Five of the Best SUVs You Can Buy With Bad Credit


When you need a reliable SUV but have bad credit, you might think you have to settle for less than what you really want, but AutoSmart proves that’s not true. We have a large selection of quality SUVs at reasonable prices—and we offer financing even to those with credit problems. 

Here are some of the best SUVs you can buy with bad credit, and we think you’ll be impressed by the list!

2012 Honda Pilot

If you need room for eight but are uncomfortable driving a large SUV, the 2012 Honda Pilot is a great pick. It’s as easy to drive as a large car and comes with standard safety features that you’d expect from the maker, such as front and side curtain airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist, and a rear view parking camera. The smaller engine makes this a not-so-great choice if your goal is off-roading, but it’s an excellent option for a comfortable, reliable daily driver.

2017 Jeep Patriot

Did you think a Jeep was out of reach because of past credit past problems? We’ve got a selection of Jeep Patriots on our lot right now, including the 2017 model that features light off-road capabilities, four-wheel drive, and comfortable seats. Some 2017 models boast the 75th anniversary package with extras like a power sunroof, bronze exterior accents, and updated wheels. Since this is a compact SUV, you’ll also enjoy better gas mileage (up to 30 on the highway) than with some of the larger models.  

2016 Toyota RAV 4

Toyota owners often brag about the reliability of these vehicles, and they aren’t kidding! That reliability is the reason for another benefit: Toyotas tend to maintain a higher resale value. The 2016 RAV 4 gives you up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down or a still respectable 38.4 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space. That’s plenty of room for hauling sales samples or sports gear, making this a great choice as a work vehicle or for a cool soccer mom. 

2015 Chevrolet Suburban

Seating for eight and a large, comfortable, quiet interior make this a smart pick for a large family. Road tripping? You’ll enjoy plenty of space for both passengers and gear. The powerful 5.3 L V8 pushes out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. All that power is balanced with impressive safety features that earned the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban four out of five stars for overall safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and five out of five stars for side crashes. 

2016 Jeep Renegade

Another Jeep that made our list is the 2016 Jeep Renegade. Enjoy some light off-roading and know that when it’s time to get back to the highway that you’ll enjoy fuel economy of up to 31 MPG. Some options you may find on the Renegade include updated audio, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warnings, and rear park assist. Models with 4WD come with a terrain-selection system that gives you more confidence when driving in snow, sand, and mud. 

Still not sure which SUV is right for you? With new vehicles arriving on our lot every day, you never know what you’ll find when you stop by. Start your search online and then call or visit AutoSmart for fast financing approval and drive away with a great deal!


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