want in the vehicle, and difficulty loading and unloading cargo compared to the competition.
The 2021 Buick Envision features a 228-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and front or all-wheel drive. Fuel economy ratings range from 22 mpg to 24 mpg in the city and 29 mpg to 31 mpg on the highway. Prices for a used 2021 Envision range from $30,000 to $48,000, depending on the trim level and condition of the vehicle.
2021 Nissan Murano
The 2021 Nissan Murano midsize SUV ranks below the Envision. Owners report being pleased with the Murano’s fuel economy, powerful engine, and voice assistance system. However, owners reported less satisfaction with the feeling of safety in an accident, cargo capacity, and handling on slippery roads.
The 2021 Murano employs a 260-hp V6 that gets 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. A continuously variable transmission with overdrive and front or all-wheel drive complete Murano’s performance setup. Prices for the used 2021 Murano range from $30,000 to $46,000, depending on the trim level and condition of the vehicle.
2021 BMW X4
Tied for second among the best 2021 SUV models is the 2021 BMW X4, billed as a “compact premium SUV.” Owners praise the X4’s “personal item storage ability,” navigation systems, and custom vehicle setup. However, they found the second row seats uncomfortable and more difficult to access compared to other luxury SUVs. Also, owners were not impressed with the X4’s driving comfort.
Engine options include a 248-hp turbocharged four-cylinder or a 382-hp turbocharged inline-six. Fuel economy ranges from 21 mpg to 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg to 29 mpg on the highway. While those numbers are good, the X4 requires premium unleaded gasoline, which adds to its operating cost compared to other SUVs on this list. However, the X4’s eight-speed automatic transmission and AWD provide an excellent driving experience. Prices for a used 2021 BMW X4 range from $56,000 to over $70,000, depending on the trim level, options and condition of the vehicle.
2021 Chevy Jacket
The 2021 Chevrolet Blazer midsize SUV is last on our list, but just two spots behind the leader. Owners give the 2021 Blazer model high marks for its powerful engine, easy-to-use voice assistance, and fuel economy. On the other hand, the Blazer scored low for its sense of safety in the event of an accident, handling on slippery roads, and the quality of interior materials.
The three engine options include a 193-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 230-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter I4, and a 308-hp 3.6-liter V6. The Blazer’s powertrain features a nine-speed automatic transmission and your choice of front- or all-wheel drive, except the 2.5-liter version only comes with front-wheel drive. Fuel economy varies by powertrain configuration, from 19 mpg to 22 mpg city and 26 mpg to 29 mpg highway. With its many powertrain and trim level options, prices for a used 2021 Chevrolet Blazer range from $28,000 on the low end to over $52,000 for a fully equipped model in pristine condition.
Which used 2021 SUV model is the best choice?
Considering price, fuel economy, and overall customer satisfaction, the top-ranked 2021 Buick Envision is a good choice for those whose lives fit in a compact SUV. However, larger families or those who require more space should consider the 2021 Nissan Murano midsize SUV.
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