With only two new models this year, it seems that the small market is starting to slow down. Of course, this could stem from the recession last year, or it could be because of the rise in gas prices. With everyone making a switch to less expensive car-based SUV’s and crossovers, you might think that any market might see some sort of demise.
With an ever-changing world and consumer market ahead of us, you might think this may either be the end or the beginning of the small SUV market. With most companies changing their models from SUV’s to CUV’s, it seeming more and more likely that the days of body on frame, hard off road small SUV’s may be up. But when you see that people are still purchasing Jeep Wranglers in high numbers, then you might think that the small SUV market will always be around.
Its no wonder why the winner this year is a true winner in every category it could be in. From SUV to CUV to sport crossover, the 2010 Mazda CX-7 is the best choice for the AutoLooks A+ award. Why might you ask did the CX-7 win this award, well all we can we say is one thing, “Sports Car Bred CUV”.
Well, the winner of our Rusty this year is no stranger to the award. This could become an average thing for this company, unless they wake up and throw that ugly stick away. So, for this year we name the 2010 Honda CR-V the Rusty small SUV of the year. For not updating in the right spots, we name Honda the winner of poor changes.