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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 CrosstrekPremium 2.0i AWD$24,854
2018 Honda HR-VEX AWD$24,915
2018 Nissan KicksSR FWD$24,630
2018 Mazda CX-3Touring AWD$24,820
2018 Hyundai KonaSEL AWD$24,930
2018 Kia SoulPlus FWD$24,515
2018 Toyota C-HRXLE FWD$24,778
2018 Ford EcoSportSE FWD$24,605
2018 Chevrolet TraxLT FWD$24,840
2018 Jeep RenegadeLatitude FWD$24,920
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SportSE 2.4 FWD$24,825

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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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