Consumers' Favorites: Best Compact Crossovers


With its rugged styling, roomy backseat, quiet cabin, comfortable ride and composed on-road demeanor, the GMC Terrain captures 15 percent of the votes to take 1st place. Right on its rear bumper, the spirited and upscale Volkswagen Tiguan takes 2nd with 14 percent. And right behind the V-Dub is the Terrain's under-the-skin twin, the Chevrolet Equinox with 12 percent.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. 2011 GMC Terrain

    1. GMC Terrain

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Just like the similar Chevrolet Equinox, the 2011 GMC Terrain is a top choice for a compact crossover SUV.

  2. 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

    2. Volkswagen Tiguan

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a different flavor in a vanilla class by trading some practicality for a top-notch cabin and European driving manners.

  3. 2011 Chevrolet Equinox

    3. Chevrolet Equinox

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Chevy Equinox is a stylish and comfortable entry in the highly competitive small-crossover segment. RAV4 and CR-V shoppers should take notice.

  4. 2011 Subaru Forester

    4. Subaru Forester

    What Edmunds.com says:
    More grown up in both size and character than past iterations, the 2011 Subaru Forester is a top pick in the highly competitive small SUV segment.

  5. 2011 Honda CR-V

    5. Honda CR-V

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Well-rounded and a great choice for families, the 2011 Honda CR-V is one of our favorite compact crossover SUVs.

  6. 2011 Toyota RAV4

    6. Toyota RAV4

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Spacious, comfortable and easy to drive, the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a top pick for a small-to-midsize crossover SUV, especially if you want a V6 or a usable kid-size third-row seat.

  7. 2011 Kia Sportage

    7. Kia Sportage

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Kia Sportage offers many improvements over the previous-generation Kia crossover, and now the Sportage matches up with the best crossover SUVs in the class.

  8. 2011 Ford Escape

    8. Ford Escape

    What Edmunds.com says:
    A slew of innovative high-tech features make the 2011 Ford Escape a tempting choice in the compact crossover category. But most competitors are more appealing due to superior refinement and functionality.

  9. 2011 Hyundai Tucson

    9. Hyundai Tucson

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Hyundai Tucson might not be as big as its main rivals, but it makes amends with a handsome cabin, an ample list of features, sporty handling and a low price. It's a top pick for a small crossover.

  10. 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

    10. MINI Cooper Countryman

    What Edmunds.com says:
    It might be big for a Mini, but it's still mini for an SUV. The 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman maintains the look and driving feel of the regular Cooper hatchback, but provides a usable (and accessible) backseat.

  11. 2011 Nissan Juke

    11. Nissan Juke

    What Edmunds.com says:
    It might not be love at first sight, but a drive in the 2011 Nissan Juke will have you seeing the inner beauty of this feisty little hatchback.

  12. 2011 Jeep Compass

    12. Jeep Compass

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Jeep Compass is the most affordable vehicle in this growing category of entry-level utility vehicles, but it's still far better with more options rather than fewer.

  13. 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

    13. Mitsubishi Outlander

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander is more like a sport-utility than a boring old crossover, and that's a good thing.

  14. 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    14. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With little to recommend it, the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander is outclassed by nearly other small crossover.

  15. 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

    15. Suzuki Grand Vitara

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though it's outclassed in many areas, the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara still represents a potentially worthwhile alternative to other compact SUVs, especially if you're on a tight budget.

Comments

  • jukiemcjuke jukiemcjuke Posts:

    So basically, the best choice for a compact SUV is in fact a mid-full sized SUV. Good to know.

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