Top 5 Affordable SUV 2016

Top 5 Affordable SUV 2016
Affordable SUV 2016

Volkswagen Tiguan — We’ve always found the compact Tiguan to be one of the more entertaining-to-drive small crossovers, especially with VW’s excellent 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood. KBB cites its “sophisticated driving manners and upscale interior,” and says it “could be considered the most affordable premium SUV on the market.” Who’s to argue? MSRP: ,995.

Kia Sorento — There’s no arguing that the midsize Sorento crossover is one of the top family vehicles for the money, but we’ve long been annoyed by the fact that Kia continues to misspell the city in Italy for which it’s apparently named. It’s Sorrento, okay? There, we feel better now. As for the vehicle, KBB cites the seven-passenger SUV for having a “well-rounded character that shines with an eager and fuel-efficient engine, a long warranty and fun-yet-functional styling.” It’s nicely updated for an early-2014 release. MSRP: ,100.

Toyota RAV4 — Redesigned for 2013, Toyota shocked the automotive world by giving the compact RAV4 a conventional tailgate instead of its traditional refrigerator-door-like hatch with attached spare tire. Maybe that’s an overstatement, but this is otherwise one of the easiest to recommend models among small crossovers. KBB likes that the RAV4, “gains amenities to help you stay connected and comfortable, and technology to keep you safe and sound.” MSRP: ,300.

Ford Escape — Ford took a major risk by replacing the boxy and beloved compact Escape crossover with a swoopy new design for 2013 that sports myriad creases and curves. Fortunately for the automaker it continues to be a strong seller, though we could do without the too-clumsy MyFord Touch operating system. KBB says, “the affordable-yet-stylish Escape adds and unexpected splash of zest to the compact SUV segment.” MSRP: ,470.

Honda CR-V — The ready and reliable CR-V has long been one of the more sensible vehicular choices for both young buyers and empty nesters alike. It performs well, is comfortable and versatile, returns solid resale value and features the lowest five-year cost of ownership among the top 10 models presented here. KBB calls it “stalwart, steady and sensible (though not quite sexy) and exceptionally easy to get along with.” Those are admirable characteristics to find in a spouse, let alone a car. Sounds like a marriage made in heaven. MSRP: ,795.

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For 2017 the midsize SUV category is overflowing with new and refreshed entries. To better understand the current crop of family-friendly SUVs we conducted a comparison of the GMC Acadia, Volkswagen Atlas, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.

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  1. im looking at buying a V6 SUV.

    I need help choosing one.


    Heres some critaria im looking for.

    1.Must be a V6 Only model ( By that i mean The suv must only be offered From V6 Models and up. V6 or V8) Not like a GMC terrain where its v6 or 4 cylinder.
    2.Must have good fuel economy

    I found some:

    1.Grand cherokee 2011+
    2.GMC acadia
    3.Ford Explorer
    4.Ford Edge

    Anymore? V6 only

  2. 4 minutes for the VW, 3 minutes for kia, 3 minutes toyota, 2.5 minutes ford, 5 minutes Honda. yay 16 minute long inconsistent ad as a comparison.

  3. Valla video decepcionante os falta más vehículos que hay en el mercado y las pruebas que hacéis no son nada concluyentes como los mejores, yo tengo un Subaru forastero XT y es mejor que estos modelos de vehículos

  4. The Highlander is the best one. The Mazda would be second. The Pilot is hideous from every single angle. Go get the Highlander and know that it won't be a money pit after a year like the competition.

  5. The Mazda CX-9 is by far the nicest of the bunch. That Soul Red paint really stands out with the competition and their plain, common colors. The only thing missing is Apple CarPlay, but I can forgive that since everything else is spectacular.

  6. Cx-9 and the highlander are looking great it's a shame they don't offer apple carplay or Android auto. Which isn't a deal breaker but it would be nice if they had it

  7. Honda and Toyota are almost always good choices, but the Mazda really stands out the most in my opinion. I would prefer one of those three, but nothing on this list is really a bad option.

  8. Really, no Kia Sorento??? are you kidding me? its a mid size 3 row SUV. but instead you put in the crappy pathfinder and the gigantic Atlas. The Kia Sorento properly equipped would kill every other SUV on the list. It has 3 rows, well designed, plenty of options, 4 and 6 cylinder options, AWD available, panoramic sunroof, Apple carplay. You guys did no homework at all.

  9. The Highlander is crushing it in the market, most notably, crushing the Honda Pilot. Ever since the Honda's redesign, Honda has lost sales with the Pilot, and Toyota has had to ramp up production to keep up with demand. The Pilot s a sales flop.

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