$28000 Compact SUV Challenge

we're Here In Baltimore At The Small SUV Challenge This Is One Of The Most Popular Segments In The Market And. So, We Brought In Experts From USA Today MotorWeek And Even A Real Life Family To Drive These Cars And Share Their Impressions Here's How These Small Family Haulers Finished Because Only 80 Points Separate Number One From Number Seven, If You're In The Market For One Of These Check Out The Judges Comments Very Closely Look For The SUV's That Perform Best In The Areas That You Need Them To Given How Competitive This Group Is The Leader In The Area That You Care Most About May Not Be The Overall Points Winner In First Place Was The 2015 Honda CR-V The Judges Like Its Many Creature Comforts They Loved How Much They Got For The Money Including The Easy To Fold Seats And Low Load Floor The All-wheel-drive Sunroof Heated Seats And LED Lighting All Of This From A Brand That's Not Typically The Price Leader In Addition The Release Handles In The Cargo Area Fold The Back Seat In The Graceful Sequence Of Head Restraints And Back Rests The CRV Is Continuously Variable Transmission Drew Rave Reviews As Well And It Could Fool You Into Thinking It's A Typical Automatic The Judges Didn't Care For The CRV Is Remaining Flaws However The Door Trim In Particular Remains Ikana Box Quality Just One Sign Of A Dated Interior Compared To The Rest, But The Biggest Crime Is The CRVs Multimedia System While The New Infotainment System Is A Little Easier To Use Than Before It's Come With The Elimination Of All Knobs And Although Many Judges Liked The CRVs CVT Several Found It To Be Sluggish And Handling For The Vehicle Only Adequate In Second Place Was The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox GM Field At Two Vehicles In The Equinox And It's GMC Terrain Cousin And Those Cars Shared An Advantage Over Much Of The Rest Of The Class They're A Little Bigger And That Translates Into More Space For Passengers Something The Judges Liked A Lot GM's Big Boy Chairs Make The Other Cockpits Seem Like Economy Class Tickets It's Extra Whip Makes It Feel A Half Size Larger And Those Seats Have Limo Like Rear Space With A Sliding And Reclining Back Seat No See Comp And Wide Doors For Easy Entry Our Family Testers Loved That The Child Locks Are Accessible From The Center Stack Making Them Possible To Turn On And Off Whenever Needed The Equinoxes Ride Also One Near Universal Praise It Absorbs Bumps Very Well Offering A Smooth Ride Without Sloppy Handle, But The Equinox Wasn't Always A Smooth Player That Rides Great Over Smooth Roads, But Some Judges Found The Suspension Quite Harsh Over Rough Roads The Equinox Is One Of The Oldest SUVs And The Space And It Definitely Showed That In The Interior The Interior Just Doesn't Look That Rich And There's A Lot Of Exposed Hard Plastics In Addition The Center Stack Drew Criticism The Hodgepodge Of, Buttons Below The Multimedia System Seemed Designed By Picasso Yes It's Got A Serious Shortage Of Sex Appeal And Poor Visibility Hampers The Driving Experience - In Third Place Was The Equinoxes Corporate Cousin 2015 GMC Terrain While The Terrain Shares Many Positives With The Equinox Like Big Seats And A Sliding Second Row It Drew Some Praise For Its Own Achievements To The Rugged Look Was One Of Them The Train Stands Out Stylistically And In Addition To Having Big Seat Only The GM Suvs Have Good Ceiling Height Eye Color Adults In The Second Row Won't Have To Sit With Their Knees Elevated And Even With All The Room Given Over To Passengers The Train Still Manages To Have A Decent Size Cargo Area And The Deep Narrow Center Console Is The Biggest In The Group Definitely Large Enough To Keep Electronics Out Of Sight While You're Running Errands Judges Didn't Like The Fact That The Terrain Didn't Seem To Be Able To Back Up Its Rugged Looks With Performance Even Though Both GM SUVs Offered 4g LTE Wi-Fi Connectivity The Terrain We Tested Didn't Have Bluetooth Streaming Audio A Pretty Basic Feature These Days And Some Judges Found That Inexplicable The Multimedia System In The GMC Puts Shine Over Substance Pairing A Snazzy Touch Screen With A Lot Of Confusing, Buttons Below It As With Its Accolades The Train Share Some Of The Same Complaints That It's Equinox Sibling Got Its Heavy Lumbering And Has Poor Visit 30 In Fourth Place Was The 2015 Nissan Rogue The Judges Liked All The Features In The Road Including Things Like An Around View Monitor That Kicks, But When It Comes To Squeezing Into And Out Of Tight Parking Spaces The Road Also Came With A Power Liftgate A Blind-spot Warning System Lane Departure Warning And Moving Object Detection And The Cargo Area Has An Embarrassment Of Riches With Movable Partitions Stackable Shelves And Lots Of Hidden Underfloor Storage Of Course It's Not Just About Features The Roads Handling Was Confident Steering Is Precise And It Was Pretty Quiet Both In Terms Of Road And Wind Noise And Engine Noise Some Judges However Disliked The Rogues Groaning CVT Others Found The Roads Otherwise Confident Chassis Lose His Composure On Broken Pavement One Judge Took The Seats Personally Someone At Nissan Stays Up Nights Designing Seats Specifically To Hurt My Back He Said In Fifth Place Was The 2015 Subaru Forester The Forester Had To Clear Advantages One Was Visibility The Other Was An All-wheel-drive System That Drew Lots Of Applause The Forester Aims To Be Sturdy And Practical Down To Its Heavy All-weather Floor Mats And It Doesn't Pretend To Be Anything Else The Foresters Eyesight System Subaru's New Crash Avoidance System And Its Fans As Well And Some Like The Value Proposition And She Brought To The Table Only About Eight Hundred Dollars Separated The Most Expensive And Least Expensive SUVs In Our Tests And.

