6 new and used cars you can get for under $25,000


Small cars, mid-size crossovers, and one three-row SUV.

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Each week, Boston.com profiles several cars that consumers can find for below a certain price point in an effort to help you find your dream car faster. The cars listed include new and used models and any financial incentives currently available. Prices posted here are either starting MSRPs for newer vehicles or based on Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price for used vehicles.

2017 Kia Sportage

2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo. —Kia

Starting MSRP: $23,200
Why it’s worth the price: Redesigned for 2017, the Kia Sportage compact SUV packages enough comfort and performance for long daily drives. It comes in three trims: LX, ES, and SX Turbo. The base model gets a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, and the top-of-the-line SX Turbo runs on a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a 5-inch touch screen are standard. A panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and Kia’s UVO infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen are available on the SX Turbo trim.

The Sportage earned top scores in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rearview camera is standard, and other advanced safety features are available.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan. —Volkswagen

Starting MSRP: $24,995
Why it’s worth the price: Volkswagen’s compact SUV is spacious and dynamic. Boasting one of the most powerful standard engines in its class, the Tiguan runs on a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Satellite radio and a larger, 6.3-inch touch screen are standard for 2017, but shoppers who aren’t in a rush to buy may want to hold out for the redesigned 2018 model.
The Tiguan earned a four-out-of-five star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores in nearly every crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. It received the IIHS’s second-to-worst score of “Marginal” in the small overlap front test, which measures a collision’s impact on the vehicle’s front corner. The SUV comes standard with several safety features including a rearview camera, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and rear parking sensors.

2017 Chrysler 200

2017 Chrysler 200 Limited Platinum. —Chrysler

Starting MSRP: $22,610
Why it’s worth the price: Chrysler’s mid-size sedan made its memorable debut at the 2011 Super Bowl with a viral commercial featuring Eminem driving through the streets of Detroit. Though the car hasn’t proved to be as popular as the ad, the Chrysler 200 remains a comfortable daily driver. The base model gets a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 184 horsepower and returns 23 mpg around town and 36 mpg on the highway. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 295 horsepower.
The Chrysler 200 earned top scores in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A rearview camera is standard, and advanced driver safety features such as blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control are available.

2017 Buick Verano

A 2016 Buick Verano Turbo. —Buick

Starting MSRP: $21,065
Why it’s worth the price: Buick is phasing out its Verano compact car to focus on its SUV lineup, so now is the time to buy. Powered by a 2.4-liter engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, Buick’s smallest car comes with dual-zone climate control and General Motors’ OnStar Service. Bluetooth, leather seats, and keyless entry are available on upper trims.
The Verano earned top scores in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

2017 Jeep Cherokee

2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. —Jeep

Starting MSRP: $23,595
Why it’s worth the price: One of the Jeep brand’s most popular models, the Cherokee boasts off-road chops and a luxurious interior. It comes in six trims – Sport, Latitude, 75th Anniversary Edition, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland – so most buyers should find a pleasing configuration. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard, and a 3.2-liter V6 is available on upper trims. The Cherokee comes with Bluetooth, a USB port, and a 5-inch touch screen infotainment system.
The Cherokee earned a four-out-of-five star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores in nearly every crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. It received the agency’s second-to-worst score of “Marginal” in the small overlap front test, which measures a collision’s impact on the vehicle’s front corner.

2013 Acura MDX

2013 Acura MDX. —Acura

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $23,881
Why it’s worth the price: Acura’s large, seven-passenger SUV cuts an impressive figure on the road. Powered by a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 engine, the MDX drives capably and comfortably. The 2013 model achieves 16 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway. It comes with Bluetooth and leather seats.
The 2013 MDX earned a four-out-of-five star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. A rearview camera is standard, and advanced safety features are available.
Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2013 Acura MDX in good or better condition can range from $22,484 to $25,277 and has a typical mileage of about 63,000.
Fuente: BostonGlobe