2016 Nissan Rogue
2016 Nissan Rogue (Nissan North America, Inc.)

A wave of all-new subcompact SUVs hit the market over the last year, giving crossover SUV shoppers more options than ever before. Subcompact SUVs offer the high seating position and flexible cargo space of compact SUVs, while costing less up front and returning better gas mileage due to their smaller size. If you opt to go small, however, you’ll sacrifice cargo space, and in some cases, seating space, engine power and a few standard or available features. To help you navigate the increasingly complex small SUV market, we’ve rounded up the key differences between the subcompact and compact SUVs offered by Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Chevrolet and Jeep. Read on to find out whether a subcompact or compact SUV is better for you.

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