In another age, they might have been called “hatchbacks.” But Americans are infatuated with SUVs right now, so these new subcompact crossover vehicles are called "SUVs." These car-based unibody vehicles have four side doors and a hatchback – er, liftgate. Some have inherited a bit of ruggedness from the SUV side of their parentage, with available all-wheel drive.

The subcompact size makes a lot of sense with the SUV/hatchback body shape, maximizing utility and flexibility, while reducing the vehicle footprint and weight and squeezing out more miles from each gallon of gas. A few offer hybrid gasoline-electric options or even battery-electric powertrains.

Here, in alphabetical order by brand, are the 10 Best Subcompact SUVs for the Money.