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Every SUV Between $25K and $35K and How to Choose

Around $30K is a common, reasonable budget for a new vehicle. Any more and you're buying more than you need. Any less and you might be limiting your yourself by choosing a car with reduced power, seating or other capabilities. You've done well to find this article. Now look at these 72 SUVs and follow our simple steps for narrowing your choices. We recommend usingĀ NADA's search tool throughout the process.

Year SUV
2017 Audi Q3
2018 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3
2017 BMW X1
2018 BMW X1
2016 BMW X1
2018 Buick Envision
2017 Buick Envision
2018 Chevrolet Equinox Die
2016 Chevrolet Traverse
2017 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Dodge Durango
2017 Dodge Durango
2016 Dodge Durango
2016 Ford Edge
2017 Ford Edge
2018 Ford Edge
2016 Ford Explorer
2017 Ford Explorer
2018 Ford Explorer
2018 GMC Acadia
2017 GMC Acadia
2016 GMC Acadia
2018 GMC Terrain Die
2016 Honda Pilot
2017 Honda Pilot
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Kia Sorento
2017 Kia Sorento
2018 Kia Sorento
2016 Lexus NX 200t
2017 Lincoln MKC
2016 Lincoln MKC
2018 Lincoln MKC
2016 Mazda CX-9
2017 Mazda CX-9
2018 Mazda CX-9
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2016 Nissan Murano
2017 Nissan Murano
2018 Nissan Murano
2016 Nissan Pathfinder
2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2018 Nissan Pathfinder
2017 Nissan Rogue Hy
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hy
2017 Subaru Outback
2018 Subaru Outback
2016 Toyota 4Runner
2017 Toyota 4Runner
2018 Toyota 4Runner
2016 Toyota Highlander
2017 Toyota Highlander
2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan


1. Choose Seating

SUVs in this price range vary in terms of how many passengers can fit in. What you need to do is make sure you have enough seats to carry your family around with. Don't buy extra seating unless you regularly transport additional passengers.

2. Choose a Brand

You might be partial to a particular brand. Don't oversimplify this decision, though. Your favorite brand might not be the best choice for you. Some brands tend to depreciate faster than others, which means you lose value quicker. Others don't come with great warranties. The price may also be lower, but the initial savings could be eaten up by costs in a short time period. Make sure you don't end up regretting your choice later on.

3. Choose a Trim

Trims define the level of luxury and "equippedness" of a vehicle. The "top of the line" trim is the most expensive, most luxurious and most equipped. Everyone wants the best trim but you shouldn't spend on features you don't need. The higher trims will have bigger engines, accordingly. Keep in mind that bigger engines cost more money because they consume more fuel. If you really want to, you can purchase a little extra power for fun. Don't overdo it, though. Are you really planning on racing or competing? If not, a modest engine will be just fine.

4. Choose a Dealer

You're almost there! The next step is to get quotes from your local dealers for comparison. Once you know who's offering the best deal, you can simply go get it or you can negotiate further. Just show your quotes from competing dealers for a little extra leverage.

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