14 Best Compact Luxury SUVs for the Money

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

No matter what your budget is, the goal of any car shopper should be to get the most car for your money. This is no different for one of the most popular corners of the new car market: the compact luxury SUV segment.

The modern compact luxury SUV takes the efficiency, driving dynamics, and versatility of small crossovers, and blends it with premium interiors and luxury amenities. Any of the vehicles on this list would be a fantastic place to endure the daily commute, with the latest infotainment systems and features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They also come with the most advanced driver assistance features, providing peace of mind.

U.S. News & World Report takes these attributes and weighs them against the actual cost to own a vehicle, based on the average price paid (from TrueCar) and the average five-year cost of ownership (from Vincentric). The average cost of ownership includes taxes and fees, fuel costs, insurance costs, repairs, and more. In the end, a vehicle that seems attractive could hurt your wallet enough to inspire you to look elsewhere.

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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