Small SUV: Buick Encore/Kia Sportage/Nissan Juke
The Small SUV category actually had a three-way tie for highest ranked between the Buick Encore, Kia Sportage and Nissan Juke. The Nissan Juke (seen above) comes standard with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. There is also the high-performance Juke NISMO model that delivers 197 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Buick Encore on the other hand, comes standard with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. As for the Kia Sportage, under the hood of the Korean automaker’s compact SUV is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Also available is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 260 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.