SUVs have been a popular choice of vehicle in the market for some time and SUVs in 2018 will continue to be highly sought-after. There are many consumers who like the idea of the increased leg room and cargo space, but perhaps aren’t comfortable driving a full-sized SUV. For those drivers, a compact SUV is a perfect compromise. The following is a list of the top small SUVs in 2018 that can be the best of both worlds.

The 2018 Honda CR-V tops this list as the premiere small SUV in 2018. It received the highest possible safety rating of 5 stars from the NHTSA, getting top marks in all its crash test evaluations. The standard 2018 CR-V comes equipped with a 2.4 liter I-4 engine, 17 inch wheels, automatic climate control, and a Bluetooth-enabled 5-inch LCD display screen. MSRP starts at $24,150.

2018 Small SUV's

The 2018 GMC Terrain is another top choice in the compact SUV market. It seats five people comfortably, and has 30 cubic feet worth of cargo space behind the back seats. The 2018 Terrain is extremely fuel-efficient, with the turbo diesel model boasting 28 mpg city / 39 mpg highway. MSRP starts at $24,995

The 2018 Ford Escape offers a vehicle packed with helpful features. Enhanced active park assist takes the stress out of parallel parking on a busy street, and a hands-free lift gate means no fumbling with keys when your hands are full. MSRP starts at $23,850.

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is a great choice for those needing something a bit more spacious, and can seat seven people across three rows. Dual zone climate control keeps everyone happy with the temperature, and the blind spot monitoring system helps to ensure you get to your destination safely. MSRP starts at $25,195.

The 2018 Kia Sportage is perfect for anyone looking for a smooth ride. The Dynamax AWD system ensures top-tier handling by sensing changing road conditions and adjusting traction accordingly. The Sportage also offers a subscription-free connectivity system for hands-free calling, music streaming and 24-hour roadside assistance. MSRP starts at $23,500.

The small SUV in 2018 is going to be a great choice for the driver that’s looking for a middle ground between the sedan and full-size SUV classes. When a smaller-sized vehicle and cargo space are both important, it truly is a win-win.