Utility vehicles meant for various walks of life were especially popular this week in AutoGuide.com’s new cars section.
Counting among them, crossovers from Japan and Korea along with Jeep’s heavily off-road credentialed Wrangler SUV. The Mazda CX-5 is now available with both a 2.0- and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Buyers can have the 2.0-liter version with either a manual or an automatic transmission, although the stick is limited to the smaller engine, and only on the front-wheel drive model.
Subaru’s well-loved Forester crossover got a facelift for the 2014 model year that went beyond pepping up its appearance. The A-pillars moved forward to improve visibility and, among other things, the body gets stylistic updates.
Hyundai’s three-row Santa Fe crossover also made the list, as did the smaller Kia Sportage.