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The 15 Smallest SUVs Currently on Sale

The 15 Smallest SUVs Currently on Sale

You might not consider the Wrangler a small vehicle, but in two-door form the supremely capable off-roader is exceptionally short—making for extreme maneuverability away from pavement and earning its place ahead of the smaller Renegade on this list.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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Length: 171.9 inches

Width: 71.3 inches

Footprint: 85.1 square feet

The smaller and less expensive of Mitsubishi’s selection of small crossovers, the Outlander Sport nearly encroaches on subcompact SUV territory, but it falls short of the truly tiny.

Mini Countryman

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Length: 169.8 inches

Width: 71.7 inches

Footprint: 84.5 square feet

Minis are not so miniature anymore. The modern Mini Hardtop four-door absolutely dwarfs the classic pre-BMW Mini, and the debut of the Countryman SUV in 2010 marked a real departure for the brand. Even though it’s significantly larger than Mini models of old, in today’s market the Countryman is still pretty small.

Toyota C-HR

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Length: 171.2 inches

Width: 70.7 inches

Footprint: 84.1 square feet

Toyota’s slightly-bigger-than-a-Corolla crossover stands out with bold concept car styling, though styling cues like its sloping rear glass cut down on interior space and usability.

Honda HR-V

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Length: 170.4 inches

Width: 69.8 inches

Footprint: 82.6 square feet

The Honda Fit-based HR-V employs space-saving measures from its platform sibling to maximize interior space despite its compact dimensions. The HR-V’s cargo volume and versatility are tough to match among cars this small.

Buick Encore

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Length: 168.4 inches

Width: 69.9 inches

Footprint: 81.7 square feet

Although it was one of the first players in a now-crowded field of subcompact crossovers, the Encore is still one of the smallest SUVs on sale. It’s also Buick’s best-selling vehicle.

Nissan Kicks

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Length: 169.1 inches

Width: 69.3 inches

Footprint: 81.4 square feet

The Kicks is the narrowest car on our list, and it joins the Toyota C-HR as the only two that don’t offer all-wheel drive. At least it has an available kickin’ Bose audio system.

Chevrolet Trax

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Length: 167.6 inches

Width: 69.9 inches

Footprint: 81.4 square feet

The Trax is a hair shorter than its leather-wrapped twin, the Buick Encore, so it snatches the title for the tiniest General Motors SUV.

Mazda CX-3

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Length: 168.3 inches

Width: 69.6 inches

Footprint: 81.3 square feet

The Mazda2-based CX-3 actually has less cargo volume than the seemingly smaller Mazda3 hatchback. However, its classification as Mazda’s entry-level crossover earns it a spot high on our list. Not only is it smaller than most of its competitors, but it’s also more fun to drive.

Hyundai Kona

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Length: 164.0 inches

Width: 70.9 inches

Footprint: 80.7 square feet

As the winner of our most recent subcompact SUV comparison test, the teeny Kona has more than a few fans around the office. It’s much smaller than the Hualālai volcano in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii but not quite small enough to nab the top spot.

Ford EcoSport

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Length: 161.3 inches

Width: 69.5 inches

Footprint: 77.8 square feet

The diminutive Ford EcoSport (pronounced “echo-sport,” according to Ford) is the smallest SUV on sale by a relatively wide margin: Its footprint is almost 3 square feet smaller than the next tiniest cute ute, and it’s the least lengthy vehicle on the list. Not surprising, given the crumb-sized crossover stands as a replacement for the now-dead Fiesta and Focus hatchbacks. But it won’t be the smallest for long …

Honorable Mention: Hyundai Venue

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Length: 159.0 inches

Width: 69.7 inches

Footprint: 77.0 square feet

Taking up even less space than Hyundai’s super-small Kona, the Venue will be the smallest crossover on the market when it hits dealerships later this year. To give some context as to just how tiny the Venue will be, get this: its 159-inch length is actually shorter than that of a Chevy Sonic.

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