The 2010 Honda CR-V used to be more of a niche vehicle, aiming for customers who wanted a vehicle with rugged styling yet more carlike features and handling, but in recent years the CR-V, like its peers, have become a big part of the market, replacing sedans and minivans.
The Chevrolet Equinox was completely redesigned for 2010, gaining a more fuel-efficient standard four-cylinder engine and greatly improved interior.
It’s worth considering, but the 2010 CR-V has a much more spacious interior.
The CR-V is also quite a bit bigger than either the Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage—both of which are aging designs that don’t return the fuel economy of the class leaders; the steering wheel doesn’t telescope in either of those Korean models.
The Toyota RAV4 provides a plusher ride, and it's the only one in this crowd with an available third-row seat.
The Subaru Forester feels a bit sportier than the rest, it comes with standard all-wheel drive, and after its most recent redesign it’s more spacious and comfortable.
If you want a manual transmission, you'll need to look to the Sportage, Tucson, or Forester.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that only one model in this group—the RAV4 (non Sport)—has held on to the old rear-mounted spare.
For the way that vehicles are used in this class, it’s a handicap.
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