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

    In yet another case of Chevy versus Ford, the Equinox and Escape duke it out to impress the same class of buyer: folks looking for SUV-like utility and car-like drivability in a reasonably efficient package. The Chevrolet woos such buyers with its grown-up comfort and style, while the Ford impresses

    By John Diether - September 15, 2016
  • 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

    Shoppers in the market for an SUV expect a lot from the vehicle they choose, and competition in the segment is fierce. Both the Lexus RX 350 and the Toyota Highlander are solid contenders for the hearts of buyers this year, and both offer appealing features and designs. But when it comes down to the

    By Justin Cupler - January 20, 2016
  • 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

  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Honda CR-V

    The Honda CR-V has long been a dominant force in the compact crossover realm, and its 2017 redesign made it even better. Many crossovers have…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - February 05, 2018
  • Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4

    Compact crossovers remain red hot, with the big boys in the automotive realm continuing to battle it out for family-hauling dominance. Toyota and Nissan are…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - January 25, 2018
  • GMC Acadia vs. GMC Terrain

    With the crossover realm growing so quickly, it is easy to lose oneself at the dealership. There are so many options, but you don’t even…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - January 09, 2018
  • Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee

    Years ago, buyers had three Jeeps to choose from: Wrangler, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee. But with competition in the crossover and SUV realms growing, Jeep…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - January 09, 2018
  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Mazda CX-5

    The redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan boasts a larger interior and up-to-date safety technology, making it a more practical vehicle that retains the sprightly handling and…

    By John Diether, Automotive Editor - December 18, 2017
  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Ford Escape

    Compact crossovers continue to be some of the hottest vehicles on the market today, picking up right where SUVs left off in the days of…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - December 18, 2017
  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Toyota RAV4

    Volkswagen has totally reworked the Tiguan for 2018, endowing the compact crosser with more interior space and a full slate safety technology. It handles people…

    By John Diether, Automotive Editor - December 18, 2017
  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Honda CR-V

    The compact crossover segment continues its red-hot ways, and to better serve this segment, Volkswagen stretched its Tiguan and added an optional third row of…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - December 18, 2017
  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

    The Volkswagen Tiguan has needed a redesign for some time now, and the German automaker obliged in 2018 with a newer, more modern example. While…

    December 04, 2017
  • Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Toyota C-HR

    Americans have demonstrated their love of family-size crossovers over the past decade and now, automakers are betting consumers will flock to small ones with just…

    By John Diether, Automotive Editor - November 01, 2017