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

  • Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot

    One of the first crossovers to show that this segment could grow to handle large families while still delivering great ride quality and sedan-like driving…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - July 18, 2017
  • Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Honda HR-V

    The subcompact crossover segment has blown up in recent years as virtually every automaker is getting in on the fun. The Honda Fit-based HR-V jumped…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - July 18, 2017
  • Nissan Armada vs. GMC Yukon

    Though the modern crossover has made the body-on-frame SUV somewhat obsolete, there are still some buyers who prefer the truck-like underpinnings, towing capacity, and ruggedness…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - July 17, 2017
  • Ford Escape vs. Jeep Cherokee

    The Jeep Cherokee bucks the soft-road trend that's dominated the compact CUV segment, thanks to its unusual off-road capability and towing capacity. But how do…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - April 19, 2017
  • Honda CR-V vs. Jeep Cherokee

    Sixteen plus years ago, comparing the Honda CR-V to the Jeep Cherokee would have caused a few raised eyebrows – after all, one was a…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - April 19, 2017
  • Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

    Subaru practically invented the lifted, off-road-ready wagon segment when it introduced the Legacy Wagon-based Outback in the mid 1990s. Since then, a handful of competitors…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - March 31, 2017
  • Nissan Armada vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

    Cheap fuel prices continue to drive SUV sales, so it only makes sense that Chevrolet and Nissan are pushing forward with their hulking, body-on-frame vehicles,…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - March 29, 2017
  • Toyota RAV4 vs. Jeep Cherokee

    The Toyota RAV4 has long been a top-selling crossovers in the US, while the Jeep Cherokee only reappeared on the scene in 2014, after a…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - March 15, 2017
  • Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

    Subaru has had the lifted, off-road-ready wagon game on lock for what seems like an eternity, but now Volkswagen is trying its hand in this…

    By Justin Cupler, Automotive Editor - March 15, 2017
  • Chevrolet Traverse vs. Buick Enclave

    GM's largest crossovers, the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave can handle up to eight passengers and almost as much cargo as some minivans. The Traverse…

    By John Diether, Automotive Editor - March 15, 2017
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