Best small SUVs

By | March 13, 2024

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With a blend of comfort, functionality, performance and efficiency in an affordable package, small SUVs have become one of the best sellers in America. Road and rail examines the best small SUVs on the market today.

2024 Audi Q3

Price: $38,595

The Audi Q3 is the smallest of the Audi SUV family, but is packed with modern technological gadgets. Driver safety is a key feature of the technology, but it is also accompanied by luxurious finishes such as the responsive touchscreen and ample headroom in the front row for the 8-way adjustable seats. The fastback tailgate design reduces cargo space availability, but still provides 48 cubic feet of total cargo space.

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2024 BMW X1

Price: $41,495

The BMW X1 is the subcompact luxury SUV that defines the meaning of small but powerful. Its extroverted design and refined technical finish attract attention wherever it goes. The huge 10-inch digital instrument cluster, positioned next to the 10-inch infotainment screen, makes for an impressive display. The wide expanse of the panoramic moonroof makes this baby Beemer SUV look like King Kong in a sea of ​​capuchins.

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2024 BMW X2

Price: $37,595

The BMW X2 is less practical than its junior, the X1, but is more playful and has a lot of personality and style. Following the BMW SUV coupe craze, the rear end limits cargo space and rear visibility, but the ride quality makes up for the shortcomings. The 228 hp four-cylinder turbo engine accelerates from 0 to 60 in 6.4 seconds.

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2024 Buick Envista

Price: $23,495

Buick finally decided to straighten its hair with the Envista redesign. Saying goodbye to the bulky bubble of Grandma Doris’s bingo buggy. The appeal for younger buyers to buy a Buick may finally be working. The biggest excitement is its sub-$25,000 starting price, while equipped with a turbocharged 1.2-liter inline-3. Style, functionality and value are packed into this modest, modern vehicle for drivers of all ages.

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2024 CadillacXT4

Price: $39,890

The Cadillac XT4 is a luxury compact crossover SUV known for its bold design, luxurious interior and balanced performance. It offers a premium driving experience with advanced technological features, a comfortable cabin and a range of safety options. Positioned as a stylish and practical choice in the luxury SUV market, the XT4 appeals to drivers looking for both luxury and versatility in a compact package.

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2024 Chevrolet Trax

Price: $21,495

A solid choice for the driver who wants to get the most out of a new car, but not out of his wallet. After a total redesign for 2024, the Chevrolet Trax has a lot of focus on this once underpowered subcompact. Powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged inline-three engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, it’s capable of pumping out 137bhp and 0-100km/h in 8.8 seconds, while still achieving a combined speed of 30 mpg.

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2024 Honda HR-V

Price: $25,590

The Honda HR-V is a suitable choice for drivers looking for modern finishes and who don’t need to be overwhelmed by today’s technology, but still need to get from A to B. What the Honda HR-V offers is a versatile interior thanks to its magic seats and multiple cargo space configurations. This smart subcompact is a smart choice because of its safety features and a good warranty, backed by one of the best makers in the game.

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2024 Kia ​​Niro EV

Price: $42,275

The Kia Niro EV is the smallest and most affordable SUV in the Kia family and has an impressive driving range on a single battery charge. The EPA claims the Niro EV can travel 250 miles, a figure on par with larger and heavier SUVs, and can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 45 minutes with a Level 2 fast charger. This sleek and refined subcompact crossover is a valuable choice for anyone looking for a small electric SUV.

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2024 Kia ​​Niro

Price: $28,315

The popularity of the Kia Niro is due to its adaptability to any type of driver. Available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure EV, there’s a Niro for everyone. Its smooth and quiet ride is just a bonus, knowing you’re getting an impressive 49 mpg (in the hybrid version) for less than $30,000. Headroom isn’t an issue either in the Niro’s contemporary design, which makes it feel even bigger than it is, beating larger SUVs like the Honda CR-V and larger Kia Sportage.

