15 Best Subcompact SUVs for the Money in 2019

2019 Hyundai Kona
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Here’s the Ranking From the U.S. News Best Subcompact SUV for the Money Award

Subcompact SUVs are gaining in popularity, thanks to their versatility. They’re small enough to maneuver on city streets and, if they’re designed right, have plenty of space inside for passengers and cargo. They fit the needs and budgets of many Americans, so manufacturers are adding more and more models to the category, making it a very competitive class.

In order to stand out, subcompact SUVs have to find the sweet spot between affordability and features. A low price isn’t always the best buy if that vehicle has high fuel or insurance costs, or is lacking in the features that are commonly found in competitors.

Every year, the U.S. News Best Car for the Money awards put the spotlight on models that offer the best 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.

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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