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The experts at have compiled a list of their top thirteen best 2013 affordable crossovers available today.

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape

The crossover segment is rapidly growing and improving, offering an incredibly diverse range of vehicles that can suit any lifestyle and budget.

These days, customers are demanding fuel economy as well as utility from their new vehicles, and the result is a massive field of affordable SUVs – or crossovers – for them to choose from. With nearly every automaker rushing to offer the best quality crossover at the most attractive price, the experts at have complied their list of thirteen models that everyone in the market should consult to point them in the right direction.

The new list, Top 13 Compact SUVs For 2013, highlights a baker’s dozen of the highest quality crossovers on the market with a wide variety of styles, powertrains, amenities and price ranges in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. If you’re in the market for an affordable SUV, you can find exactly what you’re looking for on this list.

“We’re extremely excited about our new list of the best affordable sports utility vehicles for the 2013 model year,” said Doug Hamlin, Founder and CEO of autoMedia Solutions. “The crossover segment is rapidly growing and improving, offering an incredibly diverse range of vehicles that can suit any lifestyle and budget. Our list includes the biggest names in the automotive industry, and can point any interested buyer in the right direction. Then they can use the New Cars buying guide to research the truck they like, and even request a quote.”

Once the butt of many jokes due to their uninspired performance and ungainly designs, the crossover segment has blossomed into a sales powerhouse as the vehicles have been refined into exciting and innovative vehicles. Today, affordable SUVs like the Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 offer impressive performance and near-luxury interiors, and economy that exceeds 30 MPG. All of the cars on the new list can be had in the $20,000-30,000 range – with so many options to choose from, Top 13 Compact SUVs For 2013 is an invaluable asset to sort them all out.

With a growing number of worthy crossovers to consider, editors decided to include thirteen vehicles in the list to offer a wide range of vehicles that will appeal to any interested buyer. All-new models like the Buick Encore and Subaru Forester arrive with a bang, looking to take down original players like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. For a plush ride, the GMC Terrain and Volkswagen Tiguan offer affordable luxury. The adventurous types will feel right at home with dynamic driving in the Nissan Juke and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. You might even steal some looks away from flashier cars with attractive designs like the Kia Sportage.

Whether you’re an eco-obsessed hypermiler or a thrill-seeker on a budget, there’s something for everyone on the newest list. The future is very bright in the world of affordable fuel-sippers, and we’re here to help you find your way.

Crossovers are supposed to combine all the advantages of fuel-sipping compacts and mega-cargo utility vehicles into one clean package. This list proves that anyone can find the perfect combination out there, and is the right place to start looking.

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