Best New Compact Crossovers for Under 20k

Ready for a vehicle that is reliable, stylish, fun to drive, and still affordable? Check out the latest compact crossovers for under 20k. It's easy to understand the appeal when it comes to compact crossovers - they offer all-weather capability, a decent amount of power, great gas mileage, and versatility for hauling passengers and cargo. These models are ideal for growing families, urban dwellers, and small families that are growing fast. The top three compact crossovers include the new Honda CR-V, Toyota Rav4, and Hyundai Kona. These three compact crossovers are pretty similar, but there are some important differences to consider before making a final choice. Read on to find out what you need to know about the best new compact crossovers that cost less than $20k.

 

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  1. What are the best standard features for the new Honda CR-V?
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    One of the most popular vehicles on the market for under 20k, the CR-V comes in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base model comes with a generous amount of standard features, including a rearview camera, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and a 5-inch display. The interior is comfortable and roomy for passengers without sacrificing cargo space, and handling is a dream.

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  2. What is new for the latest Toyota Rav4?
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    The latest model of the Rav4 has been recently redesigned, with more prominent styling, a longer wheelbase, an available all-wheel drive system, and the latest technology. The cabin is quiet and comfortable, with very little ride noise, and the controls are intuitive. The new Rav4 comes in five trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited. The base trim has LED headlights, rear privacy glass, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding and reclining second-row seat, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, one USB port, and Bluetooth.

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  3. What do drivers need to know about the new Hyundai Kona?
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    The new Kona is simply fun to drive, and there are a lot of features for the money. This five-passenger crossover comes in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited and Ultimate. Standard features for the base trim level includes automatic headlights, remote keyless entry, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

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  4. What engines do each of these compact crossovers have?
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    The latest CR-V has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque and front-wheel drive. The new RAV4 gets a 2.5-liter engine that produces 203 horsepower and has front wheel drive. The latest Kona is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque and front wheel drive.

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  5. How do these compact crossovers compare when it comes to gas mileage?
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    The new Honda CR-V gets 27 to 30 miles per gallon combined, while the Toyota Rav4 scores 28 to 30 miles per gallon combined. The Hyundai Kona gets 30 miles per gallon combined.

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  6. How do these crossovers differ in price?
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    The new Honda CR-V has a base price of $25,305. The base price for the Toyota Rav4 is $26,595, and the base price for the latest Hyundai Kona is $19,990.

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  7. How safe are these new compact crossovers?
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    Advanced safety features that include lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are often included on new models. However, the new CR-V comes with standard safety features on the base model but only the more expensive trim levels have advanced safety features. The latest RAV4 is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, which includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. The Hyundai Kona base trim package also gets advanced safety features that include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and a driver attention monitor.

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  8. Do any of these three compact crossovers have hybrid models?
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    The newest Toyota Rav4 and Hyundai Kona are two of the few compact SUVs that offer hybrid models.

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