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The Chevrolet Equinox is the largest vehicle in its class and comes with V6-power only. All-wheel-drive is an option, whereas a third-row seat is not available.
Distinguished from other SUVs by its squared-off styling, the V6-powered Dodge Nitro looks and feels larger than its size, with a high seating position and good cabin space.
The Ford Escape comes powered by four- and six-cylinder engines, offers space for five, and offers a comfortable ride. All-wheel-drive is available, as is a gas-saving Hybrid.
The Honda CR-V comes powered by a 4-cylinder engine only and features optional all-wheel-drive. With seating for five, it offers a flexible interior and comprehensive safety equipment.
Powered by a choice of six-cylinder engines, the Hyundai Santa Fe combines transparent and secure handling with modern looks and space for up to seven passengers.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder and V6 engines, the Hyundai Tucson comes loaded with comfort and convenience features as well as a full complement of safety features.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines, the Compass is not a traditional Jeep with go-anywhere off-road capability, but offers a comfortable ride, steady handling, and high mileage.
The Jeep Liberty offers good off-road capability, generous cargo space and a high seating position. But it's heavy and lacks the handling and fuel economy of most of its rivals.
The Mazda CX-7 comes powered by a strong turbocharged 4-cylinder and features sporty styling and handling. The trade-off is less interior room than the top contenders in its class.
Powered by a 2.5l 4-cylinder, the Nissan Rogue offers seating for five passengers in an upscale and well-equipped interior. Ride and handling is good, if not sports-car like.
Based on a rear-wheel-drive platform offering optional AWD and powered by a choice of 4-cylinder and V6 engines, the Suzuki Grand Vitara seats five and is quite capable in rugged terrain.
The Toyota RAV4 comes well-powered by four- and six-cylinder engines with up to 269 hp and optional all-wheel-drive. The spacious and comfortable interior is available with third row seating.
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers a fine powertrain with optional all-wheel-drive, a smooth ride and sporty handling, and a spacious and high-quality interior.