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2020 Honda CR-V

The 2020 Honda CR-V ranks among the leaders of the compact SUV class. Its passenger and cargo volumes eclipse those of most rivals, and ... Read full review »

8.6
$25,050 - $34,750
28 (Est) City / 34 (Est) Hwy
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8.6
$24,350 - $41,000
25 City / 31 Hwy
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2020 Toyota RAV4

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 ranks highly among compact SUVs. It has a solid predicted reliability rating, great fuel economy, stable handling, and a cabin ... Read full review »

8.4
$25,950 - $35,880
26 (2019) City / 35 (2019) 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 »

8.3
$23,990 - $34,990
23 City / 30 Hwy
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8.3
$24,495 - $34,595
26 City / 33 Hwy
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8.0
$24,945 - $38,795
22 City / 29 Hwy
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2020 Ford Escape

The redesigned 2020 Ford Escape finishes in the middle of our compact SUV rankings. It has a spacious interior and engaging performance, but its ... Read full review »

7.9
$24,885 - $36,685
27 City / 33 Hwy
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7.9
$23,800 - $35,700
26 City / 31 Hwy
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7.8
$23,350 - $33,100
23 City / 28 Hwy
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7.6
$25,300 - $33,040
26 City / 33 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
$25,740 - $38,495
22 City / 31 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 »

6.8
$22,105 - $29,905
23 City / 32 Hwy
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6.5
$22,995 - $28,745
26 City / 29 Hwy
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6.2
$24,695 - $41,495
25 City / 30 Hwy
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$28,295 - $42,125
17 City / 25 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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