The Honda Element is a utility vehicle that's designed to maximize space and hauling options in a fairly small package, with driving characteristics similar to a small sedan.
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.
With its boxy layout, the Scion xB offers ample space for five people and there luggage. Engine power, courtesy of a 2.4l 4-cyl., is adequate, the ride sporty, but wooden on the freeway.