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Top 10 Small SUVs

Bigger isn't Always Better

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Ford Escape, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Small SUVs

The Best Small Sport Utility Vehicles to Drive

More and more people are turning toward small SUVs and crossovers as a more practical alternative to the gas-guzzling behemoths of decades past — and automakers are responding. Featuring many of the perks of their oversized brethren — the increased towing capacity, the ample cargo space, the roomy interiors — while alleviating much of the burden experienced by traditional SUV drivers both on the road and at the pump, these vehicles are the perfect choice for adventure seekers and soccer moms alike. From luxuriously equipped high-end models such as the BMW X1, to sporty and affordable options like the Honda CR-V, our list represents the best of this growing new class of automobiles.

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A three-quarter rear view of the Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque 5-Door
Featuring dramatic, sweeping lines and a small, city-friendly size, the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door is both versatile and visually appealing. And while this capable vehicle may lack the heft of its larger siblings, the Evoque is no less adept in the rough stuff, with permanent intelligent all-wheel drive and advanced Terrain Response System providing off-road prowess.

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Infiniti QX50

Infiniti QX50
Formerly known as the EX37, this capable small SUV is perfect for those who need a little extra space but don't want to give up the acceleration and on-road handling of a sports sedan.

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