The cheapest crossover SUV on the market for 2016 is the Honda HR-V, which starts at a base of $19,115 and goes up to $25,840. A comparable model is the 2016 Mazda CX-5, which runs from $21,795 to $29,840.
The 2016 Honda HR-V in the model's 2WD LX manual or 2WD LX CVT formats are the most affordable. The former gets 25 city/32 highway miles to the gallon, while the latter gets 28 city/35 highway miles to the gallon. Both have front-wheel drive and a 1.8-liter engine with 141 horsepower.
The Mazda CX-5 features a manual transmission, front-wheel drive, and gets 26 city/35 highway miles to the gallon. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter engine with 155 horsepower.