Crossovers are quickly becoming one of the most popular car types on the market (we’ve covered what exactly is a crossover in this article) thanks to its bigger exterior, loftier ride and hatchback economy – what’s not to like? In this blog, we take a look at some of the cheapest crossovers on the market to help those on a budget that want to experience the benefits of a crossover without breaking the bank.
RRP from £15,994
The new Suzuki Vitara re entered the market in 2015 with a huge facelift and an interior overhaul to compete in the budget crossover market. The new Vitara is tough and rugged with economical engines and powerful 4x4 engines available for those wanting a top spec one. A fun car to drive with plenty of space inside, the Suzuki Vitara ticks all the boxes for those wanting a budget big car.
RRP from £15,190
The Nissan Juke is one of the original crossovers and is one of the most common on the roads today due to it’s highly affordable price, great engines and generous interiors. The Juke may not be the biggest crossover on the list but it may be the one that ticks the most boxes. Although many may think it’s getting on a bit now, the timely refreshes by Nissan means the Juke is as up to date as any other car inside and out.
RRP from £15,295
The Captur is a small crossover offer extra space over the Clio and a much larger boot. The Captur still retains the same performance, economy and price point so there’s very little not to like about the Capture. A big small car at a very competitive price. The Captur stands out from the crowd by being one of the nicest looking car from the outside with affordable two tone paintwork.
RRP from £15,740
The Fiat 500x is Fiat’s budget crossover which launched in 2014. Using the familiar style found in its little brother the 500 the 500x aims to appeal to those who like the Fiat 500 but need 4 doors and extra space. The 500X, however, has strong crossover/SUV credentials as it’s based on the Jeep Renegade as opposed to hatchbacks like many on this list. Worth considering for something more stylish and rare.
RRP from £17,290
The Ford Ecosport is their entry level crossover car under the much larger Kuga. The Ecosport, interestingly enough, has more classic crossover looks much like Jeeps of days gone by. The Ecosport in true Ford style has very good engines, a reactive steering system and is priced very competitively allow many to get a Ford crossover at a bargain price.
RRP from £16,745
The new Hyundai Kona is their smaller crossover sat under the much larger Tucson. Designed for those on a budget in mind and for those who don’t want a car quite as big as the Tucson. There’s plenty to like with the Kona as it’s one of the most bold and modern looking crossovers that has plenty of kit, even on entry level trims.
RRP from £19,195
The Kia Sportage has been a runaway success since its 2010 refresh which brought the looks and interiors more inline with its European competitors. Despite Kia now launching 3 crossovers (Stonic, Sportage and Niro) it’s the Sportage that tends to be the cheapest to lease thanks to its popularity and superior residual values. The Sportage is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a medium sized crossover on a budget.
RRP from £16,980
The Peugeot 2008 is essentially a 208 on stilts with more space. It may not look like a boxy crossover but the Peugeot 2008 has all the features a crossover should have and it comes in at a very competitive price. Choose the Peugeot 2008 for French styling and a more estate car feel.
RRP from £16,900
The new SEAT Arona is one of the best and cheapest crossover (yes, both at the same time!) on this list. Essentially the same car as the Q2, Karoq and T-Roc – the Arona has the distinct title of being the cheapest of them all. You’d be hard pressed to find a better pound for pound crossover than the SEAT Arona.
RRP from £17,105
The new Vauxhall Crossland X is Vauxhall’s mid range crossover above the Mokka and below the Grandland X. Highlights of the Crossland are a very spacious and practical cabin and boot to serve a decent size family, a myriad of options to customise the car to suit any taste and a fairly refined and smooth ride.
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