8. Kia Sportage
Starting price: $23,885
The Kia Sportage is one of the top new compact SUVs on the market. The combination of the vehicle’s functionality and above average driving dynamics make it a popular choice with moms in the market for a small SUV. The stock engine for the vehicle is a 2.4 liter four-cylinder rated at 182 horsepower coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. Consumers can also choose to upgrade to a 2.0 liter turbo-four rated at 260 horsepower with the ability to upgrade to all-wheel drive. The top overall speed of the SUV is 130 MPH, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in 6.9 seconds. The overall fuel efficiency rating of the Sportage is 20 MPG (city) and 23 MPG (highway), and the auto manufacturer makes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available with the vehicle.