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11-26-15

5 Best Subcompact SUVs

2016-nissan-juke-300x169Subcompact SUVs provide the roominess you need to carry all your favorite people and cargo, along with an affordable sticker price. They aren’t too bulky, yet they aren’t too small and give great gas mileage to boot. If you’re in the market for a great SUV with all the amenities, check out a few of these.

Hyundai Tucson

Voted the best subcompact SUV by U.S. News & World Report, the Hyundai Tucson combines sleek and sporty looks with practicality, as well as great standard and optional features. This includes a USB port with an auxiliary jack that allows you to hook in your favorite tunes, steering wheel-mounted controls, and Bluetooth connectivity. If you upgrade to higher trim levels, you’ll have a panoramic sunroof, climate control, and 8-inch touchscreen with navigation. It also has 61.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is enough to fit just about anything.

Nissan Juke

The Juke is one of Nissan’s first attempts at a compact SUV that isn’t stingy on style or power. The peppy 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine has a surprising amount of power with 188 horsepower that allows a maximum speed of 124 mph with a zero to 60 time of 6.9 seconds. Add in some great standard features such as hands-free text messaging, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and pushbutton start, and the Juke is nothing to be scoffed at.

Mazda CX-3

This cute little SUV offers a plethora of standard features, as well as a powerful engine and features that even the most uppity person appreciates. Although it’s an entry-level SUV, the interior and exterior are aesthetically pleasing, ditching cheap plastic for more beautiful molding throughout the cabin, and a sleek outer casing that pleases anyone with good taste. Add in options such as a six-speaker stereo, 7-inch touchscreen display, audio streaming, and pushbutton start, and the CX-3 is simply a great vehicle for the money.

Nissan Rogue

Slightly larger than its sibling, the Juke, the Nissan Rogue has an impressive display on the interior, exterior, and under the hood. For starters, it comes with a powerful 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that’s perfect for a Sunday drive or if you’re late for an important event. On top of this, it comes with power windows, locks, and side mirrors; three 12-volt outlets; Bluetooth connectivity; and advanced drive-assist display. Hands down, it’s a great SUV for the price, starting at under $25,000.

Honda HR-V

This subcompact SUV/crossover is not only loaded with features but its also a great drive no matter where you’re going. One of the most impressive aspects is its 34 mpg highway, which outclasses many of its competitors. It also comes with the option for all-wheel drive, which makes it a perfect ride for the avid outdoorsman. Loaded with interior features such as Bluetooth connectivity, as well as touch-sensitive dashboard controls for climate and audio, and it’s easy to see why the HR-V is a great vehicle.

You don’t have to break the bank to have an SUV that gives you off-road capability along with practicality. That’s why this market emerged so suddenly and drastically. If in the market for a subcompact SUV, give these models a try.


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