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Used Luxury Compact SUVs That Are Cheap to Own

2011 Acura RDX The total cost of owning a car goes far beyond the sticker price. Taxes, fuel, depreciation, insurance, financing, maintenance and repair costs can stretch your budget throughout your vehicle’s life. In addition to a higher price up front, luxury compact SUVs typically have higher long-term costs than affordable compact SUVs, thanks to higher repair costs, more expensive insurance and powerful engines that use more fuel. If you want a luxury badge but don’t want to spend luxury money ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Compact SUVs, Luxury Compact SUVs

Redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson Priced Lower than CR-V, Escape, Rogue

2016 Hyundai Tucson As compact SUVs continue to gain in popularity with consumers, automakers have been working to keep their products fresh. Keeping in step with the rest of the market, the Hyundai Tucson is fully redesigned for 2016, and starts at $23,595, including $895 for destination. For reference, the 2015 Tucson starts at $22,525, including destination. Despite being more than $1,000 costlier than the previous model, the redesigned 2016 Tucson's price undercuts that of several top-ranked rivals. Examples ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Tucson, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News

Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4: Which Should You Buy?

Ford Escape is an excellent SUV The Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 are two of the top four small SUVs in terms of sales so far this year, according to recent data from the The Wall Street Journal. These popular SUVs are part of a competitive class of vehicles that combine flexible cargo space, a high seating position, easy maneuverability and respectable fuel economy into an affordable package. How do the 2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Toyota RAV4 measure up against each other? The 2015 Escape ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Affordable Compact SUVs

Subcompact SUVs: Versatile, Fuel-efficient and Affordable

2016 Honda HR-V With a starting price around $20,000, combined city/highway fuel economy of 27-31 mpg, flexible cargo space and a high driving position with good outward visibility, affordable subcompact SUVs offer a lot to shoppers at a reasonable price. If you’re looking to buy in this relatively new automotive segment, you have plenty of options as the 2016 Honda HR-V, 2016 Fiat 500X, 2015 Jeep Renegade and 2015 Chevrolet Trax have all debuted on dealer lots this year. The ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Compact SUVs, Affordable Subcompact SUVs

Compact SUVs with the Most Cargo Space

2015 Subaru Forester Compact SUVs occupy an appealing middle ground in the automotive market, offering more flexible cargo space and a higher seating position than sedans, as well as better fuel economy and maneuverability than many larger SUVs. The affordable compact SUV segment is crowded with competitive offerings, but some outshine the others in one area: cargo space. Across the class (excluding the quickly expanding group of subcompact SUVs), available cargo space behind the first row of seats ranges from roughly 50 to ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Compact SUVs

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