The leaders in the small crossover market are the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
Both are both fuel-efficient—the Toyota even has a hybrid—and space-efficient.
We like both, especially the new turbocharged, small displacement Honda CR-V, which reach the top end of the fuel economy scale.
The Ford Escape is much improved with a new-ish engine that provides plenty of power; it still has some of the best handling moves in this niche.
The new Mazda CX-5 doesn’t seem to offer much more than it did in last year’s version, save for a more suave interior.
The mechanically related Chevy Equinox doesn't separate itself much from the Terrain, except that it doesn't offer a 9-speed auto on the base engine.
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|21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Turbo Gas/Ethanol I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door SL||FWD 4-Door L w/1SM||S FWD||LX 2WD||Sport FWD||LE FWD (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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