Best SUVs for the Money

Best SUVs for the Money at Germain Cars

5-passenger SUVs and 7-passenger SUVs are an extremely popular segment of vehicles among today’s active families. They offer versatility, cargo capacity, and a go-anywhere attitude. If you’re wondering which SUVs offer the most value for your dollar, check out these top SUV picks – all available at

Compact SUVs

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Best Compact SUV Honda CR-V Best Cars for the Money Awards U.S. News & World Report

2017 Best Compact SUV Honda CR-V Best Cars for the Money Awards U.S. News & World Report


The Honda CR-V has long been adored by owners for reliability, functionality, and unmatched value for nearly two decades. Brand-new engine options along with refreshed athletic styling are only a few highlights of the new 2017 CR-V. Split folding rear seats along with spacious interior dimensions allow drivers and passengers to have plenty of space. Drivers will be excited to experience Honda’s latest technology, from the foot-activated power liftgate to rain-sensing windshield wipers.

A brand new 1.5 liter turbocharged engine boasts improved fuel economy and increased horsepower when compared to the outgoing 2.4 liter engine. Key exterior improvements include higher ground clearance, larger vehicle width, and a longer wheelbase compared to previous generations. Standard on all CR-V trims EX and up, the Honda Sensing Safety Suite of technologies includes blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise-control, lane-keeping assist, and collision-mitigation braking.

It’s no wonder the 2017 Honda CR-V was named Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report, highlighting the exceptional value of the CR-V.

Key Features

  • Up to 190HP from 1.5L turbocharged engine
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available 330 watt / 9 speaker premium audio system
  • 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Optional Hands-Free Tailgate Access

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2017 Best Hybrid SUV Toyota RAV4 Best Cars for the Money Awards U.S. News & World Report

2017 Best Hybrid SUV Toyota RAV4 Best Cars for the Money Awards U.S. News & World Report


Take your journeys even farther with the Toyota RAV4. Whether you’re headed downtown or up the mountain, drivers and passengers will enjoy available dual zone automatic climate control and heated seats. The RAV4 is packed with impressive tech features as well, including a Bird’s Eye View Camera, Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation, and a Foot-Activated Power Liftgate. Standard power comes from a 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine with available Dynamic Torque-Control AWD.

Looking for something a bit more “eco”-nomical? The RAV4 Hybrid is the perfect blend of dynamic styling, impressive efficiency, and versatility. Make stopping for gas a thing of the past thanks to the 34 city MPG EPA-estimated fuel economy rating for RAV4 Hybrid*. Standard on every trim level of RAV4 is Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). Included in this suite of safety technologies is Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Take on any challenge with the Toyota RAV4.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was named Best Hybrid SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report, proving that RAV4 delivers outstanding value.

*2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

2017 Honda HR-V

2017 Honda HR-V

Consumer Guide Best Buy Award 2017 Honda HR-V

Consumer Guide Best Buy Award 2017 Honda HR-V


Compact now means capable with the 2017 Honda HR-V. Blurring the line between SUVs, crossovers, and compacts, the Honda HR-V is designed to help you forge your own path. A standard 141 horsepower 1.8-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System allow HR-V to feel confident in any conditions. Choose between a standard 6-speed manual or available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The standard multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines helps maneuver HR-V into tight spaces.

Looking to bring all of your gear along for your next vacation? The 2017 HR-V features a 60/40 split 2nd-row Magic Seat® which allows for expanded cargo space for hauling large, tall, or bulky items. All trim levels of HR-V include 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio, hill start assist, and one-touch turn indicators.

The Honda HR-V won the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award for Subcompact Crossovers/SUVs. HR-V provides exceptional value for the money.

Compact Luxury SUVs

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-250

Mercedes-Benz GLA blends performance, design, safety, luxury, and technology into a cutting-edge compact luxury crossover SUV. Driving the GLA is invigorating thanks to the Inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission, and available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive. LED Daytime Running Lamps and taillamps accent the sophisticated design of the GLA. Available interior amenities include a power tilt/sliding panorama roof, 12-color LED ambient lighting, Harman/Kardon® surround sound, and power liftgate.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA features several user-friendly innovations that keep you connected, engaged, and entertained. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto allow for seamless smartphone integration. Mercedes me with smartphone app, in-car Internet, and 4G LTE WiFi ensures you’re always in touch. GLA offers groundbreaking safety features which include Radar-based Active Brake Assist collision mitigation and Distance Pilot DISTRONIC®.

What the critics say – “The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class might be a smart choice if you desire a luxury crossover that offers the maneuverability and fuel economy of a compact sedan. The outrageously powered AMG GLA45, meanwhile, is in a class by itself.” – Edmunds

2017 Lexus NX

2017 Lexus NX 200t

2017 Best Luxury Compact SUV Lexus NX Best Cars for the Money Awards U.S. News & World Report

2017 Best Luxury Compact SUV Lexus NX Best Cars for the Money Awards U.S. News & World Report


Lexus NX combines intuitive technology, striking design, and potent turbocharged power to take on whatever your day may bring. Standard amenities on the NX are Lexus Display Audio with 7-inch screen, LED interior lighting, LED tail lights and LED low-beam headlights, Drive Mode Select, and advanced stability control. The Lexus NX 300h infuses hybrid technology into the NX for the ultimate in fuel efficiency. Paired with All Wheel Drive, the NX is confident in even the harshest weather conditions.

Technology features remain impressive on the NX. The available Remote Touchpad uses a touch-pad controller for user inputs, similar to your smartphone. Lexus Enform elevates connected technology into a new era of concierge-level convenience. Drivers seeking additional adrenaline should opt for the impressive Lexus NX F SPORT for the ultimate experience.

Because Lexus NX offers a complete suite of features for a reasonable price, it’s easy to see why it was ranked #1 Best Luxury Compact SUV in the Best Cars for the Money awards by U.S. News & World Report.