So, For Similar Cash As The Others The Forester Brought All Wheel Drive A Giant Moon Roof And Supers Eyesight System Into The Picture Although. I Site Is Cutting-edge The Same Can't Be Said For The Foresters Entertainment Options The Retro Infotainment System Is Complicated To Operate And The Sound Quality Some Judges Found Money And While It Seems More Solid Than The Previous Generation The Forester It Still Doesn't Feel Rugged At All Interior May Be Easy To Clean, But A Lot Of Judges Found Lots And Lots Of Hard Plastic In Sixth Place Was The 2015 Toyota Rav4 We're At Four Is Not A Bad Choice It's A Competent Vehicle That's Good At Everything, But Not Really The Best At Any One Particular Thing The Rap For Was Probably The Best In The Test At Delivering Both A Good Ride Quality And Decent Family Some Like The Car's Center Controls Which Held A Wealth Of Features Like Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control To A Touch Screen Stereo With Navigation The Multimedia System Was Easy To Use And Quickly Paired With Phones For Audio Streaming As Well Several Judges Applauded How Quiet The Raft For The Ride Was That The Cargo Area Was Enormous Enough For A Car That's Not Particularly Large On The Outside However While The Cargo Area Is Huge Many Judges Found That Up Front There's Not A Lot Of Cabins Storage Some Felt That All The Toyota It Spruced Up The Dash With A Ribbon Of Stitching They Felt The Automaker Kind Of Phoned It In Everywhere Else From Ricky Climate Dials To A Cardboard Quality Headliner Rounding Out The Group Was The Newest Model In Our Challenge The 2016 Mazda Cx-5 Judges Loved The Cx-5 Quickness Mazda's Be Four Cylinder Won't Fool Anyone For A V6, But It Pairs With A Responsive Automatic Transmission To Turn Into A Capable Highway Passer Handling Felt Tied Down And More Like A Sedan At All Cross Over Meanwhile The Interior Quality Also Drew Raves The Back Seat Was Pleasure Than Many Of The Others And The Interior Layout Was Refreshingly Simple, But That Quickness Led To Other Issues Power Side The Cx-5 Was Not A Slam Dunk In The Fund Apartment Steering Is Weighty And Somewhat Numb And The Trade-off For Its Handling Is A Ride That Some Will Find To Firm And As One Judge Pointed Out Including A, Button That Says Nav When You Do Not In Fact Have Navigation Is Just Mean For Full Details And All The Results Be Sure To Check Out Cars.com.

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