SUVs designed for off-roading are more popular than ever. What features distinguish a fantastic off-road SUV? It turns out that size doesn’t really matter. The top three brand-new small off-road SUVs that are shredding trails are listed below.

The 2021 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk


Not to be taken lightly, the 2021 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is a compact off-road SUV. This vehicle is trail-ready despite being just around 14 feet in length, 6 feet in width, and 5.5 feet in height. 

Skid plates and two front hooks for the fuel tank, front suspension, transfer case, and transmission are included as standard equipment with the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Additionally, it includes Rock Mode in its regular terrain management system for the toughest rough terrain. Ground clearance on the Renegade Trailhawk is 8.7 inches.

Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and All Speed Traction Control, are all standard on the 2021 Jeep Renegade. For only $29,920, it includes everything you require for an off-roading excursion.

The 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands

A yellow Ford Bronco small off-road SUV is off-roading.

The automotive industry was in disbelief when the storied Ford Bronco off-road SUV made a comeback. Even those who have never engaged in off-road driving have heard stories about the Bronco’s outstanding performance on challenging terrain. The 2021 model comes with some cutting-edge new features in addition to many of the same qualities that won over fans.

The most exceptional off-roading trim for the Bronco is the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands. It is roughly 14.5 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 6 feet tall. 33-inch all-terrain tires are installed on the Bronco Badlands. To keep it secure, it has bash plates and rock rails. Its seven distinct modes in its terrain management system allow it to adapt to any type of terrain.

Bilstein position-sensitive monotube shocks are used in the suspension of the Ford Bronco Badlands. It has a disconnect for the stabilizer bar and both front and rear locking differentials for extra grip. With the Sasquatch package, it receives an astounding ground clearance of 11.5 inches. The base price of the Ford Bronco Badlands trim is $42,095.

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport

A yellow Subaru Crosstrek small off-road SUV is off-roading on a trail.

Subaru is well-known in the off-roading community. The Subaru Crosstrek Sport is a compact off-road SUV that incorporates all the expertise Subaru has acquired from its preceding off-road models. Just  6 feet wide, 15 feet long, and 5 feet high, the Subaru Crosstrek Sport is a compact vehicle.

The ground clearance of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek is 8.7 inches. Although the Ford Bronco Badlands and Jeep Renegade Trailhawk can handle more rugged terrain than that of the Crosstrek, for a small SUV, the Crosstrek performs admirably. The Crosstrek Sport trim includes X-Mode from Subaru. A software program called X-Mode aids the Crosstrek Sport’s response to challenging terrain.

A traction control system, Hill Descent Control, All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, and many other Subaru features are included with the Crosstrek Sport to ensure maximum traction on any surface. The base price of the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport is just $26,495.