The cheapest and safest 2022 small SUVs
The little safer 2022 SUVs don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, they can be quite affordable. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests a range of vehicles to determine which are the safest. It’s the 2022 small SUVs that the IIHS says are the safest — and the cheapest.
The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer is one of the cheapest and safest 2022 small SUVs
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The 2022 Chevy Trailblazer wins the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. To win the Top Safety Pick+ award, an SUV must score well in the following categories:
|Driver side small overlap front test|
|Passenger side small overlap front test|
|Moderate overlap frontal test|
|Tests of the original side, the strength of the roof and the head restraints|
|Advanced or Superior for frontal collision prevention available for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian assessments|
|Acceptable or good headlights standard on all trim levels|
Pricing for 2022 Chevy Trailblazer starts at $21,600 for the base model. If you want to max out your Trailblazer, go for the Activ trim level, which starts at $26,895. There are two trim levels between these two bookends, including the $24,995 LT and $26,895 RS.
The 2022 Trailblazer gets 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. It has a decent amount of storage space – 54.4 cubic feet. All-wheel drive drives up the price, as do some exterior colors. The Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, for example, will set you back an extra $645.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Winner
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Pricing for the 2022 Hyundai Tucson starts at $24,950 and goes up to $37,500. There are seven trim levels and three engine options in this lineup, according to Edmunds, which means you should be able to find something you’re looking for. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson SE is the base Tucson model, and it comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 187 hp. The SE also gets 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, along with a six-speaker audio system. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Additionally, the SE has driver assistance features such as Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Keeping Assist. It also has a back seat reminder, which can help you remember that you left a child or pet in the back seat.
The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is one of the cheapest and safest
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Pricing for the 2022 Nissan Rogue starts at $27,875. That’s for the base Rogue model, which comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 201 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. Edmunds notes that’s more than the 2021 Nissan Rogue, to the tune of 20 more horsepower and 44 lb-ft of torque. This engine may not be incredibly powerful, but it is fuel efficient. The base model Nissan Rogue gets 33 mpg.
Additionally, the 2022 Nissan Rogue comes standard with important driver assistance features like forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and a head-up display. It is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Each of these 2022 SUVs is the cheapest and safest, making them a great option for anyone looking for a new small SUV.
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