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10 Best Suvs Under $25,000 Of 2014 Named By KBB.com

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

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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"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."

KBB.com's 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 of 2014

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

1Certain restrictions and requirements may apply.
2 MSRP is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.
3The Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price (FPP) is updated weekly to show shoppers what others have been paying for this car recently. FPP data in chart was sourced from KBB.com on January 10, 2014. Tax, title, license extra.
4Cash back deals assume 60 months at default APR 3.5%
5Purchase payments assume cash back applied as down payment.

To see KBB.com's full coverage of the 10 Best SUVs under $25,000, including vehicle photography, pricing details and editorial reviews, please visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-suvs-under-25000-2014/2000009884/.

For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, visit www.kbb.com/media/, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kelleybluebook (or @kelleybluebook), like our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kbb, and get updates on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+kbb.

About Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com)
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values, and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies. For two years running, Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com ranked highest in its category for brand equity and was named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year in the 2012 and 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a subsidiary of AutoTrader Group, which includes AutoTrader.com, vAuto, VinSolutions and HomeNet Automotive. AutoTrader Group is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises.

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