The 17 Most Reliable Small SUVs of 2020

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These Crossovers Score Well for Reliability

SUVs continue to be a popular choice with auto buyers, thanks to their combination of practicality and comfort. With room to spread out in a feature-packed interior, combined with a ton of cargo room, SUVs have a lot going for them. Most also offer the added security of available all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Small SUVs remain some of the most popular models, combining affordable price points and a size that appeals to singles, couples, and families alike. Easier to park and handle than larger models, small SUVs also offer better fuel economy than their bigger counterparts, as well as generous cargo capacities.

The good news for consumers: There’s fierce competition in the SUV market, meaning there are plenty of good choices available. The key is to choose a small SUV that both fits your needs now, but will remain reliable down the road. That’s where we can help. By using reliability data from J.D. Power – combined with our own U.S. News rankings and expertise – we’ve identified the 17 best small SUVs for the long haul. You’ll find our picks on the following slides.

Remember that our scores and rankings are constantly updated due to new safety and reliability information, as well as new model specs and updated data coming in. Because of this, some of the scores in this slideshow may not match what you see on our site.

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