Nearly all the vehicles in this class offer very respectable safety features and comfortable interiors that are good enough for the needs of a small family, or for people who need a little more space to haul ‘stuff.’ The Chevrolet Equinox has been freshly redesigned, with a new, more fuel-efficient base four-cylinder engine and much-improved interior appointments.
Meanwhile, the Honda CR-V is a sales leader, with a very roomy, almost minivan-like interior—though the styling is definitely not universally appealing.
The Toyota RAV4 is one of few vehicles in this class to offer a third-row seat, though it’s barely even usable for kids.
The Subaru Forester was redesigned for 2009, for better comfort and refinement, and it offers standard all-wheel drive at a very competitive price.
|2010 Nissan RogueBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet EquinoxBrowse Used Listings||2009 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|FWD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door LS||4-Door Manual X||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||5 Door||4 Door|
|Continuously Variable||Automatic||Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|