Honda CR-V Leads KBB.Com's 10 Best 2013 SUVs Under $25,000

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2013 Honda CR-V

IRVINE, Calif., May 22, 2013 -- Shoppers in the market for an affordable new SUV can see which models the experts recommend most in the list of 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 of 2013 from Kelley Blue Book. In this inaugural list from, the editors ranked the 2013 Honda CR-V at the top of the pack.

"Far more flexible than a sedan but more affordable, maneuverable and fuel-efficient than a full-size SUV, today's compact SUV is a masterful mix of style and practicality," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's "And it's an exciting time to be shopping the segment, because eight of this year's 10 handpicked standouts are totally redesigned or first-ever models.  We ranked the perennially popular Honda CR-V No. 1 because it is so outstandingly reliable and exceptionally easy to get along with."'s 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 of 2013


2013 Model-Year Vehicle

60-Month Residual Value


Cost to Own1

60-Month Residual Value2


Honda CR-V





Mazda CX-5





Ford Escape





Toyota RAV4





Kia Sorento





Hyundai Santa Fe Sport





Subaru Forester





Jeep Wrangler





Volkswagen Tiguan





Buick Encore




1 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own sourced on May 14, 2013.

2 Kelley Blue Book® Residual Values sourced from May/June 2013 book.

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