If you want a vehicle that offers plenty of cabin space without having to break the bank, consider these 14 inexpensive and roomy 2020 SUVs.
14. 2020 Kia Soul
Base Price: $17,490
Not only is the Soul one of Kia’s best-selling models as well as one of its least expensive products, but it’s also very roomy. In the redesigned 2020 model, there’s plenty of legroom and cargo space. In fact, it has more legroom and cargo space than a number of SUVs, despite it being considered more of a compact hatchback by some people. So, just how much legroom and cargo space does the 2020 Kia Soul have? It has 38.8 inches of legroom and 62.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Additionally, the Soul is tall, so it provides plenty of headroom as well.
13. 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
Base Price: $28,265
Although the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid is a compact SUV, it actually has a roomy cabin. There are 38.9 inches of legroom in the second row when the rear seats are slid back, plus there are 60.8 cubic feet of cargo space that can be accessed with the help of an available hands-free power liftgate. Unfortunately, the hybrid’s legroom and cargo space are not as roomy as it could be due to the extra space needed for the hybrid’s electric battery.
12. 2020 Ford Escape
Base Price: $24,885
The 2020 Ford Escape has the same rear legroom as its hybrid version, but it has more overall cargo space (65.4 cubic feet) due to the fact that it doesn’t have any of the hybrid components added. The 2020 Ford Escape is 180.5 inches long, 74.1 inches wide (excluding the mirrors), 66.1 inches tall (excluding the roof rack), and can seat up to five people. And, like the Hybrid, the Escape comes available with a hands-free power liftgate.
11. 2020 Honda HR-V
Base Price: $20,820
The 2020 Honda HR-V has 39.3 inches of second-row legroom and 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space. But, perhaps what makes this vehicle so special is its Magic Seat system. The Honda Magic Seat® gives you the ability to configure your vehicle’s interior to fit your needs with three cargo modes — Long Mode (accommodates cargo up to 8-feet long), Tall Mode (provides 4 feet of vertical space), and Utility Mode (provides 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space).
10. 2020 Kia Sorento
Base Price: $26,990
The Sorento has three rows of seating, 39.4 inches of second-row legroom, and 73.0 cubic feet of cargo space when both the second and third rows are folded, 38 cubic feet when just the third row is folded down, and 11.3 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats. The vehicle can seat up to seven people, but here’s something to keep in mind: the third row is more kid-friendly than adult-friendly. That being said, there’s plenty of space for the adults in the first two rows.
9. 2020 Subaru Forester
Base Price: $24,495
According to an article published by U.S. News & World Report, the 2020 Subaru Forester “is incredibly spacious inside, offering up lots of room for people, pets, and gear.” It has an upright layout that gives you plenty of headroom. Plus, there are 39.4 inches of rear legroom and 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space with an extra-wide rear gate opening, making it among the best in the compact SUV category when it comes to cargo room.
8. 2020 Mazda CX-5
Base Price: $25,190
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 offers plenty of legroom (39.6 inches) and cargo room (59.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down), although it doesn’t have as much cargo room as other compact SUVs. It does have a flat cargo floor, which makes loading cargo a cinch. And, while it does come available with a power liftgate, it, unfortunately, isn’t a hands-free one. The CX-5 seats five people, and the rear seats can fit two adults comfortably.
7. 2020 GMC Terrain
Base Price: $25,000
The 2020 GMC Terrain is a refined and compact SUV that “feels larger from the rear seats,” according to U.S. News & World Report. It has 39.7 inches of second-row legroom and 63.3 cubic feet of cargo room. “Cargo space is below average behind the seats, but with its fold-flat front seat, the Terrain’s maximum amount of room is generous and highly functional,” U.S. News & World Report wrote on its website. There are 81 cubic feet if you also fold the front passenger seat. With every seat in place, there are just 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
6. 2020 GMC Acadia
Base Price: $29,800
The first two rows of seats of the 2020 GMC Acadia are spacious and comfortable. There’s plenty of headroom, 39.7 inches of second-row legroom, and 79.0 cubic feet of cargo space. Unfortunately, there is limited cargo space behind the rearmost seats, and the third row of seating is cramped and is, therefore, best suited for children.
The base Acadia seats seven people in three rows. If you choose the second-row captain’s chairs, the vehicle can seat six people. Meanwhile, the all-new AT4 trim does not come with third-row seating and, therefore, only seats, five people.
5. 2020 Chevrolet Equinox
Base Price: $23,800
The Chevy Equinox has a roomy interior. It can seat five adults comfortably. It has 40.0 inches of front headroom, 38.5 inches of rear headroom, 40.9 inches of front legroom, and 39.9 inches of rear legroom. There are also 63.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row of seats and 29.9 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row of seats. Although its cargo hold isn’t quite as roomy as key rivals’, adjusting the seats will open up the Equinox’s cargo space.
4. 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Base Price: $25,840
According to Jeep.com, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee is “crafted to provide the comfort, room and style you want.” Although its cargo space is unimpressive for this class of SUV, it does have a generous amount of cargo space (54.7 cubic feet), which can be accessed via an available power liftgate or a hands-free power liftgate. There’s plenty of second-row legroom (40.3 inches) as well. In fact, its rear-seat legroom is among the best. Additionally, both its front and rear seats are comfortable.
3. 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Base Price: $27,750
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is the first-ever CR-V Hybrid. It has good cargo space (33.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 68.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded) but would have even more if it weren’t for the battery pack. There’s plenty of headroom and legroom in the front and the rear, with 40.4 inches of second-row legroom. The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a small SUV and seats up to five people.
2. 2020 Honda CR-V
Base Price: $25,050
Although there are many similarities between the Honda CR-V Hybrid and the Honda CR-V, the lack of hybrid components makes the CR-V a bit roomier than the hybrid version. There are two rows of spacious seating, with 40.4 inches of legroom in the second row. Additionally, there are 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats folded down. There are between 37.6 and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, depending on the trim.
1. 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
Base Price: $26,275
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsize SUV that offers spacious seating, with 41.2 inches of headroom, 44.1 inches of legroom, 59.1 inches of shoulder room and 57.5 inches of hip room in the front, and 39.2 inches of headroom, 44.1 inches of legroom, 59.1 inches of shoulder room and 56.3 inches of hip room in the back.
When the vehicle is at full capacity, you get 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With the rear seats folded down, however, you get 71.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
So, there you have it. These 14 vehicles offer plenty of headroom, legroom, and everything else you need without you having to dip into your retirement savings just to be able to afford them.