Consumers in the market for an all-purpose family vehicle that looks good, gets great fuel economy and offers more than bare-bones features would do well to check out the following list of 2012 crossover SUVs, all of which carry a base price, including destination charge, of under $25,000.
Note that the maximum seating capacity for the base model compact crossovers is five passengers, although one, the Toyota RAV4, can be configured for seven passengers at additional cost. Of the mid-size crossovers, the Kia Sorento can be configured with a third-row to seat seven for an additional cost.
Listed, in order of least expensive net price, are the eleven 2012 crossovers under $25,000 by make/model, segment, base price, destination charge, and net price:
2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD – Compact crossover, $20,595 base, $775 destination, $21,670 net price
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2012 Ford Escape XLS FWD – Compact crossover, $21,440 base, $825 destination, $22,265 net price
2012 Nissan Rogue S – Compact crossover, $21,580 base, $810 destination, $22,390 net price
2012 Honda CR-V LX 2WD – Compact crossover, $22,295 base, $180 destination, $23,105 net price
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander – Compact crossover, $22,845 base, $810 destination, $23,155 net price
2012 Toyota RAV4 – Compact crossover, $22,650 base, $810 destination, $23,460 net price
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S FWD – Compact crossover, $22,840 base, $820 destination, $23,660 net price
2012 Kia Sorento LX FWD– Mid-size crossover, $23,150 base, $800 destination, $23,950 net price
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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS FWD – Mid-size crossover, $23,225 base, $810 destination, $24,035 net price
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD – Compact crossover, $23,450 base, $810 destination, $24,260 net price
2012 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD – Compact crossover, $25,480 base, $810 destination, $26,290 net price
It’s also worthwhile to note that with available incentives, higher trims or additional options will be within reach, so if you’re interested in them, be sure to check and see what’s being offered in your area.
As for the 2012 Ford Escape, since an all-new 2013 model arrives in 2012, there may be even better deals available on the current version.
In the coming days, we’ll take a closer look at a few of these crossovers side-by-side, to see what each has to offer that makes them unique.