Best SUV’s under 25,000

Kelly Blue Book has compiled a list of the 10 Best SUV’s of 2014 that are under $25,000.  Preston Automotive group has four of those 10 available for purchase today. With the largest inventory on the Eastern Shore you are bound to find the perfect SUV that fits your needs.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Number six on KBB’s list is the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.  The 2014 Santa Fe comes standard with 18 inch wheels and 290 horsepower.  The Santa Fe has seating for up to seven passengers.  It offers more standard V6 horsepower than the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Mazda CX-9.  The Santa Fe is also extra roomy, it has more total interior volume than many other crossovers.  It has seats for up to 7 which includes available second row captain’s chars.  The seats can be stowed to make the most of its total interior volume which is 160.0 cubic feet!  The 2014 Santa Fe has an abundance of great features that keep the customer at ease and help make driving comfortable.  For customers with families, the interior features seats that help fight stains.  The seats also have an antibacterial feature which helps to control odors.  Blue Link is standard on the Santa Fe and has an array of features to make the customers life easier.  Connect to Blue Link through a smartphone, web application, or an in car system to start the vehicle remotely, locate a gas station, find a shortcut, or learn about mechanical issues.

Ford Escape 1

Next on KBB’s list is the 2014 Ford Escape at number four. The aerodynamic design and eco-friendly side of the Escape make it a must see.  Not only does the Escape look great but it also is shaped in order to reduce drag on the vehicle body that wind resistance produces.  The Active Grille Shutters also help cheat the wind.  When the shutters are closed they reduce aerodynamic drag caused by air traveling through the radiator.  The Escape features an interior that is modern yet sophisticated.  It aims to maximize seating comfort and ergonomic convenience.  Available interior color choices include Charcoal Black on Charcoal Black or Charcoal Black on Medium Light Stone.  Escapes come equipped with a class exclusive foot activated liftgate.  With the intelligent key in the owners pocket or purse all they need to do is swipe their foot under the bumper and the power liftgate automatically opens.  This makes it easier when the customer is lugging groceries and doesn’t have a free hand.  Also available on the 2013 Ford Escape is Sync with MyFord Touch, this helps the driver keep their eyes on the road and stay connected to the world.  Hands free calling means the driver never has to miss a call and they can make a call with the touch of a button.  The driver can say “bluetooth audio” and listen wirelessly to whatever is on their phone or to Pandora internet radio.  Another great hands-free feature is the driver can have incoming texts read to them so that their hands stay on the wheel the whole time they are driving.  Preston Ford has an abundance of new 2014 Ford Escapes, they have over 40.

Rogue 3

Coming in at number three on the list is the 2014 Nissan Rogue.  The Nissan Rogue is redesigned for 2014 from a striking new front end to the muscular arches along the flowing new character lines the Rogue is top of the line!  A brand new exclusive feature is the daytime running lights and the class exclusive headlights!  The interior also has brand new redesigned features which include stunning chrome accents.  There isn’t an ambience like the one in the Rogue anywhere else!  The 2014 Rogue also now has not only two rows of seating but three rows of seating!  The third row turns this compact crossover into a serious people-mover!  Getting into the back of the Rogue doesn’t require you to climb over the 2nd row with the EZ Flex second row.  This redesigned vehicle has everything to offer and then some! The new power panoramic moonroof is an excellent feature available on the 2014 Nissan Rogue.  Every seat in this vehicle has a window seat.   When purchasing the new Rogue the customer will also be connected to more than just the road.  NissanConnect with Navigation uses hands-free technology, a smartphone, and Nissan’s display screen to help the owner stay in touch with the outside world from their driver’s seat!  There are plenty of apps to play music, keep tabs on social networks and help to navigate any city like a local.

Mazda CX-5 1

The last vehicle that made the list is the 2014 Mazda CX-5.  The 2014 CX-5 inherits its fluent, flowing lines and bold curves from Mazda’s signature KODO design philosophy.  The CX-5 is a striking stance and illusion of constant motion which is sure to turn heads even when it is sitting still.  The stylish sculpting is also highly functional.  The CX-5 has uncompromised performance with Mazda’s SKYACTIV 2.0L gasoline engine.  It produces 155 horsepower and an impressive 150 lb-ft torque all on 15% less fuel than Mazda’s previous engine.  The interior of the Mazda CX-5 is very luxurious.  The CX-5 has many sophisticated details, like available double stitched premium leather trimmed seats and a power moonroof, and ample passenger and cargo volume to create a stylish all purpose cabin.  Available for the CX-5 is advanced keyless entry and start system.  Mazda has also partnered with TomTom, the industry leader in navigation system, to give the CX-5 state of the art navigation.  The fully integrated dash system has a 5.8 inch color touch screen display which features intuitive voice recognition so the driver can keep their eye on the road at all times.

By: April Green

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