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Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4: Which Should You Buy?

Ford Escape is an excellent SUV The Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 are two of the top four small SUVs in terms of sales so far this year, according to recent data from the The Wall Street Journal. These popular SUVs are part of a competitive class of vehicles that combine flexible cargo space, a high seating position, easy maneuverability and respectable fuel economy into an affordable package. How do the 2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Toyota RAV4 measure up against each other? The 2015 Escape ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Affordable Compact SUVs

Subcompact SUVs: Versatile, Fuel-efficient and Affordable

2016 Honda HR-V With a starting price around $20,000, combined city/highway fuel economy of 27-31 mpg, flexible cargo space and a high driving position with good outward visibility, affordable subcompact SUVs offer a lot to shoppers at a reasonable price. If you’re looking to buy in this relatively new automotive segment, you have plenty of options as the 2016 Honda HR-V, 2016 Fiat 500X, 2015 Jeep Renegade and 2015 Chevrolet Trax have all debuted on dealer lots this year. The ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Affordable Compact SUVs, Affordable Subcompact SUVs

Compact SUVs with the Most Cargo Space

2015 Subaru Forester Compact SUVs occupy an appealing middle ground in the automotive market, offering more flexible cargo space and a higher seating position than sedans, as well as better fuel economy and maneuverability than many larger SUVs. The affordable compact SUV segment is crowded with competitive offerings, but some outshine the others in one area: cargo space. Across the class (excluding the quickly expanding group of subcompact SUVs), available cargo space behind the first row of seats ranges from roughly 50 to ... continue reading»

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Motor Trend Names Subaru Forester SUV of the Year

2014 Motor Trend SUV of the Year The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester has earned Motor Trend's 2014 SUV of the Year Award. The publication says, "The new Forester provides a comfortable ride with a roomy interior. Its off-road capability is plenty for the majority of sport/utility buyers. It offers a lot of value for the money. And it accomplishes all this while still being fun to drive." To determine the winner, Motor Trend evaluated the contenders in six areas: design advancement, engineering excellence, performance of ... continue reading»

Tags: Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, 2014 Subaru Forester, Motor Trend SUV of the Year

2013 Toyota RAV4 Gets Practical Updates

Toyota’s redesigned 2013 RAV4 SUV goes on sale early next year, following the release of redesigned or all-new affordable compact SUVs from Honda, Ford and Mazda. The new RAV4 relocates the spare tire mounted on its cargo door, retires the optional V6 engine, loses its available third row, gains a new six-speed automatic transmission and receives a few more standard features. Toyota moved the spare tire, which was attached to the 2012 model’s rear cargo door. "The RAV4 ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Redesigns, Toyota RAV4, Affordable Compact SUVs, Model News, LA Auto Show

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