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Top 10 Least Expensive Crossovers

#10 2014 Kia Sportage

$21,600.00

The standard features of the Kia Sportage LX include 2.4L I-4 182hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

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There aren't many options for low priced vehicles for a family on a budget. When it comes time to replace the family chariot with something new, the priorities are often a combination of comfort, safety, and price. But it's a tricky balance to strike, especially since auto manufacturers know that parents of little ones are often willing to budge on the price if it means ensuring safety. The minivan used to be the default vehicle in such a situation, but new technologically advanced safety systems, as well as lots of new comfort features, have driven minivan sticker prices up to the point that it's not such an easy decision. And this is where crossovers have an advantage. This class isn't exactly known for being cheap, either, but there are budget friendly options. This list of the top 10 least expensive crossovers might provide some more aesthetically pleasing alternatives to the standard van or wagon. These affordable crossovers provide many of the same features and amenities as the higher priced end of the crossover spectrum, so you might be surprised by some of the models featured on this list.

Since crossovers are such a competitive segment, auto manufacturers know that designing and building the best inexpensive crossover vehicles can be a gateway to the brand. So, these low price crossovers receive a lot of attention when they're in the development, design and engineering stages. If done well, low cost crossovers  are almost guaranteed to attract a solid following and make a lot of new buyers happy, because it’s tricky to come up with a good design, pair it with a decent engine, and include enough safety and convenience features to please tech-friendly buyers, all at a price that feels like a bargain. These affordable crossover vehicles manage to feel like a bargain, without seeming like a compromise.