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These small SUVs are ready for full-size adventure.

10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking | CarMax

If you’re looking for ample cargo space and other features that fit your family’s needs, a compact SUV could be the right choice for you. SUVs are designed to be tough enough to weather a variety of terrains and stylish when appearances matter. When it comes to small SUVs, you’ve got a lot of options to choose from. Many are compact enough to be fun to drive and big enough to seat five or more passengers.

To help you with your shopping, we’ve used our sales data from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, to compile this list of 10 best compact SUVs.

  1. Ford Escape
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Ford Escape | CarMax
  2. Chevrolet Equinox
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Chevrolet Equinox | CarMax
  3. Honda CR-V
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Honda CR-V | CarMax
  4. Jeep Cherokee
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Jeep Cherokee | CarMax
  5. Nissan Rogue
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Nissan Rogue | CarMax
  6. Toyota RAV4
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Toyota RAV4 | CarMax
  7. Jeep Patriot
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Jeep Patriot | CarMax
  8. GMC Terrain
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: GMC Terrain | CarMax
  9. Kia Soul
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Kia Soul | CarMax
  10. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
    10 Best Compact SUVs Ranking: Hyundai Santa Fe Sport | CarMax

Many of these vehicles were featured in our list of the best family cars. If you're looking for a car with 4WD and AWD options, while packing enough room for your family or your business needs, a midsize SUV may also fit the bill.

For budget-conscious drivers looking to make fewer gas stops, here’s our list of best-selling hybrid SUVs at CarMax from January 1, 2017, through October 31, 2017.

Typically, smaller in size with plenty of features, crossover SUVs are worth checking out. If you’re looking to go big, check out this 2017 list of the 20 best SUVs with 3 rows.

Ready to shop? Here are the SUVs we have available on our lots right now. You can sign up for a FREE MyCarMax account and save a list of some of the best SUVs you’re interested in. You can get an email when the car you want is available at your local store for a test drive.

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