Consumers' Favorites: Best Compact Crossovers


In an upset of sorts, Hyundai's redesigned and highly regarded Tucson beat the Honda CR-V by a whisker for 1st place. Had we not carried our votes to a tenth of a decimal place, this would've been a tie, as the Tucson's victory was by the slimmest of margins -- 18.1 percent against the Honda's 17.9 percent. At a relatively distant 3rd place was the Volkswagen Tiguan, with 10.4 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. Hyundai Tucson

    1. Hyundai Tucson

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Hyundai Tucson may not be as big as its main rivals, but it makes amends with a handsome cabin, an ample features list, sporty handling and a low price. It's a top pick for a small crossover.

  2. Honda CR-V

    2. Honda CR-V

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Honda CR-V remains one of our favorite compact crossover SUVs. More power this year should help with its traditionally sluggish performance; however, the absence of an optional engine upgrade continues to be an Achilles heel.

  3. Volkswagen Tiguan

    3. Volkswagen Tiguan

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan trades some practicality for a top-notch cabin and European driving manners. It's a different flavor in a vanilla class.

  4. Subaru Forester

    4. Subaru Forester

    What Edmunds.com says:
    More grown up in both size and character than past iterations, the 2010 Subaru Forester is a top pick in the highly competitive small SUV segment..

  5. Ford Escape

    5. Ford Escape

    What Edmunds.com says:
    A slew of innovative high-tech features make the 2010 Ford Escape a tempting choice in the compact crossover category. But this model is showing its advanced age and most competitors are ultimately more appealing.

  6. GMC Terrain

    6. GMC Terrain

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2010 GMC Terrain is an eye-catching and capable crossover SUV that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as segment stars like the RAV4 and CR-V.

  7. Toyota RAV4

    7. Toyota RAV4

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Spacious, comfortable and easy to drive, the 2010 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.

  8. Mitsubishi Outlander

    8. Mitsubishi Outlander

    What Edmunds.com says:
    For young families who aren't willing to compromise style for versatility, the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander is a very good choice for a small crossover SUV.

  9. Kia Sportage

    9. Kia Sportage

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though outclassed in many ways by more refined competitors, the 2010 Kia Sportage remains a solid choice for buyers in search of an affordable compact crossover.

  10. Jeep Compass

    10. Jeep Compass

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Despite its low price and unique flip-down tailgate speakers, the 2010 Jeep Compass ranks as one of the least attractive choices in the compact-SUV segment.

  11. Suzuki Grand Vitara

    11. Suzuki Grand Vitara

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though it's outclassed in many areas, the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara still represents an interesting alternative to other compact SUVs, especially if you're on a tight budget.

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