Car Comparison: Which compact luxury SUV is right for you?

WTOP’s John Aaron and Car Guy Mike Parris compared three small SUVs with three hefty price tags: the Volvo XC40, the Acura RDX and the Infiniti QX50.

Scroll through the gallery for details, and find out which one is right for you?

Pricing for the XC40 starts at $35,340, according to Volvo’s website. It costs $44,315 as driven.

This funky little crossover has a bit more boxiness than the others. The stubby hood is easy to see over, and its smallish size makes it easily maneuverable, WTOP’s John Aaron said.

The XC40 AWD Momentum has a neat and well-appointed interior, WTOP’s John Aaron says.

This vehicle doesn’t have the most power or space. Volvo calls this a compact SUV; others call it subcompact.

Pricing for the RDX currently starts at $38,595, according to Acura’s website. It costs $46,995 as driven.

The edgy styling to the RDX may be a bit aggressive for some, WTOP’s John Aaron says.

The RDX is very roomy and a little bigger than the others. Acura calls this a mid-size crossover, others call it a compact.

The SUV moves with a 272 horsepower engine.

The push-button transmission on Acura’s RDX is frustrating to use, according to WTOP’s John Aaron.

QX50 pricing currently starts at $37,645. It costs $59,085 as driven.

The various package options that would elevate the interior total nearly $10,000.

“While the quilted leather seats and ultrasuede touches would be at home in a much more expensive car, the options push this car to a relatively stratospheric price point,” WTOP’s John Aaron says.

This attractive SUV also has its downsides: The transmission can be whiny and clumsy at times, and the engine can feel either underpowered or overpowered in certain situations.

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