10 Best Compact SUVs for the Money in 2018

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Here Are the Top Contenders From the U.S. News Best Compact SUV for the Money Award

There is perhaps no more competitive segment of the American auto market than compact SUVs. With 18 different models to choose from, there is a compact SUV to suit every taste. But which ones offer the most for the money?

To answer that question, we evaluated each vehicle in the class and ranked them based on combined quality and value. We started with U.S. News rankings, which take into account safety, reliability, and reviews from top automotive journalists. Then we used average transaction price data from TrueCar and five-year cost of ownership data from Vincentric.

Read through the following slides to see which how these vehicles fared in our Best Compact SUV for the Money rankings.

Keep in mind that we’re always updating our vehicle scores as new information comes in, so some scores mentioned in this piece may not match what is in the reviews.

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