Tuesday, December 07 2021

Cheap SUVs of 2019

Want an affordable, stylish new SUV? Now is a great time to find great prices on 2019 model-year SUVs that are surprisingly inexpensive! Critically acclaimed models like the new Honda CR-V, Jeep Renegade and Chevrolet Traverse are excellent buys with the versatility, comfort, safety and power to get you wherever you need to go—you just need to do your research and see which vehicle best fits your needs. We’ll help you out with that, offering our takes on some of the best cheap SUVs of the current model year.

Some things to consider as you shop around. How many seats do you need? How much horsepower do you want? How many of the latest safety features need to be included as standard equipment? Is the model on the verge of a redesign? Think about this as you browse our picks for the best affordable SUVs.

Best Affordable SUVs of 2019

Best crossover under $30k: The 2019 Chevy Traverse - Fully redesigned for the new year with more horsepower, a more spacious interior, a new luxury trim, and better tech.

Best SUV for $30k: 2019 Honda Pilot - This modern SUV is a perfect family vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice style or performance.

Best full-size SUV: The 2019 Chevy Tahoe - Rugged, powerful, and with enough space for the whole family, the Tahoe remains an affordable favorite.

Best 4wd: The 2019 Jeep Renegade - Designed for those who love to travel off the beaten path, the Renegade is the smallest in the Jeep lineup but packs a powerful punch.

Best for families: The 2019 Honda CR-V - After a full redesign last year, the CR-V has become a trailblazer in the compact SUV market and has raised the bar with a fuel-sipping design, surprisingly powerful performance and sleek exterior styling.

Best utility: The 2019 Toyota RAV4 - With a utility-focused interior, added safety features and tons of cargo space, the RAV4 is a great buy for anyone looking for exceptional functionality, sporty styling and great overall performance.

Best styling: The 2019 Ford Explorer - Three-row seating, plenty of cargo space, powerful engine options and sleek styling combine to make the Explorer the ideal option for buyers looking for comfort, space and performance.

If we had to choose one, we’d pick the new Chevrolet Traverse. Choosing a newly redesigned vehicle is always a smart choice. Redesigned vehicles are usually equipped with more features, and they often include technological, styling, and powertrain improvements as well. In the case of the Traverse, the redesigned 2019 model gets a better engine and improvements all around. Conversely, be cautious of SUVs that haven’t been redesigned or refreshed in several years.

Another of our favorites on this list is the Jeep Renegade. Deputing a few years ago as the replacement for Jeep’s economy SUV, the Renegade was instantly a head-turner compared to the obsolete Jeep Compass. Available in some configurations with 4wd at entry-level prices, the Renegade is a capable crossover SUV with truck-like handling. It’s large enough to seat four comfortably, even if the rear seats can be a little cramped for adult passengers.