SUVs are all the rage now, but how often do you find yourself in the wild outdoors actually putting these perfectly-tuned beasts to the test? Here’s where compact crossovers fill the gap; they nudge themselves right between the devil-may-care practicality of SUVs with the refinement of a sedan. 

Little wonder then, they make up a huge, booming segment in the automobile market now, and manufacturers are responding by churning out this breed of cars faster than any other type. Better yet that they’ve gone above and beyond with saving the earth by merging this trend with full electrification. 

Here, the best compact crossover SUVs to bookmark this year.