Looking for a more compact SUV? Not every SUV has to be a huge hunk of metal decked out from head to toe with a load of features. On the market you can find numerous small SUVs that offer a superior fuel economy, excellent technology and mind-blowing features that are sure to attract any driver. If you’ve always wanted an SUV, but aren’t sure you could handle the size a smaller subcompact SUV is a good introduction that may prove to be the perfect fit for you. The top 3 small SUVs include the Mini Cooper Countryman, the Mazda CX3 and the Audi Q3. If you are looking for the perfect small SUV, read on to find out more about the top small SUVs you can buy right now.

Top 3 Small SUVs:

  • Mini Cooper Countryman
  • Mazda CX3
  • Audi Q3

Mini Cooper Countryman

The 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman offers a high-quality interior and satisfying performance. Completely redesigned a year ago, the new Countryman features a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that generates 134-horsepower, and comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission. However, you can upgrade the vehicles engine to a more powerful 189-horsepower four-cylinder or a twin-turbo model that generates 228-horsepower. But it’s the base model that delivers the best fuel economy, getting up to 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The vehicle seats up to five passengers on standard leatherette upholstery. Seats can be reclined, slid and split-folded as needed, making the Countryman more versatile than most small SUVs. Standard features and tech include a panoramic sunroof, proximity key, Bluetooth and an infotainment system. Additional features include a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, and a whole lot more.


  • Features a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.
  • Up to 33 mpg on the highway.
  • Loaded with high-tech features.

Mazda CX3

The 2018 Mazda CX3 is easily one of the best small SUVs of this model year. Offering outstanding performance, an impressive fuel economy and safety, the Mazda CX3 is a great choice for families. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generates 146 horsepower, and gets 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with its base model. It handles very well, making turns with astonishing precision and ease. With a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, the vehicle proves an excellent choice for families. Cloth upholstery comes standard but there are a variety of other options including suede and real leather. A strong number of standard features include an infotainment system, Bluetooth, HD radio a rearview camera and voice activation.


  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
  • 34 mpg on the freeway.
  • Suede and leather upholstery available.

Audi Q3

If you are looking for a luxury model, look no further than the all-new 2018 Audi Q3. The new Audi Q3 is comfortable and luxurious in every way. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generates 200 horsepower, providing it with remarkable acceleration and speed. Leather upholstery comes standard in the Audi Q3, which can’t be said for most other models. Standard comfort features include dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and a 10-speaker sound system. Other features include a rearview camera, parking sensors and heated mirrors. The interior seating can be folded down allowing for up to 48.2 cubic feet of space, which is terrific for a small SUV. Check this, or the other small SUVs mentioned above at your local auto dealer.


  • Features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
  • Panoramic sunroof.
  • Up to 48.2 cubic feet of interior space.


These small SUVs are rocking the auto market. No other vehicles offer the all-around sport and versatility as SUVs, and these small SUVs add in practicality and fuel efficiency as well. With such great options from highly reputable automakers, there has never been a better time to get behind the wheel of a small SUV.