Top 9 Cheapest Crossover Cars that Don't Miss out on Looks (2021 Buyer's Guide)

We will never get tired to save your money, so let’s revisit the topic of the cheapest car models within today’s most popular automotive segment – crossovers. These compact vehicles are a total hit among younger drivers across all international markets and their success can be easily explained. Affordable pricing, raised clearance, low fuel consumption and plenty of advanced electronics for the tech savvy buyers.

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#1 2022 Hyundai Kona

Still fresh from Hyundai’s roster, the subcompact Kona gets its first refresh in 2022. The changes are aimed mostly at introducing new styling language and adding more tech. The crossover gets a wider mouth-grille, narrower lighting elements and faux front and rear skid plates.

#2 2021 Nissan Kicks

The global debut for the Nissan Kicks took place in 2020, but the US market had to wait for one more year. The facelift brings revised design and legitimately worthy tech upgrades, including an e-Power Hybrid drivetrain.

#3 2021 Dacia Sandero Stepway

Marketed under Dacia’s or Renault’s badge this micro crossover has gone through a recent facelift which introduced a much more appealing front fascia, new CMF low-specification platform, better tech and engines.

#4 2021 Kia Stonic

We often say that Kia Soul is the brand’s smallest crossover, but in reality, this title belongs to this cute CUV that is sold on the European market. Basically a raised version of the Rio hatchback, the 2021 Kia Stonic arrives with new LED headlights, two additional body colors dubbed Storm Grey and Azure Blue, and a Zest Yellow paint finish for the roof.

#5 2021 Hyundai Venue

Advertised as a modern and youth-oriented model, the 2021 Hyundai Venue offers agile handling, plenty of driver assists, as well as a surprisingly comfortable and spacious cabin. It comes powered by a 1.6-liter inline-4 that makes 121 horses and 113 lb-ft. From 2021, the only gearbox in North America is a CVT, while other markets continue to get 6-speed manual and automatic options.

#6 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer seizes the opportunity to tap into a thrifty and yet tech hungry category of buyers. It offers 2 engine choices, optional AWD, and comes equipped with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with smartphone integration, Safety Assist package and signature LED DRLs.

#7 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport/ASX

Despite the recent facelift, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also known as ASX, still rides on the same platform as 10 years ago. However, there are countless benefits of putting on the latest Dynamic Shield front fascia.

#8 2021 Suzuki Vitara

Facelifted in 2019, Suzuki Vitara remains one of the most affordable crossover options, though its starting price will depend heavily on the market where you are doing the shopping. In Eastern Europe, Oceania and some regions of Asia, the model continues to offer a variety of drivetrain setups, while in EU countries, only the Euro-6d compliant 1.4L mild hybrid remains on the table.

#9 2021 Renault Duster

The world is patiently holding its breath for the facelifted version of the best-selling Renault Dacia Duster. For now, though, it still remains a far better car than its price tag would suggest, both as a city commuter and a 4wheel drive mild off-roader.


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  1. Hopefully we will able to save your money, when shopping for a crossover in 2021. Would you prefer going for one of the features models or would you rather get a more expensive, larger crossover on the used market? Lets talk this over in the comments section!

  2. I can’t decide between Renault Captur, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic and Dacia Sandero Stepway. The Captur and Kona are obviously more well equipped than the Stepway, but the price difference is not small to. Can’t make up my mind if it’s worth it and which one to get.

  3. prefer the full EV variant, HYUNDAI Kona AWD + 0.5 in. Lift 74.3 kWh i-MOTOR 5-Dr Compact e-CUV (RHD)!!! MARUTI SUZUKI India should launch the SUZUKI Vitara VX 4WD + 1.0 in. Lift 1.4 i-Turbo I4 MHEV 5-Dr C-SUV (RHD) in the country asap!!! if i may, the RENAULT Duster Rx 4WD + 1.0 in. Lift 1.5 TDI I4 5-Dr C-SUV (RHD) is no mild off roader my friend & I'm saying this from experience!!! it could go anywhere my 2014 Land Rover DEFENDER 110 4WD + 3.0 in. Lift 2.4 TDI I5 5-Dr SUV (RHD) can!!! trust me on this!!!

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