Used SUVs for Sale

If you are in the market for used SUVs for sale, it can be quite difficult to find what you’re looking for. More often than not, finding a great pre-owned model outside of a dealership is kind of like finding a needle in a haystack. Lower prices tend to mean that the vehicle has underlying issues, and there’s really no way to know what you’re getting yourself into. Instead of spending days or even weeks searching the classified ads for used SUVs, you can save a lot of time (and your sanity) by heading over to DePaula Ford.

Located right here in beautiful Albany, NY, our dealership lot is stocked full of high-quality used SUVs. Whether you are looking for a compact crossover, a mid-size model, or a full-size SUV, we’ve got a vast selection to choose from. Give us a call or stop by our dealership for a test drive today!

One of the most popular used SUVs for sale, a green 2016 Ford Expedition, is shown parked near mountains.

Why You Want a Used SUV

Buying a used SUV shouldn’t be a stressful experience, and our experts here at DePaula Ford are here to make sure the process goes smoothly. No matter what size SUV you’re looking for, our team of sales associates will help you find the perfect match to suit your lifestyle.

Used SUVs are great for families and anyone on a budget. You will get all the benefits of having a large vehicle without the new car price tag. SUVs, also sometimes called sport utility vehicles, are perfect for all sorts of family activities. You can load up the vehicle, get the kids to school, run errands, and drop the kids off at extracurricular activities later too. There’s plenty of room to do it all.

Compact models seat five passengers and typically have ample cargo room for backpacks and luggage. Mid-size SUVs also usually seat five people, but they tend to have much more cargo room behind the back row for extra storage. The largest of the SUV lineup is known as the full-size model. These can seat between seven and nine people depending on which vehicle you get. With seating for five to nine passengers, you can take the whole family (and maybe a few friends too) on any adventure.

Another great reason to buy a used SUV is versatility. Sedans and trucks are very limited in what they can do. Sedans are better suited to singles or couples, and trucks are usually geared more toward work crews. Neither have the versatility or seating that SUVs offer. With used Ford SUVs, you can do just about anything from daily city driving to heading off on weekend adventures. While compact crossovers tend to have less power than the larger models, you can typically find a sporty or off-roading-incline trim level on any of these vehicles. Towing capacities will vary greatly depending on which one you go with, but overall, used SUVs are much for versatile than sedans and trucks.

If you can’t go anywhere without your family pet, a used SUV is perfect for you! With the second and third rows being easily configured, you can arrange the cabin to accommodate your four-legged family member. If you hitch up the boat for a family trip out to the lake, you won’t want to leave your furry pal at home. This is the perfect opportunity for family bonding, and no one gets left behind. You can’t say that for a sedan.

A red 2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak is shown kicking up snow on a trail.

Benefits of Used SUVs Over New Ones

Now that you know why you want an SUV, it’s time to discuss the benefits of buying a used model over a new one. The biggest, most influential reason is the price tag. New SUVs, especially as you go up in trim level, can be out of budget for most people, and not everyone needs all the latest features. By purchasing a used SUV, you will be saving a lot of money. You won’t need as big of a down payment, and your monthly payments will be significantly lower. Also, by purchasing used, you're helping keep a vehicle on the road longer, which is great for the environment and your wallet.

Another benefit of buying a pre-owned SUV is that you won’t feel so bad when spills or messes happen inside the cabin. If you have children, then you know that things can go south very quickly when it comes to keeping the vehicle clean. Spills happen all the time, and it hurts a little less when the spill doesn’t happen in a 'fresh of the manufacturing line' vehicle.

Why a Used SUV is Perfect for Albany, NY

As the capital city of New York, Albany is a metropolis that is constantly buzzing. While some folks may feel pressure to always drive the newest, coolest cars, that might not be such a great idea for this urban environment.

Purchasing a used SUV is the best move that families living in Albany can make for transportation. It offers the same kind of space and versatility as any other SUV, but it is better suited for the hustle and bustle of city living. It’s also great for getting away from the city on the weekends to a family trip with all the savings of not buying new. Heading off on an adventure with the kids is so easy when you have a pre-owned SUV. Just load up the back and go!

Great Small and Midsize Pre-Owned SUVs

With the right subcompact or compact SUV, you get a fun vehicle that can easily fit into your lifestyle while still giving you all of the functionality you look for in an SUV. These kinds of models have become increasingly popular lately, which means you will find a good number of them as you look at pre-owned vehicles. The Mazda CX-30, for example, is one of the most popular and impressive subcompact SUVs out there; similarly, models like the Ford EcoSport, as well as the Chevy Trax and Trailblazer, are also great subcompact options. You might look for a Ford Escape if you are interested in something a bit bigger since it is a very popular compact SUV or other models like the Jeep Cherokee or Mazda CX-5.

