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Kia Sportage Vs Hyundai ix35
Kia Sportage Vs Toyota RAV4
Mitsubishi ASX Vs Nissan Dualis
Mitsubishi ASX Vs Suzuki SX4 Liana
Suzuki Jimny Vs Grand Vitara 3 door

Daihatsu Terios Vs VW Cross Polo
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Vs SSangYong Korando

Vs M-Benz GLK
Vs BMW X3

Vs Ford Territory
Vs Mitsubishi ASX
Vs Kia Sportage
Vs Hyundai ix35
Vs Holden Captiva
Vs Land Rover Freelander2
Vs Mazda CX-7
Vs Mitsubishi Outlander
Vs Nissan X-Trail
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Vs Subaru Forester
Vs Suzuki Grand Vitara
Vs Toyota RAV4
Vs Volkswagen VW Tiguan

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After listing the Ultimate SUV/4WD comparison it was quite clear that there are other models worthy of consideration. They may not have the off road capability of the LandCruiser but they don't cost as much to buy or maintain either. There are so many different makes and models to choose from so take your time! 

Not everyone needs or wants a LandCruiser sized 4WD but  everyone's needs change over time. So we decided to look that the most popular and interesting small and compact SUVs or 4WD available and see if it we could live with them. We haven't driven all of them yet - only our favorites. We started with the Honda CR-V because it is our favorite small SUV - for the time being.

Listed below are links to all the reviews and comparisons for small and compact SUVs, soft roaders, 4WD what ever you want to call them we've managed to drive or researched.

Small SUV Reviews and Comparison links

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Mazda CX-5 Vs Kia Sportage
Mazda CX-5 Vs Ford Kuga

Honda CRV Vs Skoda Yeti
Honda CRV Vs Dodge Nitro
Honda CRV Vs SSangYong Korando

Honda CRV Vs Mercedes Benz GLK
Honda CRV Vs Volvo XC60
Honda CRV Vs BMW X3
Subaru Outback Vs Subaru Forester

Kia Sportage Vs Hyundai ix35
Kia Sportage Vs Toyota RAV4
Mitsubishi ASX Vs Nissan Dualis
Mitsubishi ASX Vs Suzuki SX4 Liana
Suzuki Jimny Vs Suzuki Grand Vitara 3 door


Daihatsu Terios Vs Volkswagen Cross Polo

Honda CRV VS Great Wall Motors X240

Honda CRV Vs Ford Territory
Honda CRV Vs Mitsubishi ASX
Honda CRV Vs Kia Sportage
Honda CRV Vs Hyundai ix35
Honda CRV Vs Holden Captiva
Honda CRV Vs Land Rover Freelander2
Honda CRV Vs Mazda CX-7
Honda CRV Vs Mitsubishi Outlander
Honda CRV Vs Nissan X-Trail
Honda CRV Vs Renault Koleos
Honda CRV Vs Subaru Forester
Honda CRV Vs Suzuki Grand Vitara
Honda CRV Vs Toyota RAV4
Honda CRV Vs Volkswagen VW Tiguan

All the cars compared here are classified as small or compact sized Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV). Each model is marketed differently but that does not mean that they are better or worse in capability. Likewise price does determine whether they are any better or worse on or off road. However all these models are clearly designed to spend the majority of time on the road.

If you go off road all the time there are very few models that will meet your requirements hence the soft-roader tag. So we've classified them into various categories based on what we know of their purpose and specifications into off road or on road bias models.  

One final thing - we have not decided on getting the CRV yet since we now like the Nissan Murano and the Kia Sportage. Their on road capabilities appeal yet we also want to go off road (to the beach) which doesn't leave many choices. This is getting too hard...

 
Our current favorites

Based on our reviews.
AUGUST 2010

Top ranked small & compact SUV
1 - Honda CRV
2 - Kia Sportage
3 - Mitsubishi ASX
2 - VW Tiguan
4 - Suzuki Grand Vitara
5 - Nissan X-Trail

Ones we also like to date
1 - Nissan Murano
2 - ???

 

The following is the current list of cars we'd like to review as part of this website!

Soft-roaders

HONDA C-RV
NISSAN X-TRAIL
TOYOTA RAV4
MAZDA TRIBUTE
MAZDA CX-7
FORD ESCAPE
MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
HYUNDAI i35
Kis SPORTAGE
AUDI Q3
VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN
LAND ROVER FREELANDER2
VOLVO XC60
RENAULT KOLEOS
PEUGEOT 4007
SUBARU FORESTER
MERCEDES BENZ GLK

Off-roader
SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
MITSUBISHI PAJERO 3 Dr
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO 3 Dr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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