Best Small / Compact SUVs

2021 Nissan Juke

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Best Small / Compact SUV

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX

 · includes 19 listings
4.2 from 211 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic, Manual and Continuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel

Starting Price $23,990.00 to $32,990.00

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (42)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (39)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (42)
  • Noise Level
    3.7 (41)
  • Braking
    4.6 (37)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.1 (37)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.5 (30)
  • Suspension
    4.3 (36)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.4 (38)
  • Handling
    4.4 (37)
  • Interior Design
    4.1 (37)
  • Boot Size
    4.4 (37)
  • Comfort
    4.3 (36)
  • Features
    4.3 (37)
  • Wheels18" Alloy
  • ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
  • Fuel Consumption6 L/100km to 7.7 L/100km
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L to 63 L
  • Engine4 Cylinder 2.0 L and 4 Cylinder 2.2 L
  • Country of ManufactureJapan
  • Ground Clearance205 mm
  • Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,300 kg
  • Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg
2nd Best Small / Compact SUV
Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V

 · includes 8 listings
4.1 from 170 reviews
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrol

Starting Price $24,990.00 to $34,590.00

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (96)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (94)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (93)
  • Noise Level
    3.9 (92)
  • Braking
    4.7 (77)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.1 (85)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.4 (65)
  • Suspension
    4.3 (87)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.5 (90)
  • Handling
    4.6 (91)
  • Interior Design
    4.3 (93)
  • Boot Size
    4.7 (93)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (93)
  • Features
    3.9 (91)
  • Wheels16" Alloy, 17" Alloy and 18" Alloy
  • ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
  • Fuel Consumption6.6 L/100km to 6.9 L/100km
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L
  • Engine4 Cylinder 1.8L
  • Country of ManufactureThailand
  • Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)800 kg
  • Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)500 kg
3rd Best Small / Compact SUV
Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara (2015-2022)

 · includes 14 listings
4.3 from 48 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD), Rear Wheel Drive (RWD), All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel

Starting Price $23,990.00 to $34,990.00

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (22)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (19)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (21)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (21)
  • Braking
    4.7 (22)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.3 (22)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.5 (20)
  • Suspension
    4.5 (22)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.5 (22)
  • Handling
    4.7 (22)
  • Interior Design
    4.5 (22)
  • Boot Size
    4.2 (22)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (22)
  • Features
    4.5 (21)
  • Wheels17" Alloy
  • ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
  • Fuel Consumption4.9 L/100km to 6.3 L/100km
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 47 L
  • Engine4 cylinder 1.4L, 4 Cylinder 1.4L and 4 Cylinder 1.6L
  • Country of ManufactureHungary
  • Ground Clearance185 mm
  • Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,200 kg
  • Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)400 kg
Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR (2017-2022)

 · includes 8 listings
4.6 from 31 reviews
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Hybrid

Starting Price $33,390.00 to $41,990.00

Nissan Dualis / Qashqai

Nissan Dualis / Qashqai

 · includes 11 listings
3.7 from 231 reviews
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrol

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Suzuki Jimny (1998-2022)

 · includes 14 listings
4.4 from 37 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol

Starting Price $23,990.00 to $25,990.00

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Mazda CX-3 DK (2015-2022)

 · includes 22 listings
3.9 from 81 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel

Starting Price $23,990.00 to $40,790.00

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 · includes 3 listings
4.0 from 62 reviews
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Hyundai Kona (2017-2022)

 · includes 15 listings
4.2 from 38 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic, Continuously Variable (CVT) and Dual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Electric

Starting Price $25,990.00 to $71,400.00

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 · includes 6 listings
4.3 from 30 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic and Dual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel

Starting Price $45,900.00 to $60,900.00

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 · includes 7 listings
3.4 from 164 reviews
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeAll Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrol

Starting Price $32,850.00 to $40,359.00

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4.7 from 20 reviews
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD), All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol

Starting Price $29,990.00 to $40,990.00

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Suzuki S-Cross (2013-2022)

 · includes 6 listings
4.9 from 17 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol
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Audi Q3 (2012-2022)

 · includes 5 listings
4.0 from 23 reviews
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel
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Haval H2 (2014-2022)

 · includes 4 listings
3.5 from 35 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrol

Starting Price $19,990.00 to $23,990.00

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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class X156
4.0 from 21 reviews
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel

Starting Price $50,010.00 to $99,664.00

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 · includes 4 listings
4.8 from 12 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrol

Starting Price $15,990.00 to $18,990.00

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 · includes 11 listings
3.9 from 19 reviews
TransmissionManual, Continuously Variable (CVT) and Dual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol

Starting Price $23,490.00 to $33,990.00

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3.2 from 49 reviews
TransmissionAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD), All Wheel Drive (AWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel

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 · includes 7 listings
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