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View the best luxury compact SUVs, covering small SUVs generally priced above $30,000. Then compare SUV reviews and specs. Learn more about our rankings.

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2015 Porsche Macan

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If you're shopping for an SUV with sports car-like handling, powerful engine options and a comfortable ride, test drivers say the all-new Porsche Macan should be at ... Read full review»

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Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:9.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $35,000 - $38,600
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

#2
2015 Infiniti QX50

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Test drivers praise the QX50's sport sedan-like handling, powerful engine and handsome interior, but they note that it could use more cargo and passenger space. Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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  • MSRP: $39,800 - $44,900
  • MPG: 21 City / 28 Hwy

#3
2014 BMW X3

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Auto writers say that nimble handling, peppy engines, good fuel economy and a spacious interior make the 2014 BMW X3 a very desirable luxury compact SUV. Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.0
Safety:10.0
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2015 Acura RDX

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The Acura RDX earns reviewer praise for its cavernous back seat, comfortable ride and refined powertrain, but some critics wish it had more available safety features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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2015 Audi Q5

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Automotive writers say the Audi Q5 offers sporty handling, powerful engines and an attractive, upscale interior. However, some wish its infotainment system was easier to use. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.6
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Volvo XC60

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According to reviewers, the Volvo XC60 offers plenty of cabin and cargo space, a powerful new base engine and agile handling. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

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While it doesn’t offer the most cargo space, automotive writers praise the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class’ sporty handling and upscale interior.  Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.6
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Lincoln MKC

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With an upscale cabin, sharp handling and a powerful base engine, reviewers say the all-new Lincoln MKC earns its spot among luxury rivals that have much higher ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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Automotive writers say the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has an upscale interior and gets great fuel economy with its available diesel engine, but its meager rear legroom and ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.4
Safety:10.0
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2015 Cadillac SRX

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Although reviewers like the 2015 Cadillac SRX’s strong engine and sporty handling, they note that many rivals offer better fuel economy and tech features that are easier ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque wins over critics with its agile on-road handling, great off-road capability and modern styling, but critics dislike its meager cargo ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
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  • MSRP: $30,900 - $38,800
  • MPG: 23 City / 34 Hwy

#12
2014 BMW X1

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Test drivers say the 2014 BMW X1 has sharp handling and a powerful engine, but they note that limited cargo space and expensive options packages may detract ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.4
Safety:9.0
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2014 Land Rover LR2

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Test drivers say the 2014 Land Rover LR2 is one of the best off-roaders in the class, but rival luxury compact SUVs offer quicker acceleration, more luxurious ... Read full review»

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Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.9
Interior:6.7
Safety:N/A
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