The segment is one of the most popular segments on the market, and automakers have SUVs in every price range. That said, many buyers are on a budget and can’t afford to buy an expensive SUV, but the good news is that there are plenty of affordable SUVs out there. Here’s a look at the six cheapest SUVs to consider when shopping on a budget.
SUVs have become very popular
Car buyers are buying a lot of SUVs right now, and there are a lot of reasons for that. Off the bat, SUVs compared to sedans and have greater cargo capacity. Additionally, auto buyers can find SUVs that perform well in both areas while remaining competitive with sedans in terms of price.
, the Chevy Trailblazer is one of the most affordable SUVs on the market right now and starts at around $23,400. Like many other budget SUVs, the Trailblazer is small, but it has plenty of cargo capacity for its class. With the seats folded, drivers have access to 54.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity. That said, its engines aren’t great, as it’s a turbocharged 1.3-litre three-cylinder that gets 137bhp in standard configuration.
5. 2022 Ford EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport is another affordable and small SUV, and it’s slightly cheaper than the Chevy as this Ford SUV starts at around $23,300. Despite being so small, it only gets about 25 mpg combined. Ford provided EcoSport all-wheel drive as standard, which helps explain the EcoSport’s low fuel consumption. Unfortunately, however, Ford in the 2022 model year.
4. 2023 Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona is a large SUV that isn’t being discontinued and starts at around $23,200. Like the Trailblazer and EcoSport, the Kona is also small, which can be a problem if owners want a lot of passenger volume. Still, Kona has many standard features, and TrueCar praised its optional engines. The Kona can be equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets 276 hp.
3. 2022 Chevrolet Trax
The 2022 Chevy Trax starts at around $22,900, and just like the EcoSport, Chevy has discontinued the SUV for the 2023 model year. Unlike the EcoSport, Chevy has already announced plans to do so and will be getting a total facelift for model year 2024. This facelift is necessary, as the Trax is affordable and practical, but has a dated interior.
2. 2023 Nissan Kicks
Nissan Kicks are a subcompact SUV that start at around $21,500 and offer great value. It’s by no means a perfect SUV, as Nissan doesn’t offer all-wheel drive, and because it’s a subcompact SUV, it doesn’t have much space. That said, it has excellent fuel economy of 33 mpg combined, and with the second-row seats folded down, it gets 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which is solid for the segment.
1. The 2023 Hyundai Venue is one of the more affordable SUV options
The best SUV on a budget right now is the Hyundai Venue, which starts at around $20,800. Like many other small, affordable SUVs, the Venue isn’t fun to drive. However, its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine gives it strong fuel economy of a combined 31mpg, and Hyundai has also given the Venue plenty of features for the price. In particular, TrueCar praised the Venue’s infotainment system as having an 8-inch touch screen as standard.