Top-Rated 2021 Small SUVs in Appeal According to Consumers
The small SUV segment is one of the fastest-growing in the American car market. Over the past several years, thousands of car buyers have walked away from sedans, coupes, and hatchbacks in favor of small SUVs.
You might be ready to join them. But which of the many small SUVs really gets their owners' juices flowing? We have the answers for you right here in this list of the 10 most appealing small SUVs, as identified by the consumers who own them.
Every year J.D. Power asks thousands of verified small SUV owners about their experiences with their vehicles. A key goal of the exercise is not simply to identify problems but instead to discover "things gone right." In other words, to discover which of the vehicles are the most appealing to their owners.
In the annual Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, J.D. Power compiles all this information, analyzes consumer responses, and creates an overall APEAL index score for each model using a 1,000-point scale. The higher the index score, the more appealing the model is according to the consumers who own them.
This article identifies and describes the 10 highest-rated 2021 model-year small SUVs in terms of appeal. It is drawn from the analysis of small and compact SUVs, and the vehicles are listed in ascending order so the most appealing small SUV will be found at the end of the list.