The Best 2017 Compact SUVs for the Money

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We Rank the Best Compact SUVs for the Money

Every buyer wants a good deal on the day they buy or lease a car, but smart consumers look beyond to ensure that their new vehicle provides a solid value throughout its life, with a low cost of ownership and quality that passes the test of time.

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Cars for the Money awards recognize those vehicles that give consumers great value when buying and through the life of the vehicle, plus an outstanding ownership experience. Working with our partners TrueCar and Vincentric, we study the actual prices that customers pay and the long-term costs of owning each vehicle.

The compact SUV class is the hottest segment of the automotive market, as consumers abandon the compact and midsize car market for the size, capability, and versatility of SUVs. As compact SUVs have evolved, they’ve become more carlike, with improved ride comfort, efficiency, and safety technology that matches what’s available in the car market.

Here is this year’s top 11 scorers in our Best Compact SUV for the Money category, starting with our winner, the 2017 Honda CR-V.

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