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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 9.3 4.5 $23,320
$32,770
City: 27
Hwy: 34
#2
8.4 Very Good
8.3 7.3 9.7 2.5 $21,545
$29,220
City: 26
Hwy: 35
#3
8.3 Very Good
7.5 8.4 9.3 4.0 $26,560
$37,240
City: 23
Hwy: 32
#3
8.3 Very Good
6.8 8.4 9.3 3.0 $22,790
$29,630
City: 26
Hwy: 33
#5
8.2 Very Good
8.5 7.6 8.5 3.0 $23,450
$31,485
City: 22
Hwy: 31
#6
8.0 Very Good
7.5 7.6 9.7 4.0 $24,065
$30,935
City: 25
Hwy: 33
#6
8.0 Very Good
7.7 7.7 9.3 2.5 $22,195
$33,095
City: 22
Hwy: 29
#8
7.9 Good
7.1 7.7 9.7 3.5 $20,120
$26,530
City: 26
Hwy: 34
#8
7.9 Good
7.5 7.1 8.9 3.5 $21,750
$29,600
City: 21
Hwy: 28
#10
7.8 Good
7.0 8.1 9.3 3.5 $24,520
$33,670
City: 22
Hwy: 32
#10
7.8 Good
8.0 7.7 9.3 2.5 $25,995
$29,295
City: 30
Hwy: 34
#12
7.7 Good
7.8 8.3 9.3 2.5 $22,995
$30,595
City: 22
Hwy: 31
#12
7.7 Good
8.5 6.6 8.1 3.0 $20,250
$30,020
City: 28
Hwy: 32
#14
7.6 Good
7.7 7.3 8.5 2.5 $21,650
$27,950
City: 23
Hwy: 29
#14
7.6 Good
8.0 7.7 8.4 2.5 $25,995
$39,235
City: 21
Hwy: 26
#16
7.5 Good
8.3 7.4 10.0 2.5 $22,750
$35,350
City: 27
Hwy: 34
#16
7.5 Good
7.4 7.6 9.3 2.5 $21,595
$24,795
City: 23
Hwy: 31
#18
7.4 Good
7.3 6.6 N/A 3.0 $23,660
$31,640
City: 16
Hwy: 22
#18
7.4 Good
7.1 7.1 9.3 3.5 $23,680
$29,850
City: 24
Hwy: 31
#20
7.3 Good
7.8 6.7 5.7 2.5 $22,795
$35,495
City: 17 (Est)
Hwy: 21 (Est)
#21
6.8 Mediocre
6.9 6.8 9.0 2.0 $19,595
$24,195
City: 24
Hwy: 30
#22
6.5 Mediocre
6.9 6.5 8.5 2.0 $23,195
$28,195
City: 25
Hwy: 31
#23
5.6 Mediocre
5.4 6.1 N/A 2.5 $18,995
$28,195
City: 23
Hwy: 30
#23
5.6 Mediocre
5.5 6.2 7.8 3.0 $16,695
$26,695
City: 23
Hwy: 30

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.