Finding a vehicle that takes care of all of your family’s errand-running, cargo-carrying and people-moving needs can seem daunting when you’re on a budget, but we’re here to help. If you do some research, you can find a roomy, reliable used SUV for less than $15,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. Here are our top 10 picks for versatile, reliable SUVs that you can buy on a budget. If you're more interested in a sedan or hatchback at this same price, check out our list of the 10 Best Used Cars Under $15,000.

1. 2012 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is a spacious 3-row midsize SUV backed by Toyota’s legendary reputation for reliability. Choose from two terrific gas engines or, if you get a 2011 model, the easy-to-recommend Hybrid. Find a Toyota Highlander for sale near you
 

2. 2014 Honda CR-V

The reliable Honda CR-V boasts a roomy cabin, fuel-efficient engine, and family-friendly features. With the 2014 model, Honda makes it especially easy to make more room for cargo, as the rear row uses one-pull fold flat seats. Find a Honda CR-V for sale near you

3. 2010 Lexus RX 350

The 2010 Lexus RX 350's ride is soft, the leather-lined interior is quiet and it has a roomy second row and a huge cargo area. The excellent hybrid version of the RX costs slightly more than $15,000, but that could quickly pay for itself. Find a Lexus RX for sale near you
 

4. 2015 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 offers excellent fuel economy, fun-to-drive attitude, good looks, and advanced safety features. You can choose from the efficient base engine or the more powerful 2.5-liter engine and still stay within your budget. Find a Mazda CX-5 for sale near you
 

5. 2012 Toyota Venza

For those would rather have a large cargo area than a third row, consider the Toyota Venza. It has a slightly sporty ride but is still quite comfortable, and can easily accommodate five people and their cargo. Find a Toyota Venza for sale near you

6. 2012 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot has the versatility and space of a minivan, yet it drives like a car. It also has higher ground clearance and available all-wheel drive, making it capable of getting to places that minivans can't. Find a Honda Pilot for sale near you

7. 2013 Toyota RAV4

This generation Toyota RAV4 boasted best-in-class interior volume, and even compared to brand-new compact SUVs, the 2013 RAV is still impressively roomy. Also roomy: the massive 73 cubic-foot cargo area. Find a Toyota RAV4 for sale near you
 

8. 2013 Nissan Xterra

The Nissan Xterra is a tough off-roader with a truck-based frame, and it can take five people on your next outdoor adventure. Even if you aren’t interested in tackling the Rubicon Trail, the Xterra is a decent daily driver, too. Find a Nissan Xterra for sale near you
 

9. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

The spacious Chevrolet Traverse can comfortably seat up to eight people, with plenty of room for gear. It even comes with GM’s Smart Slide second row, which makes it easier to access to the large third row. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale near you
 

10. 2014 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback has the efficiency of a compact SUV and the space of a midsize. It mixes a carlike ride with the ground clearance and AWD ideal for outdoor adventures beyond the pavement. Find a Subaru Outback for sale near you

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