Small, inexpensive SUVs are the gateway to new cars for many, but the gulf between acceptable and great is wide indeed.
Honda’s HR-V is more car-like than most, and its expansive interior makes it a practical choice.
The Mazda CX-3 delivers unexpected driving thrills and boasts attractive styling, but it’s in its final year on sale.
Hyundai’s Venue is well thought-out and priced right.
Look to the Nissan Kicks for its good value and perky personality.
And if you’re set on the Trax, be sure to shop the closely-related Buick Encore.
It’s not much more costly in practice, and it’s a lot more refined.
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|2022 Chevrolet Trax|
#15 in Small SUVs
|2022 Buick Encore||2021 Honda HR-VGet Your Price||2021 Hyundai Venue|
#5 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|2021 Mazda CX-3|
#7 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|2021 Nissan Kicks|
#14 in Small SUVsGet Your Price
|23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||30 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||31 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl||Turbocharged I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Station Wagons||Midsize Cars||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars|
|FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door Preferred||LX 2WD CVT||SE IVT||Sport FWD||S FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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|2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2022 Buick Encore||2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Honda HR-V||2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue||2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3||2022 Chevrolet Trax vs. 2021 Nissan Kicks|