By: Gov Auctions | 24 November 2015

Top 5 SUVs Sold at US Auto Auctions

Auctions are some of the best places to spot and buy the most popular, hottest SUVs in the U.S. market today. Prices quoted below can be much less if purchased at an auto auction.

To know what they are—just in case you want to invest on them—we’ve referred to Motor Trend magazine, which is famous for releasing SUVs of the year based on an intensive judging system using a variety of criteria including engineering enhancement, design, and fuel efficiency.

SUV of the Year… Honda CRV

Honda CRV is currently this year’s SUV of the year for the magazine. Although it doesn’t have the most awesome design, it scores high in its ability to perform its function. For example, it’s quick and easy to expand cargo space to around 4 cubic inches. It’s an all-around family car with smooth transmissions and fuel-efficient engine. What it lacks in physical design, it makes up for its engineering.

Starting Price: $25,000

The following are dubbed as finalists of the same magazine:

Subaru Outback

One of the things they appreciate about Subaru Outback is the enhancement, taking into mind the mistakes they’ve made in their previous release. The new one has more space for both passengers and cargo. It has a more streamlined design, though it still doesn’t stand out in that department, possesses a good entertainment system, and is practical in terms of fuel economy.

Starting Price: $33,000

Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan is a luxury car through and through. Even the magazine judges themselves commented that what they like about the car is the driving experience, which says a lot on its engineering, design, and level of comfort. It combines elegance and being sporty, modernity and class, and quickness and convenience in control. The only downside? Its price. Porsche has always been on the expensive side, and this isn’t an exception, although it’s cheaper than other Porsche models. Interestingly, in the United States the demand for the brand is high.

Starting Price: $50,000

Nissan Rogue

Nissan has always been considered as functional—not exactly beautiful. But this one is. It’s not only sleek on the outside, but it’s also well designed on the inside such as its configurable cargo, which you can contract or expand depending on whether you have more passengers or more items to load. It also provides a smooth ride, but it doesn’t have the best fuel economy.

Starting Price: $30,000

Mercedes Benz-GLA Class

The judges feel that this car is more of a sports car than a utility vehicle that has the tendency to become sporty. This is after the SUV has performed well in an off-road trail. It also has an incredible look, which is a trademark of many Mercedes vehicles. However, it doesn’t have large leg room and it can get pretty noisy.

Starting Price: $34,000

As you can see, if you need to buy the best, you should be willing to spend. But if you try joining car auctions, it’s possible to halve the price or save as much 90% their value, provided you’re willing to buy used ones.