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How do you spot the best SUVs in the market, and how well do you each one that’s advertised heavily? Is is based on a right balance between power and performance? Is it all about personal preferences and driving styles? In an effort to give the market with a great selection of SUVs to choose from, various publications and groups have come up with their own lists, each with their own set criteria. There may be a number of lists and rankings available, but most of these are ranked according to ride, braking, fuel economy, handling, interior comfort, safety among other considerations. And these are ranked in their respective categories too. They may be considered all SUVs, but, they also vary in terms of size and design configurations, giving rise to a number of sub-categories of SUVs worth checking out. So in the spirit of ranking and searching for the best SUVs in the market, we list down the best make and model for its respective sub-category.

1. Subaru Crosstrek (Sub-compact SUV)

Some SUVs are known for their size- big, brawny and bulky- and ready for the true tests of the great outdoors. But not the Subaru Crosstrek, one of Subaru’s fines creations out in the market today. Now available for its 2018 edition, the Crosstrek is a small quasi-SUV that is based on the Impreza, and now making waves on its own in the sub-compact category. For this year, the Crosstrek sells for $21,795 and comes with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as a standard, storage up to 51.9 cubic feet and 33/27 in gas mileage. This may be small in size compared to other SUVs out in the market, but it comes with a raised ride, allowing it to traverse through the off-roads. This means that this SUV can work for drivers who want an able SUV for the off road, but don’t want to be burdened by a bulky ride. This Crosstrek also features a larger cargo area, 60/40 fold-down rear seats, integrated roof rails, 18-inch wheels and Harman Kardon premium audio for in-car entertainment. To ensure safety and convenience, the 2018 Crosstrek comes with the Eye-sight Driver Assist Technology, Updated Subaru Starlink Multimedia, Subaru Starlink Safety and Security, Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Improved Crash Energy Absorption.

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