Shop smart with this list of budget-friendly SUVs.
Many SUVs offer plenty of cargo storage space and room for your passengers to sit comfortably. There are also many makes and models that come standard with the latest tech features to make your ride more enjoyable. All-wheel drive, automatic climate control, and hands-free lift gates are just a few features to look for in your next budget-friendly SUV.
Not sure where to begin your search for an affordable SUV? Check out our new, expanded list of the best SUVs with average prices under $20,000, based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.1
- Nissan Rogue
- Chevrolet Equinox
- Ford Escape
- Dodge Journey
- Honda CR-V
- Jeep Cherokee
- GMC Terrain
- Kia Sorento
- Toyota RAV4
- Buick Encore
- Jeep Patriot
- Jeep Renegade
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
- Ford Edge
- Jeep Compass
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Hyundai Tucson
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
What kinds of features and specs can you expect in an SUV? Some, like the Volkswagen Tiguan, feature available third-row seating to expand seating capacity up to eight—and fold-flat seats can maximize your storage when that third row isn't in use. If you need a little more space or prefer a larger profile, consider a mid-size SUV, such as the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport or the Dodge Journey.
For tech-lovers, 2017 and newer models of the Chevrolet Equinox offer standard 4G LTE connectivity that can transform your vehicle into a roaming Wi-Fi hotspot.2 If you tend to prefer smaller vehicles but still want the higher profile and utility of an SUV, a compact body style may be ideal for you. The Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Ford Escape are all compact SUVs with easier maneuverability and handling in tight urban spaces.
Whether you're looking for a smaller SUV or a large SUV with seating for the whole family, you're sure to find some great options on this list—plus buying used means you don't have to break the bank.
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1Based on average prices on carmax.com from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2Requires data plan and compatible device.
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