If you’ve been shopping for an SUVs for, say, more than five minutes, you know that there are plenty of options available. In fact, over the past five years, multiple automakers have ditched sedans and build out their SUV lineups due to increasing demand. And since there are so many new models, it’s becoming increasingly harder to find cheap new SUVs that could be within reach. Thankfully, when it comes to sourcing out new budget-friendly vehicles, The Auto Providers have you covered. To help you navigate the crowded world of SUVs, we’ve rounded up the 10 Cheapest new SUVs you can buy in Canada for 2019 (based on MSRP).
2019 Nissan Kicks S
MSRP: $18,298 MSRP
Let’s be honest, this small SUV is packed with lots of personality and a price-tag that’s hard to ignore. The kicks stands out as one of the best affordable SUVs in its class, and its lengthy features list comes with a bunch of standard goodies.
The standard S model is the cheapest compact SUV in Canada and comes available with a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine. Other features included are:
- DOHC engine
- CVT transmission
- Intelligent emergency braking
- Remote keyless push-button start
- Rearview monitor
- 7” touchscreen display with Siri Eyes Free
The Kicks S is also very fuel-efficient, sitting at 7.7L/100km in the city and 6.6L/100km on the highway. Coupled with 122 horsepower at 6,300 RPM and a torque of 144 lb-ft at 4,000 RPM.
Jumping to an automatic transmission will bring up the cost to $21,298 MSRP, but will offer the SV package which gives you the options of: 2-tone colour combinations, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, heated front seats, 17” alloy wheels and Nissan intelligent key.
For a sportier, more chic feel, the SR mode ($23,398 MSRP) comes with: a Bose Personal Plus sound system and 6 speakers, 2 UltraNearFiels speakers in the driver’s headrest, intelligent around-view monitor, blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert and finally a remote start engine.
This fashionably flexible SUV promises to surround you in confidence by delivering an IIHS top safety pick award by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. With that in mind, the Kick is a great and safe choice for those looking for enough space to haul people and cargo comfortably without sacrificing style and personality. Not to mention, it’s the Cheapest new SUV you can buy in Canada!
2019 Hyundai Kona Essential
Coming in hot is the latest addition to Hyundai’s SUV lineup. The Kona is a real city slicker, made for taking on the urban jungle. Its upmarket cabin, infotainment system and low base price makes it one of the most fun and affordable small SUVs in Canada.
The standard Essential model comes equipped with a 2.0L MPI Atkinson 4-cylinder engine, along with the following features:
- 7” touch-screen
- Rearview camera
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Heated front seat
- Available all-wheel-drive with multilink rear suspension for $2,000 more.
The Hyundai Essential currently sits at 8.6L/100km in the city and 7.0L/100km on the highway, along with 147 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and a torque of 132 lb-ft at 4,500 RPM.
For the Preferred package, you’ll have to shell out $22,849 (MSRP) for FWD or add an addition $2,000 for the All-Wheel treatment. However, much like its name, the Preferred package is a customer favourite, coming pre-packed with the following: blind-spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic collision warning, lane change assist, a heated steering wheel and proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition.
Jumping up a class to the Luxury model ($27,599 MSRP), once again you’re able to choose AWD for an extra $2,000. The upgrades include Hyundai SmartSense active safety, power-adjustable driver’s seats with lumbar support, power sunroof and leather seating surfaces.
The Kona is on a roll with a modern look and a fun drive that’s hard to come by in a compact SUV. While it may not be the cheapest new SUV you can buy in Canada, this jam-packed Hyundai is a great deal.
2019 Ford Escape S
If you’re looking for genuine fun behind the wheel, the Ford Escape is the choice for you. A driver favourite, this compact SUV is known for its above-average cargo capacity, sporty handling and lively engine options.
The standard S model comes equipped with a 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine and a 6-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Along with the following features:
- Roll Stability Control
- AM/FM with 6 speakers
- Rear View Camera
- Ice Blue® interior lighting
Unsurprisingly, sportier features to require higher fuel consumption, leaving the Escape S at 11.0L/100km in the city and 8.0L/100km on the highway. However, the horsepower sits at 168 at 6,000 RPM, while the torque sits at 170 lb-ft at 4,500 RPM.
