Best Compact SUVs Under $25K
Cars.com recently did a shootout among the main competitors. The rules were that each SUV had to get at least 30 mpg on the highway and be priced below $25,000 (not including destination charge). Note that the Toyota RAV4 did not qualify since it doesn't achieve 30 mpg.
Here were the results of the shootout: (link to full overview)
|Rank||Vehicle||Points||MSRP||Cargo Space||Cargo (max)|
|1||2012 Honda CR-V||809.0||$25,425||37.2||70.9|
|2||2013 Mazda CX-5||784.0||$24,690||34.1||65.4|
|3||2012 Kia Sportage||774.0||$24,575||26.1||54.6|
|4||2012 Chevrolet Equinox||740.0||$24,355||31.4||63.7|
|5||2012 Hyundai Tucson||721.5||$25,820||25.7||55.8|
|6||2013 Ford Escape||693.5||$23,295||34.3||68.1|
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