2017 was a pretty good year for compact SUVs, with many really interesting options launched. The following are definitely among the very best SUVs money can buy. Consider the following if you are interested in this part of the SUV market with 4 compact SUVs that will surely be worth the money.
This is an incredibly well-rounded compact SUV, one that actually stands out in the entire market. It features a lot of space, great fuel economy and proper speed. 2017 Honda CR-V has a competitive price. While it is not highly exciting and sporty, we have to admit it is properly-rounded, bringing in value, quality and comfort. Fuel efficiency is 30 miles per gallon combined, you get AWD and FWD and the crash rating is of 5 stars.
With a fuel economy ranging between 26 and 27 miles per gallon and 4 stars crash rating, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 managed to improve the 2016 version, which was already pretty good. The redesign was a hit and both driving dynamic and the interior are really close to what the luxury cars offer. We are looking at an SUV that feels so much more expensive than it actually is, standing out as a crossover that is family-friendly.
Fuel economy for the 2017 Ford Escape is 25 miles per gallon and you get a 5 stars crash rating with a maximum cargo capacity of 68 cubic feet. The SUV is highly recommended because it is a good all-around vehicle with many options available so that different buyers can find what they like. The closest competitor is the Mazda CX-5 and similarly to it the driving will feel sporty, more than what you would expect in an SUV. We can put it at a great entry-level but you can also buy a highly loaded version that offers much more than you would expect for the money you would have to pay.
Fuel economy is similar to the rest of the market, offering 28 miles per gallon combined. It is available in All Wheel Drive and offers everything that you need in an SUV, without having many unnecessary frills included. Reliability is really high and the tech that is included is what you would expect, together with safety features that are now considered must-haves like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and lane departure intervention.