Coming in at a price point of $26,290 the Jeep Cherokee is the perfect affordable and fast SUV for drivers and families who love adventure.
With a price point just over $26,000, this modern model of the Toyota RAV4 is a great option for an affordable and fast SUV. It comes equipped with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that boasts 203 hp, a very similar drivetrain to the Jeep Cherokee.
The Toyota RAV4 has a spacious and comfortable interior for both front and back seat passengers. Plus, the fuel economy on the RAV4 is incredible. It gets 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, making it a fantastic investment for the long term.
Although it’s an older model, you’ll still get the luxury seats and finishes, as well as the advanced technology that Audi offers. A 2014 Audi SQ5 can be found for around $19,000.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 earned the highest rating from U.S. News in the sportiest SUV category. U.S. News gave this SUV’s performance an 8.5 out of 10, and an overall score of 8.6 out of 10. It comes in at a price point of $25, 270—and for that, drivers get a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with up to 187 hp.
That combination, plus easy driving and comfortable seats, make the Mazda CX-5 the perfect affordable and fast SUV.
Ending our list of fastest SUVs under 30K, the 2020 Ford Escape costs just under $25,000 and comes with a slew of impressive features. It’s spacious with two rows of seats, impressive technology, and a modern, sleek design.
The 2020 Ford Escape at this price point comes with a 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine producing 181 hp. It’s easy to drive and has a nice speed to the engine.