A dark-colored 2021 Subaru Forester travels on a paved road through grassy hills
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

You’re in the market for a brand-new compact SUV. You’re tired of looking at all the Honda CR-Vs and Toyota RAV4s on the road and want something different. And though the luxury models appeal to you, they’re out of your price range. What to do? For something that fits your style but doesn’t break your …

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 on display in the middle of a road
Crossover & Midsize

People Had Problems Until Mazda Fixed the CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a leader in the segment. But it hasn’t always been as great as it is today. Introduced in the 2013 model year, the Mazda CX-5 compact SUV challenges others like the Toyota Rav4 and the Subaru Forester. In fact, it earned a Consumer Reports recommendation for every year since it began …

Exhibition of the 2014 CX-5 during the Toronto's International Auto Show 2013.
Crossover & Midsize

Give Your Teen a Used Mazda CX-5 for Under $10,000

Many kids grow up with posters on their walls and watching endless YouTube clips of their dream cars. Getting a driver’s license is one of the most exciting days of a teenager’s life. On the other hand, turning over the car keys to a freshly licensed teenager is a stressful day for parents. The tightrope …

A blue 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan parked ion a grass lot.

The Least Reliable Compact SUVs of 2020 According To Consumer Reports

For 2020, you have your pick of dynamic compact SUVs that are both fun and reliable. Still, a few compact SUVs miss the mark. According to Consumer Reports, we’ve gathered a list of 2020 compact SUVs with the lowest predicted reliability ratings. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan  Consumer Reports’ predicted reliability ratings demonstrate how vehicles are likely to hold …

A general view of the Mazda CX-5 during the L.A. Auto Show

Most Reliable 2020 Compact SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Are you looking for a reliable compact SUV? Fortunately, there are many excellent, dependable choices for you to choose from in the compact SUV class. Here are the top five most reliable compact SUVs for 2020, according to Consumer Reports. 2020 Mazda CX-5 Mazda’s CX-5 tops the Consumer Reports’Reports’ list of most reliable, compact SUVs for 2020. The CX-5 …

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek debuts with refreshed design, suspension and an available 2.5 Liter engine.

Why Is the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Worth Waiting For?

The Subaru Crosstrek is one of the most popular crossovers in 2020. With the Crosstrek, you get a gentle ride that’s enjoyable, safe, and reliable. While the 2020 Crosstrek is a great compact SUV to have on your shopping list, the 2021 Crosstrek will be even better.  Subaru claims the 2021 Crosstrek is the safest …

a silver top trim HR-V driving fast on a scene road by the shore
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Honda HR-V’s Most Misleading Trim Level

The Honda HR-V compact crossover SUV is like a smaller version of the CR-V. Like the Honda CR-V, the HR-V is designed to be a practical point A to point B mover of people and stuff. And in general it does its job. Like many others in the Honda lineup, the HR-V crossover SUV comes …

Mazda CX-5 is displayed during the second press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show

Consumer Reports: The Quietest Compact SUVs

A major turnoff of some compact SUVs is how excessive noise from the outside can ruin the overall driving experience from the inside. Due to the rectangular shape of compact SUVs, they tend to echo off annoying sounds. A small, standard engine can make these noisy matters even worse. But fortunately, there are some good, …

Hybrids & Electrics

Toyota Unveils New Yaris Crossover SUV

Toyota recently unveiled its completely new 2021 Yaris Cross compact  SUV and it’s kind of a big deal. The Yaris Cross is a follow up to the regenerated lineage of Yaris compact cars back in October 2019. With the Yaris Cross, Toyota is promising incredible fuel efficiency stemming from its updated hybrid methodology and of …