15 Sporty SUVs Under $30K in 2018

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Sporty Utility With Low Prices

There was a time not so long ago when “sporty” and “SUV” were words rarely used in conjunction with each other. But as small SUVs have overtaken sedans and other cars as the vehicles of choice for so many Americans, manufacturers have increasingly built SUVs with car-like characteristics.

Many new compact and subcompact SUVs like Mazda CX-5 and Ford Edge were designed with enthusiastic driving in mind. Others, like the Dodge Durango, offer horsepower figures that would have astonished buyers in the previous decade. Still others try to strike the perfect balance between performance, comfort, and practicality.

If you’re looking for a sporty SUV, there are many factors to consider, so we’ve created this slideshow to help sort through it all. Just keep in mind that we’re constantly updating the scores of these vehicles as new information becomes available, so some of the scores mentioned in the slideshow might not perfectly match what’s in the reviews.

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