16 cars RANKING LIST | SORT BY SCORES

2019 Honda CR-V

Best Cars for the Money

The 2019 Honda CR-V finishes near the top of our compact SUV rankings. It has plenty of strengths, including an upscale interior, high safety ... Read full review »

8.6
$24,450 - $34,250
26 City / 32 Hwy
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8.6
$24,350 - $41,000
25 City / 31 Hwy
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2019 Subaru Forester

Best Cars for Families

The 2019 Subaru Forester brings a lot to the table, including a comfortable ride, user-friendly features, and plenty of cargo space. It earns one ... Read full review »

8.3
$24,295 - $34,295
26 City / 33 Hwy
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2019 Toyota RAV4

The fully redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 boasts a large cargo hold, a fuel-efficient engine, and plenty of driver assistance features. That's partly why it ... Read full review »

8.3
$25,650 - $35,050
26 City / 35 Hwy
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2020 Kia Sportage

The 2020 Kia Sportage features an attractive interior, plenty of easy-to-use technology, and a smooth ride. This level of all-around quality earns the Sportage ... Read full review »

8.2
$23,990 - $34,990
23 (Est) City / 30 (Est) Hwy
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7.9
$23,800 - $35,700
26 City / 31 Hwy
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7.9
$24,105 - $34,120
21 City / 29 Hwy
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7.9
$24,295 - $38,895
22 City / 29 Hwy
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7.7
$23,350 - $33,100
23 City / 28 Hwy
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7.6
$25,200 - $32,940
26 (Est) City / 33 (Est) Hwy
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2020 GMC Terrain

The 2020 GMC Terrain features an impressive set of standard safety features and a handsome cabin, but neither area is best in class. Add ... Read full review »

7.5
$25,000 - $39,900
26 City / 30 Hwy
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7.4
$25,045 - $38,495
22 City / 31 Hwy
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2019 Jeep Wrangler

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is the unquestioned king of off-road ability in its class, but that's not enough to offset its poor predicted reliability ... Read full review »

6.9
$28,045 - $41,545
17 City / 25 Hwy
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2020 Jeep Compass

The 2020 Jeep Compass is a comfortable, capable off-road vehicle that comes with an outstanding infotainment system. However, its sluggish engine, poor fuel economy, ... Read full review »

6.7
$22,105 - $29,905
23 City / 32 Hwy
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6.4
$23,595 - $28,195
26 City / 29 Hwy
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6.2
$24,695 - $41,495
25 City / 30 Hwy
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More on Compact SUVs

Compact SUVs tend to offer a high seating position, which provides a vast view of the road in addition to an easier step-in height than smaller cars or larger SUVs. These SUVs can be equipped with a variety of powertrains to fit your driving priorities, be they fuel economy, daily comfort, or rugged off-roading.

They are available with many interior tech and safety features that can be useful to families both small and large. Over the past several years, two-row SUVs have acquired standard or available features that were previously found only in luxury cars. For example, a rearview camera is a common standard feature, and there are a wide variety of high-tech safety features available in most models.

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.

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