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this un­proven Chi­nese brand, in­clud­ing a miss­ing safety rat­ing af­ter only four stars for the ear­lier H9. Ford Es­cape, from $28,490 Ford has made a worth­while im­prove­ment this year with this re­turn to the Es­cape badge. The war­ranty is short at three years and the Es­cape is hardly a stand­out in such a packed field. It hand­ily trumps the Trax but that’s not good enough when oth­ers are much bet­ter.

WILD­CARD

Mazda CX-5, from $28,690 Still not the war­ranty you want, three years, but the CX-5 is just about bul­let­proof. It’s just been re­newed with a sharp start­ing price, so don’t ex­pect any deals this early in the model life. First class in ev­ery area in­clud­ing re­fine­ment and qual­ity.

VER­DICT

The Sportage is def­i­nitely the one to beat. It’s a top choice with a great rep­u­ta­tion. Take a test drive in the new CX-5 to sat­isfy your cu­rios­ity — but the Sportage is our win­ner.

MAZDA CX-5

KIA SPORTAGE

HAVAL H6

FORD ES­CAPE

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