What is the best value Small SUV?

Asked by dulcimer05 Mar 22, 2019 at 09:55 AM about the Toyota RAV4

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

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?

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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.

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