Compact SUVs are becoming more popular for families in the U.S. Generally, they’re more expensive than smaller cars. But a used model may be easier to fit into your budget. We’ll look at some of the best used small SUVs for sale in Los Angeles, which you can find at our buy here, pay here dealership.

Top Small Used SUVs in Los Angeles

  1. Chevrolet Equinox

The Equinox is produced domestically, which helps keep prices down. The 2019 model year ranks high in reliability, fuel economy (up to 39 mph on the highway), and roominess. It also added adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection to improve safety. A total of four USB ports are featured in the base model. Trim levels include L, LS, LT, and Premier.

  1. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V debuted in 1995 and the sixth generation was introduced in 2022. It’s known for its spacious interior, good handling, and longevity (if well-maintained, it can last 200,000 miles). The vehicle has a 190 hp turbocharged engine. A 204 hp hybrid version is available and can deliver 40 mpg combined. Trim levels include the base LX trim and EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.

  1. Mazda CX-5

The second generation of the CX-5 was introduced in 2017 with exterior updates, LED headlights, and a sport mode for its six-speed automatic transmission. Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trim levels are available, but even the base model provides a wide range of standard features. The CX-5 also has a high safety rating, with capabilities including Advanced Smart City Brake Support.

  1. Nissan Rogue

Among the many small SUVs for sale in Los Angeles, the Rogue is one of the best-selling. It is sharp-looking inside and out and provides ample cargo space. Plus, it ranks well for safety and fuel economy. The base S trim isn’t as feature-packed as the SV trim that adds push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and more. The SL trim integrates navigation, leather upholstery, and a 360-degree camera. The Rogue Hybrid was introduced for the 2017 model year.

  1. Subaru Forester

Introduced in 1997, the Forester entered its fifth generation in 2018. Newer models feature increased rear, head, hip, and shoulder room, while the vehicle’s design helps reduce vibration and noise. All-wheel drive, lane-centering steering, and continuously variable automatic transmission are standard. Available trims include Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring.

  1. Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 was the first compact crossover SUV. In 2018, the fifth generation was introduced, adding torque vectoring all-wheel drive that distributes torque to the left and right rear wheels independently. This enables the RAV4 to adapt to driving conditions. As of 2020, Android, satellite radio, and a Wi-Fi hotspot became standard. The RAV4’s six trim levels include LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, Limited, and TRD Off-Road.

  1. Ford Escape

The Ford Escape was introduced for the 2001 model year and redesigned in 2020. The S trim comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 safety features, while the SE trim adds the SYNC 3 infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a panoramic moonroof, and more. Other trims include the SEL with a four-cylinder engine and the Titanium with a 10-speaker stereo system, a 12.3-inch digital driver display, and wireless device charging.

  1. Kia Sportage

The 2017 Kia Sportage was ranked #1 in three affordable compact SUV categories (by U.S. News & World Report). Its quiet cabin, spacious seats, and sporty handling are notable benefits. The base LX trim has a few infotainment features and a rearview camera. With the EX trim, you get even more for your money, but the SX Turbo trim adds a 240-hp four-cylinder engine, a sport-tuned suspension system, and a range of advanced safety features.  

  1. Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai’s top-selling SUV, the Tucson features an upscale, spacious interior and numerous safety features. You’ll get in on the latest perks with a 2022 model, which is a full redesign. But earlier models still provide a user-friendly infotainment system, gentle ride, and generous trim options like the SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate.

Visit Hawthorne Auto Square

We have many used small SUVs for sale in Los Angeles. Browse our inventory now to see top-rated models. If you’re interested in any of the small SUVs listed above or see something else, contact us to learn about financing options and our comprehensive service and maintenance plan. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 866-707-7664 today.