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A review of the best Japanese crossovers

Japanese car manufacturing giants every day more and more surprise us with their new and unique models of cars. They manage to create something unique, with pleasant appearance and superior performance. But, as in every business – the competitors are at all.

Recently Consumer Reports (American edition) chose 5 best-compact crossovers among the newest models of this class. In this five included the Japanese crossovers Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Toyota Rav 4 and American crossover - Ford Kuga. All assessed Americans cars японсукого production is successfully sold on the Russian market. Them, we just look at.

Subaru Forester – a remake or a new car?

According to Consumer Reports - the first place in the tests takes Subaru Forester. Experts believe that the new crossover from Japanese giants returns to its roots because of its simplicity.

 Subaru Forester

The updated appearance is Forester not very different from дорестайлинговой version. Large doorways and window provide better access in the car interior and visibility in its class. However, changing suffered a body of the car, which was a little harder - this will significantly reduce the vibration when driving is not paved areas.

As for the interior, the asset Forestera you can record excellent fit driver and large space for rear passengers. Such facilities are rare for compact crossovers. In addition, the new Subaru Forester 2013 boasts a good basic equipment: the system of assistance in emergency braking, seven airbags, ABS, dynamic stabilization on hills, drives larger 17-inch, heated front seats, an excellent sound system, automatic climate control, roof rails and power Windows.

Under the  the hood of the crossover can be one of three engines:

Despite all these advantages, the American edition of the celebrated not very good quality chassis, manageability and electronics of the new Japanese. But acknowledged that for the victory were the results of crash-tests IIHS.

The cost of the new Subaru Forester fourth generation on the Russian market starts at 1 148 000 rubles for basic equipment, top-end version of the car will cost much more and starts from 1 695 000 rubles.

Honda CR-V – world of elegance and comfort!

In second place, evaluating the best Japanese crossovers, Consumer Reports placed the crossover Honda CR-V.

 Honda CR-V

The new Japanese crossovers always amaze with their interiors and exteriors. Not an exception and a new Honda, which after a major update looks современно.Огромным advantage of the new Honda 2013, was, of course, its appearance and quite spacious interior.

Honda new generation received updated optics, grille and a new design of the front and rear bumper and side mirrors. After such changes, the Japanese crossover looks more modern and sporty. And its spacious cabin can comfortably accommodate five passengers. Trunk also surprised by its capacity in 599 liters, but if you fold the rear seats amount increases to 1699 liters. The European version of the new Japanese crossovers from the company Honda will be equipped with leather interior, Russified computer and various color schemes.

Honda CR-V 2013 is equipped with one of the two units:

Both the engine can boast low fuel consumption. Wishing to buy this car model will have the choice between full of drive and front-wheel drive version, as well as between the 6-speed manual or 5-тиступенчатой automatic transmission.

As for the cost of the car, the price of base complete set Honda CR-V is approximately 1 150 000 roubles. Top trim Honda Vietnam is available at a cost of  1 350 000 rubles.

MazdaCX-5 – the car of new generation

In the third place, the experts placed Mazda CX-5. Its swiftness and management will please all the owners. This car is in the urban environment.

 Mazda CX-5

The novelty Japanese harmoniously matched the pleasant appearance, compact size and excellent equipment. New design of this car has the name - "KODO - soul movement. Inside the car is executed in classical style, but the interior suffered some changes. Seats gained a new and improved form and lateral support. Calculated Mazda CX-5 of 5 people. Trunk volume is approximately 500 liters, but if you collect the rear row of seats volume increases up to 740 liters.

On sale brand new car from the Japanese giants with two different engines:

The cost of the car vary within 950 000 - 1 390 000 rubles depending on the configuration.

Toyota RAV4 ’ freedom to be oneself!

On the 4th place houses the new Toyota RAV4.

 Toyota Rav 4

Crossover from the Japanese got an updated exterior and interior design, as well as improved technical characteristics. Appearance of the car suffered radical changes. The car's interior was updated with a new dashboard and design center console.

Especially pleasantly surprise all lovers of the Japanese giant specifications. The scope of this vehicle includes: MacPherson strut suspension system torque control, stability, double wishbones rear suspension, cruise control, leather covered steering wheel, factory tinted glass, power side mirrors, Bluetooth, and more.

The car is offered with two powerful petrol engines and one powerful diesel power unit:

Speaking about the cost of the crossover should first mention that the manufacturer offers a full 8 configurations. Basic equipment starts with  998 000 rubles. The upper threshold for the new RAV 4 will be 1 543 000 rubles.


Compared with Americans Japanese crossovers and SUVs look much more attractive, both externally and technically. But on each car is his lover, who instead of finding a lack of will pay attention only to the advantages of the machine. Despite the fact that the automobile markets every day replenished news, the Japanese crossovers prices will always go overboard, even in the "second hand". All because the Japanese auto industry practically all the best in the world and he proves it every year.