Entry-Level Crossover Utility Vehicles
2008 Dodge CaliberMSRP: $14,000 - $22,435
Invoice: $13,200 - $20,876
Fuel Economy: 29 mpg Hwy, 24 mpg City
The Dodge Caliber is a well-rounded package providing a fun and versatile vehicle that combines the best features of a wagon, hatchback, and SUV. Gearbox that allows manual selection of gears.
2008 Suzuki SX4MSRP: $14,770 - $16,870
Invoice: $14,179 - $16,195
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy, 21 mpg City
The Suzuki SX4 Crossover is a small five-door wagon that comes standard with Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive (I-AWD). It is reasonably sporty and offers versatility with the looks of a stylish mini-SUV.
2008 Jeep PatriotMSRP: $15,475 - $21,945
Invoice: $14,562 - $20,450
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy, 23 mpg City
The Trail-Rated Jeep Patriot claims to be the most capable 4x4 in the compact crossover sport utility vehicle segment, thanks to its available Freedom Drive II Off-Road Package.
2008 Kia RondoMSRP: $16,395 - $20,195
Invoice: $15,625 - $18,895
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg Hwy, 19 mpg City
The Kia Rondo aims to strike the perfect balance between available passenger and cargo capacity. The Rondo is not as large as a minivan, yet not as small as a typical hatchback.
2008 Chevrolet HHRMSRP: $16,515 - $22,375
Invoice: $15,607 - $21,256
Fuel Economy: 30 mpg Hwy, 22 mpg City
Inspired by its trucks and cars of the '40s, the retro HHR offers SUV styling with sedan-like economy. The nostalgic design is not only pleasing but practical, as the boxy 4-door shape lends itself to increased interior space.
2008 Hyundai TucsonMSRP: $17,235 - $24,585
Invoice: $16,709 - $23,237
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg Hwy, 20 mpg City
The Hyundai Tucson is a compact SUV that is nicely proportioned with clean lines and short overhangs front and rear.
2008 Honda ElementMSRP: $18,980 - $22,775
Invoice: $17,662 - $21,182
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg Hwy, 18 mpg City
The Honda Element is a crossover sport utility vehicle designed to maximize space for people and cargo in a fairly small package, with driving characteristics similar to that of a small sedan.
2008 Mazda TributeMSRP: $19,135 - $26,505
Invoice: $17,923 - $24,794
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy, 22 mpg City
The Mazda Tribute is the vehicle for you if you want a little zoom in your compact utility. It is fun to drive and provides all the convenient qualities of a compact SUV.
2008 Dodge NitroMSRP: $19,595 - $24,665
Invoice: $18,431 - $23,070
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg Hwy, 16 mpg City
The Nitro, a mid-size SUV from Dodge, combines a high belt line and a raised seating position for passengers in a unique and distinctive "boxy" shape that sets it apart from other mid-size SUV's.