If you want an SUV these days, you’re hardly alone. Folks are clamoring for their useful cargo space, high seating position, and overall image — especially now that the leading crossovers offer such excellent driving manners and fuel economy.
But prices can get high, especially if you want advanced self-driving features. Automakers have developed valuable driver-assistance technologies that can make driving more relaxing and help you avoid a crash. These include adaptive cruise control, which maintains a minimum distance from the car in front of you as it slows down and speeds back up; automatic emergency braking, which can autonomously slam the brakes to avoid or mitigate a collision; blind-spot monitoring, which alerts you about vehicles driving next to you or just behind you; a lane-departure warning, which lets you know if you stray over the line; and lane-keeping assistance, which automatically steers the car back into place if you do so. These 10 great SUVs each include all or most of these features for $30,000 or less.