Unless you’ve already saved up enough for your dream car, you’ll probably be rolling in a sensible, more modestly priced vehicle for a while. Not to worry – there are plenty of wallet-friendly models at the Seattle International Auto Show that make sensible choices look pretty darn good. Car Guru Nik Mils shares his top picks:
The Subaru Crosstrek
Beloved by the outdoorsy folks of the world, the Subaru Crosstrek starts at under $22,000 but packs 60 cubic feet of interior space to haul around things like camping supplies and dogs. With fun colors like “Cool Gray Khaki,” a 60/40 split and up to 33 mpg highway, the Crosstrek is a great budget-friendly car you can take on adventures all around the pacific northwest.
This rugged 4 x 4 with removable doors and top is “built for bold pursuits,” and the JK Spot trim level comes in boldly under $24,000. Between custom grills, lift kits and customizable features in the realms of entertainment, safety and security technology, this is the perfect affordable option for those who want to live life to the fullest – on and off the trail.
The Nissan Rogue
As America’s best-selling SUV for 2017, the Rogue has a lot to offer. With three rows of seating providing 7 seats and a price tag under $25,000, this is a sensible vehicle with a sleek look that’s sure to meet the needs of the whole family.
Other options under $25,000 include the Honda CRV, which boasts 32 mpg on the freeway; the Kia Sportage, which gets an almost perfect 10 with consumers; and the sporty Subaru Forester.
To see these vehicles in person and give them a try, head to the Seattle International Auto Show this Thursday through Sunday. It’s the best place to explore and compare a range of vehicles from different manufacturers so you can find the one best suited to your needs. Learn more and plan your visit at seattleautoshow.com.