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Sales & Representative Vehicles: Multiple Options

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Chevrolet Equinox. Photo General Motors

These popular SUVs offer a variety of features, powertrains and cargo capacity for your fleet.

With automakers offering so many smaller SUVs, it’s easy to find one to meet the needs of your business and sales representatives. We’ve rounded up a list of some of the most popular choices for model-year 2023/2024. Fuel figures are for L/100 km city/highway/combined.

Chevrolet Equinox

The Equinox received a styling update for 2022, and now its engine gets a five-horsepower bump for 2023. It comes in two trim levels in FWD and four in AWD. Available features include adaptive cruise control, ventilated seats, automatic parking assist, hands-free liftgate, and OnStar connected services.

The Specs

  • Engine: 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Power: 175 hp/203 lb-ft torque
  • Fuel Efficiency: 8.9/7.7/8.4 (FWD); 9.9/7.9/9.0 (AWD)
  • Cargo Capacity: 846/1,809 litres (seats up/down)

Ford Escape

The Escape adds a new ST-Line trim for 2023, with unique styling cues. Two engines are available, with FWD or AWD depending on trim. A hybrid powertrain can be added to all but the base model. The lineup tops out with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that gets up to 60 km electric-only on a charge.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  • 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid

Power:

  • 180 hp/199 lb-ft torque (1.5)
  • 250 hp/280 lb-ft torque (2.0)
  • 192 combined hp/155 lb-ft torque (hybrid)
  • 210 hp combined/155 lb-ft torque (PHEV)

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 1.5 FWD: 8.9/6.9/8.0
  • 1.5 AWD: 9.2/7.4/8.4
  • 2.0 AWD: 10.2/7.6/9.1
  • Hybrid: 5.6/6.5/6.0
  • PHEV: 5.6/6.3/5.9 (2.3 Le/100 km)

Cargo Capacity:

  • 1,062/1,852 litres (seats up/down)
  • Hybrid/PHEV: 974/1,721 litres (seats up/down)
Ford Escape. Photo Ford Motor Company

Honda CR-V

The CR-V is redesigned into an all-new model for 2023 and is now offered in Canada with a hybrid option. Gas-only models are FWD or AWD, while the hybrid is AWD-only. Standard or available features include remote starter, heated steering wheel, two-level cargo floor, and nine-inch infotainment screen.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  • 2.0-litre four-cylinder hybrid

Power:

  • 190 hp/179 lb-ft torque (1.5)
  • 204 combined hp/247 combined lb-ft torque (hybrid)

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 1.5 FWD: 8.4/7.1/7.8
  • 1.5 AWD: 9.1/7.6/8.4
  • Hybrid: 6.0/6.9/6.4

Cargo Capacity:

  • 1,113/2,155 litres (seats up/down)
  • Hybrid: 1,028/2,030 litres (seats up/down)
Honda CRV. Photo Honda Motor Co.

Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson is essentially unchanged for 2023. It offers four trims in gas-only in FWD or AWD, along with two hybrid trims that can be optioned to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) that get up to 53 kilometres of electric-only driving on a charge. Available features include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, 10.25-inch infotainment screen, and hands-free liftgate.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder
  • 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid

Power:

  • 187 hp/178 lb-ft torque (2.5)
  • 261 combined hp/258 combined lb-ft torque (hybrid)

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2.5 FWD: 9.4/7.4/8.5
  • 2.5 AWD: 10.1/8.3/9.3
  • Hybrid: 6.3/6.6/6.4
  • PHEV: 6.8/6.6/6.7 (2.9 Le/100 km)

Cargo Capacity:

  • ICE/Hybrid: 1,095/2,118 litres (seats up/down)
  • PHEV: 903/1,877 litres (seats up/down)
Hyundai Tucson. Photo Hyundai Motor America

Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass was restyled for 2022, and for 2023 it gets a new turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. All trims include AWD, with a more off-road-ready version on the Trailhawk trim. All trims include flat-folding front passenger seat, rear under-floor storage tray, wireless phone connectivity, rain-sensing wipers, and drowsy driver detection.

The Specs

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Power: 200 hp/221 lb-ft torque
  • Fuel Efficiency: 9.9/7.4/8.8
  • Cargo Capacity: 770/1,693 litres (seats up/down)
Jeep Compass. Photo Stellentis

Kia Sportage

The Sportage is redesigned into an all-new model for 2023, now larger and with more cargo space. Also new for Canada, the Sportage offers a hybrid, plus and plug-in hybrid with up to 55 kilometres of electric-only driving. The entry gas-only trim comes in FWD, while everything else is AWD. Available features include air-cooled seats, panoramic sunroof, and 12.3-inch infotainment screen.

