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SUV Rankings: Affordable Compact SUVs

View the best small SUVs, generally priced below $30,000. Compare small SUV reviews and specs to find a top compact SUV for you. Learn more about our rankings.

Ranking List | Sort by Scores
Rank Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
#1
8.9 Very Good
7.6 8.1 N/A N/A $23,320
$32,770
City: 27
Hwy: 34
#2
8.3 Very Good
7.5 8.5 8.5 N/A $26,560
$37,240
City: 22
Hwy: 32
#2
8.3 Very Good
8.2 7.2 9.4 N/A $21,545
$29,220
City: 26
Hwy: 35
#4
8.2 Very Good
8.5 7.6 N/A N/A $23,100
$31,260
City: 22
Hwy: 31
#4
8.2 Very Good
6.8 8.4 8.5 N/A $22,790
$29,630
City: 26 (Est)
Hwy: 33 (Est)
#6
8.0 Very Good
7.5 7.6 N/A N/A $24,065
$30,935
City: 25 (2014)
Hwy: 33 (2014)
#6
8.0 Very Good
7.5 7.1 9.4 N/A $21,750
$29,600
City: 21
Hwy: 28
#6
8.0 Very Good
7.7 7.7 8.5 N/A $22,195
$33,095
City: 22
Hwy: 29
#6
8.0 Very Good
8.2 8.0 9.3 2.5 $25,995
$29,295
City: 29
Hwy: 33
#10
7.9 Good
8.0 7.7 7.7 N/A $25,995
$39,235
City: 21 (Est)
Hwy: 26 (Est)
#11
7.7 Good
7.1 8.1 8.5 N/A $24,520
$33,670
City: 22
Hwy: 32
#11
7.7 Good
7.8 8.3 9.3 N/A $22,995
$30,395
City: 22 (Est)
Hwy: 31 (Est)
#13
7.6 Good
7.7 7.3 8.5 N/A $21,650
$27,950
City: 23
Hwy: 29
#13
7.6 Good
8.3 7.5 10.0 2.5 $22,100
$34,950
City: 28
Hwy: 35
#13
7.6 Good
8.0 6.6 8.1 3.0 $19,170
$28,120
City: 27
Hwy: 32
#16
7.5 Good
7.4 7.7 9.3 2.5 $21,995
$24,495
City: 23 (Est)
Hwy: 30 (Est)
#17
7.4 Good
7.2 6.9 8.5 3.5 $23,550
$29,720
City: 24
Hwy: 31
#18
7.3 Good
6.8 7.8 N/A N/A $20,195
$31,295
City: 19 (Est)
Hwy: 26 (Est)
#18
7.3 Good
7.8 6.8 N/A N/A $22,695
$35,395
City: 17 (Est)
Hwy: 21 (Est)
#20
6.6 Mediocre
6.9 6.8 8.5 N/A $19,595
$24,195
City: 25 (Est)
Hwy: 32 (Est)
#21
5.7 Mediocre
5.4 6.4 7.7 2.5 $18,795
$27,995
City: 23
Hwy: 30
#22
5.6 Mediocre
5.5 6.1 N/A N/A $16,695
$26,695
City: 23
Hwy: 30

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Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $22,750
$35,350
City: 28 (Est)
Hwy: 35 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $23,660
$31,640
City: 16 (Est)
Hwy: 22 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $18,995
$28,195
City: 23 (Est)
Hwy: 30 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City: - TBD -
Hwy: - TBD -
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $None
$None
City: None
Hwy: None
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $None
$None
City: None
Hwy: None
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City: 23
Hwy: 31
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City: 30
Hwy: 34
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $23,680
$29,850
City: 24 (Est)
Hwy: 31 (Est)