Affordable Crossover Options

Because the segment has grown so popular with drivers over the past several years, you’re afforded no shortage of options if you’re in the market for a new crossover. Ranging in size, style and substance, the wide-ranging selection of crossovers might have you feeling overwhelmed — particularly if one of your biggest aims is value. The following crossovers provide plenty of bang without requiring too much buck.

2018 Nissan Kicks

The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks replaces the JUKE, the polarizing subcompact perhaps best known for its quirky styling. The Kicks favors a more conventional aesthetic, but it’s anything but ordinary thanks to Kicks Color Studio®, which allows you to play around with the colors and create a look that’s perfectly matches your personality.

There’s also quite a lot of substance to go with that style: It offers best-in-class front row legroom, more front and rear headroom than the Ford EcoSport and Toyota C-HR, up to 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and a maximum 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded flat. With a starting MSRP of $17,9901, the 2018 Nissan Kicks isn’t just one of the freshest and most chic offerings in its class, but also one of the most affordable.

2018 Hyundai Kona

Apart from its starting MSRP of $19,5002, the biggest appeal of the 2018 Hyundai Kona might just be its presence. With its sleek, almost coupe-like profile and a wide range of fun color options, the Kona manages to stand apart from its competition by appealing to drivers who love fun. Its optics aren’t just appealing to drivers, however, as the Kona earned the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 and a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Coolest New Cars Under $20,0003, establishing it as a critical darling.

Looks aside, the Kona delivers a great deal of value from the base model with standard features including a 7-inch color touch-screen display audio system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ and 60/40 split fold-down and reclining rear seats. It’s also affordable if you want to upgrade. The Kona SEL costs just a bit more at $21,1504 and adds heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, proximity key entry, roof rails and Blind-Spot Collision Warning.

2019 Mazda CX-3

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 bridges the gap between mass market and luxury crossovers without commanding a high price. Starting at just $20,3905, the new CX-3 improves on the 2018 model year formula with a revised exterior (including new Soul Red Crystal paint option), improved materials and a retuned SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine to delivers improved driving dynamics.

The base-level Mazda CX-3 Sport is well-equipped with new features, including a Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. An available Sport i-ACTIVSENSE® Package adds valuable driver-assist features like Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Smart Brake Support with collision warning and an Adaptive Front-lighting System for an additional $1,100. At the top of the line, the Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring increases luxury with exterior chrome accents; Parchment or black full-leather seats with high-gloss, pleated piping; power moonroof; and Mazda Navigation System for an MSRP of $25,7456.

2019 Toyota CH-R

The 2019 Toyota CH-R adds an entry-level LE trim, which knocks its starting MSRP down to just $20,9457. Even at a lower price point, the CH-R is among the most technologically advanced crossovers thanks to standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which includes cutting-edge technologies like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Safety comes first, but style isn’t far behind with the CH-R, which is arguably one of the most dynamic and impressive crossovers on the road. With a low, sweeping silhouette; muscular body lines and proportions; a cantilevered rear spoiler; and a futuristic face marked by standard cluster LED daytime running lights, there’s nothing on the road that cuts quite the same profile as the Toyota CH-R.

There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a new crossover, from performance and spaciousness to technology and safety. These vehicles demonstrate that it is possible to find an option that offers a balance of everything you want without breaking your budget.

1Price is Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes tax, title, license, options and destination charge. Dealer sets actual price.

2MSRP of $19,500 excludes tax, title, license fees and destination charge. Actual dealer price may vary.

3For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

4MSRP of $21,150 excludes tax, title, license fees and destination charge. Actual dealer price may vary.

5Starting at $20,110 MSRP for 2018 Mazda CX-3 Sport FWD models. MSRP excludes taxes, title, license fees and $975 destination charge (Alaska $1,020). Actual dealer price will vary.

6MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $995 destination charge (Alaska $1,040). Model shown priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary.

7MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Miraj, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.


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