Most Satisfying Compact SUVs

These models are smart choices that make their owners happy and perform well in CR's tests

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Every year we ask Consumer Reports members to tell us how happy they are with the vehicles they own. The seven models below are the compact SUVs that most satisfy our members, according to their responses in our latest Annual Auto Surveys.

In our surveys, we ask a simple question: Would you buy this car if you had to do it all over again? Predictably, the cars that CR members say they would definitely buy again are the ones they’re most satisfied with. There’s a good chance that the vehicles CR members have found satisfying are the ones you’d be happiest with, too.

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The models below are ranked in order of their owner satisfaction rating, which we determine based on our surveys, starting with the best. All performed well in our tests, and except where noted, all are recommended.

We include which active safety features are standard and optional for each model, including forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), and blind spot warning (BSW).

Some models include our new Green Choice designation, which highlights the vehicles with the cleanest emissions. You can read more about Green Choice here.

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