6 Best Crossover SUVs Under $30,000 for 2017

Sunday, September 11th, 2016 - Cars Under 30000

With the new wave of crossover SUVs coming in, it is time to determine which one is the best crossover SUVs for this year. Most of the cars on the list is already available or is going to be available soon, and each one of them is picked for various factors, with price and comfort-ability for the most important ones. Some of these cars also got great gas mileage rating, but if you are looking for a car with better gas rating and still have good comfort-ability then look for the best hybrid SUVs.

1. Hyundai Tuscon ($22,700)

2016 Hyundai Tucson

This new version of the Tuscon made it to this best crossover SUV list mainly due to its cabin and features. For this new version, they decided that the Tuscon need a redesign, although the remakes are not thorough, the changes made are pretty significant. First is the interior cabin, with the remake of the cabin, this car now looks more classy, the interior is very quiet and comfortable due to the use of higher quality material. The ride quality is also very good, unfortunately the safety rating is only so-so, the basic safety features are all there, but that’s it.

For the performance factor, this car has 2.0 L four cylinder gasoline engine with 164 horsepower and 151 pound feet of torque, the standard featured the front wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission system with overdrive mechanic. The fuel consumption rating is 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

2. Honda HRV ($19,115)

2016 Honda HRV

This new small crossover SUV from Honda has one of the cheapest prices on this best crossover SUV list, but do not underestimate this car just because it’s cheap. The exterior design sure looks very unique and cute, Honda really did success with grabbing the attention of the consumer with this new line of product. The features available for this new car is comparable to the likes of Honda Fit and CRV, so you can expect good things about the cabin and comfort-ability.

This car has manually operated six speed transmission systems as a standard; along with the front wheel drive. The engine used is a 1.8 L four cylinder gasoline engine; this car has 141 horsepower and 127 pound feet of torque. With 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, this car has good fuel consumption rating.

3. Mazda CX3 ($19,960)

2016 Mazda CX3

Mazda CX3 is not only cheap, but it also has the best crossover SUV gas mileage rating this year. But this car does not rely only with that sole point, this car is worthy to be called one of the current best crossover SUVs because it is great in almost every categories. The exterior looks stunning, the interior cabin is comfortable, the engine is good, the features are plenty and easy to access. Unfortunately the safety features are lacking, it has only basic safety measurement, and it will directly affect the comfort-ability of the passengers.

As for the engine, the 2.0L four cylinder gasoline engine is able to provide 146 horsepower and 146 pound feet of torque. Its 6 speed automatic transmission system with overdrive mechanic is said to be a little bit clunky but not a deal breaker. The fuel consumption rate is 29 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, better than most cars available today.

4. Kia Sorento ($24,900)

2016 Kia Sorento, Best Crossover In This Year

Do not be fooled with its exterior looks, although there is no significant difference between this new version and the old version, this car has undergone a complete overhaul and design. Kia Sorento is now one of the best crossover SUVs that you can find today, the redesign interior cabin now more spacious and more comfortable, the material used for the interior ensures a quiet ride, and the entertainment features are also available. The safety rating for this new Sorento is also quite good, its above average compared to most car on its price range.

The engine is 2.4 L four cylinder gasoline engine with 185 horsepower and 178 pound feet of torque; six-speed automatic transmission system with overdrive mechanic and the front wheel drive will be used for the standard model. The fuel economic rating is 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

5. Mazda CX5 ($21,795)

2016 Mazda CX5

This new Mazda CX5 is truly one of the best crossover SUVs around, it has good score in every categories. The exterior design is great; very smart and refined, the interior cabin is using high quality material to ensure comfort-ability, and there are a lot of new technologies and devices inside. But the best thing about this car is that you will have a car with top score for its safety features, this car is made for comfort-ability and safety.

For the performance factor, this car is also very good, it has better power than the CX3 but slightly inferior fuel consumption rate; 155 horsepower and 150 pound feet of torque from the 2.0 L four cylinder gasoline engine, 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway fuel consumption rate.

6. Honda Pilot ($29,995)

2016 Honda Pilot

It has the most expensive price point compared to the other crossover SUVs on this list, but if you really want the best crossover SUV, you must not overlook this new Honda Pilot. This car is made for comfort; it has super interior cabin and a lot of high end features available. Everything that you want from a great crossover SUV, you will get it from this car. It also has five stars for its safety features as well, comparable to Mazda CX5 on this category.

The engine is also better than most car listed here, it has 3.5L six cylinder engine which can generate 280 horsepower and 262 pound feet of torque; six-speed automatic transmission system with overdrive mechanic and the front wheel drive comes as standard equipment. Although the fuel consumption rating takes a major hit, with 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, it does not stop Honda Pilot to be the best crossover SUV available today.