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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.

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Rank Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
#1
8.6 Very Good
7.5 8.1 9.2 4.5 $23,120
$30,620
City: 23
Hwy: 31
#2
8.4 Very Good
7.3 7.5 8.9 4.0 $24,160
$30,465
City: 25
Hwy: 33
#2
8.4 Very Good
7.4 8.5 9.3 4.0 $26,465
$36,905
City: 22
Hwy: 32
#4
8.3 Very Good
6.7 8.3 8.9 3.0 $22,790
$29,630
City: 26
Hwy: 33
#5
8.1 Very Good
8.3 7.5 8.5 3.0 $23,100
$30,850
City: 22
Hwy: 31
#5
8.1 Very Good
8.2 7.2 9.4 N/A $21,545
$29,220
City: 26
Hwy: 35
#7
8.0 Very Good
7.6 7.5 8.5 N/A $22,195
$33,095
City: 22
Hwy: 29
#7
8.0 Very Good
8.2 8.0 9.3 2.5 $25,995
$29,295
City: 29
Hwy: 33
#9
7.9 Good
7.2 8.2 9.3 3.5 $24,440
$33,400
City: 22
Hwy: 32
#9
7.9 Good
7.7 8.3 9.3 2.5 $22,995
$30,095
City: 22
Hwy: 31
#9
7.9 Good
7.3 7.2 8.9 3.5 $21,600
$28,400
City: 21 (Est)
Hwy: 28 (Est)
#12
7.7 Good
6.8 7.7 9.3 2.5 $19,995
$30,895
City: 19
Hwy: 26
#12
7.7 Good
7.6 7.4 8.5 2.5 $21,450
$27,700
City: 23
Hwy: 29
#12
7.7 Good
8.5 8.1 8.4 2.5 $23,305
$38,835
City: 18
Hwy: 26
#15
7.6 Good
8.3 7.5 10.0 2.5 $22,100
$34,950
City: 28
Hwy: 35
#15
7.6 Good
8.0 6.6 8.1 3.0 $19,170
$28,120
City: 27
Hwy: 32
#17
7.5 Good
7.4 7.7 9.3 2.5 $21,995
$24,495
City: 23 (Est)
Hwy: 30 (Est)
#18
7.4 Good
7.9 6.9 5.7 2.5 $22,395
$34,995
City: 17 (Est)
Hwy: 21 (Est)
#19
7.3 Good
7.2 6.9 8.5 3.5 $23,550
$29,720
City: 24
Hwy: 31
#20
6.7 Mediocre
6.9 6.8 8.8 2.0 $19,470
$23,995
City: 24 (Est)
Hwy: 30 (Est)
#21
5.7 Mediocre
5.4 6.4 7.7 2.5 $18,795
$27,995
City: 23
Hwy: 30
#21
5.7 Mediocre
5.7 6.3 7.8 3.0 $16,395
$26,395
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 $0
$0
City: 25 (2014)
Hwy: 33 (2014)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City: 22 (2014)
Hwy: 32 (2014)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City: - TBD -
Hwy: - TBD -
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $19,995
$30,895
City: 19 (Est)
Hwy: 26 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $23,100
$31,260
City: 22 (Est)
Hwy: 31 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City: 22 (2014)
Hwy: 32 (2014)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $21,500
$27,800
City: None
Hwy: None
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $22,995
$30,195
City: 22 (Est)
Hwy: 31 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $18,795
$27,995
City: 23 (Est)
Hwy: 30 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $16,495
$26,495
City: 23 (Est)
Hwy: 30 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $22,595
$35,195
City: 17 (Est)
Hwy: 21 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $21,750
$29,600
City: 21 (Est)
Hwy: 28 (Est)
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 $19,595
$24,195
City: 25 (Est)
Hwy: 32 (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 $23,680
$29,850
City: 24 (Est)
Hwy: 31 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $25,995
$39,235
City: 21 (Est)
Hwy: 26 (Est)