It's quite common for families in particular to upgrade and renew some of their most important material possessions every year as well as keep their family safe. One of the things they usually consider changing each year is their vehicle. They may want something more economical, more spacious, cheaper on insurance, and so on. One type of vehicle that is becoming increasingly popular is the small SUV. This is why it may be useful for you to review the following list of 10 small SUV's under $25k. Let's take a look at which vehicles made the cut.

Our Recommended 10 Small SUV's Under $25k:

1. The 2014 Honda CR-V – $23,120

This vehicle has improved its fuel efficiency, which is about 8% better than other SUVs. It's acceleration, 17.9 lbs/HP is also above average. Plus, the ALG Depreciation Rating is 5 star.

2. The 2014 Jeep Cherokee – $22,995

This one meets expectations for fuel efficiency and MPG. However, its real world acceleration and torque are not as good as expected. Its horsepower is slightly above average compared to other vehicles in its class.

3. The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek – $21,995

This may not be the most powerful vehicle out there, but it does have excellent MPG, and highway and city range. Plus, it has an excellent safety rating.

4. The 2014 Buick Encore – $24,160

The Buick is a luxury SUV with an affordable price tag, costing around $4,000 less than other vehicles in this class. It has good horsepower, range, and fuel efficiency. Its fuel economy is above average.

5. The 2015 Kia Sorento – $24,100

This is one of the latest Kia Sorentos, and its fuel efficiency is some 9.5% better than other similar SUVs. Power is quite low, but its safety rating is extremely high.

6. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 – $21,545

This vehicle has the highest fuel efficiency rating in the list of top 10 small SUV's under $25k. Mazda states that the CX-5 can go from 0 to 60 in 8.8 seconds. It also scores 5 stars in every safety rating except rollover, where it scored 4.

7. The 2014 Mazda CX-5 – $21,395

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is equally impressive in terms of fuel efficiency. It is slightly cheaper than the 2015 model. Some experts feel this model is actually the better of the two.

8. The 2015 Subaru Forester – $22,195

The fuel efficiency of this vehicle is as expected. You can do 350 miles of city driving on a 15.9 gallon tank, with 461 highway miles. Horsepower is low, but torque and acceleration is reasonable.

9. The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – $24,950

Although the range is below average on this car, mileage is decent. Its torque is not so good, but its 190 HP is good. Plus, it has a perfect safety score, with exception of rollover, where it scores 4.

10. The 2014 Subaru Forester – $21,995

This vehicle is one of the best deals you can get. It has a 98 smart rating and a very nice price tag, which is some $4,000 cheaper than other 2014 SUVs. Its depreciation is also five star. It doesn't have a lot of horsepower, but it is still quite quick. And it has a very good safety rating.