With median SUV prices well over $30,000, are there still good values to be had at the sub $25,000 price point. Fortunately for buyers, there are a wide range of compact SUVs on the market for anyone seeking a more affordable option. With gas prices hovering near $4 per gallon, the other great benefit of more affordable SUVs is they typically offer better fuel economy than the larger, more expensive offerings.
Here are our picks for the five best 2014 SUVs under $25,000 to consider:
2014 Toyota RAV4
Toyota has been long revered as one of the top automotive manufacturers. Their cars are known for being reliable, and with the modern 2014 Toyota RAV4, the SUV is affordable. It is one of the best SUVs boasting fuel efficiency, ample cargo room, and affordability starting at $22,000.
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Do you love the look of the Santa Fe? The new 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport starts at $24,000. The gas mileage of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport provides an average of 20 miles to the gallon in the city and 27 on the freeway. This is a great compact SUV to consider if you love warranties. Hyundai provides a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
2014 Kia Sorento
An SUV with real value will provide good gas mileage, affordability, and plenty of seating and cargo space. The 2014 Kia Sorento boasts all of these elements. The 2014 Kia Sorento is available in 5 or 7 passenger configuration. This provides the midsize SUV benefits you are looking for at an affordable pricing rate.
2014 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep has created SUVs that people love for many years now. The Cherokee (not to be confused with the larger Cherokee) replaced the Liberty as Jeep’s compact SUV model in 2014. This SUV not only is smooth on the road, it can be smooth on rough terrain as well. It starts at $22,000, and provides the affordability of compact cars with the features and design of a modern SUV. The Cherokee features a new 9-cylinder transmission, which helps boost fuel economy on the 2.4 liter-184 horsepower model to 31-mpg with front-wheel drive.
2014 Jeep Wrangler
Do you want an SUV that provides you with a smooth ride, but can handle the tough terrain of the mountains? The 2014 Jeep Wrangler is a great SUV option as it can take you all around for $22,000 or more. The other great thing about the 2014 Jeep Wrangler with its outstanding off-road features is that it has some of the highest resale values available among SUVs.
These five models are among the best 2014 SUVs under $25,000. Other models to consider include the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Nissan Rogue.