Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Diesel

Best SUV Under $40,000, 2014-2015

The last month of each year seems to be traditionally dedicated for lists. At this juncture, we are also joining the tradition by enlisting 2014’s Top 4 SUV’s under $40,000.  So what are the indicating factors why are we choosing? Price, size and practicality are the general factors.  Let’s take a look at the specifications of these four SUV’s and let yourself be the judge for agreement or disagreement—we give it to you, nonetheless.


  • Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Diesel
  • Family matters in the scheme of this practical SUV; hence, it’s a tough one to be knocked down. It bears the efficiency of a 2.2L Turbo-diesel engine and is equipped with enough safety measures reliable to protect the whole family just in case. While this mid-size SUV may not be the roomiest, it has set compartments for the family to enjoy.


  • Price : $39,618
  • Engine : 2L 4 Cylinder Turbo-diesel
  • Power : 129kW @ 4500rpm
  • Torque : 420Nm @ 2000rpm
  • Transmission : AWD, 6-sp Automatic
  • Mileage : 5.7L/100km
Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Diesel
Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Diesel


  • Honda CR-V diesel
  • As the name suggests, this is the diesel variant of Honda CR-V. This Japanese vehicle understands the importance of driver-friendly details such as the significance of smooth but direct steering wheel.  Another notable feature is its interior where driver and passengers are within comfort premise.
  • Price : $38,290
  • Engine : 2L 4 Cylinder Turbo-diesel
  • Power : 110kW @ 4000rpm
  • Torque : 350Nm @ 2000rpm
  • Transmission : AWD, 6-sp manual
  • Mileage : 8L/100km
Honda CR-V diesel
Honda CR-V diesel


  • Jeep Cherokee Longitude
  • One may not appreciate the noise or the bumpy tirades of Jeep Cherokee Longitude along the dirt roads of the suburb. However, the smoothness comes back as it hits the highway run. This SUV also offers quite a bunch of what is in store at the security and emergency bureaus like seven airbags, reversing camera, rear-parking sensors and even a spare tire!
  • Price : $39,000
  • Engine : 2l V6 Petrol
  • Power : 200kW @ 6500rpm
  • Torque : 316Nm @ 4400rpm
  • Transmission : AWD, 9-sp Automatic
  • Mileage : 10L/100km
Jeep Cherokee Longitude
Jeep Cherokee Longitude


  • Nissan Qashqai
  • The panel who judged this fourth-placer had convicted the SUV with poor plastic components. However, some had pin-pointed several assets like Nissan Qashqai’s compact dimensions, spacious cargo storage and economic value.
  • Price :  $33,590
  • Engine : 6L 4 Cylinder Turbo-diesel
  • Power : 96kW @ 4000rpm
  • Torque : 320Nm @ 1750rpm
  • Transmission : FWD, CVT Automatic
  • Mileage : 9L/100km
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai