SUVs for Tight Budgets

Car buyers on tight budgets must consider affordability as an essential element in their purchase decisions, with sedans often more cost-effective than SUVs for fuel and insurance costs.

However, some drivers prefer the versatility and cargo capacity offered by an SUV over minivans. Furthermore, SUVs provide more options and often benefit from technological developments faster.

Acura RDX

If you’re shopping for a compact luxury SUV, nothing beats Acura RDX as an exceptional value. Offering similar amenities as more expensive brands but for less, our Montgomeryville Acura dealership currently has 2023 RDX models for sale featuring all of their expected amenities and features.

This model’s standard 2.0L turbo aluminum-alloy four-cylinder engine produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque – more than sufficient power for everyday driving. The RDX handles smoothly on highway drives while remaining enjoyable to drive around town, and features front seats with all necessary power adjustments including thigh extension and side bolster adjustments if you opt for the Advance trim.

The RDX offers plenty of room for passengers and cargo thanks to its spacious interior layout. There’s 29.5 cubic feet of storage behind the rear seats; when folded flat this increases to 58.9 cubic feet. In addition, there’s generous small-item storage up front as well as an available hands-free tailgate that lets you open it simply with a wave of your foot.

Standard features of the Acura RDX include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, along with an elegant 10.2-inch infotainment display that supports voice recognition. In addition, its navigation system works perfectly with SiriusXM Satellite Radio; additionally, this touchscreen also has real-time weather conditions updates and traffic alerts so it always knows where you’re headed.

Safety-wise, the RDX stands out as a Top Safety Pick with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection as standard features, forward collision warning, hands-on lane-centering steering as well as airbags and multi-angle rearview camera as additional safeguards.

Are you ready to elevate your luxury SUV shopping? Reach out today so that we can schedule your test drive and help you secure an amazing deal on a new Acura RDX! We look forward to helping you discover this fantastic vehicle!

Chevrolet Blazer

The Blazer is an impressive SUV, offering the ideal blend of style, agility, and space to accommodate families. Additionally, its driver assist technologies stand out among rival models. Furthermore, its impressive safety record adds extra appeal.

The 2023 model year of the Blazer lineup sees several significant upgrades. A more muscular grille, LED lights and an updated 10.2-inch infotainment system are among the many improvements available.

Fountain Blue, Sterling Gray and Copper Bronze exterior paint colors round out these changes to the Blazer. Two drivetrain options – turbocharged four-cylinder or 308 horsepower V-6 with all-wheel drive capability – give it an athletic edge over many of its rivals; yet some niggling issues reduce overall appeal.

While the Blazer offers solid ride and handling performance, its handling lacks some of the stability offered by other competitors on highway driving. Furthermore, its standard turbo-four engine may not be one of the more powerful in its segment.

On the other hand, its V-6 engine is an energetic performer that powers it quickly to 60 mph in just over six seconds. Furthermore, its precise and weighted steering helps achieve sporty driving dynamics not common among mid-sized SUVs.

But its ride can be uncomfortably rough at times and its cargo hold smaller than some rivals. Additionally, its standard seat bottoms have short padding that may be uncomfortable for larger frames; upgrade to the RS or Premier trims for more supportive seats but these still may lack adjustability.

Overall, the Blazer is an outstanding option for families in Newark looking for an SUV at a competitive price point. With an excellent reliability rating and long warranty coverage period providing peace of mind. Furthermore, its extensive driver assistance features include active lane control and blind spot monitoring to provide maximum peace of mind when purchasing.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross stands out from established SUVs like the Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan with its striking exterior design and high level of interior technology, including plenty of advanced driver aids and comfort features. And its addition of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model gives this small SUV an impressively low emissions footprint.

The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features an upgraded infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen that has replaced its previous touchpad system, placing controls two inches closer to the driver for improved control. Furthermore, Mitsubishi offers an optional navigation package that features traffic information from TomTom.

2023 Eclipse Cross models are equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, by default sending power to the front wheels; however, Mitsubishi offers an all-wheel drive option known as S-AWC that can route power all four wheels as needed – activate it for increased traction and driving pleasure!

Mitsubishi provides the Eclipse Cross with a suite of advanced driver assistance features, including blind spot warning and lane departure warning systems. Furthermore, the top SEL Touring trim boasts features like head-up display, hands-free power tailgate operation, adaptive cruise control with upgraded forward collision mitigation – an impressive set of features at this price range.

This crossover’s spacious, configurable cargo area can hold up to 48.5 cubic feet of gear. The back seats fold flat to expand its cargo bay for ease of loading or unloading larger items or pieces of luggage, such as bulky ones. Plus, they offer wide apertures for quick entries and exits – ideal for parents dealing with car seat installations!

The Eclipse Cross is one of the safest vehicles in its class. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it top ratings across most crash test categories; with “Good” ratings in all but the updated side-crash and headlight tests. Furthermore, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded 5-star overall crash protection ratings and its rollover resistance was amongst the highest among its class rivals.

Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 SUV stands out as one of the few vehicles capable of providing all of the benefits associated with luxury cars without breaking the bank. It boasts an eye-catching design and interior, cutting-edge technologies that stand it out, ample room for five people and cargo, including rear seat passengers who will stay comfortable during long trips thanks to ventilated front seats.

The Volvo XC60 offers four distinct trim levels, each featuring its own powertrain options. For instance, the B5 model utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system to produce 248 horsepower; an upgrade to a plug-in hybrid capable of traveling 35 miles on battery power alone can also be added. Meanwhile, Polestar Engineered adds an electric motor into this mix for 455 horsepower output.

Volvo stands out with an outstanding infotainment system, including its standard 9.0-inch touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Google Maps navigation, voice control features, over-the-air updates and wearable and smart home device pairing capabilities for added convenience.

Inside of the Volvo XC60 you will find that its interior is luxuriously appointed with premium materials and offers plenty of legroom for even taller adults. The back seat in particular is particularly roomy.

The Volvo XC60 comes packed with advanced safety features designed to protect you and your passengers. Standard BLIS (blind spot information system) and road sign information is standard, as are lane keeping aid, driver alerts, automatic emergency braking and 360o parking view capabilities for tight parking spots.

Volvo provides an outstanding warranty package for their XC60 model that includes three years or 36,000 miles of scheduled maintenance coverage and four years of roadside assistance – an invaluable combination of value and peace of mind, especially if you plan on driving your new Volvo for some time. Furthermore, its crash test scores rank amongst the best of its class.