It's hard to pick a winner among compact SUVs, and while the CX-5 deserves the top spot, there's another small crossover that's still plenty worthy of your attention: The 2021 Honda CR-V. The Hyundai Kona is a tough-looking subcompact crossover SUV and stands right between the entry-level Hyundai Venue SUV and the bigger Hyundai Tucson SUV in Hyundai’s lineup of SUVs offered in the US. The best subcompact SUVs provide a good combination of value, fuel economy, and features. Here's how every subcompact crossover stacks up in 2021.
Best Subcompact Crossover 2019
The only subcompact crossover on this list that comes available with a turbo-diesel engine is the SsangYong Tivoli. While it might be a left-field choice, it's definitely still a vehicle worthy of looking into especially if you want diesel power under the hood. The Tivoli brings with it a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities. However, its crowning jewel is the 10.25-inch full graphic high definition display that it has for its gauge cluster. While only available in the higher trim-levels it suits the vehicle well giving it a nice modern and premium touch. When it comes to power the Tivoli is no slouch as its diesel variant comes with a 1.6-liter motor that makes 134hp and 324 Nm of torque that sends power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Those who are looking for a much tamer motor can opt to go with its 1.6-liter naturally aspirated variant that makes 126hp and 160 Nm of torque. Like its diesel sibling, it too sends power to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic. If you’re looking for a subcompact crossover with diesel grunt under the hood then consider the SsangYong Tivoli as an option.