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2018 Compact SUV of the Year: CR-V, CX-5 or Tiguan?

Talk about a tough pick to make! By ,

Auto123.com will be crowning winners of the 2018 Auto123.com Awards for best vehicles of the year on November 22 in Toronto. We’ve already unveiled the three finalists in each of the 17 categories; today we look in more detail at the Compact SUV of the Year finalists.

Honda CR-V
The numerous changes and improvements to the CR-V make a very compelling case for the top spot on the podium, even though the competition is extremely fierce. Its new 190-hp turbo engine proves quite spirited, cargo room is second to none in the segment, and all AWD-equipped models come with the Honda Sensing suite of active safety systems. This vehicle is well adapted to Canadian roads and families. More details on the CR-V.

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Mazda CX-5
The latest round of improvements and refinements to the CX-5 make it a very enviable choice. Boasting a high-end look and personality, with great attention to detail and refinement, not to mention a much quieter interior than before, the new model has also gained extra sportiness on the road. Once again Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology and KODO design put on a big show! More details on the CX-5

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Volkswagen Tiguan
The second-generation Tiguan a vehicle that is more spacious, more sophisticated and better adapted to needs of Canadian families. Even with larger dimensions, the superb handling qualities of the Tiguan have migrated successfully to the new edition. A solid engine teams up with a sophisticated AWD system (optional). Inside, fit and finish is impeccable, attention to detail impresses, everything is within easy reach and ergonomics are nearly flawless. More details on the Tiguan.

Photo: Volkswagen