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Best diesel SUVs

Explore the best used diesel-powered SUVs of 2024
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Diesel SUVs

If you're seeking a rugged and capable vehicle, a diesel SUV could be right for you. You'll get the torque of a diesel engine—which means plenty of pulling power and favorable mpg figures—plus all the benefits of an SUV.

We've compiled a list of the 10 best used diesel-powered SUVs with CarMax customers. Learn more about how our lists work.

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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition

1. Jeep Grand Cherokee

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$14,000$51,999
Estimated combined MPG22 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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3.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Solid off-road capability
  • Great powertrain options including a hybrid version
  • Comes with the latest tech

Cons

  • Size is noticeable during tight turns
  • Interior layout can be confusing
  • Some luxury features are only available on higher trim levels
2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4xe

2. Jeep Wrangler

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$17,000$75,999
Estimated combined MPG14 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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3 out of 5

Pros

  • Supremely capable off-road
  • Plenty of customization options from the factory or aftermarket
  • Variety of engine choices
  • Removable doors and soft top or hard top

Cons

  • Steering can feel slow to react
  • Noticeable wind and tire noise at highway speeds
  • Offers less cargo space than some conventional SUVs
2020 Jaguar F-Pace 25t Prestige

3. Jaguar F-Pace

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$21,000$66,999
Estimated combined MPG17 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

  • Impressive cargo space for its class
  • Sporty handling
  • Powerful drivetrains

Cons

  • Highway noise can be obtrusive
  • Complex controls
  • Decreased ride comfort on sportier S and SVR trims
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Dynamic

4. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$27,000$94,999
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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2 out of 5
2017 Chevrolet Equinox Premier

5. Chevrolet Equinox

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$13,000$31,999
Estimated combined MPG26 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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4 out of 5

Pros

  • Smooth ride over most road surfaces
  • Stable and precise handling
  • Simple, intuitive infotainment system

Cons

  • Smaller cargo area than most competitors
  • Center vents near the touchscreen don't distribute the air evenly
  • The interior materials quality is disappointing
2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic S

6. Land Rover Range Rover Velar

CarMax owner rating

4

Price range*$30,000$62,999
Estimated combined MPG(data not available)
RepairPal reliability rating 

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(data not available)

Pros

  • High-end interior
  • Optional six-cylinder engines
  • Refreshed exterior styling for 2024

Cons

  • Base powertrain isn't that powerful
  • No third-row option
  • Standard suspension can be a bit firm
2022 BMW X5 M

7. BMW X5

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$20,000$68,999
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
2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury

8. Land Rover Discovery

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$24,000$55,999
Estimated combined MPG21 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
2022 Chevrolet Tahoe Premier

9. Chevrolet Tahoe

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$22,000$76,999
Estimated combined MPG16 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

  • Choice of three power-packed engines
  • Vast cabin with plenty of passenger and cargo space
  • Available all-wheel drive for added versatility

Cons

  • First and second-row seats could do with more padding
  • Awkward and unintuitive control & button layout inside
  • Down-market feel to parts of the interior
2019 GMC Terrain SLT

10. GMC Terrain

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$13,000$35,999
Estimated combined MPG26 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

  • Classy interior environment
  • Composed highway handling
  • Available Bose® sound system

Cons

  • Cargo storage space trails behind rival small SUVs
  • Acceleration can be sluggish

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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