Which SUV Model is Right for You?

Our team has been helping drivers from Providence find that perfect vehicle for families. When it comes to finding a new or used SUV for sale, we have a range of options to choose from. 

When you're in the market for a used SUV, the number of models available can be overwhelming. How do you know if you're choosing the right one? We've put together this page to help you. Whether you are just starting to figure out what features and functionality you need, or whether you want to know which specific models have what you need, we've got you covered.

Key Considerations When Choosing the Just-Right SUV

What are you Carrying?

Consider how many passengers you're planning on carrying along with any cargo or other belongings that you need to bring, whether it's a road trip or weekend adventure. There are several SUV options that have features such as split-fold seating that allows you to fold down the second or third row of seating fully or partially. You should also consider the engine equipped on the model as well. If you're going t5o be towing a trailer, camper, boat, or another item, you will want to make sure that it has enough horsepower and torque for towing it properly.

Where Are You Going?

Do you need all-wheel drive in your SUV? Depending on the model, some can be equipped with a front-wheel, rear-wheel, or four-wheel drive option. Some of the newer AWD models might also be able to switch between 2WD and 4WD depending on what you need at the time. Many of the newer SUV models even have AWD as an option on the compact and crossover category, so you don't need to get a full-size SUV if a smaller option is more your preference.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is another consideration. Some of the smaller SUVs such as crossovers and compact SUVs will generally be more fuel-efficient, but you're giving up additional space as a tradeoff.

Popular Models and Brands

Okay, so now that you know that you want an SUV, its time to start exploring models that fit your needs. Below are some of the more poular models for the streets of Providence and Cranston. Of course there are many other great SUV models out there - this really only scratches the surface. Take a look here and don't be shy about reaching out or visiting our lot to take one for a drive around Providence.

The Ford Escape and Explorer


For a used SUV, we have options like the Ford Explorer SUV and Ford Escape SUV. The Escape is a five-passenger SUV that has two rows of seating in this compact SUV design. The back row of seats can be folded down when you need additional cargo space. If you need more passenger and cargo space, the Ford Explorer has room for seven. It has three rows of seating with various technology features and engine options depending on the model year.



Honda CR-V

Aside from our line up of Used Ford SUVs, we have Used Honda vehicles like the Honda CR-V. It's similar in size to the Escape with room for five passengers. This compact SUV has two rows of seating as well. The Honda CR-V has been around for a while, first entering the North American market in 1997 with design and feature updates over the years. The Honda CR-V has a range of I4 engines to choose from over the model years to provide CR-V drivers with a fuel-efficient ride.

Jeep Cherokee

With a used Jeep like the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee, it can be a good option if you're looking for a full-size SUV with a range of luxury features. It has room for up to five passengers and comes in RWD and 4WD options. Some of the newer models are equipped with technology features like an infotainment system. Some of the newer options changed the Grand Cherokee to a smaller midsize SUV for East Providence drivers.



Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox can range from a midsize to a compact crossover SUV depending on the model year. This five-door SUV comes in front-wheel and AWD options. The Equinox first appeared in the 2005 lineup as a midsize SUV. In 2017 the Equinox was redesigned into the compact crossover that is seen today. Earlier models were equipped with a V6 engine due to its larger size, but models 2017 and later are equipped with a range of I4 turbocharged engines. The third generation of the Chevy Equinox may also be equipped with an option to disengage the AWD when it's not needed around Pawtucket.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Similarly built, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a five-passenger SUV that is a midsize crossover with an FWD system. Some options are equipped with a hybrid engine and have automatic and manual speed transmissions depending on the model. It first debuted in the 2001 model year and sat between the Hyundai Tucson and larger Veracruz. Some models post 2012 are available in regular and extended models for those looking for additional cargo space.



Mitsubishi Outlander

The crossover SUV that represents the Mitsubishi Outlander is a five to seven-passenger option depending on the model. Newer models are equipped with seven seats with gasoline and hybrid options available. It was introduced in 2001, and the models before 2007 were equipped with I4 engines. Since 2007, some models are also equipped with a more powerful V6 engine in addition to I4 options as well.

Even More Options, Even Easier Financing

These are just a few of the options available along with Used Nissan and other used SUV options. When it comes to financing a used SUV, we have a Buy Here Pay Here policy. Even if you have bad credit, our team can help you with Bad Credit Car Financing so that you can find an option to bring your SUV home.

You may even qualify for a No Money Down Car Loan, among other financing options, and should stop in to see what we can do. We can work out a plan that best fits your needs to get the SUV.

Visit Prestige Mitsubishi Today!

If you're looking for an SUV for sale, stop in and visit us. We're your local Buy Here, Pay Here dealer specializing in bad credit car financing. Our knowledgeable staff can go over the various features, and you can take one out for a test drive to make sure you're bringing home the right vehicle. Whether you're in Cranston or Warwick, make your way to Prestige Mitsubishi today. Contact us to check out our used inventory and for directions.


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