Nowadays, SUVs are one of the most popular car body types. Offering style, space and comfort, they are a go-to option for many motorists, particularly those who have a family or regularly carry multiple passengers.
As they are much larger vehicles in comparison to other styles, such as your classic hatchback, they often come with a higher price tag. However, if you are in the market for an SUV, you needn’t be put off by this because there are some fantastic vehicles available at a more reasonable price.
Here is our selection of the best affordable SUVs:
The Audi Q2 is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable SUV of a compact nature. What is special about the Q2 is that it has the presence and space of a classic SUV, but also offers the agility of a hatchback, which makes for a thoroughly enjoyable driving experience. As with all Audis, the Q2 is equipped with innovative technology, including a 7-inch MMI display, the Audi Virtual cockpit and multiple driver assistance systems. Overall, this is a great value compact SUV, packed with style and exciting features.
Although the BMW X1 comes in at a higher price than the other vehicles on this list, it’s the most affordable SUV in the BMW X Range and you do get great value for your money. This athletic-looking vehicle, which offers plenty of space for all passengers, is equipped with a stylish interior and includes technology such as the BMW Navigation Package. The X1 is also available as a Plug-In Hybrid, offering up to 35 miles of pure electric driving, so if you’re looking to go greener, this SUV is a strong contender.
Mercedes-Benz might not be the first brand that springs to mind when looking for an affordable SUV, but the GLA is a stunning sporty SUV that’s perfect for families and won’t break the bank. The GLA is a sophisticated and stunning vehicle that offers the feeling of a sports coupé, whilst being able to thrive in the city or off-road thank to 4MATIC all-wheel drive. You can also connect the GLA to your smartphone to remote lock/unlock it, check fuel levels and much more. This SUV is definitely designed to stand out.
When you hear ‘MINI', you may only think of small hatchbacks, but now this brand offers much more – including the Countryman. This compact, affordable SUV is designed for adventure and offers plenty of space to comfortably seat five adults. A whole host of features are accessible through the 6.6” display and you can expect a smooth, safe ride as the Countryman was awarded 5-stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. Like the X1, the Countryman can also be purchased as a Plug-In Hybrid so you can experience both a combustion engine and an electric motor.
Toyota bring their SUV crossover, the C-HR, into the SUV mix. This vehicle has a very futuristic edge, which not only demonstrates style and class, but also value for money. You can choose from a range of engines, including a Hybrid variant, and enjoy smooth, agile handling. This vehicle seamlessly combines the features of an SUV with the sleek characteristics of a hatchback and the results are fantastic. The C-HR is packed with tech, striking to look at and feels like it’s been created around you; you can’t go wrong with this affordable SUV.
The most affordable SUV on our list comes from Volkswagen in the form of the T-Roc. This boldly designed SUV has been crafted to offer maximum versatility and practicality. Not only is it attractive to look at from the outside, inside you’ll find highly advanced technology including audio alerts that warn you about nearby cars, pedestrians and obstacles. The T-Roc is available with efficient and powerful TSI petrol engines, as well as an economical TDI Diesel engine, all of which will pack a punch and ensure your T-Roc is a joy to drive.