29. 2016 BMW X1


The only ‘ultimate driving machine’ on this list, the BMW X1 shines in a sporty and luxurious way with precision handling and a powerful engine . For 2016 it is considered the best subcompact SUV for the money, with an MSRP of $34,800. It also gets 22 mpg city / 31mpg highway – fuel efficiency outperforming many of its competitors.