The Best New SUVs Under $25,000 in 2021

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The 15 Most-Affordable SUVs You Can Buy

As the popularity of SUVs reaches new heights in the U.S., people are spending more money on vehicles than ever before. However, not all crossovers and SUVs are significantly more expensive than cars. 

Many new SUVs carry starting prices of less than $25,000, with several starting around $20,000 or less. This is promising when considering the fact that in 2019, the average transaction price for a new light vehicle purchase in the U.S. was almost $40,000.

On the following pages, we rank the 15 best SUVs with starting prices below $25,000. We’ve ranked these crossover SUVs based on their overall scores in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings. However, in the case of a tie, we gave the win to the SUV with the lower starting price.

Even though our list features the least expensive SUVs on the market today, many perform very well in our rankings. In addition, many automakers continue to add appealing niceties like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, as well as many standard advanced driver-assist systems in some cases. This means car shoppers may be confident with buying the base model rather than spending more money on upper trims, extras, and packages.

We continuously update our new car scores and rankings as new information becomes available, so the scores you see on the following pages may not reflect the scores you see in our individual vehicle reviews. 

With that said, check out every new crossover SUV you can buy for less than $25,000.

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