Looking for a Used SUV for Your Growing Family? Here Are 5 Best SUVs for Less Than RM100K

The SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) segment has been dominating the market for some time now. Whether you’re at a traffic light stop, a parking lot or on the highway, SUVs are everywhere.

They are so popular because SUVs are practical, comfortable and the taller ride height gives people a commanding view unlike hatchbacks and sedans. Gone are the days when people only buy SUVs because they are starting a family – SUVs are suitable for everyone.

However, a quick search online will show that new SUVs will cost RM80,000 and above, except for our local brands. In fact, the options are limited for a new SUV below the RM100,000 price point.

Thus, here are five best used SUVs for less than RM100,000.

 

1. Honda CR-V

A CARSOME Certified 2016 Honda CR-V listing

 

PROS CONS
Reliable (regular service and maintenance will keep the car problem-free) Poor handling (cannot go through a curve or a twisty road at a high speed as it will loose grip or control of the car)
Comfortable ride as it absorbs uneven road surfaces well Four airbags only for 2.0-liter variant
Spacious cabin for a family of five with plenty of legroom, headroom and storage compartments for a road trip Lack of touchscreen display on 2.0-liter 2WD variant
Large boot capacity at 589-liters, expandable up to 1,146-liters with the rear seats folded – it’s enough to fit a whole family’s luggage Fabric seats on 2.0-liter 2WD variant
Honda LaneWatch (Honda’s version of blind spot monitor system) 2.0-liter variant is underpowered in certain scenarios
Mature looks for someone starting a family 
Fuel efficient for its size

Check out our Carsome Certified Honda CR-V inventory here.

2. Honda HR-V

A CARSOME Certified Honda HR-V listing
PROS CONS
Reliable (regular service and maintenance will keep the car problem-free) Not the most comfortable as going over potholes isn’t well-sorted
Most spacious and practical in its segment – cabin feels airy and not claustrophobic  Poor handling (cannot go through a curve or a twisty road at a high speed as it will loose grip or control of the car)
Largest boot capacity in its segment at 437-liters, expandable up to 1,032-liters with the rear seats folded – for comparison, Mazda CX-3 only has 350-liters Infotainment system is outdated
Looks sharp with design cues like hidden rear door handles making it look like a coupe Poor placement of air-cond vents, hard to cool cabin
Smart interior packaging (Honda’s Ultra Seats)

Check out our Carsome Certified Honda HR-V inventory here.

3. Nissan X-Trail

A CARSOME Certified 2017 Nissan X-TRAIL listing
PROS CONS
Comfortable ride as it absorbs uneven road surfaces well Two airbags only
Comfortable seats with good thigh support Unrefined touchscreen display as it has a slow response time between each click
Responsive transmission (gearbox) – eager to get you up to speed Engine and transmission sounds unrefined with a whining sound
Poor handling (cannot go through a curve or  a twisty road at a high speed without losing grip or control of the car)

Check out our Carsome Certified Nissan X-Trail inventory here.

4. Proton X70

A CARSOME Certified 2020 Proton X70 Executive listing
PROS CONS
Comfortable ride as it absorbs potholes with ease Poor Bluetooth hands-free telephone quality
Well-sorted handling (can go through a curve or a twisty road at a high speed without losing grip or control of the car) Side view mirrors are so big that it creates a blind spot when turning into a junction
Stable at high speeds Sluggish transmission
Refined engine and transmission setup Not fuel efficient but 2020 models with the dual-clutch transmission improves on this
Large boot capacity at 519-liters, powered tailgate with hands-free operation (great for when your hands are full)
Premium materials used all round (soft touch leather)
Excellent sound insulation
360-degree camera, which provides a better view for the driver when parking or going through tight spaces such as a narrow pathway
Has a mature look for someone starting a family while having creative designs like the infinite weave” grille inspired by ‘batik’ and traditional Malaysian wood carvings
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) such as Blind Spot Information System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information System, etc.

Check out our Carsome Certified Proton X70 inventory here.

5. Proton X50

A CARSOME Certified Proton X50 listing
PROS CONS
Comfortable ride as it absorbs uneven road surfaces well Seats lack of thigh support
Powered tailgate Small boot capacity at 330-liters
Engine is reasonably responsive (gets you up to speed with ease) High fuel consumption, potentially due to the smaller 1.5-liter engine and its not calibrated for fuel efficiency, more for sporty driving
Well-sorted handling (can go through a curve or a twisty road at a high speed without losing grip or control of the car) Not spacious and practical (can’t even fit big bottle in the side door compartment)
Dual-clutch transmission does not jerk during low speeds Responsive engine can lead to jerky feel during stop and go traffic
Premium materials used all round (soft touch leather)
Excellent sound insulation
360-degree camera, which provides a better view for the driver when parking or going through tight spaces such as a narrow pathway
Looks sharp with design cues like quad exhaust pipes (consisting of four exhaust pipes) making it look like a sports car
Updated Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which includes Intelligence Cruise Control (Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capabilities)

Check out our Carsome Certified Proton X50 inventory here.

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