These Are the 10 Best-Looking, Cheapest SUVs Available Now

Buying a brand-new and inexpensive vehicle, more often than not, requires you sacrifice good looks in the name of a cheap price tag. This isn’t always the case, but the least expensive cars on the market are not consistently the best-looking. (Several of those cars do offer killer fuel economy, though, so there’s always that.)

In the SUV segment, budget-car shopping only gets more complicated; it is not the most economical of vehicle segments, especially in the full-size SUV category. For this list of cheapest compact SUVs, we factor in appearance because, frankly, buying a car is a major life purchase. So, why the hell not get behind the wheel of an inexpensive car that doesn’t automatically convey a dorky personality?

To refine the list, we established a few rules: 1. Not ugly; 2. $24,000-$28,500 price range; 3. Compact SUV that is still in production; 4.  Base model;

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado Yenko Off Road Is an 800-HP Ram TRX Challenger

Hennessey, the creator of the Chevy-based Goliath 800, has some stiff competition when it comes to high-horsepower warranty-backed off-road Chevrolet offerings. Meet a Yenko-badged entry into this space: the 800-hp 2021 Chevrolet Silverado Yenko Off Road.

If you feel like this Yenko hot rod Chevy was introduced earlier this year, you’re not entirely wrong. You’re also not entirely right, as the tuner previously showed off its lowered Limited Edition truck. This, however, is the Off Road. Like the Limited Edition, the Off Road features the same supercharged V-8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Likewise, the engine carries the same host of modifications: a blueprinted LT-1 aluminum block; forged crankshaft, rods, and pistons; CNC-ported heads; and an upgraded fuel system and injectors. Drivers can mash the throttle confidently, knowing that a three-year/36,000-mile warranty backs the engine and transmission.

Suspension improvements come courtesy of a BDS four-inch

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Two Impressive Women Finish Second in the Fifth Annual Rebelle Rally in a 2020 Kia Telluride SX

Stepping up to an extreme challenge,  ESPN senior sports writer Alyssa Roenigk (driver) and Los Angeles-based actress Sabrina Howells (navigator) tested the limits of a 2020 Kia Telluride SX during the fifth annual Rebelle Rally in October. Like all competitors, they tackled eight days of grueling off-road competition in the Nevada and California deserts; from Lake Tahoe to the U.S.-Mexico border,

Team Telluriders pushed the boundaries of a wholesome SUV on a 1,500-mile journey to a spectacular second-place finish in the X-Cross vehicle class. And, to the amazement of other competitors, Team Telluriders scored the most points on the competition’s final day. Their machine, the all-wheel-drive 2020 Kia Telluride SX underwent minimal modifications that included all-terrain tires and a skid plate to make it suited for the competition.

Before participating in the Rebelle Rally as Team Telluriders, did you both know each other? 

Team Telluriders: We

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E EPA-Rated Range Just Short of Tesla Model Y’s

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified driving range figures for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the sums are just as expected across the lineup. The all-electric SUV arrives next month.

The Mach-E will indeed be able to travel up to 300 miles on a single charge when equipped with the extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive. If you opt for the same battery and all-wheel drive, you’re looking at 270 miles. For the sacrifice in range, output on the all-wheel-drive model rises from its rear-drive counterpart’s 290 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque to 346 ponies and 428 lb-ft of twist.

As anticipated, the standard-range battery delivers 230 miles in the rear-drive Mach-E. The all-wheel-drive model gets 211 miles, exactly one mile better than expected. Both variants put out 266 hp, but torque on the all-wheel-drive model measure in at 428 lb-ft instead of 317.

The EPA has

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Seven Cool Things to Note About the New 2021 Ford F-150

  1. The new-for-2021 hybrid powertrain pairs with the most powerful engine.

When we first heard Ford was adding a hybrid powertrain to the 2021 F-150, we figured it’d be paired with the 3.3-liter, naturally-aspirated V-6 which serves as the F-150’s base engine. Then we learned we were on the exact opposite side of correct: The hybrid is available with the F-150’s most powerful engine, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. Electric assistance raises the total output by 30 horsepower to 430 and by 70 lb-ft of torque to 570; it also boosts fuel economy to 24 mpg for both city and highway. Now that’s an eco-friendly powertrain we can live with.

  1. The 2021 Ford F-150 can power your home or business.

Buy an F-150 hybrid pickup, and you can get an optional 7,200-watt power supply that feeds four 120-volt/20-amp plugs and one 240-volt/30-amp plugs, all

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