Finding the Best Mini SUV

There are several compact or mini vans that are surfacing for the 2010 year and there are a few that are at the top of the list in safety, performance and reliability. This year consumers are looking for a better value for the dollar and great mileage in the city and on the highway. Here is a brief overview of the best mini SUV’s on the market today.

Honda CR-V 2010 Mini Van

This SUV has received a rating of 5 out of 5 for crash test rating and 4 out of 5 for rollover testing. It comes with dual stage front airbags; front and rear air bags, anti-lock breaks, traction control and vehicle break assist. It cost about $22,000 and it offers 21mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway. It easily absorbs bumps, has precise steering, ad it handles smoothly. It comes wit a 3 year /36,000 mile warranty and it has a reliability rating of 9 out of 10.

Toyota RAV-4 2010

This SUV cost about $22,000 and it gives 22mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway. It has a crash test rating of 5/5 and a passenger rating of4/5, and a rollover rating of4/5. It comes with enhanced vehicle stability, anti-lock breaks ad break assist. It has car like driving sensation, and it has good suspension and speed for its size. It has a reliability of 7/10 and a 3year warranty. It is a great choice but production is on hold right now Toyota is trying to fix some of the break problems with some of its vehicles.

Mitsubishi Outlander 2010

This SUV has a 4 cylinder engine with great acceleration. It has a smooth steering and braking. It comes with dual and rear side airbags, anti-lock breaks and traction assistance. It offers a 5 year warranty and a 10 year power train warranty. It cost $20,000, and it gets 20mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway.

Ford Escape Hybrid 2010

This is one of the most eco-friendly vehicles on the market today, it cost about $29,000 and it has a crash rating of a 5 out of 5, and a 3/5 rollover rating. It comes with front and side airbags and it gets 34mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway. This SUV offers a smooth ride and it is very powerful for being a hybrid car. The performance rating is 7 out of 10. It comes with a 3 year warranty and a 5 year power train warranty.


These mini SUVs’ are inexpensive and they offer lots of power for their size. They also all offer good warranties and safety features. They are all good value for the money and they are all the new 2010 models with more power.

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