Cheapest New SUVs of 2020

The SUV market is broad, spanning from lower-priced alternatives with smaller body sizes and frugal engines all the way up to ultra-luxurious seven-seaters. For buyers on a budget, there are still several alternatives that won’t break the bank but have the raised ride height and improved cabin space that many desire. We’ve evaluated the cheapest new SUVs to find those that deserve a place on your shortlist.

Even though these SUVs boast high-value price tags, they’re not precluded from our stringent assessments of their performance, build quality, safety/reliability records, or how comfortable they are to drive and be driven in. We’ll also tell you which of the affordable SUVs on the market have available all-wheel-drive, how much cargo they can accommodate with the seats folded down, how long their warranty coverage runs for, and whether you get appealing driver safety aids like blind-spot monitoring. Our rankings will ensure that your hard-earned cash is spent on a well-rounded vehicle. 

BuzzScore
Design
Performance
MPG
Interior
Infotainment
Reliability
Safety
Value
#1
2021 Kia Seltos
9.4
BuzzScore
9
Design
9
Performance
8
MPG
10
Interior
10
Infotainment
9
Reliability
10
Safety
10
Value
#2
2020 Kia Soul
9.3
BuzzScore
8
Design
10
Performance
8
MPG
9
Interior
10
Infotainment
9
Reliability
10
Safety
10
Value
#3
2020 Mazda CX-30
9
BuzzScore
9
Design
9
Performance
9
MPG
9
Interior
8
Infotainment
9
Reliability
10
Safety
9
Value
#4
2020 Hyundai Venue
8.6
BuzzScore
9
Design
8
Performance
9
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
9
Reliability
8
Safety
9
Value
#5
2020 Subaru Forester
8.6
BuzzScore
7
Design
7
Performance
8
MPG
10
Interior
8
Infotainment
10
Reliability
10
Safety
9
Value
#6
2019 Honda CR-V
8.5
BuzzScore
8
Design
9
Performance
7
MPG
9
Interior
9
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
9
Value
#7
2020 Hyundai Kona
8.4
BuzzScore
8
Design
9
Performance
8
MPG
7
Interior
9
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
9
Value
#8
2020 Honda HR-V
8.4
BuzzScore
8
Design
7
Performance
8
MPG
9
Interior
8
Infotainment
8
Reliability
10
Safety
9
Value
#9
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
8.4
BuzzScore
7
Design
7
Performance
8
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
9
Reliability
10
Safety
9
Value
#10
2020 Buick Encore GX
8.1
BuzzScore
8
Design
7
Performance
8
MPG
7
Interior
9
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
9
Value
#11
2020 Nissan Kicks
8
BuzzScore
8
Design
6
Performance
8
MPG
7
Interior
7
Infotainment
8
Reliability
10
Safety
10
Value
#12
2019 Mazda CX-3
8
BuzzScore
10
Design
7
Performance
8
MPG
7
Interior
7
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
8
Value
#13
2020 Ford Escape
8
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
8
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
7
Reliability
9
Safety
7
Value
#14
2020 Toyota C-HR
7.6
BuzzScore
9
Design
6
Performance
6
MPG
5
Interior
8
Infotainment
10
Reliability
10
Safety
7
Value
#15
2020 Buick Encore
7.6
BuzzScore
7
Design
6
Performance
7
MPG
6
Interior
9
Infotainment
7
Reliability
9
Safety
10
Value
#16
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
7.5
BuzzScore
7
Design
5
Performance
7
MPG
8
Interior
7
Infotainment
9
Reliability
9
Safety
8
Value
#17
2020 Hyundai Tucson
7.4
BuzzScore
7
Design
6
Performance
6
MPG
7
Interior
9
Infotainment
8
Reliability
8
Safety
8
Value
#18
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
7.3
BuzzScore
6
Design
6
Performance
7
MPG
8
Interior
6
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
8
Value
#19
2020 Kia Sportage
7.3
BuzzScore
6
Design
6
Performance
6
MPG
7
Interior
10
Infotainment
7
Reliability
8
Safety
8
Value
#20
2020 Fiat 500X
#20
Fiat 500X
7.3
BuzzScore
7
Design
7
Performance
7
MPG
7
Interior
8
Infotainment
8
Reliability
7
Safety
7
Value
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