Most Satisfying New Compact Luxury and Electric SUVs

Not only did these perform well in CR's tests, but their owners would buy them again

Volkswagen ID4
Volkswagen ID.4
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Every year we ask Consumer Reports members to tell us how happy they are with the vehicles they own. We then use their responses as the basis for our Owner Satisfaction rating.

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.

The five models below are the compact luxury and all-electric SUVs that most satisfy our members, according to their responses in our latest Annual Auto Surveys.

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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 Green Choice designation, which highlights the vehicles with the cleanest emissions.

The list of most satisfying compact SUVs below includes the Porsche Macan and Volkswagen ID.4, among other models.

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