3. Kia Sportage
The all-new 2017 Kia Sportage tops out just under $35,000 and is one of the most well-balanced vehicles in the market today. From seat comfort to overall ergonomics and ease-of-use, in combination with the right size for a two-row SUV and outstanding design, I cannot find any flaw with this car. Okay, there is one: Lousy fuel economy (20 MPG city, 23 MPG highway — bad for this overall size and power vehicle).
The poor fuel economy is what causes this car to lose to some degree against the Toyota RAV4 hybrid. It’s ahead on most other metrics.