Our annual list of the 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000 typically includes a collection of subcompact SUVs, compact SUVs and even the occasional quasi-midsize SUV, but here we recognize just the five top-ranking compact SUVs from that list.

2016 Honda CR-V

As our Small SUV Best Buy for 2016 and one of our 16 Best Family Cars, the CR-V was an easy pick for this top spot. Honda’s small SUV is roomy, reliable, refined, efficient and just about everything else you might be seeking from a small SUV.

2016 Mazda CX-5

Like most cars with a Mazda badge, the CX-5 is arguably the most stylish and most fun-to-drive entry in its class. Tech and design updates for 2016 only added to its already considerable appeal.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is now one of the best compact SUVs on the road thanks to a complete redesign that added loads of refinement and style. 

2016 Subaru Forester

Standard all-wheel drive meets long-term reliability and excellent resale value in a small SUV that makes just as much sense in sunnier states as it does in the more wintry ones. 

2016 Toyota RAV4

With one of the segment’s roomiest interiors and arguably the most established reputation for reliability, the Toyota RAV4 overachieves in both practicality and value.

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