What is the best value Small SUV?
We are looking for good alternatives to the excellent Toyota RAV4. Are there other small SUV's that are similar but lower priced or cheaper to repair?
We had to make that choice in 2015. We've been Toyota fans for a long time; we still own our "91 Previa that's in great condition. The RAV-4 was our goal, but it seemed so cheap inside and the ride/handling wasn't great. We eliminated Hyundai and Kia because they're, really, not good cars. We almost went with the Lexus NX Sport, but the price was ridiculous. The CRV had a CVT transmission which my wife & I both hate. We then found the Mazda CX-5. Bought the Grand Touring edition and have been fans since. I'd recommend you look at the CX-5, or if you'd like smaller, the CX-3. There are base models, and base models today have everything you need and most of what you'd want. The base CX-5 is about $25,000. Check all the reviews and comparisons on line, and I think you'll be as pleased as we have been.