Used SUVYou need more space than a sedan, but you’re not ready to surrender to the family van. You want a stylish, sporty SUV to get you where you need to go and that can handle those Indiana winters. However, you’re on a tight budget. At Joe’s Auto Sales East, we can help you find a used car to meet your needs without draining your bank account. If you’re looking for a quality used SUV under $15,000, consider these top-performing models, courtesy of U.S. News & World Report.

1. Honda CR-V

Honda actually takes both first and third place in this category, so we will include them both here. However, it’s important to note that the 2010 model outranks the 2009 CR-V due to being slightly more reliable and stylish inside. Yet you really can’t go wrong with either year because both get solid ratings from consumers and critics alike.

2. 2010 Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 comfortably seats 5 passengers, with a third-row option available (in case your family keeps growing). Consumer reports also indicate that the RAV4 is a comfortable ride with good horsepower (especially with the V6 engine option) and ample storage space.

3. Subaru Forester

If you’ve ever met a Subaru owner, you know they’re loyal to their cars—and with good reason. While not as flashy as some other SUVs in its class, the Forester makes up for that in reliability, superior safety, and a spacious interior. Plus, all-wheel drive comes standard. No matter what used SUV you have your eye on, Joe’s can help you find just the right one. We’re known for being a reliable used car dealership in Indianapolis since 1992, even offering in-house financing options and payment plans. Stop by our car lot off Pendleton Pike anytime, or contact us at (317) 405-8545 to speak with one of our professional and knowledgeable staff members.   photo credit: By IFCAR – Own work, Public Domain,