's $25,000 Compact SUV Shootout

One of the most popular segments in the auto industry is the compact SUV. Why? It's the mix of practicality, utility, price and now fuel economy. There are three all-new or redesigned compact utes on the market since the Chevy Equinox won our last match-up just 18 months ago.

This time out we set some new rules. The contenders had to get 30 mpg on the highway and have an as-tested price under $25,000, not including the destination charge. Battling it out were:

  • 2012 Chevy Equinox
  • 2013 Ford Escape
  • 2012 Honda CR-V
  • 2012 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2012 Kia Sportage
  • 2013 Mazda CX-5

Let us know which car you think won the day in the comments before you go check out the full story. $25,000 Compact SUV Shootout $25,000 Compact SUV Shootout: Cargo Results
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Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David