By Tara Trompeter
If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you might assume that you’ll have to spend big bucks for that extra cargo space and elevated ride height. Luckily, there are more affordable options in the compact and subcompact SUV segments than ever before, making it easy to get an SUV with the latest safety and tech features at a price between $17,000-$22,000.
These are the 10 cheapest SUVs of 2020, ranked by the MSRP of each base model.
1. 2020 Hyundai Venue — $17,350
The 2020 Hyundai /zigman2/quotes/204364212/delayed HYMTF -4.48% Venue is an all-new SUV — and it just happens to be the cheapest SUV you can buy this year. Don’t let that low price fool you though — the Venue is equipped with impressive standard safety features, good fuel economy and standard Apple /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL -1.58% CarPlay and Android Auto, even on the base model.
2. 2020 Kia Soul — $17,490
The fully-redesigned 2020 Kia Soul is a boxy hatchback with a great price and a more premium aesthetic than it’s ever had before. We especially like the Soul’s roomy interior, impressive fuel economy and tons of optional tech features.
3. 2020 Nissan Kicks — $18,870
The 2020 Nissan Kicks is all about value with excellent fuel economy and tons of equipment at a low price. A fun commuter SUV for folks in tight urban environments, the Nissan /zigman2/quotes/207656007/delayed NSANY -2.46% Kicks has a surprisingly large cargo area for a car its size.
4. 2020 Ford EcoSport — $19,995
The 2020 Ford /zigman2/quotes/208911460/composite F -1.97% EcoSport ranks among the least expensive crossovers on the market today. The diminutive EcoSport is easy to park and offers Fiesta-derived nimble handling and available all-wheel drive.
5. 2020 Hyundai Kona — $20,300
The 2020 Hyundai Kona offers buyers a compact SUV that maximizes space and looks good doing it. When you add in optional all-wheel drive, Hyundai’s powertrain warranty and some unexpected creature comforts (for this price point), the Kona becomes a very appealing SUV choice.
6. 2020 Mazda CX-3 — $20,640
Small, sporty and inexpensive are three words to describe the 2020 Mazda /zigman2/quotes/206326885/delayed MZDAY -2.47% CX-3. We like the way this little SUV looks, both inside and out, and the build quality is excellent. Couple that with good fuel economy and sports car handling, and it’s easy to see how the CX-3 ends up on your shortlist.
7. 2020 Honda HR-V — $20,920
The 2020 Honda /zigman2/quotes/207173990/composite HMC -0.97% HR-V is a practical, reliable SUV choice that just happens to be priced well to boot. We really like the clever rear “Magic Seat” that gives the HR-V superior cargo space, plus it offers excellent fuel economy and loads of standard features.
8. 2020 Toyota C-HR — $21,295
With sharp handling and bold style, the 2020 Toyota C-HR is a funky little crossover at a reasonable price point. We really appreciate all of the standard features and the C-HR’s high-quality cabin — and of course, there’s nothing like Toyota /zigman2/quotes/200537742/composite TM -1.33% reliability.
9. 2020 Chevrolet Trax — $21,300
The 2020 Chevrolet Trax is a sporty subcompact SUV with a roomy interior, an impressive list of optional features and a good price. Throw in decent fuel economy and the Trax becomes a solid contender for someone who needs a good little city car.
10. 2020 Mazda CX-30 — $21,900*
Finishing out our list of this year’s cheapest SUVs, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a small crossover with big style and an attractive price. We like the CX-30’s luxurious interior (especially for the price), great handling and smooth ride.
This story originally ran on Autotrader.com .