Are you looking for a great deal on a brand-new 2018 compact SUV?
It’s a strong year for crossovers, with exciting redesigns from many leading brands.
Check out these top new models from Chevy, Mazda, Jeep and other trusted names in SUV’s. Whether your priority is power, safety, off-road capabilities or style you’ll find here a vehicle to suit your needs. They all offer premium quality for affordable prices.
If you want to lease a compact SUV for no money down and lower rates than you can find anywhere else, come to Capital Motor Cars, where you can find the best lease deals on these crossovers.
1. 2018 Chevy Equinox
The new Chevy Equinox is a complete redesign from earlier models. It’s a good-looking, good-handling compact SUV.
The Equinox’s 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is supported by a 2.0-liter turbo and 1.6-liter diesel. It’s got plenty of power under the hood and a surprising bite to its suspension that comes in handy when cornering around hilly roads.
This combination gives it strong passing torque on the highway and an impressive 39mpg highway fuel economy, the best for any non-hybrid in its class. It should be able to tow up to 3,500lbs.
For all this, it’s surprisingly quiet on the inside, making for an enjoyable ride.
The 2018 Equinox comes loaded with features, including Chevy’s Teen Driver system, rear view camera, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth and voice control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a WiFi hotspot.
It also comes with OnStar Emergency Services, a system that helps you out in case of accident, severe weather, or if you run out of gas.
Finally, it really is an attractive vehicle. The interior is tastefully designed with a soft finish. The exterior is bold and classy with sharp, clean lines and spot-on proportions.
For value, it’s hard to beat the 2018 Chevy Equinox. Prices start at $23,580 to buy, or lease it at Capital Motors for only $235/month with no down payment. You’d have to go way up in price to get a similar vehicle with the same level of features.
Lease the Equinox if you’re looking for: A strong, affordable compact SUV that gets the job done, with tons of features and a quality interior.
2. 2018 Nissan Rogue
The Rogue, Nissan’s best-selling model, is a practical and efficient crossover, and one of the safest in its class. It received excellent crash test ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In fact, it was named a Top Safety Pick+.
It comes standard with a generous array of safety features. On the Rogue SV, these include:
- Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure warning and assist
- Blind spot monitoring
- Parking sensors and rear-view camera
The Rogue is a useful vehicle with a roomy 70 cubic feet of cargo space. Seating up to 7 passengers in its comfy, upscale interior, its soft suspension makes it a smooth and pleasant ride.
This compact SUV already gets great gas mileage, but the Eco Mode on the Rogue SV allows the computer to manage the engine for maximum fuel efficiency. (There’s a switch for it by the transmission shifter, or choose Eco Mode on the car navigation screen.)
Lease the Rogue if you’re looking for: A comfortable SUV with stellar safety features and high fuel economy.
3. 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude
If you want to get off the roads without your budget going off the rails, check out the 2018 Jeep Compass Latitude.
This compact SUV combines a user-friendly interior with all the rugged functionality you expect from a Jeep. On paved roads, it’s nothing special, but get it out into the wild and it will shine.
The Jeep Compass excels on dirt and gritty conditions, with two available four-wheel-drive systems and four traction control settings: Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud. Its suspension is soft over rough terrain and it has a tight turning radius.
The Latitude has larger wheels and an upgraded interior, along with keyless ignition and some other neat features.
Lease the Jeep Compass if you’re looking for: A low-budget off-roader with a high-quality interior.
4. 2018 Mazda CX-5 Sport
Many reviewers have picked out the Mazda CX-5 Sport as one of the best small SUV’s of this year. With its precise handling and great response, it offers the ride quality of a vehicle twice its price. Its electrically assisted steering comes alive especially on curvy roads, thanks to its G-Vectoring Control that subtly reduces engine torque around corners.
The aesthetics of the Mazda CX-5 also seem to belong to a much more expensive car. The design team clearly put a lot of attention into every detail. Its fabulous layout and first-rate materials make it feel like you’re inside a luxury vehicle.
It’s also remarkably quiet inside, even when cruising on the highway.
The CX-5 has high ratings for safety. It comes standard with several active safety features: blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning, front automated emergency braking, rear cross-traffic monitoring.
Overall, it’s one of the most fun SUV’s to drive. Others might have more cargo space and extra “smart” features, but the CX-5 is really a winner when it comes to performance.
Lease the Mazda CX-5 if you’re looking for: Fantastic handling and driving dynamics matched with gorgeous, upscale design.
5. 2018 Hyundai Tucson
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson should be your SUV of choice if safety and reliability are priorities for you. It got the highest possible ratings on government crash tests and comes with a great set of safety features.
The Tucson’s turbocharged 1.6-liter engine gives it plenty of pep on the road. Lively to drive without compromising on comfort, it handles well around corners and over bumpy roads.
It’s definitely on the small end, even for compact SUV’s. So while it may not fit as much cargo as some of its rivals, it makes up for it when you’re trying to park or maneuver in tight spaces.
The interior is simple but functional with comfortable seats.
Lease the Tucson if you’re looking for: A safe, solid vehicle that delivers good performance in a no-nonsense package.
6. 2018 Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 kicked off the compact-crossover SUV segment, and it’s been top choice since then.
Practicality and reliability are the name of the game with the 2018 RAV4. It gets the job done, and it’s quiet and comfortable to boot.
The RAV4 offers more space than many of its competitors: a 38-cubic-foot capacity that grows to 73 cubic feet if you fold down the back seats. The interior boasts plenty of legroom and headroom, front seat and back.
It gets great fuel economy and its soft, smooth ride belies the power under its hood: a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 176 horsepower.
Advanced safety features include automatic high beams, lane departure warnings and adaptive cruise control, among others.
Lease the Toyota RAV4 if you’re looking for: A pragmatic and reliable vehicle with plenty of space inside.
7. 2018 Honda CR-V
With its high-tech equipment, impressive gas mileage, ample cargo space and high-powered performance, the 2018 Honda CR-V is a force to be reckoned with.
Engaging and compliant to drive, its 184-horsepower engine gets you moving and a very responsive brake keeps you safe.
It’s packed with advanced safety features and driver assistance technology. In fact, it got top ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Add to this that the CR-V is one of the most fuel-efficient crossovers, averaging 33mp on the highway.
Its modern, roomy interior offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo alike.
The CR-V is an overall top pick, offering practicality, versatility and style.
Lease the Honda CR-V if you’re looking for: Top performance, tons of space and the latest tech, all in a sleek and classy wrapper.
8. 2018 Ford Escape
The Ford Escape is an SUV for people who love to drive. Its quick steering, tight suspension and lively turbo 4-cylinder engine give it power and agility on the road.
It’s smooth around turns and its snappy acceleration makes highway passing a breeze.
The 2018 Escape comes with smartphone integration and excellent voice control, as well as some high-tech safety features, such as a rearview camera and blind-spot mirrors.
Its cargo space is on the high end, at 68 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
Lease the Ford Escape if you’re looking for: An SUV that’s fun to drive and comes supported with user-friendly technology, with plenty of space for things and people.
Each of these vehicles is a strong choice with something unique to offer. Depending on your needs and budget, any one of them could be your dream SUV for this year.
Capital Motor Cars is offering great lease deals on all of these crossovers and more. Contact us when you’re ready to get behind the wheel.