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Posted at 04:09 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Cars.com's $25,000 Compact SUV Shootout


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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.

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By Cars.com  |  04:09 AM ET, 07/23/2012

 
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