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#1 Hyundai Kona Image View Photos
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2019 Hyundai Kona

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The 2019 Hyundai Kona ranks near the top of the subcompact SUV class. It has a nice cabin with an intuitive infotainment system, and ... Read full review »

8.5
$19,990 - $44,900
27 City / 33 Hwy
8.5
$19,990 - $44,900
27 City / 33 Hwy
#2 Kia Soul Image View Photos
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2020 Kia Soul

On the heels of a redesign, the 2020 Kia Soul matches up favorably with most other compact cars and subcompact SUVs. It's spacious and ... Read full review »

8.4
$17,490 - $27,490
27 City / 33 Hwy
8.4
$17,490 - $27,490
27 City / 33 Hwy
#3 MINI Cooper Countryman Image View Photos
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2019 MINI Cooper Countryman

The 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman finishes near the top of our subcompact SUV rankings partly on the strength of its solid performance, upscale and roomy ... Read full review »

8.3
$26,900 - $37,900
24 City / 33 Hwy
8.3
$26,900 - $37,900
24 City / 33 Hwy
#3 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Image View Photos
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

The all-new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has an upscale interior, a ton of standard features, and decent off-road capability. However, it comes up short ... Read full review »

8.3
$34,995
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8.3
$34,995
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#5 Kia Niro Image View Photos
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2019 Kia Niro

A polished cabin, a spacious interior, and excellent fuel efficiency are just a few things that push the 2019 Kia Niro toward the top ... Read full review »

8.2
$23,490 - $35,200
52 City / 49 Hwy
8.2
$23,490 - $35,200
52 City / 49 Hwy
#5 Mazda CX-3 Image View Photos
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2019 Mazda CX-3

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 ranks near the top of the subcompact SUV class because it offers arguably the sportiest performance in the class, as ... Read full review »

8.2
$20,390 - $27,145
29 City / 34 Hwy
8.2
$20,390 - $27,145
29 City / 34 Hwy
#7 Buick Encore Image View Photos
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2019 Buick Encore

The 2019 Buick Encore places among the top third in our subcompact SUV rankings. It has one of the nicest interiors in its class, an ... Read full review »

8.1
$23,200 - $30,800
25 City / 30 Hwy
8.1
$23,200 - $30,800
25 City / 30 Hwy
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#7 Honda HR-V Image View Photos
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2019 Honda HR-V

The 2019 Honda HR-V ranks well among subcompact SUVs because it delivers ample passenger and cargo space. It also earns a lot of praise ... Read full review »

8.1
$20,520 - $28,540
28 City / 34 Hwy
8.1
$20,520 - $28,540
28 City / 34 Hwy
#9 Subaru Crosstrek Image View Photos
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2019 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek finishes in the middle of our subcompact SUV rankings. Few class rivals have better interiors, but many competitors deliver better ... Read full review »

7.9
$21,895 - $27,195
27 City / 33 Hwy
7.9
$21,895 - $27,195
27 City / 33 Hwy
#9 Nissan Kicks Image View Photos
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2019 Nissan Kicks

The 2019 Nissan Kicks ranks in the middle of the subcompact SUV class. It has a huge cargo hold and offers a composed ride, ... Read full review »

7.9
$18,640 - $20,970
31 City / 36 Hwy
7.9
$18,640 - $20,970
31 City / 36 Hwy
#11 Jeep Renegade Image View Photos
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2019 Jeep Renegade

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The 2019 Jeep Renegade finishes in the middle of our subcompact SUV rankings. It's capable and reasonably athletic, but it has a few notable shortcomings ... Read full review »

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7.8
$22,025 - $27,895
21 City / 29 Hwy
7.8
$22,025 - $27,895
21 City / 29 Hwy
#12 Nissan Rogue Sport Image View Photos
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2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport sits in the bottom half of our subcompact SUV rankings because of its lackluster performance. It has a composed ... Read full review »

7.5
$22,240 - $29,310
25 City / 32 Hwy
7.5
$22,240 - $29,310
25 City / 32 Hwy
#13 Chevrolet Trax Image View Photos
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2019 Chevrolet Trax

The 2019 Chevrolet Trax finishes in the bottom third of our subcompact SUV rankings. While there are reasons to like this SUV, it simply ... Read full review »

7.2
$21,300 - $29,100
26 City / 31 Hwy
7.2
$21,300 - $29,100
26 City / 31 Hwy
#14 Toyota C-HR Image View Photos
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2019 Toyota C-HR

Though it has a lot of standard safety features and a good predicted reliability rating, the 2019 Toyota C-HR’s many pitfalls pull it down ... Read full review »

7.0
$21,145 - $26,200
27 City / 31 Hwy
7.0
$21,145 - $26,200
27 City / 31 Hwy
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#15 Ford EcoSport Image View Photos
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2019 Ford EcoSport

The 2019 Ford EcoSport's weak base engine, wavering ride quality, and short list of active safety features contribute to its place near the bottom of ... Read full review »

6.8
$19,995 - $27,610
27 City / 29 Hwy
6.8
$19,995 - $27,610
27 City / 29 Hwy
#16 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Image View Photos
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport finishes near the bottom of our subcompact SUV rankings because it's slow to accelerate, it delivers a rough ride ... Read full review »

6.6
$20,945 - $26,545
24 City / 30 Hwy
6.6
$20,945 - $26,545
24 City / 30 Hwy

More on Subcompact SUVs

When shopping for a subcompact SUV, you should expect to find a moderately powered vehicle that can serve your day-to-day needs and provide a commanding view of the road. The best subcompact SUVs offer a comfortable ride, enough room for passengers and cargo, and useful infotainment and connectivity features in the cabin. Subcompact SUVs are popular with empty-nesters, millennials, and first-time car buyers. Parents can take the kids to school in the morning, head downtown for dinner in the evening, and haul a week's worth of groceries on the weekend with a subcompact SUV.

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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