When it comes to SUVs, we want something that has great features, good gas mileage, and something that won’t cost an arm and a leg! To help narrow down your search, here are the 10 best affordable SUVs of 2016.
1. Jeep Renegade
The 2016 Jeep Renegade is changing the SUV game forever. This vehicle has an MSRP of $17,995. With this price, you get superior off-road performance and agile handling. The Renegade is sturdy, so it’s sure to keep you safe no matter what you’re doing. The fuel economy of the Jeep Renegade is up to 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Some of the basic features include USB and auxiliary connection, nine-speaker Beats audio system, Bluetooth, and more.
2. Mazda CX-3
The Mazda CX-3 is extremely fun to drive, but that isn’t the only thing that’s appealing with it's MSRP of $19,960. For the price, you get outstanding fuel efficiency and lots of standard features. The gas mileage for the CX-3 is 29 mpg in the city and up to 35 mpg on the highway. Some of the features include a push-button start, six-speaker stereo system, review camera, and blind spot monitoring.
3. Subaru Crosstrek
At an MSRP of $21,595, the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek is a great compact SUV choice. The fuel economy allows you to get up to 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The style is impressive, but what is amazing is all the features it comes with. The Crosstrek comes loaded with Bluetooth connectivity, a backup camera, USB and iPod connections, and more.
4. Hyundai Tucson SE
For an MSRP of $22,700, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is one of the best SUVs on the market. The Tucson seats five people without trouble and has excellent gas mileage. In the city, it gets 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The SUV also comes equipped with a rearview camera, 5-inch color touchscreen, and Bluetooth. If that doesn’t sell you, it also has smooth handling and a roomy cabin where everyone can be comfortable.
5. Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V has been a top name in SUVs for several years and still reigns supreme with a low MSRP of $23,745. This vehicle gives everyone plenty of room while still giving you abundant cargo space. It’s also the most fuel efficient vehicle on the list with up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The CR-V also comes with a seven-speaker audio system, forward collision warnings, lane assist, and a 7-inch touchscreen display system.
6. Kia Sorento L
With the tag “the perfect getaway vehicle,” you know that the Kia Sorento is going to be one of the best SUVs that you can purchase. For an MSRP of $25,100, this vehicle gives you a sleek feel with a distinct appeal. The Sorento comes basic with Bluetooth technology, USB and auxiliary connections, 12-volt power outlets, and so much more. The fuel economy of the Kia Sorento L gets 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
7. Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano is one of the most affordable midsize SUVs on the market with an MSRP of $29,660. The features make it worth it as you can get Bluetooth connectivity, panoramic sunroof, nine-speaker Bose audio system, HD radio, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and a full 360-degree camera system. On top of that, it has smooth handling and excellent fuel economy at 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
8. Toyota Highlander
The Highlander is a big name in SUVs and has an MSRP of $29,990. It’s the leader in the midsize category for a few reasons. Not only does it have enough room for your entire family, but it also has an LCD multi-information display, voice control, rear cross traffic alerts, and adaptive cruise control. On top of the ample space, it has incredible handling. The gas mileage will give you up to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
9. Honda Pilot
For a midsized SUV, the Honda Pilot is pretty cheap. The MSRP of this vehicle is $30,145 and for that price you get quite a bit. The interior is soft to the touch - each of its three rows is supremely comfortable. The Honda Pilot also has more cargo room than any of its competitors, but despite this, it still gets high gas mileage. In the city, this SUV gets 20 mpg and 27 mpg on the highway.
10. Audi Q3
When you hear “Audi” you may automatically think “expensive," but the Audi Q3 bucks the stereotype with an MSRP of $33,700. It’s on the higher end of the spectrum, but Audi is notorious for style. For this price, you can get Wi-Fi connectivity, Google Voice, real-time Sirius XM, and so much more. As far as gas mileage, the Audi Q3 gets 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.