Jumping to the SE package will bring up the cost $28,849 MSRP, but will lower the fuel-efficiency to 10.2L/100km in the city and 7.8L/100km on the highway. The package also includes a 1.5L EcoBoost engine, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, push-button start, voice-activated touchscreen navigation system and a FordPass Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot.
The SEL model ($30,349 MSRP) comes in quite similar to the SE, however, a reverse sensing system, a power panoramic sunroof and 4WD become available. The final Titanium option ($37,199) gives you an upgraded look with aluminum or ebony wheels, a 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost engine, active park assist, a heated steering wheel and a partial leather sport style V-shaped seat for a sportier look.
The Ford Escape is looking good. And with its smooth riding style, the Escape is as easy as ever to pilot around busy city streets. The three-engine lineup is a great advantage when choosing a model that fits your driving style. While it may not be the least expensive SUV on our list, the Escape is still verified as a great bang for your buck.
2020 Nissan Rogue S
The Nissan Rogue is not only one of the top-selling compact crossovers in Canada, but it’s also the most popular model in the Nissan lineup. The Rogue comes with a generous amount of cargo space and plenty of safety and tech features for a comfortable and reliable drive.
The standard S model comes equipped with a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, along with the following features:
- Quick Comfort heated front seats
- Nissan Connect featuring Apple Carplay and Android Auto
- Intelligent emergency braking
- Intelligent blind spot warning
- Rear cross-traffic alert
The Rogue S currently sits at 9.1L/100km in the city and 7.1L/100km on the highway, along with 170 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and a torque of 175 lb-ft at 4,400 RPM.
If you’re looking for even more features, the Special Edition model ($27,898 MSRP) includes 17” aluminum-alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic HVAC, a heated leather steering wheel and privacy glass. While the SV ($31,398 MSRP) will jump you up to intelligent cruise control, a remote engine start, Intelligent Key push-start ignition and a 6-way power driver seat with 2-way lumbar support.
Finally, the SL Platinum package ($37,698 MSRP) comes equipped with Nissan’s ProPilot Assist, featuring intelligent cruise control with full speed range and hold, 19” aluminum-alloy wheels, rear sonars and Bose premium audio.
The Rogues solid mix of comfortable accommodations and desirable safety features make it one of the best-selling compact crossovers in the market. In fact, the family-friendly SUV was awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and approved by Today’s Parent magazine for its advanced safety technology. Getting an SUV your whole family will love just got easier, with the 2020 Nissan Rogue.
2019 Honda CRV LX-2WD
Conquer your commute, in the highly ranked Honda CRV. This family-friendly SUV boasts best-in-class fuel economy and a ton of technology features that the whole family can enjoy.
This compact SUV is refined, practical and well-designed and comes standard with a 1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine on the base LX-2WD model. Along with the following features:
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 90-degree rear door mobility
- Heated front seats
- Remote engine start
- Proximity key entry system with push-button start
While not as low as the kicks, the CRV sits at 8.4L/100KM in the city and 7.0L/100KM on the highway, making it out to have the best fuel economy in its class.
The CRV delivers plenty of bang for your buck and jumping to an EX ($33,990 MSRP) model will give you access to more safety features, like Honda LaneWatch blind-spot display, along with 18” aluminum-alloy wheels, one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature and USB charging ports in the 2nd row.
For even more upscale features, the EX-L ($36,290 MSRP) comes with a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, front and rear heated seats with perforated leather trim, a power tailgate with programmable height and driver’s seat position memory for when you’re sharing. Finally, the Touring model ($39,090 MSRP) will get you a panoramic sunroof, a 7” display audio system with navigation and bilingual voice recognition, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic monitor system and hands-free access power tailgate with programmable height.
