10 Best SUVs Under $30,000

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10 Best SUVs Under $30,000

Today's small SUVs offer cargo space and versatility, comfort, elevated seating position, impressive fuel efficiency, and available all-wheel drive, a combination that has propelled them above midsize sedans at the top of the sales charts. Here we've selected 10 standouts, each available for less than $30,000.

From our full review: "When you need something with a wide spectrum of qualities, check out the Crosstrek. The security of all-wheel drive is enhanced by fuel economy, that much-loved high driving position, versatility when carrying people and/or cargo, refined driving manners, and Subaru’s superb reliability.” Read More

As the subcompact SUV segment continues to grow, the Honda HR-V remains a strong choice. For 2019, it has new styling inside and out, two new trims, and new safety and tech features. It's also the roomiest subcompact SUV money can buy, arguably the most refined, and offers the best resale value in the segment. Read More

Hyundai has changed its SUV lineup, and the all-new Santa Fe, a 2-row 5-seat crossover, replaces the Santa Fe Sport. The Santa Fe, which is larger than its predecessor, is a quiet and refined SUV that's loaded with modern safety technology and offers a spacious interior. Read More

Totally redesigned last year, the Equinox claimed a spot on our most recent list of Best Family Cars: "Offering three engine choices, handsome interior and exterior styling, excellent road manners, and a grab bag of standard features to delight both you and the kids, the new Equinox has earned its place in a league historically owned by the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape." Read More

A favorite in areas of the country with bona fide winters plus anywhere that standard AWD comes in handy, Subaru’s compact SUV is all-new for 2019 and is even more appealing, with improved fuel economy and more space inside. Thanks to award-winning resale values and a well-earned reputation for long-term reliability, the Forester is a smart choice for buyers who keep their cars only a few years, as well as those who hang on to them for dear life. Read More

This Hyundai's stylish looks will catch your eye, but the Kona's value, versatility and right-sized footprint make this subcompact SUV a practical choice, too. From our full review: “The Kona’s ace up its sleeve is its long list of upscale features, standard driver assists and one of the best standard warranties in the business.” Read More

The Wrangler has achieved legendary status, thanks to its go-anywhere capability and timeless appeal. The Wrangler recently underwent a major update which adds improved fuel economy, more creature comforts, and makes it even easier to remove the top and doors for the full off-road outdoor experience. And you can get all of this in two-door form for less than $30,000. Read More

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All new for 2019, the Toyota RAV4 was already one of the most reputable, best-selling SUVs on the road. It now adds rugged new looks, excellent fuel economy and more capability, as well as an impressive suite of active safety features that’s standard across the entire lineup. The excellent hybrid model is expected to have the best fuel economy in its class, and will be available with a sporty trim level. Read More

Not only is the Mazda CX-5 arguably the most stylish and most fun-to-drive SUV in the class, it's also a perfectly practical choice, giving it wide-ranging appeal. The CX-5 expands that appeal for 2019 with the addition of an upscale trim level and a new engine. Read More

Already this year's Compact SUV Best Buy, the Honda CR-V also earns the top spot on this list. From our full review: “If you just want a solid, dependable small-crossover SUV that satisfies the most basic needs without going overboard in the areas of styling, technology or horsepower, the 2019 Honda CR-V is an easy choice.” Read More


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