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The best compact 2022 SUVs offer a little something for everyone. There’s the steadfast 2022 Subaru Forester, with its excellent reputation and no-nonsense style. Then there’s the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, an updated small SUV with a killer warranty. There’s also the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime, a relative newcomer to the SUV segment with a hybrid powertrain and the RAV4’s versatility. No matter which of these compact SUVs you choose, you’re getting something great. So how much will you pay for the top three compact SUVs?

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The 2022 Subaru Forester is the best 2022 compact SUV

The 2022 Subaru Forester price starts at $25,195 but the Forester Premium will cost you $28,195. Both the base model Subaru Forester and the Premium come with the Key Features, which include driver assistance technology, a multimedia system that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a rear-seat reminder system.

Consumer Reports gives the 2022 Subaru Forester a 4/5 for its predicted reliability. To determine this score, Consumer Reports used reliability data from the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Foresters. While the 2020 and 2021 Foresters each get 5/5, the 2019 Subaru Forester has a 4/5 for reliability.

One of the best parts of the 2022 Subaru Forester is its space. It has 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which isn’t bad for a small SUV. Consumer Reports also liked that the “spacious interior has controls that are easy to use, plenty of headroom, and some of the best visibility of any new vehicle.” It also comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is incredibly reliable

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson price starts at $24,950 and goes up to $37,500, depending on which of the seven trim levels you’re interested in. There are three engine options, with the base model being the 2022 Hyundai Tucson SE. It comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 187 hp. The SE also has an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a six-speaker sound system that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also comes with driver assistance features like driver attention warning, forward collision warning, and lane-keep assist.

Consumer Reports gives the Tucson a perfect 5/5 for predicted reliability as well as its predicted owner satisfaction. It has an excellent road test score of 86/100.

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime is the best small hybrid SUV

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime SE starts at $39,800. The higher-end RAV4 Prime XSE starts at $43,125, though you can certainly drive that price up with add-ons and options. For example, a weather package includes rear outboard seating as well as other winter-friendly accessories and will add $815 to the cost of your 2022 RAV4 Prime. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime has perfect reliability ratings, excellent owner satisfaction score, and a fantastic Consumer Reports road test score.

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime gets 38 mpg and its MPGe is 94 miles. This comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder combustion engine and an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. Together, this gives the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime 302 hp. The XSE can take just 2.5 hours to charge with a 6.6 kWh 240-volt battery. However, you can also use a 120-volt charger, but it will take up to 12 hours to charge.

Any of the three best compact 2022 SUVs are a great choice for most people. In the end, it’s a matter of choosing the one that fits your budget and your needs the best.


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