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Powered by strong V6's with optional hybrid support, the Acura MDX combines sleek looks and sporty handling with seating for up to seven. AWD is an option.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6, the Acura RDX offers sporty handling and comes well-equipped. Comfort is compromised by its stiff suspension, though. All-wheel-drive is an option.
The Acura ZDX is a four-door luxury SUV combining the sloping roofline of a coupe with the elevated seating position and space of an SUV.
Powered by a 4-cylinder turbo engine optionally driving all wheels, the Audi Q3 offers decent performance and a sure-footed handling. It seats five in a well-equipped, but relatively small cabin.
The Audi Q5 comes powered by a choice of Inline-4 turbo and V6 engines driving all wheels. The Q5 features a well-built cabin and is available with a hybrid powertrain.
The Audi Q7 comes powered by a choice of V6, V8, and TDI engines and offers seating for up to seven in a spacious and well built cabin. Handling, towing, and off-road capabilities are excellent.

Powered by a choice of 4- and 6-cylinder engines, the BMW X1 offers excellent performance and handling. The compact interior is well-built and seats five, but lacks trunk space. AWD is an option.

Powered by 4- and 6-cylinder engines driving all wheels, the BMW X3 is quick and fast, and almost as fun to drive as a BMW sport wagon. It's roomy, both for passengers and cargo.
Developed primarily for road-driving, the BMW X5 is the sporty choice among SUVs. It is fast, comfortable, and offers superb handling and strong performance from Inline-6 and V8 engines.
The X6 is what BMW calls a Sport Activity Coupe, an SUV with a sloping roof-line and four seats. The BMW X6 compensates with sporty looks, great handling, and excellent engines.
The Buick Enclave seats seven or eight, offers big cargo space, and gets good fuel economy and performance from a modern V6 engine. All-wheel-drive is available.
The Encore offers sufficient space for up to five people. On the road, the Encore is comfortable and quiet, though performance from the frugal 1.4-liter turbo engines is not particularly strong.
Powered by 4-cylinder engines producing up to 252 hp, the Buick Envision seats five in a well-appointed and spacious cabin. All-wheel-drive is standard.
Powered by a strong V8, the Cadillac Escalade comes in two bodystyles. Both versions offer seating for up to eight and optional all-wheel-drive.
The Cadillac SRX features distinctive styling, stable handling, and a comfortable ride. Based on a front-wheel-drive platform, the SRX features powerful V6 engines and comes with optional AWD.
The Cadillac XT5 combines handsome styling with a spacious interior and a comfortable ride. Based on a FWD platform, the XT5 comes powered by a strong V6 engine and features optional AWD.
Powered by a modern V6 or a 4-cylinder engine, the Chevrolet Equinox offers seating for five in a modern interior and features optional all-wheel-drive.
Powered by a choice of V8 engines, the Chevrolet Suburban seats up to nine and tows over 9,000 pounds. All-wheel-drive is available, as is a heavy-duty version.
Powered by a strong V8 engine, the Chevrolet Tahoe seats up to nine and tows up to 8,600 pounds. Four-wheel-drive is an option.
Powered by a strong V6, the Chevrolet Traverse looks stylish while providing space for up to eight people and better fuel economy than most truck-based SUVs. All-wheel-drive is an option.
Powered by a 4-cylinder turbo engine, the Chevy Trax offers seating for five in a compact but relatively spacious bodyshell and features optional AWD.
Powered by V6 and V8 engines, the Dodge Durango offers excellent ride and handling, as well as a quiet, roomy, and comfortable interior that seats up to seven passengers.
The Dodge Journey offers space for up to seven passengers and lots of storage space. It comes powered by a choice of 4- and 6-cylinder engines, with average handling for its class.
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.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines optionally driving all wheels, the uniquely styled Fiat 500X features sporty handling and seats five in an upscale but not too spacious cabin.
The Ford Edge combines appealing styling with a roomy and comfortable interior, and thanks to optional all-wheel-drive and a fully independent suspension, offers good handling.
The Ford Escape comes powered by a choice of four-cylinder engines with optional 4WD. The Escape offers space for five, sporty looks and excellent handling.
The Ford Expedition is powered by a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 and offers seating for up to eight. An extended wheelbase version with expanded trunk space is available, as is all-wheel-drive.
The Ford Explorer comes powered by a choice of 4-cylinder turbo and V6 engines with optional 4WD. The Explorer offers seating for up to seven, handles well, and offers good safety.
The GMC Acadia provides seating for up to eight in a spacious and versatile cabin. Powered by a strong V6 engine, the Acadia is offers decent fuel-economy and a compliant ride. AWD is an option.
Powered by a choice of 4- and 6-cylinder engines optionally driving all wheels, the GMC Terrain seats five in a spacious and quiet cabin and offers a comfortable ride and sure-footed handling.
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 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, the Honda HR-V combines a sleek exterior and compliant ride with a versatile and relatively spacious interior. All-wheel-drive is an option.
Powered by a 3.5l 6-cylinder engine with optional all-wheel-drive, the Honda Pilot offers seating for 8 passengers in an inconspicuous yet well-executed and efficient package.
Powered by a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines, the Hyundai Santa Fe combines transparent and secure handling with modern looks and space for up to seven passengers.
Powered by fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engines, the Hyundai Tucson seats five and is well appointed, efficient, and pleasingly fun to drive. All-wheel-drive is an option.
The Hyundai Veracruz hosts up to seven passengers in a comfortable and save environment that includes ABS, ESC, and six airbags. Power comes from a 3.8l 6-cylinder engine.
Powered by a 3.5L V6 engine optionally driving all wheels, the Infiniti EX35 is a sporty looking SUV offering responsive handling and a classy interior.
