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Pricing for compact SUVs ranges from the low $20,000 level to more than $40K. If that exceeds your budget, it's worth considering subcompact crossovers, which are slightly smaller and more. Small SUVs have exploded in popularity over the past few years, even though they are usually more expensive than comparable hatchbacks or sedans. It's easy to see why, considering that small SUVs. Call them small crossovers or the most affordable SUVs, but these car-based hatchbacks are rapidly moving beyond their bargain station. Subcompact SUVs combine the size, price, and fuel economy of smaller vehicles with the cargo flexibility, elevated seating position, and available all-wheel drive that have helped drive SUV sales.

The Nissan Rogue is on the larger side of the compact SUV class with almost the dimensions of a mid-size SUV. That means it’s roomy and family-friendly on the inside. This trusty crossover got a refresh for 2017 with updated styling inside and out and some newly available safety tech, including adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection.

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Jeep's Cherokee earns its lowly position with the one-two punch of being pricier than other compact SUVs and tighter inside than most. (Jeep's one-size-smaller Compass, in fact, has nearly as much interior room as the Cherokee.) Still, the somewhat odd-looking SUV has some redeemable qualities, from its segment-exclusive V-6 engine option to its actual off-road capability (at least in its Trailhawk trim level). Avoid the 2.4-liter base engine if you can—it's quite weak; the optional turbo 2.0-liter or the aforementioned V-6 are much better partners for the Cherokee's bulk. [Read more on the Jeep Cherokee]

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