Best 2016 SUVs Under $30,000

2016 Honda HR-V, Best SUVs Under $30,000
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2016 Honda HR-V

As the Honda CR-V and other small SUVs have grown up, smaller models like the Honda HR-V have been created to replace them. The HR-V starts under $20,000; you would have a hard time spending $30,000 on an HR-V – even fully loaded.

The HR-V nevertheless offers all the cargo space and refinement of many larger, more expensive SUVs. Based on the tiny Honda Fit hatchback, the HR-V has a back seat that folds down flat against the floor, leaving a huge storage area big enough for bikes to stand upright.

Backed by a continuously variable transmission, the little 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine delivers the best fuel economy of any SUV: 31 mpg in mixed city/highway driving, according to the EPA. The HR-V doesn’t feel fast, but unless you’re driving hard, it has plenty of power. 

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