As great as subcompact and compact models are, sometimes you need something with more room inside for your passengers or cargo. Midsize SUVs tend to have two rows of seating in them, just like smaller compact options, but they have a more spacious interior that gives you additional space for people to stretch out or load up with everything you need to bring. The Subaru Outback is one of the most popular midsize models on the road, along with other options like the Ford Edge and the Chevy Blazer. Since these midsize SUVs have been around for a while and have sold quite well, you can find many of them as you look at used models, giving you greater freedom to find everything you need.

A blue 2022 Ford Edge Titanium is shown rounding a corner on a city street.

Fantastic Three-Row and Full-Size Used SUVs

While we love the feel of a small SUV and the nimble handling it offers, sometimes what is ideal for you is a large SUV with a lot of seating inside. One of the most interesting options out there that has been growing in popularity lately is a three-row SUV that gives you more passenger seating inside without being as large as a full-size model. The 2022 Ford Explorer, for example, has just about 14 cu.ft. more total cargo space inside it compared to the midsize Ford Edge, but it has a third row of seating for a couple more passengers to come along with you. Other options like the Chevy Traverse, Kia Sorento, and Mazda CX-9 are similarly designed with three rows of seating in a size that is great for city driving and keeping your stops for gas to a minimum.

Three-row SUVs like the Ford Explorer are fantastic for extra seating without getting a larger SUV, but sometimes, what you really want is a full-size model that lives up to the old stereotype of a large SUV that dominates the road. With a used full-size SUV, you get to enjoy all of this incredible space for passengers and cargo alike while also going easier on your budget. The Ford Expedition is one of the most popular full-size models out here, along with other options like the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, and the Nissan Armada. These are large, powerful vehicles that deliver a driving experience that is perfect if you like to take command and rule the road; plus, you can bring seven or eight people along with you for the ride.

Easy Financing and Trade-In Offers

At DePaula Ford, we have no illusions about how shopping for a car goes for a lot of people; this means we know that there are plenty of customers out there who dread the idea of figuring out financing. We get it—the financing process can be stressful, and some dealerships use it to try to get more money from their customers. Here at DePaula Ford, however, we believe in making every part of the car-buying experience as enjoyable as possible, which includes figuring out financing. That is why our financing experts focus on listening to you, answering your questions, and providing you with assistance that works for you and your situation. Most people look for a loan to help buy a used SUV, and we are here to ensure you get the best terms possible with great rates to keep your payments low.

Best of all, you can get started on our website with our payment calculator and even start your auto financing application. If you have a vehicle that you want to use as a trade-in (or one you are looking to sell), then you can also get started with that here on our website. We have a simple Value Your Trade tool that gives you a realistic sense of what your trade-in is worth, plus there is no commitment on your part to use it. Your trade-in is a great way to keep your car payments even lower, but it is important that you shop with a dealership that will make you a fair offer on it. All you have to do is bring your trade-in to us; we will give it a quick inspection, make you an offer, and then take that right off the cost of your used SUV so you pay even less for it—it is just that easy.

Long-Term Service and Support

When looking for the perfect used SUV, you are probably searching for particular models from certain years with features that meet your needs and ensure you have a great time on the road. That is the perfect way to shop, but once you have the pre-owned SUV you have been looking for, it is time to take great care of it so you can keep enjoying everything it offers for many years. This is where our certified service center comes into play, providing you with maintenance and ongoing support for your vehicle. We are here whenever your SUV needs routine service, including things like oil changes, air filter replacements, tire rotations and replacements, and much more. No matter what your vehicle needs, we are ready to help and have you back on the road quickly.

With our Ford parts department, we keep a large selection of genuine Ford parts on hand so we can use them on your vehicle when appropriate. Of course, if you have a model from a different manufacturer, we will always use the right parts for your SUV and make sure it is in great shape when you hit the road. Even if you prefer to work on your own vehicle, we can help you order the parts you need and then have them ready quickly so you can take care of your ride. No matter what you are looking for, our service center and parts department are ready to help and keep your used SUV running beautifully.

A blue 2022 Ford Escape is shown parked near a cabin.

Why Choose DePaula Ford?

At the end of the day, it all comes down to ensuring you have the best shopping experience possible and get the perfect used SUV with everything you need. That is why we have put together an amazing team of people here at DePaula Ford who are committed to providing you with the highest level of customer service. Everyone you meet and work with will greet you with excitement for the opportunity to help you with whatever you need; that means we will answer all of your questions, listen to what you are looking for, and act quickly to help you in every way we can. This commitment to excellent customer service is at the heart of everything we do and is the foundation of our business philosophy.

Beyond that, we also offer a fantastic selection of used vehicles every day, including dozens of pre-owned SUVs for you to choose from. Nothing makes it easier for you to find the right vehicle than offering you a great variety of options. Plus, with our DePaula Used Vehicle Promise, our pre-owned models go through an extensive 139-point vehicle inspection to ensure they are in fantastic shape and come with a CARFAX history report. Plus, we provide you with free annual New York State inspections, a complimentary first oil change, and a 90-day/4,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty for your used SUV. This means you can drive away with incredible peace of mind and a terrific vehicle you will enjoy for many years to come.


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