rs. From this research, designed to measure long-term quality with both design- and defect-related vehicle attributes, J.D. Power formulates Power Circle Ratings--consumer-friendly reflections of the survey results that can be used during the vehicle research and shopping process.This Most Dependable Small Crossover SUVs guide lists those models that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4, 4.5, or 5 out of a possible 5 for overall vehicle dependability after three years of ownership. Notably, three of the four models in this group are General Motors products. (For a list of the top-rated midsize crossover SUVs, see the separate guide.)The Cadillac SRX is a compact luxury crossover SUV with seating for up to 5 people. In 2012, Cadillac introduced a new 3.6-liter V-6 engine in the SRX, revised the crossover SUV's suspension tuning, and added Bluetooth connectivity as standard equipment.The 2012 Cadillac SRX receives an overall Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
With seating for 5 people, an optional V-6 engine, and a rear seat that slides to maximize either passenger room or cargo capacity, the Chevy Equinox brings an extra measure of utility to the compact crossover SUV.In 2012, the Equinox received a standard blind-spot side mirror design, and Chevrolet made a touch-screen radio with a reversing camera standard equipment for all versions except the base LS trim level. MyLink smartphone connectivity technology also debuted, and the LTZ trim level could be optioned with lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems.The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox receives an overall Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4 out of 5.
Under its squared-off skin, the 2012 GMC Terrain is structurally and mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Equinox. In 2012, the Terrain gained a standard touch-screen radio with a reversing camera, available IntelliLink smartphone pairing technology, and new options in the form of lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning systems.The 2012 GMC Terrain receives an overall Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5, and is the top-ranked model in the Compact SUV segment.
Available with a choice between a 4-cylinder and a V-6 engine, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 saw few changes in its last year before a complete redesign. Minor styling changes and a revised audio system were the only modifications to this 5-passenger crossover SUV.The 2012 Toyota RAV4 receives an overall Vehicle Dependability Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out 5.Additional Research