If you’re still not convinced, the CR V has been argued to be the best SUV to buy in Canada by multiple critics. It has also won multiple awards, including the 2019 Buyers Most Wanted Award by Edmonds and Kelley Blue Books 2019 Best Buy Award. As well as a top safety pick by IIHS. While it may not be the most inexpensive compact SUV on our list, it’s the most economical SUV around for the size.
2019 Mazda CX-5 GX
Nimble yet spacious, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 exudes confidence everywhere it goes. This compact SUV is the sportiest one in our lineup and features a smooth ride, agile handling, powerful engine options and an upscale cabin.
The standard GX model comes equipped with a Skyactiv-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, along with:
- LED headlights
- 17” alloy wheels
- Apple Carplay and Android Auto
- Smart city brake support
- Advanced blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
- Wide-angle rearview camera
- 7” touchscreen display
- Heated front seats
The fuel-efficiency on the basic model goes up to 7.8L/100km on the highway but outputs a horsepower of 187 and a torque of 186 lb-ft.
The CX-5 comes in 4 other trims, like GS ($30,750 MSRP,) which comes with cylinder deactivation, power liftgate with programmable adjustable height, i-Activsense safety features, leatherette upholstery with Grand Lux Suede inserts, 6-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar support, front wiper de-icer, heated steering wheel and a leather-wrapped shift knob.
For a sportier feel, the GT ($37,450 MSRP) offers an optional turbo engine, leather-trimmed upholstery, 19” alloy wheels, ventilated front seats, Bose premium sound system with 10 speakers, driver seat memory position, adjustable heated rear seats with three settings and power-folding exterior mirrors. If you’re interested in learning about the premium trims, be sure to visit Mazda’s website here.
Much like the CRV, this compact has been recognized by multiple publications (AJAC, Auto123, The Car Guide, AutoTrader, EC and Car and Driver) as the “best midsize utility vehicle in Canada.” It’s also won a Top Safety Pick Award by IIHS for 2019. In our eyes, this is the most tech-friendly SUV on our list.
2020 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD
Comfort, style and fuel-efficiency. Check, check and check. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 delivers, taking the Canadian market by storm and snagging the best-selling SUV category. While the price-leading LE models are quite basic, the high-end models challenge luxury SUVs like the Lexus NX.
The standard LE FWD model comes equipped with a 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, along with the following features:
- Connected services by Toyota – Audio. Works with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
- 7” Touch screen
- 17” Steel Wheels
- Heated front seats
- Toyota safety sense
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
The fuel-efficiency on the basic model is surprisingly low, sitting at 8.8L/100km in the city and 6.8L/100km on the highway, along with 203 horsepower and a towing capacity of 680 kg.
If all-wheel-drive is what you’re after, expect a jump to $30,190 MSRP which doesn’t come with any other upgrades. The XLE FWD is up next ($31,690 MSRP) and comes with a power moonroof, power back door, 17” wheels, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, smart key systems, a heated leather steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers. For the same tech features but an all-wheel-drive feature, expect to jump to $33,790 MSRP for the XLE AWD.
The RAV4 also comes with available as a hybrid with a continuously variable transmission. The Hybrid LE AWD currently sits at $32, 550 MSRP, while the Hybrid XLE will cost you $45,350.
The SUV is also available in 4 other high-end models, running in between $38,740 MSRP (Hybrid XSE AWD) to $42,790 MSRP (Hybrid Limited AWD). To learn more about the features of the higher-end models, be sure to visit Toyota Canada’s website here.
The 2020 RAV4 has all the bells and whistles for a reliable and exhilarating ride. This SUV is perfect if you’re looking for great gas mileage, lots of cargo space and reliability! We’re awarding this SUV as the most most popular and reliable on our list.
2020 Subaru Forester
Re-Engineered from the ground up, the 2020 Subaru Forester offers a supremely versatile and accommodating experience, thanks in part to its spacious seats and cargo space, excellent fuel economy, standard all-wheel drive and quiet and smooth ride.
