Rivals: Best-selling small SUVs put to the test on pavement and dirt

We put the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 through their paces on the road, then see how their all-wheel-drive systems handle a dirt hill climb.Subscribe to Roadshow: http://bit.ly/1Z3Ff7G Visit us online at http://www.TheRoadshow.com Twitter @Roadshow : https://www.twitter.com/Roadshow Follow us on Instagram @RoadshowAutos : https://www.instagram.com/RoadshowAutos/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoadshowAutos/


  1. I doubt that CRV is that gutless!!

  2. add another point crv looks ugly from the back :/

  3. Um…leave off the auto park and some other tech features and add the 2.0L engine option in the Escape. Less mpgs, but so much more engaging. Why not show the interiors since comfort and space, besides overall features is super important in this field?

  4. so two drivers got some momentum before trying to navigate the steep hill while the other acted like he'd never driven up a hill before in his life. The final eval ranking is fine, but papa plaid shirt sounded like some kids had just stepped on his lawn.

  5. @anton – Escape over the Edge? 🙂

  6. The guy in the CRV has driven a car before right? For how many decades have features like cruise control required pushing a dash button before being allowed to activate a system that will start to control an aspect of the vehicle? Why is this guy crying about it?

  7. it would be nice to have all the reviewers give their take on each of the vehicles

  8. The Subaru Forester with Symmetrical AWD would beat all three in off-road conditions and snowy conditions.

  9. Toyota RAV-4 is easily the best one there. Fun fact the RAV-4 created this segment.

  10. In regards with sale, the new ford escape just release recently, so it should not be in the top three most sold cars.

  11. Every other review I have seen rates the Honda better than these 2. The fuel economy already puts it ahead as well and looks and reliability. The Toyota is over priced and the Ford engine and looks are blah. So I'm going to go ahead and ignore this review.

  12. To be fair, the Honda is the oldest of the bunch and is due for a full redesign this year for a 2017 model year.

  13. Please, Please keep Wayne Cunningham off camera, the guy is absolutely awful

  14. Should have been the Escape….

  15. I enjoyed this review 🙂

  16. So we only have three choices in the small SUV market? Mazda, Subaru, Kia and Hyundai decided not to compete in this category?

  17. I really like the look of that Escape

  18. Please leave the CRV driver at home for the next test. He clearly needs a nap and a Mai Tai before he's let out in public again.

  19. Escape > Japan's "SUV's"

  20. The guy driving the CRV: You need to stop doing reviews if everything you say is negative. You say SUV's SHOULD get around 27 mpg, but it gets 25. I'm so sorry, but the CRV gets 28 highway and if you're a good reviewer, you'll compare cars for what they are, not what they should be. The CRV (in my opinion), is the best.

  21. In the end, none of these are a bad choice for the average SUV shopper. Drive them all and decide for yourself. We recently got a Rav4 SE and are very happy with it. We had previously driven the CR-V and have been living with a '15 Honda Fit for the past 18 months. The Honda infotainment system needs help (the new Civic's with CarPlay/AA should be better) and the CVT, while good for economy, is just uninspiring. Honda is suffering from GM disease of old; the whole product line is just kind of boring. IMHO of course.

  22. can you guys do an MX5 vs Fiat 124 comparison pls?
    help us decide!!

  23. the rav4 has a 6 speed not 7

  24. The RAV4 looks horrible

  25. Okay… dude in the CR-V shouldn't be doing this…. He obviously has some bias against the SUV and he really can't drive and secondly if you are comparing the SUV's the same person should be driving each one. This was crap.

  26. the CRV driver wussed out on the hill….On the other YouTube channel, Everyman Driver, he takes the CRV to an ORV park and this car fly's up a snow covered hill….so what the crap eh?


  28. u cant do a hill climb by starting with momentum. that doesnt prove awd capability

  29. try the Mitsubishi outlander

  30. the guy on the CR-V said since the beginning I don't like this car wtf.

  31. Toyota RAV4 hybrid all THE WAY !!!

  32. All these Honda fuckboys thinking the CR-V was cheated out. Y'all are a bunch of crybabies.

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