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Explore the best used AWD cars of 2024
2022 Acura MDX with Advance Package
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2023 Acura MDX with Advance Package SH-AWD

1. Acura MDX

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$50,998
Estimated combined MPG19 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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4 out of 5

Pros

  • Comfortable seats
  • Large cargo area
  • Handling strikes a balance between relaxed and sporty

Cons

  • The base V6 engine lacks the power of turbocharged rivals
  • The touchpad interface for the infotainment requires a steep learning curve
2021 Acura RDX A-Spec Package

2. Acura RDX

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*(data not available)
Estimated combined MPG23 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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4 out of 5

Pros

  • Decent features and options
  • Roomy cabin and cargo space
  • All-wheel drive with torque vectoring amplifies handling

Cons

  • Upgrades only available as packages
  • Some drivers may find infotainment screen too high
  • Only one trim, with no chance to trade up on powertrain
2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i

3. BMW X3

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$35,998$52,998
Estimated combined MPG17 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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3 out of 5

Pros

  • Sporty performance
  • Roomy interior
  • Good utility

Cons

  • Stiff ride
  • Less premium than competitors
  • Hybrid discontinued
2021 Chevrolet Traverse LS

4. Chevrolet Traverse

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$27,998$49,998
Estimated combined MPG20 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

3.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Intuitive infotainment technology
  • Impressive acceleration
  • Spacious seating across all three rows

Cons

  • Some panel finishing feels subpar
  • Rear row design impairs visibility
2020 Volvo XC60 T6 Inscription

5. Volvo XC60

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$48,998$49,998
Estimated combined MPG25 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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3.5 out of 5
2018 BMW 3-Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

6. BMW 328

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*(data not available)
Estimated combined MPG34 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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3 out of 5

Pros

  • Smooth and quiet ride
  • Upscale interior
  • Diesel power

Cons

  • Limited small-item storage
  • Tight elbow and shoulder room in the back seat
  • No Android Auto™ integration
2022 Honda Pilot Touring

7. Honda Pilot

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$48,998$53,998
Estimated combined MPG20 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

3.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Comfortable ride
  • The first two rows are roomy
  • Controls are easy to use

Cons

  • The third row is a bit cramped
  • Less rear storage than competitors
  • Small standard touchscreen
2022 BMW X5 M

8. BMW X5

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$59,998$86,998
Estimated combined MPG(data not available)
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

2.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Powerful acceleration from all available engines
  • Comfortable and premium-feeling cabin
  • Spacious cargo area and seating

Cons

  • Compact side mirrors and wide pillars hinder visibility
  • Limited small-item storage
  • Wide doorsills can hinder entry and exit in tight spaces
2020 Nissan Rogue SL

9. Nissan Rogue

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$23,998$35,998
Estimated combined MPG31 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Fuel-efficient
  • Ample cargo volume
  • Many standard features

Cons

  • Steering lacks road feel
  • Upper trims can get very pricey
  • Less second-row legroom than some rivals
2017 BMW X1 xDrive28i

10. BMW X1

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*(data not available)
Estimated combined MPG28 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

3.5 out of 5

How we ranked this list

To create our "Best Of" lists, our analysts look at CarMax vehicle and sales data over a recent 6-month period, from September 2023 through February 2024. Looking back over a 6-month period allows for the highest sample size possible while also providing up-to-date pricing information. Some articles may include data points with lower sample sizes.

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RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy.

Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.

Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.

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