The baseline Forester model comes equipped with a 2.5 L direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine with Lineartronic CVT. Along with the following features:
- Idle start stop
- EyeSight driver assist technology with lane centring assist
- LED headlights
- Heated front seats with cloth upholstery
- 6.5” touch-screen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto functionality
The Forester currently sits at 9.0L/100km in the city and 7.2L/100km on the highway with 182hp at 5,800 rpm and 176 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm.
The Convenience package ($32,295 MSRP) is great for those looking for a few more safety features, like EyeSight driver assist technology with lane centring assist, high beam assist and reverse automatic braking. This package also offers 10-way power-adjustable drivers seats, 17” aluminum-alloy wheels and dual-zone climate controls.
The popular Touring model ($33,895 MSRP) is similar to the Convenience but adds reverse automatic braking, a power-sliding large glass sunroof, power rear tailgate with memory function and a rear/side vehicle detection system. While the Sport options ($35,495 MSRP) will upgrade you to high-beam assist, responsive headlights and LED fog lights, 18” aluminum-alloy wheels and navigation. For the premium packages, be sure to check out the Subaru website here.
No matter, where you’re going the 2020 Subaru Forester is ready to roll. And if you’re looking for standard AWD, then this compact SUV is the best cheap AWD SUV in stock. Plus with the new redesign, the Forester is longer, wider, more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever before.
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander ES AWC
While it’s not quite a full-size SUV, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander is quite affordable for a 3-row, 7 passenger SUV. The Outlander also offers a plug-in hybrid model and a 10-year warranty, which are noteworthy features for its class.
The standard ES AWC model comes equipped with a 2.4L SOHC MIVEC 4-cylinder engine, along with the following features:
- All-Wheel-Control (AWC)
- 16” alloy wheels
- Dual-zone automatic climate controls
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
The base model currently falls on the higher-end at 9.9L/100km in the city and 8.1L/100km on the highway. As well as, 3,500 lb-ft towing capacity available with the V6 engine.
Moving up to the ES AWC Touring trim ($31,698 MSRP) will standardize seating for 7 passengers, plus give you a power glass sunroof with sunshade, 18” alloy wheels, blind-spot warning, keyless entry and push-button start. While the SE AWC Premium ($34,198 MSRP) will upgrade you to leather-appointed seats, heated steering wheel and a multi-view camera system. For higher-end trims, make sure to visit the Mitsubishis website here.
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Trendline
If you’re looking to graduate into a more luxurious class at a modest price, the Volkswagen Tiguan is a worthy option. The Tiguan owns a good predicted reliability rating, plenty of cargo space, a lengthy warranty and adds up to a comfortable serene ride.
The standard Trendline model comes equipped with a 2.0 TSI 4-cylinder engine, along with the following features:
- App-Connect smartphone integration (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink)
- 6.5” touchscreen radio
- LED daytime running lights
- 17” Montana alloy wheels
- 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
- A third-row option for a total of 7 seats is also available for $750 extra
The fuel-efficiency on the base model currently falls on the higher-end at 10.7L/100km in the city and 8.0L/100km on the highway. However, horsepower stands in-line with the competition at 184 HP.
Moving onto the Comfortline trim ($34,675 MSRP), will upgrade you to an 8” touchscreen infotainment system, autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian monitoring, blind-spot detection with rear traffic alert, keyless push-button start, power liftgate and an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat.
Finally, the Highline model ($37,575 MSRP) will cost you a pretty penny, but will add park distance control, Fender premium audio system with subwoofers, remote start, panoramic sunroof, a leather-wrapped multifunctional heated steering wheel and more.
The 2019 Volkswagen Trendline is a sweet ride and the optional 3rd row makes it even sweeter! Great for road trips with the family or just cruising around the city, the Tiguan is looker that’s sure to get you around in style.
Well, here you have the 10 cheapest new SUVs you can buy in Canada. But no matter your needs, The Auto Providers is happy to get you into an affordable vehicle, no matter your credit. With 0 down options and hundreds of domestic and import options available, we’re sure we can get you driving in no time. Give us a call toll-free at 1-844-850-2800 or shop our lineups here.