This is a nice round-up of CUVs. I guess anyone really interested in making a purchase from this category should test drive all of them (or at least most of them) before making a personal decision.
From the article, it sounded like only the CX-5 had winter tires, is that true? All the reviews I read (and personal experience with the GT model on 19-in wheels) say that the CX-5 is a stand-out in the chassis dynamics area. I suppose the winter tires really do kill it, though I'm a bit surprised that it's that bad. My Protege5 on winter tires (no-name 8yr old ones to boot) is still really fun to drive and it's clear that compared to a Corolla of the same vintage is much more engaging to drive.
Anyways, great article. Look forward to more comparison tests. By the way, you guys should invest in some tech gear to measure the typical performance figures. For me, a car's ability to make sudden changes in direction with composure and brake in short distances is somewhat akin to a safety feature.