31 City / 36 Highway / 33 Combined
The sporty and expressively-styled Nissan Kicks sort of replaced the Juke in the lineup for 2018, and is another city-kid subcompact SUV. It’s 1.6-liter 125-horsepower four-cylinder engine isn’t the quickest on the road, but paired with Nissan’s ubiquitous CVT automatic, gets class-leading fuel economy, and it’s the least-costly crossover to come standard with a forward auto-braking system for added safety.
However, unlike most other models in its segment, the Kicks is only available as a front-drive model with no AWD system available. The EPA says it will cost an average owner $1,350 a year in fuel costs.