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Top 15 SUVs for 2019

That trend you keep hearing and reading about is very real. Without being too far off the mark, we expect that at least 55% of new car sales in Canada in 2018 will but of the truck or utility type. Actually, I think we’re being conservative…

With that in mind, if you’re in the process of shopping for your next vehicle and are leaning towards an SUV or a crossover, here is our top 15, in alphabetical order.

2019 Dodge Durango

2018 Dodge Durango SRT
Dodge Durango SRT | Photo: Olivier Delorme

This large 3-row truck might be old but there are bargains out there and it’s still relevant overall.

Read more on the Dodge Durango.

2019 Ford Escape

2019 Ford Escape Titanium
2019 Ford Escape Titanium | Photo: Ford

This is a compact, decent driving candidate that can be very affordable. 

Read more on the Ford Escape.

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V
2019 Honda CR-V | Photo: Honda

It might be losing ground reliability-wise but it remains an excellent compact choice.

Read more on the Honda CR-V.

2019 Honda HR-V

2019 Honda HR-V Sport
2019 Honda HR-V Sport | Photo: Honda

The roomiest small SUV. Perfect for just about everything when compact outer dimensions are a must.

Read more on the Honda HR-V.

2019 Hyundai Kona

2019 Hyundai Kona 1.6T Ultimate AWD
2019 Hyundai Kona 1.6T Ultimate AWD | Photo: Olivier Delorme

This is the sub-compact CUV of the moment. Quirky, fun and available with AWD.

Read more on the Hyundai Kona.

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5 | Photo: Mazda

There are few more handsome and pleasing compact SUVs on the road today.

Read more on the Mazda CX-5.

2019 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-9 GT
2019 Mazda CX-9 GT | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Stylish, luxurious almost and good to drive, the 3-row CX-9 can be very affordable.

Read more on the Mazda CX-9.

2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Nissan Kicks
2019 Nissan Kicks | Photo: Nissan

A very cool entry in the subcompact segment. Fun to drive and more than capable for the daily grind.

Read more on the Nissan Kicks.

2019 Nissan Rogue

2019 Nissan Rogue
2019 Nissan Rogue | Photo: Nissan

One of the most popular SUVs in North America. Not much needs to be added here…

Read more on the Nissan Rogue.

2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent Premier
2019 Subaru Ascent Premier | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Our favorite 3-row SUV. Spacious, capable and we love the new 2.4T!

Read more on the Subaru Ascent.

2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester | Photo: Subaru

Mature and brilliant is not conservative yet capable compact offering. You’ll not want for more.

Read more on the Subaru Forester.

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander
2019 Toyota Highlander | Photo: Toyota

A staple in the 3-row segment. Reliable, capable and life-long partner.

Read more on the Toyota Highlander.

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4 | Photo: Toyota

One of the most compelling compact crossovers in 2019. Toyota’s done a great job reinventing the RAV4.

Read more on the Toyota RAV4.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 Volkswagen Atlas | Photo: Volkswagen

Roomy, comfortable and handsome 3-row SUV. Its pricing is the biggest obstacle.

Read more on the Volkswagen Atlas.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan  

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan | Photo: Volkswagen

With a rare available 3rd row (Rogue also), it’s become more family-friendly than ever.  

Read more on the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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