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Best Luxury Compact SUVs for 2021

The best luxury compact SUVs are highlighted below. Luxury compact SUVs cater to shoppers who want the practicality of an SUV but who have room in their budget for more creature comforts and high-tech features. All Rankings »

15 cars

2021 BMW X3

The 2021 BMW X3 ranks at the top of the luxury compact SUV class because of its spacious interior, easy-to-use features, strong engine perfo read more »

8.6SCORE

$43,000 - $69,900 MSRP

25 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$43,000 - $69,900 MSRP

25 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2021 Audi Q5

A great safety score, a high-tech infotainment system, and well-rounded performance all help the 2021 Audi Q5 land near the top of our luxur read more »

8.2SCORE

$43,300 - $52,900 MSRP

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$43,300 - $52,900 MSRP

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC sits in the top half of the luxury compact SUV class thanks in part to its sprightly engine performance, comforta read more »

8.2SCORE

$43,200 - $73,900 MSRP

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$43,200 - $73,900 MSRP

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2021 Volvo XC60

The 2021 Volvo XC60 ranks near the top of the luxury compact SUV class. It's stylish and comfortable, though it isn't quite as athletic … read more »

8.2SCORE

$41,700 - $55,000 MSRP

N/A MPG

8.2SCORE

$41,700 - $55,000 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Acura RDX

The 2021 Acura RDX offers lively and athletic handling, a long list of standard features, and a high-quality, stylish cabin. However, its be read more »

8.1SCORE

$38,200 - $48,000 MSRP

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$38,200 - $48,000 MSRP

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2021 Lincoln Corsair

The 2021 Lincoln Corsair finishes in the lower half of our luxury compact SUV rankings. It boasts a high-end cabin with plenty of standard … read more »

8.0SCORE

$35,945 - $50,230 MSRP

N/A MPG

8.0SCORE

$35,945 - $50,230 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Lexus NX

The 2021 Lexus NX 300 ranks in the lower half of the luxury compact SUV class. The NX offers a high-end and comfortable interior, … read more »

7.7SCORE

$37,510 - $45,360 MSRP

N/A MPG

7.7SCORE

$37,510 - $45,360 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Infiniti QX50

The 2021 Infiniti QX50 finishes near the bottom of our luxury compact SUV rankings. It has adult-friendly seating and a lengthy list of stan read more »

7.5SCORE

$37,950 - $56,850 MSRP

23 City / 29 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$37,950 - $56,850 MSRP

23 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2020 Buick Envision

The 2020 Buick Envision ranks near the bottom of the luxury compact SUV class. It has a lot of standard features and an intuitive … read more »

7.4SCORE

$33,500 - $43,600 MSRP

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$33,500 - $43,600 MSRP

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio delivers an engaging driving experience, but this luxury compact SUV isn't as luxurious as many of its classmate read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$41,450 - $80,750 MSRP

N/A MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$41,450 - $80,750 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 BMW X4

The BMW X4 has lively handling, dynamic engines, and an upscale cabin. It also has snug rear-seat headroom and a small cargo hold. This … read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$51,600 - $73,400 MSRP

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$51,600 - $73,400 MSRP

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2020 Jaguar F-Pace

The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace sports athletic handling, a range of potent engines, and more passenger space than most rivals. It disappoints, howev read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$45,200 - $80,600 MSRP

22 City / 27 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$45,200 - $80,600 MSRP

22 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport

The 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport is one of the best off-roaders in the luxury compact SUV class, but its driving ability on pavement … read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$41,900 - $46,950 MSRP

N/A MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$41,900 - $46,950 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB has a spacious and upscale interior, refined driving dynamics, many standard features, and an above-average predi read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$38,050 - $40,050 MSRP

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$38,050 - $40,050 MSRP

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2021 Porsche Macan

The 2021 Porsche Macan has rewarding driving dynamics and a high-end cabin, but it also has a snug back seat, a small cargo area, … read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$52,100 - $84,600 MSRP

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$52,100 - $84,600 MSRP

19 City / 23 Hwy MPG

More on Luxury Compact SUVs

Luxury compact SUV buyers, like those in most other classes of SUVs, generally like the benefit of a high seating position, which means easy entry and exit, as well as a commanding view of the road. Top luxury SUVs tend to be more comfortable and have higher-quality interior materials than more affordable options. They also offer a vast amount of standard and optional convenience and safety equipment.

Regarding performance, some luxury compact SUVs offer a thrilling ride, while others provide a more balanced ride, delivering more comfort than agility.

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