11. 2008 Mazda CX-9
Average price: $9,903
The 2008 Mazda CX-9 is one of the best used SUVs consumers can buy for under $10,000. The CX-9 is known for its extremely large interior, 100.7 cubic feet of cargo space, and the auto can seat up to seven adults. The model is one of the first large SUVs to be built on a car platform and boasts an excellent safety track record. The auto is powered by a 3.7 liter six cylinder engine rated at 273 horsepower coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission that includes a sport-shift mode. When configured to tow, the CX-9 can handle loads up to 2,000 lbs, and the overall fuel efficiency rating of the car is 16 MPG (city) and 22 MPG (highway).