Compact crossovers and SUVs aren't particularly small. Neither are they down-market or low-buck in execution, despite their wieldy dimensions and affordable price tags. After all, should you want something smaller or cheaper, plenty of automakers now offer subcompact crossovers and SUVs to choose from; those needing something bigger can look forward to a mid-size rig. Compacts, on the other hand, are right-sized, right-priced, and blend carlike refinement with a touch of utility. It is little wonder why they make up a booming segment of the market.
Now that so many of these vehicles are crowding the marketplace, simply sorting through them all can be a daunting task. We're here to help with these rankings, which we've ordered from worst to best and fleshed out with at-a-glance pricing and fuel-economy information. Click through to see each SUV's place in our rankings.