If you’ve never owned an SUV, it’s likely that you’ve considered buying one. Well, it’s a great time to buy your first SUV. With the rise of the compact crossover SUV, the range of sport utility vehicles available right now is greater than ever, and getting the capability of an SUV comes with fewer downsides than ever before.
We’re in the middle of another SUV boom. The first one started with the 1991 Ford Explorer, breeding a taste for big SUVs that only died down when fuel prices spiked. Currently, unibody crossover suvs are popping up all over, from subcompacts to large luxury models.
We’ve identified 10 Best First SUVs to Buy, divided into five categories for your convenience.