2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Leads Segment in Affordability
Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying, selling and now servicing cars, has listed the most affordable 3-row crossovers currently for sale. To determine affordability, the list combines the cost to purchase each car (including destination fee), five years of fuel costs as well as each car’s residual value after five years. To qualify for the list, each car had to come equipped with basic features that most car shoppers expect, including automatic transmission, power driver’s seat, rearview camera, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity.
“With an average starting price hovering around $30,000, the 3-row crossover segment is not a cheap one to enter,” said David Thomas, Cars.com managing editor. “Still, sales of these crossovers are up 13.3 percent through May versus an average year-over-year increase of 4.5 percent across all segments. With car shoppers flocking to these family-friendly minivan alternatives, we sought to help shoppers understand where they’ll be able to get the most bang for their buck over the life of their purchase.”
The most affordable 3-row crossovers, according to Cars.com, are:
“Whether you need a car to take your kids and their teammates to Little League practice or you’re someone who just likes to travel with friends, three-row crossovers should be top of mind for you when shopping for a new car,” Thomas said. “The Outlander is the perfect option for someone looking for the room and utility of a 3-row crossover, but considers cost savings to be their highest priority.”
Launched in 1998, Cars.com is an award-recognized online destination for car shoppers and owners that offers information from experts and consumers to help research, price and find new and used cars, as well as information around service and repair for car owners. With more than 30 million monthly visits to its web properties, Cars.com offers millions of new and used vehicle listings, expert and consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison, build and price tools, unbiased editorial content and much more. In 2015, Cars.com introduced a new service and repair feature to help consumers find the right service provider and understand how much to pay with the fair-price estimator tool. Cars.com puts millions of car buyers, and now owners, in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make stress-free buying, selling and servicing decisions.