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Compact Suv Challenge

What's the Best Compact SUV for 2017?

By Joe Wiesenfelder on September 18, 2017

CARS.COM — It's been little more than one year since we published our last Compact SUV Challenge, but much has changed within the market as several models have been redesigned or updat... Read More
The Best Family Features in Compact SUVs

By Fred Meier on September 18, 2017

CARS.COM — Compact SUVs are fast becoming America's go-to family car, supplanting compact and mid-size sedans — particularly for smaller and urban families who don't need or ... Read More
2017 Mazda CX-5 Review: Photo Gallery

By Brian Normile on September 13, 2017

CARS.COM — Another competitor in our soon-to-be-released 2017 Compact SUV Challenge is the redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5. Related: Multi-Car Comparisons Our test CX-5 was a Gran... Read More
5 Reasons to Put the New Mazda CX-5 on Your List

By Fred Meier on March 14, 2017

CARS.COM — Buyers can't seem to get enough compact SUVs these days, and automakers are responding with new designs at a pace that rivals smartphone improvements. Related: Mazda CX-... Read More
What's the Best Compact SUV of 2016?

By Patrick Olsen on July 13, 2016

CARS.COM — Compact SUVs continue to be a best-selling segment, and why not? They carry plenty of people, cargo, pets, whatever you need. Because they're so popular, Cars.com is now tes... Read More
$28,000 Compact SUV Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen on May 26, 2015

We set a maximum price of $28,000, including a destination charge, and each car had to get at least 26 mpg in combined city/highway EPA rati Read More