2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover
Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover: 2018 Honda HR-V
The Honda HR-V subcompact crossover has only been in existence for three years now, but every year of its young life has come with a 5-Year Cost to Own Award. Put simply, Honda's smallest SUV outsizes its growing list of competitors.
We mean that last part literally. The HR-V's greatest parlor trick is an interior that is bigger and more flexible than you'd believe given this small crossover's exterior dimensions. As we assess in our full review of the 2018 Honda HR-V: "With nearly 60 cubic feet inside, the 2018 Honda HR-V is one of the roomiest and most accommodating subcompact SUVs on the market. The Magic Seat rear-seat cushions flip up to create more cargo space behind the front seats, while the flat-folding front-passenger seat creates a longer cargo floor."
Yet the HR-V is hardly a one-trick pony. This Honda SUV returns up to 34 mpg while delivering nimble handling, is available with all-wheel drive, and can even be had with a manual transmission. We also like features such as the brake-hold assist and Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot system, though we are still awaiting the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration and active driving and safety features that have already found their way into other Honda vehicles.
With prices ranging from under $21,000 for a base model to roughly $27,000 for a leather-lined loaded version, the Honda HR-V has an easily embraceable price upfront, and has proven time and time again to be a low-cost carryall for years to come.
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2nd Place Finisher: 2018 Mazda CX-3
The athlete of the subcompact SUV set thanks to its zippy engine and dynamic handling, the Mazda CX-3 also boasts low ownership costs.
3rd Place Finisher: 2018 Toyota C-HR
The Toyota C-HR touts nonconformist styling and commendable standard safety features. This all-new crossover is also endowed with low predicted ownership costs.
Other Category Winners
- Best Subcompact Car
- Best Compact Car
- Best Mid-Size Car
- Best Full-Size Car
- Best Sporty Compact Car
- Best Sports Car
- Best High Performance Car
- Best Entry-Level Luxury Car
- Best Luxury Car
- Best High-End Luxury Car
- Best Hybrid/Alternative Energy Car
- Best Electric Vehicle
- Best Subcompact SUV/Crossover
- Best Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover
- Best Full-Size SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover
- Best Luxury Full-Size SUV/Crossover
- Best Mid-Size Pickup Truck
- Best Full-Size Pickup Truck
- Best Minivan