20 Best Four-Cylinder SUVs in 2018

2018 Honda CR-V
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These SUVs Offer Little Engines With Ample Power

Most compact and subcompact SUVs aren’t built for speed. In fact, many of these vehicles are criticized for their lackluster powertrains. However, there are some that stand out from the pack for either having a capable base four-cylinder engine or offering an upgraded four-cylinder that provides ample power, like the 2018 Honda CR-V (pictured above).

While few (if any) of these vehicles are going to wow you with their acceleration, our list is comprised of compact and subcompact SUVs with four-cylinder engines that have received positive reviews from the automotive press. Some are merely satisfactory for most daily driving, and others are considerably peppy. We’ve ranked them all by their U.S. News overall score, which takes into account expert reviews, crash data, and reliability data.

Most of these vehicles come standard with a four-cylinder engine, so we list their base price. Vehicles that have an optional four-cylinder are noted.

Keep in mind that our scores and rankings are updated on a regular basis as new data and expert research become available. For this reason, the scores mentioned in this article may not match those listed in our new car reviews.

Continue reading to learn about the best four-cylinder SUVs in 2018.

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