Best Equipped SUVs Under $25K
SUVs are the hottest sellers right now, but they can be expensive
MotorTrend recently put together a list of the best-equipped SUVs for under $25,000. Some of these vehicles have advanced safety and tech features such as adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and heated seats - and some include All-wheel drive.
I like how MotorTrend breaks down pros and cons of each, so be sure to check out their full article. Summary is below.
Best SUVs Under $25,000
|2018 Subaru Crosstrek||Premium 2.0i AWD||$24,854|
|2018 Honda HR-V||EX AWD||$24,915|
|2018 Nissan Kicks||SR FWD||$24,630|
|2018 Mazda CX-3||Touring AWD||$24,820|
|2018 Hyundai Kona||SEL AWD||$24,930|
|2018 Kia Soul||Plus FWD||$24,515|
|2018 Toyota C-HR||XLE FWD||$24,778|
|2018 Ford EcoSport||SE FWD||$24,605|
|2018 Chevrolet Trax||LT FWD||$24,840|
|2018 Jeep Renegade||Latitude FWD||$24,920|
|2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport||SE 2.4 FWD||$24,825|
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