Affordable Compact SUVs From $25,000 to $35,000 With Safety Systems Standard

These high-performing affordable SUVs will keep you safer and won't break your budget

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Even though more automakers are making advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) available on models, sometimes the safety technology isn't available on the base trim and automakers make you pay extra.

Consumer Reports believes that automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and forward collision warning (FCW) should come standard on all models.

And even though some automakers fall short, there are options for savvy shoppers who want affordable SUVs and safety equipment. 

Below is our list of compact SUVs available from $25,000 to $35,000 that have some ADAS features standard on all models, including city- and highway-speed AEB and FCW. Some also have pedestrian detection systems and/or blind spot warning (BSW). 

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These compact SUVs are CR recommended models. That means they scored well in our road tests, which comprise more than 50 objective and subjective evaluations and tests. On top of that, they have good reliability and key advanced safety equipment. They also performed well in government and insurance-industry crash tests, if they were tested. We've listed them by their Overall Score, which is a combination of all these factors. 

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2020 Subaru Forester

Price Range: $24,495 - $34,595

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