You may have a plan of purchasing a new SUV, but you may not be comfortable with shelling out USD 50,000 or more for your dream SUV. However, you don’t find good deals when it comes to lease rates and loans; you can find some good sports utility vehicles and crossovers in the auto market with base price below $30,000.
In order to make the list more appealing, vehicles should have genuine utility, ample cargo space, commanding view, and decent ground clearance. It should also have imperceptible properties such as attractive design, and better build quality.
Due to its price point, most of the inexpensive crossovers and SUVs are compact in size.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan has redesigned the new 2013 Pathfinder completely for this year. It also adopts uni-body platform rather than the prior model’s body-on-frame design to offer better driving refinement and gas mileage.
Pathfinder is powered by 3.5L V6 engine and offered in 3 trim levels: S, SL, and SV. Other competitors in the list include Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Traverse. The base price of the vehicle is tagged at $28,650.
2013 Toyota Highlander
The new 2013 Highlander is offered in all-wheel-drive and front wheel drive form. This particular crossover comes with 4-cylinder or V-6 engine. Highlander can accommodate 7 people in 3 rows. Competitors for this model include Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse, and Honda Pilot.
A hybrid version of new Highlander is also offered for the year 2013. The base price is tagged at $29,020.
2013 Ford Explorer
The new 2013 Ford Explorer shares its platform with new Taurus Sedan and it sits squarely in crossover dominion. It competes with vehicles like Toyota Highlander, Chevrolet Traverse, and Honda Pilot.
Front wheel drive is offered as standard option and it can seat 7 people in 3 rows. All-wheel drive with its terrain management system is the options. The price of the model starts at USD 29,100.
2013 GMC Terrain
GMC Terrain is very ideal to new Chevy Equinox. This 5-seat crossover comes in all wheel drive or full wheel drive options. The base price of the vehicle is $26,305.
These are the top four SUVs to consider if you are looking for one under $30k.