The Best and Worst Compact Luxury SUVs of 2022

By Staff Writer

The compact luxury SUV class is the bread and butter for luxury automakers. It's typically where they sell the most models (and make the most money). The luxury compact class has recently seen an infusion of autonomous driver-assistance features, as well as other tech-heavy additions. There are even a handful of all-electric compact luxury SUVs vying for buyers' attention (and wallets).

Luxury SUVs offer the comfort of a pricey sedan and the versatility of an SUV. While they aren't always the best in terms of fuel economy, there are certainly exceptions, with some models outperforming sedans and coupes in that regard. And often with these SUVs, you'll find a higher price tag than with a smaller car but you'll be sure to get more for your money.

Regardless of which you choose, you'll find upscale materials and a plethora of features, though some pull off a more fully realized cohesive package than others. We rank 16 compact luxury SUVs from best to worst by combining their ratings on driving performance, standard features, design, and value.

If you are on the market for a new luxury compact SUV, check out the best and worst models of 2022. These are the SUVs to consider, as well as the ones to avoid...