By Colin Bird on December 20, 2011
The 2011 L.A. Auto Show brought us plenty to gawk at in the compact-crossover segment. We test-drove two of the top compact crossovers shown at the event — the 2012 Honda CR-V and 2013 Mazda CX-5 — right out of the gate. We thought the redesigned CR-V was another well-rounded contender by Honda, while the fuel-efficient CX-5 could, hopefully, sell better than the oft-forgotten Mazda Tribute, the vehicle the CX-5 replaces. Discussing all this on the podcast are editors Joe Wiesenfelder, David Thomas and Kelsey Mays.