There's not a more competitive segment these days than the compact and mid-size crossover SUV one.
One of the oldest nameplates, and best sellers, is the Ford Escape, which was recently upgraded and remains a hoot to drive but lacks some sophistication and refinement.
The Honda CR-V offers stellar packaging and has been a crowd favorite for years.
Hyundai's Santa Fe Sport gets a fresh look for 2017 and offers a lot of bang—but for a lot of bucks once options are piled on.
The Mazda CX-5 is the enthusiast's best bet, but its tight interior makes it a tough sell for some families.
And then there's the Subaru Forester, which has a commodious interior, a great safety record, and excellent fuel economy.
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|2017 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings||2017 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mazda CX-5Browse Used Listings||2017 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD|
|LE FWD (GS)||S FWD||LX 2WD||Sport FWD||2.5i Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Ford Escape||2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Honda CR-V||2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Mazda CX-5||2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Subaru Forester|