The Infiniti FX comes powered by a choice of V6 and V8 engines. Offering one of the smallest interiors in its class, it compensates with good handling and unique looks.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V6, the Infiniti JX35 features seating for seven. The JX35 is attractively styled, handsomely appointed, smooth, quiet, and well equipped.
The Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV featuring a choice of 4- and 6-cylinder engines with optional all-wheel-drive for excellent off-road capabilities. The Cherokee seats up to five in a spacious interior.
The Jeep Commander can haul up to seven people and offers a wide range of engines, options and prices. On the road, it's far more quick and quiet than its slab-sided styling suggests.
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 Grand Cherokee features muscular styling and comes with a choice of V6 and V8 engines. The Grand Cherokee offers save handling and good off-road ability.
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.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines optionally driving all-wheels, the Jeep Renegade offers excellent off-road capabilities, while seating five in a modern and quiet interior.
The Kia Borrego comes with a choice of powerful V6 and V8 engines. It seats five in a spacious cabin and offers a comfortable ride. All-wheel-drive is an option.
The Kia Sorento comes powered by a V6 engine optionally driving all wheels through a five-speed automatic. It offers a spacious cabin, good off road capabilities, and a good ride.
Powered by 4-cylinder turbo driving all wheels, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is a handsome and comfortable SUV with great off-road capabilities and seating for up to seven.
Powered by a smooth inline-6, the LR2 offers excellent off-road capability and stable handling with a comfortable ride, as well as a spacious and well-equipped cabin.
Powered by a V8, the Land Rover LR3 offers space for up to seven in a luxurious interior and a compliant ride on the road, but also excellent off-road capability.
The Lexus GX 470 comes with a powerful 4.7-liter V8 and features a suspension that gives it the ability to go virtually anywhere. Inside, the Lexus GX 470 is roomy and quiet.
The Lexus LX 570 offers true luxury, with advanced safety, comfort, and quality features. It can tow big loads, haul heavy cargo, and transport people across great distances in comfort.
Powered by a choice of turbo and hybrid 4-cylinder engines, the Lexus NX combines unique looks with a spacious and well-built interior for five. All-wheel-drive is an option.
The Lexus RX offers a good ride, a plush interior with seating for five, and optional all-wheel-drive. Power comes from a V6 engine, with a Hybrid version available.
Based on the Ford edge, the Lincoln MKX comes powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, offers a smooth ride, and features a roomy and comfortable interior. All-wheel-drive is an option.
Powered by a lively 4-cylinder mated to a 6-spped automatic, the Mazda CX-3 mixes stylish looks with sporty handling and a well-built but relatively small interior. AWD is optional.
The Mazda CX-5 impresses with sleek styling, excellent fuel economy, comfort, versatility, and good road manners. Power comes from a choice of frugal 4-cylinder engines, optionally driving all wheels.
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 4-cylinder turbo engine mated to a 9-speed automatic, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a handsome and sporty SUV with seating for five in a spacious and well-built interior.
Powered by a 5.6-liter V8, the Nissan Armada offers impressive handling. Its cleverly conceived interior provides room for eight and the creature features that should satisfy its owners.
Powered by 4-cylinder turbos, the Nissan Juke is a distinctively styled mix of a sport-utility vehicle and a coupe that offers sporty handling and a comfortable interior.
Powered by a 3.5l V6, the car-based Nissan Murano offers space for only five passengers, but compensates with a compliant ride and excellent build quality.
Powered by strong V6 and V8 engines, the boldly styled Pathfinder offers a composed ride and a spacious and accommodating interior with seating for up to seven.
Powered by a 2.5-liter engine optionally driving all wheels, the Nissan Rogue features a compliant ride and sporty handling. The upscale interior offers seating for up to seven.
Powered by a 2.5l 4-cylinder, the Nissan Rogue Select offers seating for five passengers in an upscale and well-equipped interior. Ride and handling is good, if not sports-car like.
Powered by a strong V6, the Nissan Xterra is the smaller, less-expensive member of Nissan's mid-size, off-road-adventure team. Nissan has kept the Xterra true to its original concept.
The Porsche Cayenne is the steamhammer among SUVs. Its optional turbocharged engine has consistently been the strongest in its class. The Cayenne also excels in handling.
Powered by a choice of V6 turbo engines with up to 400 hp, the Porsche Macan offers space for five in a compact interior and handles exceptionally well. AWD is standard.
The Subaru Forester comes powered by flat-4 engines with permanent all-wheel-drive. It offers ample interior room, a save and comfortable ride, and excellent crash protection.
Powered by a 3.6-liter flat-6 engine, the Subaru Tribeca is a joy to drive, with a roomy and comfortable cabin that has an upscale feel. All-wheel-drive is standard.
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.
Based on a rugged ladder frame and powered by a 6-cylinder engine, the Toyota 4Runner offers true off-road capability, a spacious and comfortable cabin, and a good ride.
Toyota's most capable off-road SUV, the FJ Cruiser comes powered by a four-liter V6 engine and features seating for five.
Available with gas and hybrid drivetrains, the Toyota Highlander offers good built quality and a versatile interior with space for up to seven passengers.
The Land Cruiser is designed to transport people and gear over any kind of surface, in any kind of weather. It can tow up to 8,500 pounds and offers comfort and features to rival luxury cars.
The Toyota RAV4 provides seating for five in a spacious cabin and comes powered by 4-cylinder engines with optional hybrid support. AWD is an option.
Powered by strong V8 engines, the Toyota Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds and transport eight people, plus cargo in a generous interior. 4WD is optional.
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.
The Volkswagen Touareg offers a rare blend of highway composure, refinement, and off-road capability. The Touareg offers seating for five in a quality interior. A diesel and hybrid are available.