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2014 Honda CR-V

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With a roomy, comfortable interior, solid performance and plenty of standard tech features, the 2014 Honda CR-V stands out in this highly competitive class. Because it has the ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.2
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2014 Buick Encore

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Reviewers like the 2014 Buick Encore’s upscale interior and wealth of standard features, but many note that its underpowered engine will be a burden if you log ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.5
Safety:8.9
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Reviewers say that few SUVs can match the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s combination of extraordinary off-road performance, user-friendly tech features and a comfortable, high-quality interior. For having the ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.0
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2014 Nissan Rogue

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Reviewers say the redesigned Nissan Rogue has ample cargo space, great fuel economy and a polished cabin, but its powertrain could be more refined. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:6.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:8.9
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2014 Ford Escape

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With its agile handling and powerful EcoBoost engine choices, the 2014 Ford Escape earns praise as one of the best-performing compact SUVs in the segment. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.5
Safety:8.5
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2014 Nissan Murano

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With sporty handling, a responsive V6 engine and an upscale interior, reviewers say the 2014 Nissan Murano is an appealing midsize SUV.  Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.2
Safety:8.5
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

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Test drivers say the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid's great on-road prowess, capable all-wheel drive system and quiet cabin make it a strong competitor. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.0
Safety:8.5
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2014 Ford Edge

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Reviewers like that the 2014 Ford Edge has refined handling, an upscale interior and an optional EcoBoost engine that helps return great fuel economy. Because it has the ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.9
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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

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Test drivers like the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox’s smooth ride, roomy seats and powerful available V6. Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.3
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2014 Jeep Cherokee

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Reviews say the all-new Jeep Cherokee offers great off-road capability, a powerful V6 engine and an upscale interior. Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.3
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2014 Kia Sorento

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Reviewers say that the updated 2014 Kia Sorento is a good value, but the Sorento loses points for its unimpressive cabin materials and sluggish base engine. Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.3
Safety:9.7
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2014 Hyundai Tucson

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Auto writers say the 2014 Hyundai Tucson's firm handling, powerful engine option and upgraded interior make it a viable competitor among compact SUVs. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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Superb fuel economy, standard all-wheel drive and composed handling make the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek worth a look, reviewers note, but many say its engine is underpowered. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.7
Safety:9.3
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2014 Toyota Venza

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Reviewers say the 2014 Toyota Venza has a comfortable ride, spacious seating for five and ample cargo space, but falls short with unadventurous handling. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.9
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.3
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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

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Reviewers say the 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a powerful engine and sharp handling. However, some competing SUVs offer more cargo space and better fuel economy. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.1
Safety:8.4
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2014 Nissan Juke

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The Nissan Juke turns heads with its unique styling and sporty dynamics, but rival crossovers offer roomier cabins and more cargo space, reviewers say.  Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.0
Interior:6.5
Safety:8.9
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2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Though it lacks the sophistication, refinement and comfort found in most modern SUVs, reviewers say the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is one of the better off-road SUVs ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.9
Safety:N/A
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2014 MINI Cooper Countryman

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Charming style and sharp handling make the Mini Cooper Countryman a compelling choice for those willing to forgo the added cargo space offered by rivals, reviewers say. Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.5
Safety:10.0
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2014 Nissan Xterra

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Reviewers say the 2014 Nissan Xterra lacks the ride comfort and interior refinement that most rivals have, but they like its great off-roading capability and strong V6 ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.7
Safety:N/A
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2014 Toyota RAV4

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The 2014 Toyota RAV4 offers a smooth ride and plenty of cargo space, reviewers say, but rival SUVs offer more powerful engines that make them peppier off ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.2
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.5
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2014 Jeep Wrangler

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Reviewers say the 2014 Jeep Wrangler is one of the best off-road SUVs available, but its sparse interior and off-road-oriented suspension make it a less-than-ideal choice for ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.0
Interior:6.9
Safety:5.7
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2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

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The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets good fuel economy for the class, and reviewers like its roomy seats. However, they’re disappointed with its poor performance and uninspiring ... Read full review»

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Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.8
Safety:8.8
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