The Top 5 Affordable SUVs


Professionals with an auto career in sales know that SUVs are frequently the big ticket items in the showroom. SUVs are known for having quite a bit of power under the hood, and given their popularity, are bound to be a common sight for anyone taking an auto mechanic apprenticeship. Plus they generally handle excellently, even in off-roading conditions.

Lucky for auto lovers, there are now many SUVs on the market that offer that desirable power and style without the hefty price tag. Here are a few of the more popular affordable SUVs, in no particular order:

Subaru Forrester

The Subaru Forrester is an SUV with a proven record of sustaining tough conditions while also offering a very smooth ride in the best of times. No wonder it’s a Canadian favourite. The price probably helps, too. For $25,995 you get:

  • 2.5 litre H4 engine
  • 170 horsepower
  • 6 speed manual transmission
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • 17 inch steel wheels

Here’s a look at the 2014 Subaru Forrester:

GMC Terrain

GMC’s Terrain SUV starts at $24,995. That’s an affordable price for quite a heavy-duty vehicle. With 182 horsepower coming from an ECOTEC 2.4 litre I-4 engine, 17 inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, you’d think this sport utility vehicle would cost much more. Just looking at it and its sleek design would give you the same impression, too.

Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorrento is undoubtedly a nice ride, and it’s one that starts at just $29,275–that’s even in Canadian dollars! Here’s what you get for that price:

  • 2.4 litre I-4 191 horsepower engine
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Overdrive
  • 17 inch aluminum wheels
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Spacious, elegant cabin
  • Technological assistance for the driver

Nissan Juke

With a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine and 188 horsepower, the Nissan Juke packs a punch. With a sleek interior and the Juke Colour Studio which allows you to customize the automotive painting and other features, they’re nice vehicles to look at too. In fact, this is one SUV that is noted for the highly unique curves in its design. The best part is, the Nissan Juke starts at only $22,293.

Here’s a look at the 2015 Nissan Juke:

Jeep Patriot

How much do you think an SUV would cost if it had the following:

  • 2.0 litre I-4 engine
  • 158 horsepower
  • 16 inch styled wheels
  • Cruise control
  • First and second row overhead airbags with an occupancy sensor
  • The Jeep name brand

If you guessed over $30,000, you would be wrong. In fact, the Jeep Patriot starts at $14,475. While rugged, the design is simple. It’s a classic SUV and it’s one of the most popular, affordable sport utility vehicles on the market today.

Would you be interested in selling SUVs like the ones mentioned? How about getting under the hood of some of these vehicles?

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