Editor's Head-to-Head Picks

  • Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

    Perennially among the top-selling compact SUVs in the U.S., the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 offer buyers many similar features. While lists of standard equipment are not identical, they both include most of the items that consumers look for in family-oriented vehicles. Cargo capacity? Nearly the same,

    By John Moroney - January 22, 2015
  • Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V

    Before the SUV craze began in the 1990s, wagons dominated the all-wheel drive market. There were several choices from manufacturers like Eagle, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Honda. But one manufacturer was synonymous with the all-wheel drive wagon: Subaru. That tradition continues with the Outback. As

    By John Moroney - January 22, 2015
  • Honda Pilot vs Acura MDX

    Much like Toyota and Lexus, or Nissan and Infiniti, the Honda and Acura brands are closely related. Their models share many of the same components, despite appealing to different buyers. The Honda Pilot and Acura MDX might look like two totally different crossovers, but they're actually built on the

    By John Diether - August 29, 2016
  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Escape

    After nearly a decade on the market with minimal changes, the Chevrolet Equinox has been redesigned from the ground up with emphasis on efficiency and technology. It's Chevy's strongest competitor yet to the Ford Escape, long regarded as a top choice among compact crossovers. Does the all-new Equinox

    By John Diether - February 26, 2018
  • Ford Escape vs Ford Edge

    Ford isn't shy about offering a wide selection of crossovers and SUVs. Two of its entries in the crowded marketplace are the compact Escape and midsize Edge crossovers. Though the Edge and Escape are very different in size and style, you may find yourself debating which is better for your needs. The

    By John Diether - August 29, 2016
  • Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4

    The Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape are longtime staples of the compact crossover class. Each has succeeded by delivering exactly what the majority of buyers want in a family vehicle at a reasonable price. In this matchup of overachievers, which pulls slightly ahead? See a side-by-side comparison of

    By John Diether - September 15, 2016
  • Toyota Highlander vs. Lexus RX 350

    With so many automakers now having luxury arms, like Toyota’s Lexus brand, comparing the parent company’s vehicles to its luxury arm’s vehicles can often blur the lines a bit. They not only share many components, like the Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX 350 do, but there is often a huge price discrepancy

    By Justin Cupler - March 28, 2018
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Ford Explorer

    The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer are longtime rivals in the marketplace. The Jeep has remained true to its rugged SUV heritage, while the Ford has transitioned into family-friendly crossover with car-like driveability. If sales are any indication, both approaches are a hit, but which works best

    By Justin Cupler - February 02, 2016

Most Recent SUV Articles

  • Hyundai Tucson vs. Mazda CX-5

    When the Mazda CX-5 came out in 2012, it shocked the industry as being one of the sleeker, more enjoyable compact SUVs to drive on…

    By Joel Patel, Automotive Editor - May 17, 2018
  • Honda Odyssey vs. Honda Pilot

    Minivans were once the obvious choice for shoppers looking to seat more than five passengers. But times have changed and SUVs like the Honda Pilot…

    By Joel Patel, Automotive Editor - May 15, 2018
  • Ford Escape vs. Mazda CX-5

    While the small crossover segment continues to grow, two of the early adopters, Ford and Mazda, continue offering great options in the Escape and CX-5,…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - May 10, 2018
  • GMC Terrain vs. Honda CR-V

    The next-generation GMC Terrain has hit the streets, complete with three new engines, better efficiency, and more adventuresome styling. It's a formidable competitor to Honda's…

    By John Diether, Automotive Editor - May 10, 2018
  • Honda CR-V vs. Kia Sportage

    The Honda CR-V is the granddad of the compact SUV segment and has lasted the test of time with five generations of the model, spanning…

    By Joel Patel, Automotive Editor - May 10, 2018
  • Honda CR-V vs. Ford Escape

    The Honda CR-V was one of the originators of the compact-crossover movement, but the Ford Escape wasn’t far behind it. Since their debuts, both the…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - May 10, 2018
  • Honda CR-V vs. Mazda CX-5

    Coming off of a major revision in 2017, the Mazda CX-5 reprises its role as the most enjoyable and prettiest compact SUV on the road…

    By Joel Patel, Automotive Editor - May 10, 2018
  • Honda CR-V vs. Acura RDX

    The Honda CR-V has long been regarded as one of the most versatile family-friendly crossovers on the market. Buyers get generous room for people and…

    By John Diether, Automotive Editor - April 24, 2018
  • Honda CR-V vs. Honda Pilot

    Honda serves up family-friendly crossovers in two sizes, the compact-but-spacious CR-V and the eight-passenger Pilot. Both are efficient for their class and designed for maximum…

    By John Diether, Automotive Editor - April 24, 2018
  • Honda HR-V vs. Chevrolet Trax

    Subcompact crossovers are growing in popularity, as buyers look for a compromise between low-riding hatchbacks and pricey compact crossovers. The Honda HR-V and Chevrolet Trax…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - April 03, 2018
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