No matter how much you might deny it, it is getting closer to that time of year again. You know the one, where the salt ruins the roads (and our cars) and we all curse the driver in front of us trying to get up the barely-a-hill on bald tires.
But there’s hope, friend. Here are a few used SUVs of varying shapes and sizes that handle winter with the ease and won’t skip a beat during these colder months.
This 2007 Land Cruiser boats 1 owner and plenty of service records. The last year of the famed 100 series Cruisers, the 4.7L V8 in this truck is a known reliability champion so no worries buying on with 160k miles, well that’s barely broken in! These trucks were almost $70K when new so under $25K is a bargain for these beasts.
This 4Runner is an oldie but a goodie. Another example of the last years of a generation before an overhaul, the 4Runner was completely redesigned for 2009 so by 2007 (this vehicle shown) they had had plenty of time to refine the truck. The old reliable V6 is a real workhorse and these are well known as solid, smooth driving trucks. At under $13k for this one, you’d be hard pressed to find a better bang for your buck than a used 4Runner.
For those working with a tight budget, a used Rav4 is always a safe choice. At $3500, this looks to be a great example of a solid little car that will get the job done. Rav4s are great alternatives to big SUVs and get better gas mileage than one would think. If you just want basic A-to-B transportation through winter, check this out!