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What's the best family SUV for $25,000?

My wife and I have just had our first baby and we are looking to upgrade to a family car (SUV), but with so many different models on the market it's hard to know which one to plump for. Due to financial constraints, we are looking for a pre-owned vehicle, ideally from a dealership. Our budget is $25,000. We've looked at Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, and the Ford Kuga. Which one of these would you recommend? Is there something else out there we should be considering instead?

As you say, the choice is bewildering. All the models you have been looking would be suitable; you could also look at the Nissan X-Trail. I would go for either the Mazda CX-5 or the Kia Sportage, but that's not to say the others aren't worth considering. Why don't you go shopping and check each of them out to see how they fit your needs.