Here Are the 10 Cheapest New SUVs You Can Buy Right Now
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Therefore, it is probably not surprising that all 10 models in our cheapest SUV list are subcompacts.
They are listed by base price, from cheapest to most expensive, all prices include SUV destination charge, but not incentives or taxes.
EPA estimates and combined fuel economy estimates are for front-wheel drive models of all SUVs except the Ford EcoSport, Kia Seltos, Mazda CX-30, and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which come standard with all-wheel drive.
All prices also include an automatic transmission.
Inexpensive compacts like the Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Venue may look like other subcompact SUVs and be marketed as such, but they don’t offer all the vehicles we need to make this list.
(You can find it somewhere in our following list, The 10 Cheapest Cars You Can Buy Right Now.)
Adding all the cars and most SUVs below costs about $1,500 to $2,000.
Cheap new SUV (with automatic transmission)
1. 2022 Chevrolet Trax LS: $22,895
2. 2023 Hyundai Kona SE: $23,285
3. 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS: $23,295
4. Ford EcoSport S 2022 : 23 335 $
5. Kia Seltos LX 2023 : 24 135 $
6. Mazda CX-30 S 2023 : 24 225 $
7. Toyota Corolla Cross L 2023: 24 395 $
8. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport S 2023: 24 495 $
9. Honda HR-V LX 2023: 25 045 $
10. 2023 Volkswagen Taos S: $25,450
1. 2022 Chevrolet Trax LS
Price: $22,895, including $1,195 destination
Combined fuel economy: 27 mpg
Chevrolet Trax 2022
The Trax is one of two subcompact SUVs sold by Chevrolet, along with the new Trailblazer listed below.
The Trax is smaller than the Trailblazer and has less cargo space.
Power comes from a 155-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder instead of the Trailblazer’s turbo three-cylinder, and the Trax’s engine runs through a six-speed automatic transmission.
With the demise of the Trailblazer L model for 2022, the old Trax is Chevy’s cheapest SUV yet, and it takes the title of the most expensive SUV on this list. The trade-off is the lack of Trax safety features, however, and automatic emergency braking is not available on all trims.