Compact crossovers hew closely to a form, from drivetrains to features, so make sure you’ve allotted plenty of time to test-drive them all.
The Sportage has some common parts with the Hyundai Tucson, and which also has much to recommend it, including good safety data and features.
The Toyota RAV4 is hugely popular with consumers and is certainly worth a look, even if doesn’t really excel in any particular way.
The new 2019 model due this year could change that.
Mazda’s CX-5 is the most polished performer in this class, even if it’s down on power and can get pricey with options.
We love the way the Ford Escape drives and its optional 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine matches the Sportage’s performance, but it’s also at the end of its life cycle.
Finally, the new Subaru Forester does many things right—visibility, practicality, and fuel economy are all top notch.
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