2014 GMC Acadia

Base Price: $35,260-$49,600

Body Type: Full-size

UNCHANGED: Since the GMC Acadia underwent a complete refresh for the 2013 model year, it continues mostly unchanged for 2014. This year, GMC includes USB recharging ports in the Acadia’s second row as well as making forward collision alert and lane departure warning systems standard on SLT-1 and SLT-2 models.

Look For: The high-end Denali edition of the Acadia, which has unique exterior styling.

Sum Up: The truckiest crossover.


2014 GMC Acadia
Base Engine 3.6L/288 hp/270-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-17/23-24 mpg
0-60 mph 7.7-8.4 sec*
Tow/Payload 5200/1600-1750 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 7; rear cam: 5; BMS: 0
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 46%
*estimated


2014 GMC Terrain

Base Price: $27,390-$37,830

Body Type: Midsize

UNCHANGED: The 2014-model-year Terrain offers standard 17-inch wheels on SLE and SLT1 models, while 18-inch wheels are now standard on SLT2 and available on the SLE2 and SLT1 trims. The Terrain’s slab-sided looks remain, and this year Copper Red Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, and Bronze Alloy Metallic join the list of available exterior colors. The high-end Denali trim is available with the 2.4L and 3.6L engines.

Look For: The high-tech packaging of GM’s IntelliLink system.

Sum Up: A more modern crossover.


2014 GMC Terrain
Base Engine 2.4L/182-hp/172-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.6L/301-hp/272-lb-ft V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 16-22/23-32 mpg
0-60 mph 8.1-9.6 sec*
Tow/Payload 1500-3500/1150 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 45%
*estimated


2014 GMC Yukon/XL

Base Price: $43,950-$63,565

Body Type: Luxury Full-size

UNCHANGED: As the Yukon gets ready for a new design next year, the 2014 model adds a new Deep Indigo Metallic color and includes the Convenience package as standard on SLE models. A formidable SUV with seating for up to nine, the Yukon remains one of the best body-on-frame SUVs available. For 2014, the hybrid model is gone, leaving a 320-hp, 5.3L V-8 and a 403-hp, 6.2L V-8.

Cool Fact: The center console can store 0.8 cu-ft worth of stuff.

Sum Up: The classic SUV. Read more about the redesigned 2015 model HERE.


2014 GMC Yukon/XL
Base Engine 5.3L/320-hp/335-lb-ft V-8
Opt Engine 6.2L/403-hp/417-lb-ft V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
EPA Econ City / Hwy 13-15/18-21 mpg
0-60 mph 6.4-8.5 sec
Tow/Payload 8000-8500/1500-1750 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 8; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 49%
*estimated


2014 Honda Crosstour

Base Price: $28,060-$35,820

Body Type: Midsize

UNCHANGED: Nothing new for the Crosstour crossover, Honda’s equivalent of the Subaru Outback. The base 2.4L comes mated to a five-speed automatic, and is offered only with FWD and 17-inch wheels. Upmarket V-6 trims get a 6A and 18-inch alloys, with the top-tier EX-L V-6 available with AWD. The second-gen Crosstour, due out soon and based on the new Accord, will get Honda’s Earth Dreams powertrains.

Look For: A new 2015 model based on the ninth-gen Accord.

Sum Up: Solid performer that’s still shy of Outback’s overall excellence.


2014 Honda Crosstour
Base Engine 2.4L/192-hp/162-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 3.5L/278-hp/252-lb-ft V-6
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 5A/6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 18-22/28-31 mpg
0-60 mph 6.9-9.2 sec*
Tow/Payload 1000-1500/1000-1200 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 48%
*estimated


2014 Honda CR-V

Base Price: $23,775-$29,775

Body Type: Midsize

UNCHANGED: All-new for 2012, the CR-V is unchanged. Next year, Honda’s small crossover will undergo a face-lift that might include tweaked sheetmetal and an Earth Dreams 4-cyl/CVT powertrain. Until then, the 2014 will continue to offer a 2.4L I-4 mated to a 5A, with FWD standard and AWD optional. In backseat packaging and cargo usability, the CR-V is tops in the segment.

