16 Best Compact SUVs for the Money

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Here’s the Ranking From the U.S. News Best Compact SUV for the Money Award

There are a lot of great compact SUVs on the market right now, but not all of them are a great value. If you’re planning to buy a compact SUV, it’s a significant purchase, and you should make sure your dollars are spent as wisely as possible.

Every year, the U.S. News Best Car for the Money awards put the spotlight on models that offer the best combination of quality and value. These factors are measured with actual data, not our own opinions. To measure quality, we use the U.S. News overall scores from our rankings, which factor in expert reviews from the automotive press, as well as safety and reliability data. To measure value, we use TrueCar average transaction prices and Vincentric five-year total cost of ownership data.

The models on the following slides are ranked based on how they fared in the scoring for our 2019 Best Compact SUV for the Money award.

(Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.)

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