Are there any cars or SUVs with memory seats for less than $30,000?

Or with just power seats for less than $22,000?

Steve G., Vancouver, British Columbia

Indeed. Several SUVs and wagons under $30,000 come with a memory feature for the power driver’s seat: the Chevrolet Equinox LTZ, GMC Terrain SLT-2, Hyundai Veracruz GLS, Jeep Liberty Limited and Renegade, and the Volvo V50 T5 wagon are among them.  Note that the memory feature may be available only on specific higher-end models, and a boatload of optional features (plus the destination charge) could push the total price over your $30,000 limit.


Interestingly, we could find only one vehicle that fits your description and has a standard power driver’s seat for less than $22,000, the 2010 Dodge Journey SE. The Journey SE’s base price is $20,845, not including the $750 destination charge, so options will surely raise the total price above your threshold.

We found these vehicles with the Vehicle Recommender, the car shopper’s Swiss army knife that lets you choose the type of vehicle and how you want it equipped, and it electronically slices and dices your wishes to produce a list of models that qualify. You can fine-tune your search with this feature to zero in on the ideal vehicle by choosing price and fuel-economy ranges, engines and drive systems, and convenience features such as memory seats.

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Answered by Rick Popely on November 27, 2010 | Permalink

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