Look For: Mid-cycle refresh for ‘15 with updated styling, DI 2.4, and CVT.

Sum Up: Segment benchmark is set to get big improvements next year.


2014 Honda CR-V
Base Engine 2.4L/185-hp/163-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 22-23/30-31 mpg
0-60 mph 8.4-9.1 sec
Tow/Payload 1500/850 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 51%
*estimated


2014 Honda Pilot

Base Price: $30,500-$42,250

Body Type: Full-size

UNCHANGED: With a new model on the horizon, Honda’s 8-passenger Pilot has no changes. Which isn’t a bad thing, considering the 2012 received a host of upgrades, including better fuel economy and a restyled front fascia and interior. The next-gen Pilot will be based on the Acura MDX, and thus will receive a direct-injection V-6, 6A, and upgraded ACE body structure.

Cool Fact: 3.5L V-6 can operate in 4- or 3-cylinder mode for efficiency.

Sum Up: Well-rounded crossover in square sheetmetal.


2014 Honda Pilot
Base Engine 3.5L/250-hp/253-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 5A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 17-18/24-25 mpg
0-60 mph 8.0-8.5 sec
Tow/Payload 2000-4500/1650 lb
Basic Warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: S; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 52%
*estimated


2014 Hyundai Santa Fe

Base Price: $30,775-$36,425

Body Type: Full-size

UNCHANGED: The base GLS now features active blind-spot detection as part of the optional Premium package, plus memory seats and backup parking sensors with the available Technology package. The top-end Limited offers the same Tech package, but with HID headlights, LED taillights, and cooled front seats included as well, along with standard blind-spot monitoring.

Best Buy: Absolutely need 7-passenger seating? Then you’ll have to stick with the GLS over the 6-seat Limited.

Sum Up: Growing along with families.


2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
Base Engine 3.3L/290-hp/252-lb-ft V-6
Opt Engine None
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 18/24-25 mpg
0-60 mph 7.0-7.5 sec*
Tow/Payload 5000/1300-1600 lb
Basic Warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 44%
*estimated


2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Base Price: $25,825-$33,275

Body Type: Midsize

UNCHANGED: Ticking the box for the 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport’s Premium package returns a blind-spot monitoring system. A Technology package includes new memory seats and rear parking sensors; the 2.0T model’s Tech Package also throws in cooled front seats, eye-catching HID headlights, and LED taillights. The 2.0T downsizes from a standard 19-inch alloy wheel to 18-inchers.

Avoid: Mistaking the Santa Fe Sport for Santa Fe, because the Sport has 16.7 cu ft less interior volume.

Sum Up: Powertrain and suspension could use fine-tuning.


2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Base Engine 2.4L/190-hp/181-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 2.0L/264-hp/269-lb-ft turbo I-4
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6A
EPA Econ City/Hwy 19-21/24-29 mpg*
0-60 mph 9.1-9.3 sec
Basic Warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 7; rear cam: O; BMS: O
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 47%
*estimated


2014 Hyundai Tucson

Base Price: $22,325-$28,575

Body Type: Compact

MINOR: The new base 2.0L I-4 has direct injection (GLS model), as does the SE and Limited’s revised 2.4L I-4. Unlike the 2013 Tucson (pictured), it’s now possible to select AWD with the small engine. Standard creature comforts include a two-stage reclining backseat, Sachs shock absorbers, illuminated cupholders, Bluetooth, and a tilt/telescope steering wheel. All-new options: second-row air vents, LED taillights, and Blue Link telematics.

Look For: Subtle tweaks to spice up the exterior.

Sum Up: Refreshed CUV targets greater exposure.


2014 Hyundai Tucson
Base Engine 2.0L/164-hp/151-lb-ft I-4
Opt Engine 2.4L/182-hp/177-lb-ft I-4
Drivetrain Front engine, FWD/AWD, 6M/6A*
EPA Econ City/Hwy 20-23/26-31 mpg*
0-60 mph 8.0-10.0 sec*
Tow/Payload 1000-2000/1100-1300 lb*
Basic Warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
Safety Airbags: 6; rear cam: O; BMS: N/A
IntelliChoice 5-Yr Retained Value 46%
*estimated