Compact SUVs

2018 MG ZS

2018 MG ZS

The Good:
– Surprisingly low price
– Cabin trim and space
– Fair ride and handling
The Bad:
– Among the slowest cars ever
– No rear a/c vents
– Ancient 4-speed gearbox

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2018 Mazda CX-5

2018 Mazda CX-5

The Good:
– Unique styling
– Premium interior
– Excellent handling
The Bad:
– Pricey in full-option trim
– Bit less space than rivals
– Less involving drive than before

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2017 Ford Escape EcoBoost

2017 Ford Escape EcoBoost

The Good:
– Frisky turbo engine
– Fair cabin space, features
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– Boot not as big as rivals
– Odd cabin ergonomics
– Expensive with turbo engine

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2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

The Good:
– Decent looks
– Cabin space and practicality
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– No low-range gearing
– Slightly pricier than rivals
– Some hard cabin plastics

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2017 MG GS 2.0

2017 MG GS 2.0

The Good:
– Modern style inside and out
– Cabin legroom and features
– Fair ride and handling
The Bad:
– Lazy powertrain response
– Offroad capability
– Hard cabin plastics

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2017 Geely Emgrand X7 Sport

2017 Geely Emgrand X7 Sport

The Good:
– Good looks inside and out
– Cabin trim and features
– Comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Needs a better engine
– Rubbery steering feel
– Average boot space

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2017 Renault Koleos

2017 Renault Koleos

The Good:
– Premium exterior styling
– Cabin space and features
– Comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Slightly soft handling
– Limited offroad ability
– Some quirky ergonomics

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2016 Changan CS75

2016 Changan CS75

The Good:
– Competitive pricing
– Cabin space and features
– Comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Hard-plastic cabin bits
– Slow acceleration
– No all-wheel-drive option

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

The Good:
– Head-turning looks
– Cabin trim and features
– Comfortable on and offroad
The Bad:
– Head-turning looks
– Bit pricey in its segment
– Conservative onroad drive

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2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape

The Good:
– Great fuel economy
– Cabin space and features
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– Could be quicker
– Fiddly multimedia system
– No all-wheel-drive option

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