Small crossover SUVs continue to fly off dealer lots these days, supplanting mid-size sedans and larger SUVs alike thanks to their combination of a high seating position, all-weather capability, and additional cargo room. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the top sellers in its class, while the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a newer entry that rates well.
The latest RAV4 is solidly a compact crossover SUV, with available all-wheel drive and dimensions that stack up right along with the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, its chief rivals. The Santa Fe Sport sits between the smart new Tucson at the small end, and the big Santa Fe three-row utility vehicle above it. Both aim at the heart of the small-SUV segment.