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The local compact SUV market is comprised of models both old and (relatively) new. You’ve got the long-time favorites like the Honda CR-V and the Nissan X-Trail, which we’ve all seen on our streets since the mid-'90s/early 2000s. Then there are the younger entries to the market, like the Mazda CX-5 and the latest-generation Ford Escape.

It’s easy to see the appeal of these big-but-not-so-big vehicles. They give you more storage and seating space than a sedan or even a crossover, but without the heavy price tag of a midsize or full-blown SUV. Plus, their respectable ground clearance will keep you safe from any low-level urban or weather dangers you might come across. For a lot of people (and some families), a compact SUV fits their daily and occasional road-trip needs.

With quite a few entries to choose from, it’s tough pickings out there for interested compact SUV buyers. To help you make a more informed choice, we’ve put together an infographic that showcases the top-of-the line variants of some of the leading compact SUVs today. Let us know your pick by answering the poll below. 


Which compact SUV is the best buy?

Ford Escape

Honda CR-V

Mazda CX-5

Nissan X-Trail


Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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