The best compact SUVs and crossovers in America are some of the best SUVs and crossovers in America period. Which makes sense, since the growing demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles has seen even premium auto brands like BMW and Buick begin dipping their corporate toes into the segments. Meanwhile, mainstream entries from Ford and Honda are achieving record volumes. A key reason for this success? Today’s top compact SUVs and crossovers offer the environmental benefits of smaller cars, but with an added dose of interior versatility for an improved all-around ownership experience.
One thing these choices don’t offer, however, is a standardized approach to sizing. Thus, while the current compact mainstream sedans are all right around 180 inches long, Autobytel’s list of 10 top compact SUVs and crossovers offers choices in a fairly wide range of lengths, but with that 180-inch mark as the upper limit.