The 2024 subcompact crossovers market is going to be one of the widest. There are more than 20 models available, plus premium vehicles, that we don’t count here. The companies are keeping those entry-level mini SUVs, although sales are far away from compact crossovers. There is something special about those vehicles.
Excellent gas mileage is the first advantage the 2024 subcompact crossovers are going to offer. Then, you can use it for everyday commuting, in the city, or on highways. Engines are not beefed, so we are not expecting some magnificent performances. Another upside of this market is the price. Some of the vehicles we are mentioning here can be found for under $20,000.
2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
We are not making the countdown list. We just want to show the pros and cons of the best models the money can buy. The 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will still be based on the regular model, famous for its hybrid system. Nevertheless, a smaller brother is not featuring any similar configuration. In a matter of fact, there are no too many 2024 subcompact crossovers with a hybrid drivetrain. Gas mileage is already better than bigger vehicles can offer.
The company is revisiting the Outlander Sport. That means the price will go up. Experts believe the MSRP is going to settle close to $24,000. Under the hood remains a 2.0-liter engine with 148 horsepower. A 2.4-liter unit is a better fit for a larger Outlander. For the Sport version, it adds an option for buyers looking for more juice. Engineers will have to do something about the gas mileage, which is currently sitting at 27 mpg.
2024 Jeep Baby SUV or Jeep Renegade
One of the best 2024 subcompact crossovers might be on its way. According to multiple sources, FCA is preparing a new vehicle for this class. We already have Jeep Renegade there. However, it is getting old and the carmaker is thinking about an all-new vehicle, instead of a redesign. The 2024 Mini Jeep or Baby Wrangler is an interesting concept that might happen soon.
After every refresh, new models draw more attention. The Renegade is already one of the fans’ favorites. The 2024 Baby Jeep is a two-blade experiment, which can bring a lot of success. Well, it seems worth of risk, since in 2021, the company sold about 50,000 units. We can find a few reasons why, which are not FCA to blame. But, there are also things that can make the Renegade a better vehicle. For example, the base price is just under $26,000.
2024 Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan was very active in the compact segment in past few years. First, the company replaced Juke with Kicks. The experiment didn’t work out as the bosses expected. Juke was a distinctive model with bold styling. Kicks is not as attractive as its predecessor.
Then, Nissan launched the Rogue Sport model, the vehicle that took the position between Kicks and Rogue. Well, this was an interesting move. The best thing for the company – there was no competition at the time. Now, Chevrolet added Trailblazer as the model between the two segments.
The 2024 Nissan Rogue Sport is going to be revisited, but the price will stay under $26,000. The engine is a four-pot mill ready to deliver 140 hp and 29 mpg combined. All-wheel drive is optional.
2024 Chevy Trailblazer
Since we are speaking of the 2024 Chevy Trailblazer, let’s check it out. The crossover is not bringing any serious change, since the company is currently focused on electrification. Well, the Trailblazer is becoming an entry-level model, after the discontinuation of Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax.
The pricing starts under $23,000, which makes the Trailblazer one of the best buys. Interesting, a turbo I3 engine is supplying the vehicle with power. It can deliver 137 hp and the gas mileage is above 31 mpg. This model will face some big changes after the 2024 season since other companies will catch up with performances and offer the Trailblazer set recently.
2024 Ford EcoSport or Ford Puma
The biggest rivals in the automotive industry are not missing the chance to compete in the 2024 subcompact crossovers market. This time, probably with new faces. The Trailblazer is already there, and now it is Ford’s move. According to inside sources, the Blue Oval company is dropping EcoSport. This vehicle was never as popular as other vehicles across the crossover and SUV lineup. Still, it was an option for beginners.
The successor of the EcoSport should be the 2024 Ford Puma. The nameplate was launched in Europe and we might see it in the US already next season. Nevertheless, further info is not available. instead of a four-pot engine, we might see a smaller unit. It should improve the gas mileage and overall performance. Of course, the price will go up. But, Ford has some room to do that, since the current EcoSport is priced from $23,000.
