12 Affordable SUVs Under $25,000 – Is the Subaru Crosstrek Quirky or the Best?
The affordable price list SUVs under $25,000 are on the risebut which new compact SUV is the best? Kelly’s Blue Book (KBB) says the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek makes the list but says it’s a little weird.
The list of twelve affordable small SUVs under $25,000
The Hyundai Venue is the most affordable at $20,295 followed by the Nissan Kicks ($21,285), Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ($23,245), Chevrolet Trax ($22,595), Hyundai Kona ($22,595), Chevrolet Trailblazer ($22,995), Honda HR-V ($23,115), Subaru Crosstrek ($23,270), Ford EcoSport ($23,335), Toyota Corolla Cross ($23,660), Mazda CX-30 ($23 $725) and Kia Seltos ($23,845).
KBB says, “The quirky Subaru Crosstrek handles the streets well, and it’s ready for off-road adventures thanks to standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. It’s roomy and comfortable for a subcompact crossover, and tech features are plentiful and easy to use. The cheapest Crosstrek has a manual transmission. However, you can equip this SUV with the more fuel-efficient automatic transmission (CVT) for less than $25,000.
What makes the Crosstrek original?
What makes the Subaru Crosstrek unique is its go-anywhere attitude. It’s more than an urban commuter or grocery hauler. What’s unique for customers is that they not only get standard all-wheel drive, but all models come with X-mode for extra all-weather performance. The 2023 Crosstrek Sport and Limited feature a 2.5-liter boxer engine and dual-function X-Mode for off-road capability.
What is the price of the 2023 Crosstrek trim levels?
The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek gets a price increase and still costs less than $25,000. The Crosstrek is available in six trim levels for US customers. Base trim is priced at $24,870, Premium, ($26,020), New Special Edition ($27,970), Sport ($29,220), Limited ($30,720) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($38,070) . Prices include destination and delivery charges ($1,225).
What is the fuel consumption of the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek?
Crosstrek CVT models achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28/33 city/highway and 30 mpg combined. The 6-speed manual trims are rated 22/29 city/highway and 25 mpg combined. The Sport and Limited, with the 2.5-liter boxer engine, achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27/34 city/highway and 29 mpg combined.
Our point of view
Because the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek has extra off-road performance and handling, the subcompact SUV ranks among the best SUVs under $25,000 for those with an active lifestyle. If it’s original, customers who love the outdoors will have the most fun with the Crosstrek.
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Denis Flierl has invested more than 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with all major automotive brands. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check Subaru Report where it covers all models of the Japanese manufacturer. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitterand instagram.
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