Two Auto Brands Dominate the Best Small SUVs of 2022
More and more automakers are turning to SUVs to fill their lineups. That’s because sport utility vehicles have become one of the most popular vehicles out there. Since some people want some of the versatility that an SUV offers, like sitting up higher and a little extra cargo space, but don’t want to drive something that feels like a boat, small SUVs are turning up on dealer lots everywhere. Two auto manufacturers in particular seem to be dominating the small SUV market right now. According to iSeeCars, Jeep and Subaru take spots number one through four on its list of the Best Small SUVs of 2022. Here’s what makes Jeep and Subaru so great.
Jeep takes the number one and number three spots on the Best Small SUVs list
Jeep takes the first and third spots on iSeeCars list of the Best Small SUVs for 2022. The 2022 Jeep Wrangler takes the slot as the best small SUV. It has an overall rating of 9.2. This includes a reliability rating of 8.5 and an excellent value retention score of 9.8. Those two scores alone put the Wrangler at number one. However, it is worth noting that there was no safety data available for the Jeep Wrangler when iSeeCars compiled this list, and the safety data that is available now is less-than-perfect.
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the third-best SUV on the list. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has a decent reliability rating of 7.8. Its overall rating is an 8.8. This includes a a value retention score of 9.8. Like the regular 2022 Jeep Wrangler, there is no safety data available for the Wrangler Unlimited.
Subaru takes spots number 2 and 4
The other best car brand as far as making small SUVs is Subaru. Subaru has both the Subaru Outback and the Forester. The 2022 Subaru Outback has an overall rating of 8.8. This includes a reliability rating of 8.4, a value retention score of 8.0, and a perfect safety score of 10.0. That perfect safety score is one of the best parts of the Outback and may make it the favorite SUV for those whose number one priority is safety.
The 2022 Subaru Forester is the fourth best small SUV, according to iSeeCars. The 2022 Subaru Forester is a small SUV with an overall rating of 8.7. This includes a reliability rating of 8.1, a value retention score of 8.1, and a perfect safety score of 10.0.
Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai round out the top 7
Three other automakers take SUVs in the top 7. These include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. Each of these SUVs offers a blend of reliability, safety, and value retention, making them great options for anyone looking for a brand new small SUV.
If you’re in the market for a new small SUV, the iSeeCars list of the Best Small SUVs for 2022 gives you a lot of great choices. While Jeep and Subaru top the list with four solid options, it’s worth keeping in mind that the safety data that is available for the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited may make you want to consider one of the Subaru SUVs instead – at least if safety is one of your priorities.