The Specs

Engine:

  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder
  • 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid

Power:

  • 187 hp/178 lb-ft torque (2.5)
  • 227 hp/258 lb-ft torque (hybrid)

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2.5 FWD: 9.3/7.4/8.4
  • 2.5 AWD: 10.4/8.5/9.5
  • Hybrid: 6.1/6.3/6.2
  • PHEV: 6.6/6.7/6.7 (2.8 Le)

Cargo Capacity:

  • 1,121/2,098 litres (seats up/down)
  • Hybrid: 1,119/2,087 litres (seats up/down)
  • PHEV: 977/1,855 litres (seats up/down)
Kia Sportage. Photo Kia Motor America

Mazda CX-50

The CX-50 is an all-new model for 2023. It’s similar to the CX-5 but slightly longer, lower and wider, and with a bit more cargo space. All CX-50 models are AWD and use a 2.5-litre engine that’s turbocharged in the upper trims. Standard equipment includes a panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch infotainment screen, wireless phone connectivity, and heated seats and steering wheel.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder
  • 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder

Power:

  • 187 hp/186 lb-ft torque (2.5)
  • 227 hp/310 lb-ft torque (2.5 turbo)

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2.5-litre: 9.7/7.9/8.9
  • 2.5-litre turbo: 10.4/8.1/9.4

Cargo Capacity:

  • 889/1,595 litres (seats up/down)
Mazda CX-50. Photo Mazda North America

Mitsubishi RVR

Unchanged for 2023, the RVR has a 2.0-litre engine in FWD or AWD, or a 2.4-litre in AWD only. In addition to distributing power to the front or rear wheels, the AWD can also send more to one side for better cornering. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and rain-sensing wipers.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 2.0-litre four-cylinder
  • 2.4-litre four-cylinder

Power:

  • 148 hp/145 lb-ft torque (2.0)
  • 168 hp/167 lb-ft torque (2.4)

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2.0-litre FWD: 9.7/7.8/8.9
  • 2.0-litre AWD: 10.0/8.1/9.1
  • 2.4-litre AWD: 10.3/8.3/9.4

Cargo Capacity:

  • 614/1,402 litres (seats up/down)
Mitsubishi RVR. Photo Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan Rogue

The Rogue was updated with an additional new engine for 2022, so its only major changes for 2023 are Alexa Built-In connectivity on upper trims, and a Midnight Edition appearance package. The base S trim uses a 2.5-litre engine, while all others have a 1.5-litre turbocharged powerplant. AWD is standard on all trims.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder
  • 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder

Power:

  • 181 hp/181 lb-ft torque (2.5)
  • 201 hp/225 lb-ft torque (1.5)

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2.5-litre: 9.2/7.2/8.3
  • 1.5-litre: 8.4/6.7/7.6

Cargo Capacity:

  • 1,033/2,098 litres (seats up/down)
Nissan Rogue. Photo Nissan North America

Subaru Crosstrek

The Crosstrek is redesigned into an all-new version for 2024, with updated styling, more rigid chassis, revised AWD with faster response time, and available Wilderness trim with more ground clearance. Eyesight, a suite of camera-based driver-assist technologies, is now included on all trims.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 2.0-litre four-cylinder
  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder

Power:

  • 152 hp/145 lb-ft torque (2.0)
  • 182 hp/178 lb-ft torque (2.5)

Fuel Efficiency

  • 2.0-litre: 8.8/7.1/7.9
  • 2.5-litre: 8.9/7.2/8.0

Cargo Capacity:

  • 564/1,549 litres (seats up/down)
Subaru Crosstrek. Photo Subaru of America

Toyota RAV4

The RAV4 is available in gas-only, hybrid, and the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid (PHEV), with up to 68 kilometres of electric-only driving. For 2023, the driver-assist safety technologies are improved; a larger touchscreen is available; and Toyota Multimedia subscription-based services are added. All models are AWD.

The Specs

Engines:

  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder
  • 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid

Power:

  • 203 hp/184 torque (RAV4)
  • 219 combined hp/163 lb-ft torque (hybrid)
  • 302 combined hp/165 lb-ft torque (Prime)

Fuel Efficiency

  • RAV4: 8.8/.7.1/8.0
  • RAV4 Hybrid: 5.8/6.3/6.0
  • RAV4 Prime: 5.7/6.4/6.0 (2.5 Le/100 km)

Cargo Capacity:

  • 1,059/1,977 litres (seats up/down)
  • 949 litres (RAV4 Prime)
Toyota RAV4. Photo Toyota Motor North America

Volkswagen Tiguan

The Tiguan received a refresh for 2022 and is essentially unchanged for 2023. All models have standard AWD, and upper trims have R-Line unique styling cues. Available features include a 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery and wireless connectivity.

The Specs

Engine:

  • 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder

Power: 184 hp/221 lb-ft torque

Fuel Efficiency

  • Tiguan: 10.6/8.0/9.4
  • Tiguan R-Line: 11.0/8.3/9.8

Cargo Capacity:

  • 1,064/2,078 litres (seats up/down)
Volkswagen Tiguan. Photo Volkswagen of America

 

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