14 Best Luxury Compact SUVs in 2018: Photos and Details

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As small SUVs and crossovers gain popularity, manufacturers are adding more models that mix city-friendly size with the usability of an SUV. Luxury brands bring high-end interiors and advanced infotainment and safety technologies to further separate these vehicles from mere utility players. There’s only one truly off-road-ready vehicle on this list, though a few others can take on dirt roads or cleared trails.

It has become a crowded category with options that range from quite good to really great. The number of choices can be overwhelming when it’s time to shop for a new luxury compact SUV. We’ve taken safety scores, predicted reliability ratings, expert reviews, and price into account to rank more than a dozen luxury compact SUVs. Each model in this slideshow has its charms – and quirks – but when it comes to the features shoppers are most interested in, some are better than others.

That being said, we do change our scores as new information becomes available. The scores and rankings mentioned in this slideshow might not match exactly what you find in the individual reviews.

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