Compact SUVs



Honorable Mentions

  • Buick Envision (Gen 2) – 2021 to Current
    Not a particular standout, but looks sharp and does everything reasonably well.
  • Chevrolet Blazer – 2019 to Current
    A bit overpriced with a cheap interior, but stylish, surprisingly fun to drive, and the only car in the segment to get a powerful V6 with decent towing capacity to boot.


  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – 2018 to Current
    Cheaply built, slow, and fitted with a Jatco CVT – the Eclipse Cross is a bottom-of-the-barrel car that will likely have transmission issues down the line.
  • Nissan Rogue (T33) – 2021 to Current
    As a car, the Rogue is…fine. Unfortunately, Nissan refuses to part with its awful Jatco CVT, meaning it’s practically guaranteed to have at least one transmission failure within 100,000 miles.
  • Toyota RAV4 (XA50) – 2019 to Current
    Although cavernous inside, the XA50 RAV4 has a cheap interior with an unrefined and slow engine, mediocre handling, and bland driving dynamics in general. The hybrid version makes up for some of its inadequacies, but the only real version to consider is the PHEV “Prime” variant…though good luck getting one, as most dealerships have a 2-year waiting list for them.