15 Best Subcompact SUVs for the Money in 2020

2020 Kia Soul
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Meet the Contenders for the Best Subcompact SUV for the Money for 2020

The subcompact SUV class enjoys a lot of attention from consumers, and automakers are eager to keep up with demand. That’s why there are so many contenders for our annual Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award for 2020, though some of these vehicles are more deserving of a spot in your garage than others. On the following slides, we’ll explain how and why. 

The U.S. News Best Car for the Money awards show consumers which new vehicles in each major category offer the best combination of quality and value. To figure out which are the best subcompact SUVs for the money, we consider a number of factors, such as each model’s MSRP or base price, its estimated fuel costs, average transaction prices from TrueCar, and five-year total cost of ownership data from Vincentric. These factors figure into each vehicle’s value, and then we determine quality by using the U.S. News overall scores that feature heavily in our ranking methodology. These scores factor in expert opinions from professional automotive journalists, safety test scores, and predicted reliability data.

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

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