Midsized SUVs With Standard Safety Systems That Won't Break the Bank

These 7 CR-recommended affordable SUVs are available with starting prices from $25,000 to $35,000

Ford Edge is among the Midsized SUVs With Standard Safety Systems That Won't Break the Bank
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Higher-priced new cars and SUVs tend to come with more fancy conveniences and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which might save your life or better protect you from injury on the road.

But many consumers looking for affordable SUVs also want the best ADAS features. Consumer Reports is here to help you find the best ones that come with key safety systems standard.

CR thinks that forward collision warning (FCW), blind spot warning (BSW), and automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection should come standard on all models.

Even though automakers are making ADAS features available on more affordable SUVs, sometimes the safety technology isn't standard on the base trim. But there are options for savvy shoppers who want affordable SUVs with key safety equipment. 

Below is our list of CR-recommended midsized affordable SUVs with starting prices 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 are all 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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