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Kelley Blue Book Expert Editors Highlight Top Affordable SUVs for 2014; Honda CR-V Leads for Second Consecutive Year


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IRVINE, CA--Jan. 21, 2014: Whether it's utility, style, fuel economy or pure excitement you're looking for, there's something for everyone on the expert recommended list of 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 from Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information. Shoppers in the market for an affordable new SUV have plenty of options to choose from in this second annual Top 10 list.

"The vehicles on our 2014 edition of the 10 Best SUVs under $25,000 list are not only affordable, but also are sensible, stylish and feature all-new in-vehicle technology," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. "We chose the 2014 Honda CR-V to lead the pack for the second year in a row because of its well-rounded manner and stellar reliability. Any SUV on this hand-selected list is sure to impress, especially this time of year when utility vehicles are most appreciated."

Rank

Vehicle

1

2014 Honda CR-V

2

2014 Mazda CX-5

3

2014 Nissan Rogue

4

2014 Ford Escape

5

2014 Subaru Forester

6

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

7

2014 Jeep Cherokee

8

2014 Toyota RAV 4

9

2014 Kia Sorento

10

2014 Jeep Wrangler

The deals listed below are added information and were not taken into consideration in assembling the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 list. The KBB.com Editorial team chose the vehicles on their recommended list based on a vehicle's overall attributes and value in comparison with other models in their segment and price class. Fair Purchase Price, which reports what other shoppers are paying for new cars this week, also was a factor in the overall analysis.

Lease Deals1

Year

Make

Model

Trim

MSRP2

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price3

Lease Term (months)

Monthly Payment

Amount Due at Signing

2014

Honda

CR-V

LX Sport Utility

$23,775

$22,472

36

$239

$2,199

2014

 

Subaru

Forester

2.5i Sport Utility

$22,820

$21,455

36

$239

$1,939

2014

Jeep

Wrangler

Sport SUV

$23,390

$22,197

36

$319

$2,499

Cash Back Deals4

Year

Make

Model

Trim

MSRP2

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price3

Monthly Payment

Cash Back5

2014

Ford

Escape

SE Sport Utility

$26,445

$24,983

$199

$2,000

2014

Hyundai

Santa Fe

Sport

$25,825

$24,433

$269

$750

2014

Jeep

Cherokee

Sport SUV 4D

$23,990

$23,150

$259

$500

2014

Toyota

RAV 4

LE Sport Utility

$24,160

$22,660

$329

$500

2014

Kia

Sorento

LX Sport Utility

$24,950

$23,550

$239

$2,000