2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Consumer Guide Automotive presents its Best Buy Awards to six 2012 compact SUVs. These Best Buys represent the best balance of attributes and price within the compact-SUV class. Also check out our current Best Buy and Recommended selections for other vehicle classes.

Check out Consumer Guide’s current crossover Best Buys

Best small crossovers:

2012 Best Buy: Hyundai Tucson

Base MSRP: $22,650; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

2012 Hyundai Tucson, Best Small Crossovers
2012 Hyundai Tucson


2012 Best Buy: Volkswagen Tiguan

Base MSRP: $22,840; Consumer Guide Rating: 77

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, Best Small Crossovers
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan


2012 Recommended: Ford Escape

Base MSRP: $21,240; Consumer Guide Rating: 64

2012 Ford Escape, Best Small Crossovers
2012 Ford Escape

2012 Recommended: Kia Sportage

Base MSRP: $18,500; Consumer Guide Rating: 65

2012 Kia Sportage, Best Small Crossovers
2012 Kia Sportage


2012 Recommended: Subaru Forester

Base MSRP: $20,595; Consumer Guide Rating: 70

2012 Subaru Forester, Best Small Crossovers
2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Recommended: Toyota RAV4

Base MSRP: $22,650; Consumer Guide Rating: 68

2012 Toyota RAV4, Best Small Crossovers
2012 Toyota RAV4

In order to stay current with the latest automotive trends and help consumers select the best vehicle for their needs, the Editors of Consumer Guide® Automotive test drive more than 150 new vehicles each year. We select the top ones in each class as Best Buys. This is our highest ranking.

The Consumer Guide Best Buys of 1970

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