Used Toyota SUVs
Toyota has always had a well-earned reputation for quality, with an emphasis on ruggedness in the case of its utility vehicles. It all started with the Land Cruiser, which the Japanese automaker introduced in 1951 and still makes to this day. The current lineup also includes the larger Sequoia, the ever-popular 4Runner, the family-friendly and efficient Highlander, and a couple of crossovers: the RAV4 and the C-HR. Another Toyota SUV, the retro-styled FJ Cruiser, which ceased production in 2014 but now enjoys cult status and commands premium prices in the used-car market.
Sport-utility vehicles and their more car-like crossover siblings offer a great blend of practicality, space, increased visibility, and versatility. Some are made to leave the pavement, with trail-ready components and reinforcements for toughness. But like any other class of vehicle, they can get expensive, especially when they’re loaded with features. That’s why so many SUV buyers have turned to the preowned market, where they can get their hands on a Toyota utility vehicle that still has many years of dependable life left in it, but at a much lower sticker price.
Manageable Price Tag
One of the great things about used cars is that you won’t have to worry about them depreciating to the extent that they do when they’re driven off the lot brand-new. Even if you buy a nearly new vehicle, the drop in dollar valuation has already happened, yet the vehicle is in excellent condition with low miles. Take, for example, a used RAV4 and compare it to one that is brand-new. And with Toyotas holding their resale value for so long, you can buy a preowned Toyota SUV at great savings, drive it for a few years, and sell it to another lucky buyer when you’re ready for another.
Renowned Safety and Reliability
Toyota is well-known for its stellar, tried-and-true reputation. For the last five years, the Highlander has been awarded with the NHTSA’s five-star safety rating, and the RAV4 has earned the same accolade for the past three years. In addition, J.D. Power & Associates and Consumer Reports consistently give Toyota high marks for their vehicles, so you can rest easy knowing your used SUV or crossover will provide you with the safety and reliability that’s expected with such a celebrated brand.
Toyota Certified Pre-Owned
A used vehicle’s history isn’t necessarily a mystery, which is where Toyota’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program comes in. To qualify for this special sales category, each vehicle must be under a certain age and mileage and then pass a rigorous 160-point quality assurance inspection. What’s more, every CPO Toyota comes with a comprehensive CARFAX vehicle history report that details useful info regarding previous title information, accidents, repairs, ownerships, etc., taking away questions about the vehicle’s past. Each CPO Toyota SUV or crossover is also covered by a 12-month/12,000-mile limited comprehensive warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and one year of roadside assistance from the time of purchase.