16 Best Affordable Compact SUVs: Photos and Details

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Choices Abound in the Compact Crossover Class

It’s hard to resist the lure of an entry-level crossover. They’re convenient and comfortable, providing a good view of the road and often have more space inside than a comparable subcompact or compact car. Better yet, they’re safer than ever, with advanced safety systems offered on most base models – and sometimes even included as standard equipment. This year’s offering of small crossovers and SUVs have all of these attributes, and more. In fact, some of them are even fun to drive.

In the case of a tie (and there are several), the vehicle with the lowest base price has the advantage. 

That said, keep in mind that our scores and rankings are always changing, due to additional data becoming available. This means scores on this list may differ from those displayed on our website.

Now, let’s take a look at the best affordable compact crossovers and SUVs currently on the market.

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