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2024 Kia ​​EV6

Price: $43,975

Thanks to its fast acceleration and sporty driving behavior, the Kia EV6 can add fun to EV driving. The spacious cabin provides ample legroom for drivers, passengers and cargo for group adventures without hindering anyone’s style. The real superstar is the ability to charge from 10 to 80 percent in less than 20 minutes at a 350 kW fast charger.

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2024 Kia ​​Seltos

Price: $25,865

The Kia Seltos looks beefier than most competitors on this list, proving that this subcompact SUV is far from ordinary. The second row Superior rooms offer passengers more headroom and legroom comfort than most in the small SUV category. Recommended for shorter journeys as the seats are not the most supportive for long journeys, but perfect for everyday cruising.

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2024 Kia ​​Soul

Price: $21,595

We all know it doesn’t look the best or have the best handling, and yes, it still reminds us of city hamsters, but despite all the cringe the Kia Soul has one of the best amounts of space and headroom, and is fun to drive. This quirky compact has 147 hp to offer and a natural-feeling CVT. It’s worth the hamster jokes, and worth the money.

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2023 LexusNX

Price: $40,605

The Lexus NX proves to have equipment for every luxury SUV enthusiast. Available with both hybrid and traditional petrol engines, giving customers the choice between fuel efficiency and performance. Featuring a sleek and modern design and continuing Lexus’ reputation for comfort, the Lexus NX represents good value for money.

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2024 Mazda CX-30

Price: $41,795

The Mazda CX-30 is the perfect car for city dwellers who need a fast SUV. A luggage compartment of 20 m2, and more than double that with the rear seats folded, provides ample storage space for any journey. The chic interior, combined with the sporty handling of Mazda’s responsive engine, can make anyone realize they’ve made a worthwhile investment.

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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

Price: $45,800

Great luxury in a small SUV. Spacious for both passengers and cargo, the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class offers a good option for an entry-level luxury SUV. Surprisingly, a very tight third row is an option for this 221-hp subcompact crossover, but you’d lose some of the cargo space benefits of the boxier rear end. The 2024 model added a mild-hybrid engine that also boosts fuel economy with an EPA-rated 28 mpg combined.

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2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB35

Price: $60,200

More space and more zoom for the Mercedes-AMG GLB35. The engine has been upgraded and delivers 302 hp and an impressive 0-60 in 5.2 seconds. The AMG Speedshift paddles ensure even faster shifting and speed adjustment, which always makes driving a little more special. The state-of-the-art cockpit and wide digital displays consistently prove easy to read, easy to understand and easy on the eyes.

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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Price: $43,000

Another entry-level luxury SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest in the Mercedes-Benz SUV fleet. Despite its size, the GLA-Class offers great interior comfort and refinement. The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is an easy-to-use infotainment system that can learn from you, by telling you or by tapping on its innovative interface. The sporty seats, equipped with high-quality luxury materials, give you sufficient support during the long journeys you can make in this capable SUV.

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2024 Mercedes-AMG GLA-Class

Price: $57,000

The Mercedes-AMG GLA-Class pumps out a powerful 302 hp from its turbo engine and is a fast and agile luxury SUV. With its many performance features, this may not be the perfect SUV for commuting, but if accelerating from 0-60 in just 5 seconds is your thing, then move on. The heated and cooled seats, with multiple seat adjustments, provide support and comfort for drivers of all sizes.

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2024 Subaru Crosstrek

Price: $26,540

The spacious and practical Subaru Crosstrek may not take you deep off-road or rock climbing in Moab, but it can handle wet, slippery surfaces or dirt roads with superior traction control. The Crosstrek is better able to handle rougher terrain than most of its rivals and is offered in a version with raised suspension and more rugged features with the Wilderness package. Whether you’re taking kids to soccer practice or hiking the local park trails, the Crosstrek takes you to the well-known and less traveled.

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2024 VolvoXC40

Price: $41,495

The Volvo XC40 is a small SUV with a huge appearance. Premium finishes and functional styling with increasingly Swedish style give the XC40 a light feeling in the cabin. This mild hybrid does not require a plug-in, but still provides lower fuel consumption and lower emissions.

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