The Sportage competes against other mega-selling compact crossovers from Honda and Toyota that are more spacious and perhaps a little more stylish—and offer better fuel economy with hybrid versions.
The Equinox is in a holding pattern until next year, when it’ll get better looks.
The Ford Escape offers a hybrid powertrain too, but it steers more toward on-road comfort than the bunch.
The Subaru Forester was our Best Car To Buy 2019 and very capable, even in the face of newer rivals.
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|2021 Kia Sportage|
#2 in Small SUVs
|2021 Chevrolet Equinox||2021 Toyota RAV4|
#4 in Hybrid SUVs
|2020 Ford Escape|
#4 in Crossover SUVsGet Your Price
|2020 Honda CR-V|
#6 in Mid-Size SUVsGet Your Price
|2020 Subaru Forester|
#3 in Mid-Size SUVsGet Your Price
|23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
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|N/A||N/A||N/A||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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