Today’s best small luxury suvs are a far cry from past models. Older entries - even from premium brands - used to offer noticeably less upscale equipment than their sedan counterparts. That’s not true anymore, however. Instead, the vehicles we cover below can supply just about everything you’d expect from a small luxury car. This includes heated and ventilated seats, leather- and wood-trimmed cabins, and sophisticated safety and infotainment technologies. The big difference is that you also get more capability from a sport utility.
Our favorite choices provide healthy amounts of storage space, which is especially important in the small-vehicle segments. They all have standard or available all-wheel-drive systems, too, so you can be ready for adventure. Finally, we keep our focus on size by only covering SUVs from the compact and subcompact categories.