2024 Honda HR-V
The 2024 Honda HR-V is an all-new vehicle. The company introduced the crossover as the 2023 YM. So, there won’t be big changes available only a year later. The new model comes with updated styling, inside and outside. It also differs from the vehicles buyers can find in Europe. What’s more, Honda might add another nameplate to its 2024 subcompact crossovers list. The ZR-V is the model positioned between HR-V and CR-V. In 2023, it will be available only in Europe.
Under the hood of the all-new 2024 Honda HR-V is a 2.0-liter mill. The crossover shares the platform with the Civic hatchback, so we expect the same drivetrains. Plus, the HR-V might add a hybrid setup. Such a configuration is already available in some markets. The estimated price of the new version of the crossover is $24,000 for the base trim.
2024 Toyota C-HR
The 2024 Toyota C-HR is one of the most anticipated models of the season. The vehicle is ready for the big redesign, but the lack of information is making us believe the Japanese company is going to do it in 2024. The crossover is already one of the best-looking models in the class, with the aggressive and futuristic exterior styling. Still, there is plenty of room for improvement.
First, Toyota needs to work on the gas mileage. The small SUV returns a worse MPG rating than the larger Rav4 and even big Highlander Hybrid, which makes 35 miles per gallon. So, besides a styling update, we might see the new drivetrain. Plus, the current version is not offering an all-wheel drive, even as an optional upgrade. Well, those changes will make the price go up, and it is already above the class average. An alternative to the C-HR is a new Corolla Cross model.
2024 Mazda CX-30
Another nameplate that recently debuted is the CX-30. It is slightly larger than CX-3 and smaller than CX-5. The 2024 Mazda CX-30 will be unchanged. However, the crossover is pretty interesting and the first feedbacks are very positive. The company is expanding the lineup, which is a clear indicator of demand.
The gas mileage could be better. But, a four-cylinder engine is consuming 28 mpg combined, while delivering 187 horsepower. So, it seems like a reasonable miles-for-power trade. Plus, the price stays in the subcompact segment. And finally, the 2024 Mazda CX-30 looks very attractive. Additional options are all-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine with 250 hp.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek
All-wheel drive is a synonym for Subaru vehicles. While many carmakers don’t offer an AWD for their subcompact vehicles, the 2024 Crosstrek uses it as the standard option. This system consumes more fuel, but the crossover is not suffering. The gas mileage of the Crosstrek is above 30 mpg combined. The base configuration delivers 152 horsepower. This vehicle is one of the rare 2024 subcompact crossovers that might still use a manual stick as the gearbox.
Optional upgrades for the Crosstrek are a more potent engine and a hybrid setup. It makes it again the unique model on this list which is already available with electric support. This crossover returns 35 mpg. The base price of the Crosstrek will be around $24,000. The company will update the vehicle, either 2023 or 2024 YM.
2024 Hyundai Kona
The Korean carmaker updated its small SUV and we don’t think there will be changes for the 2024 Hyundai Kona. Still, there are plenty of options that make the crossover so attractive, even in its base form. If you are not happy, Hyundai offers a performance-oriented Kona N package. Besides the engine, this bundle delivers a unique set of accessories that will make the appearance more attractive. The downside is the price, which starts above $35,000.
The 2024 Hyundai Kona EV is an electric SUV with a range of 300 miles in a single charge. The Korean company updated the system, which is now more efficient. Also, the recharge time is faster, while the price stays put. The Kona Electric is coming with a unique set of features. Soon, it will have more rivals. But, we will talk about the best electric SUVs and crossovers in the next review.
2024 Kia Seltos
No other company is offering three subcompact crossovers in the US, not either GM. But, Kia is different. Although they launched Telluride, their largest SUV ever, the Korean company also built the all-new Seltos. It is larger than Soul but slightly smaller than Niro. But, the 2024 Seltos is not going to use hybrid or electric powertrains, but only conventional units.
A 2.0-liter engine is producing 146 hp and sends it to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional. In the base form, the 2024 Kia Seltos is another model with a gas mileage of at least 30 mpg combined. The equipment and storage area are decent. If you are looking for electric 2024 subcompact crossovers, Kia Niro and Soul are good choices. But, you won’t buy them at the price the Seltos is available. The MSRP starts from $24,000.