9 Best Compact SUVs: Photos and Details

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The Top Affordable Compact SUVs in U.S. News Rankings

Compact SUVs make up one of the hottest segments in the new car market, and why not? These vehicles combine the cargo space and versatility of an SUV or station wagon with the ride quality and fuel efficiency of a sedan.

But it goes so much further than that, as this crop of cute ‘utes showcases some of the leading in-car technologies – including power rear tailgates that open with the wave of your foot.

But with so many options out there, the process of shopping for a new compact SUV can be overwhelming. Some prioritize fuel economy, others cargo space, and still others safety and technology. It’s hard to decide!

Click through the slideshow to see the best 2017 compact SUVs in U.S. News & World Report's rankings, which are constantly updated as new expert reviews and data become available. You’ll probably find a compact SUV that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle and budget.