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5 Affordable SUVs that Are Worth Every Penny


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Car companies have come up with several new brands of affordable SUVs. If you are interested in buying a new car, now's the time to buy an SUV. Read through used SUV ratings and reviews to getter knowledge about the cars. We've done some of the legwork for you and compiled a list of five affordable SUVs that are worth every penny.

1. Ford Edge

This model Ford is not really that new, but it is really value for money. This crossover SUV averages a cost of $26,728 to $34,700. It's styled very comfortably and has really great mileage. There is an easy to fold rear seat and you can choose from newer models like the Sport model which has several amenities and is priced at $34,000. Fuel mileage has improved with a base of 18/25 mpg. This SUV is great but if you can wait for the 2011 version, then do so. The company promises much better fuel mileage as well as three trims that you can choose from.

2. Mercury Mariner

This SUV stands out due to its roomy interior and well designed exteriors. The Mariner has several optional characteristics that you can choose like a rearview camera system, Active Park Assist and an integrated blind spot mirror. These may be optional accessories, but they do add to the overall appeal of the car.

3. Hyundai Tucson

This is one model of SUV that has been consistently rated in nearly every top ten list in 2010. The Tucson has been redesigned to give better power, style and fuel economy to make it one of the best in the segment. It's also priced at an extremely attractive $19,000 that makes it very affordable for nearly every class of driver. Another attractive feature is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, automatic transmission and a fuel economy of 23/31 mpg. The company has also offered a one-of-a-kind five year/ 60,000 mile basic warranty that is better than any other company at present. This is a must-have car.

4. Nissan Rogue

This is an affordable SUV that offers design and class. Current sticker price is $20,000, which makes is just a single step better than the Hyundai Tucson. It also has an impressive 22/27 mpg rating that places it in the top percentile of its class for fuel economy and mileage. The 2009 used SUV prices are also not that different, as this model is just $2000 more than last year's.

5. GMC Terrain

The GMC Terrain averages a remarkable 32 mpg on highways and you will get the best fuel economy for its price. At present, the sticker price is $24,000, but the cost is stabilized by the other add-ons provided with the car. For the price you will get a rearview mirror, USB iPod interfaces, satellite radio and additional carry on rear seats. The five-seater cabin is roomy and comfortable for passengers.

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