How many times have you heard or said – “No matter how affordable SUVs get, they’re still gas-guzzler’s!” – for the most part it’s true and continues to be a major roadblock to purchase, especially with gas edging back up over $3.50 a gallon! However, car companies are doing their very best to offer affordable SUV solutions not only from a ‘base price’ perspective but also from a fuel economy perspective – which may be ‘just enough’ for some SUV lovers like myself.
Here are the top 10 most affordable SUVs in 2011 which hopefully will be helpful for those interested in buying a new car within a set price range. Ready? Let’s rock n’ roll…
The most affordable SUV, the Patriot packs a punch for its price. The Patriot hearkens back to its off-road beginnings, while providing for on-road driving pleasure.
1. 2011 Jeep Patriot – $15,595
With twenty-three cubic feet of cargo space and seating for five, the Patriot is the perfect camping vehicle. Cargo space increases to fifty-four cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.
The Sportage is one of the most affordable SUVs, and one of the safest, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2. 2011 Kia Sportage – $18,295
Equipped with Bluetooth technology and a
The Outlander Sport was named the US News and World Report’s 2011 Best Compact Crossover for the Money.
3. 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – $18,495
Excellent fuel economy and ample passenger and storage room are two factors in US News and World Report’s decision.
4. 2011 Hyundai Tucson – $18,895
The Vitara comes with a standard navigational system and one of the longest warranties in its class. Its rugged exterior makes it an impressive vehicle on or off the road.
5. 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara – $19,199
Its well-designed interior makes it a joy to drive, with automatic climate control, a tilt steering wheel with stereo controls, and keyless entry and start as standard features.
The Escape provides more than thirty-one cubic feet of storage. The storage expands to sixty-eight cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.
6. 2011 Ford Escape – $21,215
The Escape’s 2.5-litre engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission for a sporty driving experience or a six-speed automatic transmission for a more luxurious driving experience.
The RAV4 offers comfortable seating for seven and ample cargo room with a solid, beautiful interior that anyone can enjoy.
7. 2011 Toyota RAV4 – $22,025
The SUV that launched the market for SUVs, the RAV4 ranks high for its solid and substantial feel and its versatility.
This compact SUV boasts the size of a mid-sized SUV and the fuel efficiency of a sedan.
8. 2011 Chevrolet Equinox – $22,475
Its organizational compartments and cargo storage provide ample room for running errands. Its smooth handling ensures a quiet, comfortable ride.
Bluetooth technology and that famous German engineering combine to create an SUV that can keep up with its owner’s busy life. Combines great design, comfort and reliability expected from the VW brand.
9. 2011 Volkswagon Tiguan – $23,720
The only German vehicle in its class, the Tiguan is truly in a class by itself.
The angular styling of the Terrain sets it apart from its rounded counterparts with a super sharp design in this new 2011 SUV!
10. 2011 GMC Terrain – $24,250
Fuel efficient and roomy, the Terrain offers a really sweet sliding rear seat, creating extra legroom for passengers and even opening the opportunity to haul weird shaped items.
Wrapping it up…Well, there you go guys, 10 of the most affordable 2011 SUVs on the market today. Keep in mind that these are base prices and will go up as you add on all the bells & whistles (obviously). However, if your looking to buy an SUV, there has never been a better time with all the great deals that auto dealers are offering to boost both their business and the economy. Happy hunting
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