Which is the Best Small SUV? These 11 Have Great Features and Affordable Prices

2020 Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback's cargo space is sized to hold 42 Redwood trees... saplings, that is. ?Scotty Reiss

We love small SUVs for all the reasons: Good road visibility, comfortable seating for all passengers, flexible space and plenty of conveniences. Plus, most have the option of all wheel drive for messy weather or steep terrain, they usually have a reasonable amount of power for merging onto the highway or towing a small trailer, and SUVs simply look good.

Here are our favorite small SUVs, with the features we love and a price tag that puts in the realm of reality.

Toyota RAV4, the Most Popular Small SUV, Priced From $28,675

Best Road Trip Cars Toyota Rav4
Erica Mueller

Honda CR-V, A Small SUV Priced From $29,500

The 2023 Honda Cr-V Hybrid Awd Sport Touring Has A Nice Side Profile. Photo By Allison Bell
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Kia Sportage, Now Fancier, But Still Affordable, Priced From $27,190

The 2023 Kia Sportage Phev
Danyel Buie

Hyundai Tucson Is City-Sized, Priced from $27,500

2022 Hyundai Tucson
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Jeep Compass Gives You All the Jeep Feels, Priced From $25,900

The 2023 Jeep Compass Compact Suv
Cameron Reiss

Mazda CX-50 Delivers Style and Capability, Priced From $30,300

The Mazda Cx-50 Photo Teia Collier
Teia Collier

Subaru Outback, Our Long-Time Love, Priced From $28,895

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness
Kim Croisant

Volkswagen Tiguan Is All That, Priced From $28,880

The 2022 Vw Tiguan
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Nissan Rogue Just Got a Makeover, Priced From $28,850

2024 Nissan Rogue Best Cars For Road Trips

Ford Escape Offers All the Options, Priced From $29,495

The 2023 Ford Escape Platinum Awd Has A Simple Exterior. Photo Erica Mueller
Erica Mueller

Chevrolet Blazer, Camaro Inspired, Priced From $35,400

Chevy Blazer
Connie Peters

Journalist, entrepreneur and mom. Expertise includes new cars, family cars, 3-row SUVs, child passenger car seats and automotive careers... More about Scotty Reiss