Fast Five: The Best Small SUVs of 2012
Tracking down the best small SUVs of 2012 is no easy task, as there’s an increasingly large number of high-quality entries from which to choose. That makes sense, of course, seeing as how U.S. customers are continuing to migrate to smaller vehicles for their improved fuel efficiency, but still prefer the more commanding presence—and added versatility—generally found in sport utilities. In fact, strong demand in this segment has pushed three veteran players to record-breaking sales in recent months, provided a notable boost to a new contender from outside of the mainstream and enabled the (extremely limited) production of one of the wildest wonders yet from the segment.
And all five are on Autobytel’s recommended list of small SUVs for 2012—which includes crossovers, too.