7 new and used cars you can get for under $25,000

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Each week, Boston.com profiles several cars that consumers can find for below a certain price point in an effort to help you find your dream car faster. The cars listed include new and used models and any financial incentives currently available. Prices posted here are either starting MSRPs for newer vehicles or based on Kelley Blue Book’s Fair Purchase Price for used vehicles.

2015 Toyota Prius V

2015 Toyota Prius V
2015 Toyota Prius V. —Toyota
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KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $24,530

Why it’s worth the price: The Toyota Prius V is a larger version of Toyota’s flagship hybrid. It got a refresh in 2015 with an improved infotainment system that features a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, and a USB port. It also gets an outstanding fuel economy of 44 mpg city / 40 mpg highway. The 2015 Prius V was named a Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS. The institute said the 2015 Prius V is an excellent vehicle for teen drivers who are still learning to drive.

Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2015 Toyota Prius V in good or better condition (meaning it has no significant mechanical issues but may require some body work) can range from as little as $23,872 to as much as $25,692. Search local used car dealerships to find one.

2012 BMW X3

2012 BMW X3
2012 BMW X3. —BMW

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $21,749

Why it’s worth the price: The BMW X3 is a luxury compact SUV that comes standard with all-wheel drive, a 12-speaker audio system, HD Radio, and Bluetooth. The base model gets a fuel economy of 19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway. It has lots of cargo space (63.3 cubic feet) and lots of legroom for passengers. The 2012 BMW X3 was named a Top Safety Pick by IIHS.

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Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2012 BMW X3 in good or better condition can range from as little as $20,749 to as much as $23,428 and has a typical mileage of about 64,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.

2016 Kia Optima

2016 Kia Optima
2016 Kia Optima. —Kia

Starting MSRP: $22,140

Why it’s worth the price: The Kia Optima was recently redesigned to provide more interior space and a more intuitive infotainment system that includes satellite radio, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Other notable features are available, including a panoramic sunroof and a 10-speaker audio system. The car comes standard with a four-cylinder engine and has a decent fuel economy of 24 mpg city / 35 mpg highway. The 2016 Optima was named a Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS.

Current incentives: Kia is offering several incentives on the Optima until October 31. Consumers can lease a 2016 Kia Optima for $179 per month for 36 months or $199 per month for 24 months. Zero percent financing is available for 36 to 72 months, and $2,500 cash back. Contact your local Kia dealership for more information.

2011 Lincoln Navigator

2011 Lincoln Navigator
2011 Lincoln Navigator. —By IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $24,620

Why it’s worth the price: The Lincoln Navigator provides lots of space if you’re chauffeuring family members or hauling cargo. The 2011 Navigator contains a decent amount of legroom, a more upscale appearance, and up to 103.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third rows are folded down. It comes standard with two-wheel drive and gets a fuel economy of 14 mpg city / 20 mpg highway. If a Navigator equipped with all-wheel drive is available, the fuel economy drops slightly to 13 mpg city / 18 mpg highway.

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Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2011 Lincoln Navigator in good or better condition can range from as little as $22,409 to as much as $26,803 and has a typical mileage of about 82,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.

2012 Infiniti EX

2012 Infiniti EX
2012 Infiniti EX. —Infiniti

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $21,837

Why it’s worth the price: The EX is a luxury SUV that affords a fun driving experience similar to a sports car thanks to its powerful V6 engine. The 2012 EX comes with standard rear-wheel drive. A rearview camera, push-button start, a USB port, satellite radio, and a six-speaker audio system are standard. All-wheel drive is also available. The EX’s interior is attractive, and it has comfortable front seats, but the rear seats can be cramped. The 2012 model was named a Top Safety Pick by IIHS.

Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2012 Infiniti EX in good or better condition can range from as little as $20,279 to as much as $23,394 and has a typical mileage of about 50,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V
2016 Honda CR-V. —Honda

Starting MSRP: $23,845

Why it’s worth the price: The Honda CR-V is a top choice among compact SUVs. The CR-V is slightly expensive for its class, but it has a comfortable and spacious interior (that includes heated front seats) and up to 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space. It comes standard with Bluetooth and Pandora, while other features like a moonroof and dual-zone climate control are available.

Current incentives: Honda is offering 0.9% APR financing for well-qualified buyers for 24 to 60 months or 1.9% APR for 61 to 72 months. Or lease a CR-V for $199 per month for 36 months with $2,299 due at signing for a two-wheel drive version, or with $2,599 due at signing for an all-wheel drive version. Contact your local Honda dealership for more information.

2012 Audi A5

2012 Audi A5
2012 Audi A5. —By David Villarreal Fernández via Wikimedia Commons

KBB.com Fair Purchase Price: $20,186

Why it’s worth the price: The Audi A5 is a good-looking car that delivers a great performance thanks to a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The coupe version comes standard with all-wheel drive, while a convertible version comes standard with front-wheel drive. It gets a decent fuel economy of 21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway, and it features an attractive-looking cabin.

Current incentives: Kelley Blue Book researchers indicate a 2012 Audi A5 in good or better condition can range from as little as $18,756 to as much as $21,615 and has a typical mileage of about 60,000. Search local used car dealerships to find one.