As of January 2015, the best compact SUV for the money was the 2015 Honda CR-V, according to U.S. News & World Report. It was also ranked No. 1 in “Affordable SUVs with 2 Rows” and “Affordable Crossover SUVs.”
The 2015 Honda CR-V was ranked No. 1 out of 24 affordable compact SUVs reviewed by U.S. News. Rankings were based on published reviews, test drives, and reliability and safety data. The Honda CR-V was ranked highly for its exceptional fuel economy, roomy cabin and ample standard features. Other top SUVs in this category were the 2015 GMC Terrain, 2015 Mazda CX-5, 2015 Nissan Rogue and 2015 Ford Escape.