Top Crossover SUV Deals You Have to See
At this stage of the game, the wild popularity of crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) with American consumers is undeniable. In fact, CUVs are the most popular class of light-duty vehicle in the nation at the moment. SUVs, CUVs, and light trucks are outselling cars by a margin of two-to-one according to recent statistics.
Here’s a quick sampling of the best CUV deals currently available to consumers.
2019 Ford Escape
The 2019 Ford Escape comes with a 1.5L engine that produces a healthy 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque good for 2,000 pounds worth of towing capacity. Nevertheless, the latest Escape still manages to achieve up to 30 mpg at highway speeds. Thanks to 68 cubic feet of cargo space, the Escape can haul plenty of gear without cramping the styles of passengers.
Due to its reasonable curb weight and powerful engine options, the 2019 Ford Escape is a nimble vehicle with superior acceleration. What’s more, the Escape boasts taught handling and solid ground clearance for navigating rough terrain. Infotainment capabilities like voice controls, Apple CarPlay integration, and turn-by-turn navigation make for a pleasant driving experience no matter where you’re headed.
Starting at an MSRP of $24,105, the 2019 Ford Escape won’t break the average buyer’s budget. Leases are available for $239 per month for a term of 36 months with $2,999 due up front. The standard lease option includes 31,500 miles spread out over three years. Buyers can opt for either 1.9 percent financing over 60 months or $2,250 cash back.
2019 Mazda CX-3
The 2019 Mazda CX-3 sports a robust 2.0L SkyActiv-G engine that produces 148 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with Mazda’s famous i-Activ AWD system, the CX-3 is a sure-footed dynamo that rarely loses its grip. With the rear seats folded down, the CX-3 boasts a modest but acceptable 44.5 cubic feet of storage space. The front-wheel-drive variant can achieve up to 34 mpg on the highway.
Thanks to its crisp handling and respectable power, the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is one of the sportiest CUVs on the market. A comfortable interior, as well as driver-assistance features like blind spot monitoring, make long journeys a pleasant experience. The Mazda Connect infotainment system enables hands-free control of numerous multimedia features. Best of all, the CX-3 delivers outstanding fuel economy that few CUV rivals can match.
With an entry-level MSRP of $20,390, the Mazda CX-3 is one of the most affordable CUVs around. Buyers can get financing at 2.9 percent for 60 months or $250 cash back through January 31. A 36-month lease will cost consumers $199 per month with $2,499 due up front. The mileage allowance for a standard CX-3 lease clock in at 36,000 miles over three years.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
Equipped with Subaru’s 2.0L boxer engine, the 2019 Crosstrek kicks out 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of throaty torque. While that’s not a lot of muscle, it pairs well with the Crosstrek’s seven-speed CVT transmission and all-wheel-drive. Up to 64.2 cubic feet of storage and 1,500 pounds worth of towing capacity allow owners to tote plenty of gear on long trips.
Easily the best reason to buy a Crosstrek is the sure-footed handling that Subaru’s drivetrain setup always delivers. Like most CUVs on the market, the Crosstrek has plenty of electronic goodies like the Starlink infotainment system to keep occupants occupied. A slew of standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology features keep a close watch on the road to help operators avoid dicey situations.
When you consider the refinement that the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek brings to the table, a starting MSRP of $21,895 is pretty reasonable. If you want to lease the 2019 Crosstrek, you’ll need to put down a mere $1,999 at signing and pay $245 per month for 36 months. If you’d like to buy, you can secure 3.49 percent financing until January 31.
2019 Hyundai Tucson
Available in both front and all-wheel-drive configurations, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is a zippy little CUV with a lot going for it. Its base-level 2.0L engine produces 161 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque when paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A towing capacity of 1,500 pounds and up to 61.9 cubic feet worth of cargo space allow it to tote a ton.
At the end of the day, the Hyundai Tucson is one of the best CUVs you can get your hands on for the money. While the exterior design cues are attractive enough, the interior amenities are what set it apart. Hyundai SmartSense boasts features like blind-spot collision warnings and forward collision-avoidance assist (FCA) that greatly reduce the odds of a costly mishap.
Starting at $23,200, the Hyundai Tucson is an affordable CUV that delivers superior return on investment. A lease costs just $249 per month for 36 months if you plunk down $2,599 when you sign on. Alternatively, Hyundai dealers offer 0.9 percent financing for 60 months and give buyers $500 worth of bonus cash. Both the lease and financing offers are good through January 31.
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
Thanks to its 101.1 cubic feet of passenger space and luxurious interior, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan can comfortably accommodate up to seven adults. Its 2.0 L turbo engine produces 184 lb-ft of torque and 221 hp while managing up to 29 mpg at highway speeds. The Tiguan’s 4MOTION all-wheel-drive and generous ground clearance enable it to negotiate rough roads confidently.
Like most Volkswagens on the market, the 2019 Tiguan gets high marks for its roomy interior and upscale upholstery. Its handling and peppy acceleration make it a fun CUV to drive regardless of the prevailing travel conditions. What’s more, the Tiguan’s VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system boasts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A standard rear-view camera and blind-spot monitoring keep occupants safe on the road.
Starting at an MSRP of $24,295, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is surprisingly affordable when you factor in build quality and amenities. A 36-month lease is available for $209 per month with just $2,999 due up front. A 60-month loan that features 1.90 percent financing can be had by qualified buyers through February 28.