Based on equipment reviews and especially the price of the 10 most interesting low-cost SUVs currently in the US market. Judges are based on the standard vehicle version and other features and equipment available on higher-end versions.
1 – Chevrolet Trailblazer L
The standard version is equipped with a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that produces 137 horsepower. Although it is a standard version, it is still equipped with useful technology features such as smartphone connectivity Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and important active safety features such as automatic emergency braking. and lane keeping assist.
Fuel consumption when running the combined mode of this model is 8l / 100km.
List price: 20,195 USD.
2 – Ford Ecosport S
Ford Ecosport S is equipped with a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine with a capacity of 123 horsepower combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The standard version of the Ecosport is not appreciated without the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and it doesn’t have many active safety features. The car’s not really smooth operation is also a minus point of this model.
Combined fuel consumption: 8.4l / 100km.
The price of this model is 21,240 USD.
3 – Hyundai Kona SE
Kona equipped with a 4-cylinder 2-liter capacity generating 147 horsepower capacity with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Kona is rated quite well thanks to the harmonious combination that keeps the exterior design and the engine quite good in the segment.
The Kona comes standard with a standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, plus standard active safety features including automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and Driver distracting sleepy warning screen.
Fuel consumption: 7.84l / 100km.
List price 21,685 USD.
4 – Mazda CX-3 Sport
The Mazda CX – 3 Sport is considered a hybrid of a Sedan and an SUV when the body is quite low compared to an SUV and feels like a hatchback. The engine equipped of this model is a 4-cylinder 2-liter capacity generating 148 horsepower with a 6-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive system.
The model is well-equipped in this segment with cruise control, automatic air conditioning and a HUD display. Interior quality and the CX-3’s overall attention to detail are also highlights.
Fuel consumption: 7.59l / 100km.
List price is 21,965 USD.
5 – Mitsubishi Outlander Sport S
This model was born quite early in the small SUV segment with the first version launched in 2011. The car is equipped with a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 148 horsepower. The 2011 version is equipped with important safety features such as automatic high beam, lane departure warning and forward collision warning with pedestrian detection for all versions of Outlander Sport. . However, the point that is underestimated is the slightly old interior.
Consumption: 8.71l / 100km.
Price 22,090 USD.
6 – Honda HR-V LX
All versions of the HR-V are equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 141 horsepower. HR-V offers important safety features such as automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning, but not on the LX.
The strength of the HR-V is that the interior creates a quite comfortable space in the segment and the Magic – Seat feature creates flexibility in creating space in the car.
Consumption when running in combination: 7.84l / 100km.
The listed price of HR-V is $ 22,395.
7 – Chevrolet Trax LS
This model is a bit smaller than the Trailblazer and does not have much space in the luggage compartment. In return, it is equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The price of the Trax is significantly higher than its brother Trailblazer, but it is equipped with less active safety features and appears only in higher-end versions.
Fuel consumption: 8.4l / 100km.
List price: 22,595 USD.
8 – Kia Seltos LX
This model is the only SUV on the list with the standard AWD drivetrain. The model is equipped with a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 146 horsepower. The standard model gets 17-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming and cruise control. However, some automatic emergency brake safety and blind spot warning are only available on the higher-end versions.
Fuel consumption: 8,11l / 100km.
List price: 23,165 USD.
9 – Mazda CX-30 S
The Mazda CX-30 is powered by a 2.5-liter, 186-hp 4-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard active safety features including self-emergency braking. mobility, adaptive cruise control with stop and move capabilities, lane keeping assist.
Base equipment also comes with premium features such as LED headlights and taillights, an 8.8-inch multimedia display and button start. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are currently standard features for the CX-30.
Fuel consumption: 8.4l / 100km
List price: 23,225 USD.
10 – Jeep Renegade Sport
Jeep Renegade carries the signature Jeep brand design elements with its round headlights and 7-slot grille. The standard version is equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Standard convenience features include button start, cruise control and Bluetooth connected audio. The Renegade Sport 2021 also has a larger 7-inch touchscreen that replaces the previous 5-inch screen, and adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist.
Fuel consumption: 9.41l / 100km.
List price: 24,345 USD.