Top 16 SUVs Under $25K

2018 Honda CR-V
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Here are the Best SUVs You Can Buy for Less Than $25,000

The sport utility vehicles that preceded today’s SUVs started trickling out of factories after World War II. These early efforts are best described as being crude but effective. They were robust and off-road capable, but the ride was harsh, the handling was vague – perhaps even dangerous under some circumstances – and the noise levels were high. Today’s SUVs are infinitely better by just about any measure, though automakers have given up the ability to tackle the harshest off-road conditions in many of their offerings, which is of little importance to most buyers.

With massive improvements in function and quality have come equally impressive increases in the popularity of SUVs with customers. These models, like the 2018 Honda CR-V, now account for nearly half of all new vehicle sales.

As you might expect, and despite all this progress, some SUVs are still better than others. On the following slides, you will see the SUVs that ranked highest in our evaluations of these vehicles. Each of these vehicles had an overall score of at least 8.1 out of 10. Did the SUV you are considering make the cut?