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Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs for 2022

The best used and new luxury subcompact SUVs based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

Buyers looking for the best luxury subcompact SUV will want to consider the top-ranked BMW X1. Its overall rating of 8.6 out of 10 reflects the X1’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new BMW X1 costs between $35,400 and $37,400 while a used version costs between $24,998 and $41,742. This luxury subcompact SUV can seat up to 5 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 27 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Luxury Subcompact SUV category consists of 12 models priced between $24,600 and $57,800 for new vehicles and between $17,958 and $63,349 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 6 of these 12 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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Buyers looking for the best luxury subcompact SUV will want to consider the top-ranked BMW X1. Its overall rating of 8.6 out of 10 reflects the X1’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new BMW X1 costs between $35,400 and $37,400 while a used version costs between $24,998 and $41,742. This luxury subcompact SUV can seat up to 5 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 27 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Luxury Subcompact SUV category consists of 12 models priced between $24,600 and $57,800 for new vehicles and between $17,958 and $63,349 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 6 of these 12 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

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1. BMW X1

#1 of 12 Most Reliable Luxury Subcompact SUVs #7 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs #17 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.6 / 10
  • Reliability 7.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.5 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

2. Buick Encore

#2 of 12 Most Reliable Luxury Subcompact SUVs #10 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs #18 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.4 / 10
  • Reliability 7.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

3. Audi Q3

#3 of 12 Most Reliable Luxury Subcompact SUVs #13 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs #23 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 6.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

4. Mercedes-Benz GLA

#5 of 12 Most Reliable Luxury Subcompact SUVs #26 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs #26 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.5 / 10
  • Reliability 6.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.8 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

5. Jaguar E-PACE

#4 of 12 Most Reliable Luxury Subcompact SUVs #24 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #30 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.3 / 10
  • Reliability 6.7 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

6. BMW X2

#6 of 12 Most Reliable Luxury Subcompact SUVs #34 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #35 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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6.9 / 10
  • Reliability 5.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 9.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 8.2 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.7 / 10
  • Safety 8.5 / 10

How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).