SUVs Under $25,000 With Standard Safety Systems That You Can Buy Right Now

You don't have to pay luxury prices to get key safety equipment

2020 Hyundai Kona is one of the SUVs under $25,000 with key safety systems standard

Finding an SUV with standard active safety systems for less than $25,000 is quite the challenge. Many manufacturers make these safety systems optional on the most affordable vehicles, and sometimes the equipment isn't even available on some higher trim levels. 

Still, there are options for savvy shoppers. Below is a list of the SUVs with standard ADAS features that you can take home for $25,000 or less. They all have forward collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB). Some also have pedestrian detection systems and/or blind spot warning (BSW). 

Listed below is the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) with destination charge. It doesn't take into account rebates, incentives, or negotiations that can significantly lower the price.

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The SUVs are all recommended and ranked in order of their Overall Score, which encompasses a vehicle’s performance in our road tests; the latest results from the reliability and owner satisfaction sections of CR’s exclusive Annual Auto Surveys; the availability of FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and BSW; and results from government and insurance-industry crash tests, if they're available.

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2021 Kia Sportage

Price Range: $24,090 - $35,250

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