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 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.
|2011 Nissan RogueBrowse Used Listings||2011 Chevrolet EquinoxBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2011 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4 ECOTEC||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4||Gas I4|
|FWD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door LS||2WD 5-Door LX||4-Door Man 2.5X||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Continuously variable ratio||Automatic||Automatic||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|