Kelley Blue Book’s List of the Best SUV’s for Under $25K
Compact and subcompact SUVs offer customers the driving dynamics of a small car with the versatility and cargo space of a SUV. The vehicles on this list are both practical and roomy and also won’t break the bank! Each vehicle on this list has a Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price of under $25,000 for the base model.
2021 GMC Terrain
The compact 2021 GMC Terrain offers its own distinct personality that incorporates the brand’s strengths of being rugged yet premium. The interior is roomy and nicely equipped with plenty of standard features including a 7-inch infotainment display, a 6-speaker audio system, and smartphone connectivity.
2021 Buick Encore & 2021 Buick Encore GX
The 2021 Buick Encore and Encore GX offer all of the strengths that customers expect from a Buick including an upscale interior, a comfortable ride, and an intuitive infotainment system.
The Encore GX straddles the line between mainstream and luxury and offers an extra 4.7 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Encore. The Encore GX also offers more standard active safety features like automatic emergency braking which is not available on the Encore.
2021 Kia Sportage
The 2021 Kia Sportage is a value-oriented compact SUV with great fuel ratings and a spacious cabin equipped with nice materials and the UVO infotainment system. The Sportage features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, voice recognition capabilities, and a few standard safety features.
2021 Mazda CX-30
The 2021 Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact crossover that features all of the highlights of the Mazda brand in recent years. It’s more upscale and more fun-to-drive than you might expect! The CX-30 has decent cargo holds and a surprising amount of legroom in the front and rear seats. Not many changes were made for the new model year but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard features.
2021 Kia Seltos
The 2021 Kia Seltos is a new addition to the subcompact class and was named a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy for 2021. The Seltos comes standard with all-wheel drive and a collection of driver assistance features including automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beams. Overall, the new Seltos is stylish, roomy, and fuel-efficient.
2021 Honda HR-V
The 2021 Honda HR-V has a versatile interior with the introduction of Honda’s Magic Seat System which allows customers to fold the seats in various ways to accommodate items of all lengths and sizes. With all of the HR-V’s seats in place, there is still plenty of room for passengers and cargo.
2021 Mazda CX-3
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 only comes in one trim but that one trim offers a 7-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, a head-up display, and lane departure warning.
2021 Ford EcoSport
The 2021 Ford EcoSport is one of the smallest and most affordable SUVs in the Ford lineup. The EcoSports practical swing-out rear tailgate and its small size makes it maneuverable and easy to park. The SE trim offers an 8-inch SYNC3 infotainment system and new for 2021 is an updated appearance package.