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Old 12-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Compact Crossover Reviews (2013/14)

Seems this size of utility vehicle is very popular for towing eggs with many folks on this forum.

Found this review very informative. The CX5 in looking good to me. I know how well the Mazda's handle and drive. What do you think?

2013-2014 Compact Crossover Shootout Ľ AutoGuide.com News

If you scroll down the page at the link you will come to a video of all the tests. You may have to view a short GM commercial 1st.
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I don't see any indication at the link that towing considerations -or even load capacity- were included in the evaluations...did I miss something?
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Seems like I had read that the CX5 had a 2000 lb. rated tow capacity, but it's been a few months since I looked it up.....

I don't think they ever did make the diesel option available in USA.
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Where did you find evaluations?? I saw a bunch of pictures.
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Where did you find evaluations?? I saw a bunch of pictures.
You have to click through the pictures- each one has the "review" printed beneath.
Here's the page for the "8th place" vehicle.
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Well, that was a waste of my time.
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Sorry folks. If you scroll down the page at the link you will come to a video of all the tests. You may have to view a short GM commercial 1st.
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I don't see any indication at the link that towing considerations -or even load capacity- were included in the evaluations...did I miss something?
Francesca..... where have you been lately? We've missed you.
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Francesca..... where have you been lately? We've missed you.
I've been here, just not posting much.

I heard there's some sort of New Rule that we know-it-all types have to retire from the Public Eye after 5,000 posts here and I'm tryin' to make every one of the thousand or so I have left count.
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Hey FK. I thought you were a bit scarce. No towcap and propane links?

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I've been here, just not posting much.

I heard there's some sort of New Rule that we know-it-all types have to retire from the Public Eye after 5,000 posts here and I'm tryin' to make every one of the thousand or so I have left count.


Glenn if you wish to get to the bottom line of the it all go to the Categorical Breakdown of it.

Not surprised the Subaru Forest took top spot but as they have dropped its tow capacity down to only 1500lbs for 2014 it sadly isnt going to be towing much of anything.
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Thank you. But, can't be bothered. RAV4 is also down to 1500 lbs. I doubt any of the SUVs tested can tow much of anything.
I've got 65,000 kilometers on this RAV4 so, I hope not to be in the market for some time to come.
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Glenn if you wish to get to the bottom line of the it all go to the Categorical Breakdown of it.
Thnxs Carol, that puts the icing on the cake.


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Not surprised the Subaru Forest took top spot but as they have dropped its tow capacity down to only 1500lbs for 2014 it sadly isnt going to be towing much of anything.
There is a lot a talk on the other forums. Most are thinking it may be a typo. 1500 "kilograms" is probably the correct number.
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There is a lot a talk on the other forums. Most are thinking it may be a typo. 1500 "kilograms" is probably the correct number.
LOL no surprise but pretty sure the Subaru.com clearly states LBS not to mention that Subaru.ca is in KG's but it only reads 680 kgs which the last time I checked equals 1499.14 lbs.

Here's "my" theory based on auto press I have read over the past year as to why Subaru along with many other auto makers dropped the towing capacity on some of their vehicles. They all originally agreed to using the same standard test for coming up with towing capacity which was if I am not mistaken to have kicked in with the 2014 model year. Then a couple of the BIG boys pulled out of the deal, so they all pulled out. But in the meantime all of them had been doing the testing in preparation and got a rude awaking as to what some of their vehicles were not up to towing using the new tow testing standard.... my theory is also that many of them are continuing to use the test as their guideline as they know the day will come when either they all agree to do it as they did previously or they will be legislated into having to do it. As I said thats just my theory.
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