The growing number of subcompact crossovers tells us that the wonderful world of automobiles is many things, and “democratic” is undoubtedly one of them. That mix of a petite footprint with a higher-than-usual driving position — along with a helping of practicality, the option of all-wheel drive, and (occasionally) semi-rugged styling — is perfect for some people. And car companies are ever more willing to indulge those buyers.
Small crossovers are indeed the next big thing. And to back up that claim, here are 10 reasons why.