The Sportage is one of the smaller crossover SUVs on the road, and it's always carried a more stylish appeal than its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Tucson.
The Tucson's new this year, bigger and more fuel-efficient, and its more softly curved shape and upgraded interior go a long way to boosting its status in this niche.
The Nissan Juke goes in the other direction: it's a somewhat bizarre-looking 'ute with a stiff ride and very nimble handling, but very cramped back-seat space and a small cargo bin; in all fairness, it's also a size smaller.
The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are some of the best sellers in this class; the RAV4 adds a hybrid model this year for better fuel economy and performance, while the CR-V offers the best combination of space and safety.
Meanwhile, Ford's facelifted the Escape and transplanted two new engines into it this year.
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