9 Best Luxury Compact SUVs for the Money in 2018

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

As you budget for your next vehicle purchase, it’s important to keep in mind that a car that offers value does not have to lack quality. There are plenty of vehicles that receive excellent reviews and are still affordable, even in our luxury compact SUV rankings.

You’ll have to live with your new SUV for some time, so being confident about your financial decision – while assuring that you’re satisfied with the vehicle – is a balancing act. It’s critical to assess the SUV’s history of safety and reliability and assure you’re getting the features and performance you desire, without overextending your budget.

The U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards are designed to help you with this daunting task. Winners are chosen using a composite score based on a combination of each vehicle’s overall quality and value.

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.

Remember that we update U.S. News scores often as new expert reviews and data become available. So, the scores in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Read through the following slides to learn more about our top picks for the 2018 U.S. News Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money award.

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