When we first drove the new generation of Hyundai Tuscan, we noted that it had finally

been blessed with the looks and chops to stand out as a segment leader.

That's a big claim when the best-selling vehicle that isn't a truck is the Toyota

RAV4, and cars like the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 are in the mix.

In the compact crossover segment, competitors vying for top honors lose footing for flaws that would've been forgiven a few years ago.

Case in point, the Mazda's CX-5's occasional confusion about what gear it should be in.