What just a few years ago felt like niche models now comprise the heart of the market.
In this hotly contested compact crossover segment, smaller families can find enough space, along with a little extra space for hauling 'stuff.' The Honda CR-V has just this past year been updated, and although it doesn't look much different its interior layout, ride, and refinement are improved.
The Chevrolet Equinox is another alternative, with a fuel-efficient base four-cylinder engine and interior appointments that are pleasing for the most part; it's also slightly larger than other models in this class.
The Subaru Forester offers standard all-wheel drive at a very competitive price, and its ride quality is impressive.
Kia's Sportage is a little smaller than the rest, and its ride is somewhat rougher while its feature set is strong.
The Toyota RAV4 is now the most dated design in this group; it's one of few vehicles in this class to offer a third-row seat, but it’s barely even usable for kids.
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