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1
2014 Toyota Highlander
5.0 
2
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
“Maximum towing capacity on the V-6 model goes up to 6200 pounds, while the bad-boy SRT model goes from an unremarkable 5000 pounds to 7200.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
4.9 
3
2014 GMC Acadia
“If you need room for eight, a massive cargo bay or some combination of both, but you don't want a fuel-thirsty full-size SUV or dowdy minivan, check out the 2013 GMC Acadia. ” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
4.6 
3
TIE
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
“...snap folding seats, removable roof, off-road indestructibility...” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.6 
3
TIE
2014 Nissan Murano
“The engine has surprising power, and the CVT worked quite well. While putting around, I didn't even notice the CVT.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
4.6 
3
TIE
2014 Toyota 4Runner
“It's loaded with the latest off-road electronic technology. Electronic traction control and Downhill Assist Control improve capability off road, while other features improve comfort and handling on the highway.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.6 
4
2014 Chevrolet Traverse
“Overall, the Traverse is quiet and comfortable under most conditions. On the highway, engine and wind noise are low, and the ride is excellent. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.5 
4
TIE
2014 Ford Flex
“The horizontal graining on the dash and door-panel inserts looks like it might have been diverted from becoming a Louis Vuitton Epi Leather handbag or wallet. ” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
4.5 
4
TIE
2014 Honda Crosstour
“What we are sure of is this is one delightful car to drive, as well as a lot more useful than the Accord sedan.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
4.5 
4
TIE
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
“Highway cruising is a strong point. The Santa Fe's cabin is quiet and its ride smooth.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
4.5 
4
TIE
2014 Mazda CX-9
“...the CX-9 provides owners with a high driving position, generous cargo capacity and the ability to take on slippery roads worry-free.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.5 
4
TIE
2014 Nissan Pathfinder
“What the new Pathfinder has going for it is what feels like acres of room. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.5 
4
TIE
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
4.5 
4
TIE
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
“...Toyota certainly figured out how to build vehicles that Americans wanted. ” — Los Angeles Times   See More Reviews
4.5 
5
2014 Ford Edge
“The Edge's ride quality may be its greatest attribute. It isolates occupants from rough roads without riding like a raft.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
4.4 
5
TIE
2014 Toyota Venza
“The [Toyota Venza's] all-new DOHC 4-cylinder...is remarkably smooth for its large displacement. ” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
4.4 
6
2014 Buick Enclave
4.0 
6
TIE
2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
“Luckily the rising beltline keeps rear passengers well-cocooned, and the fresh air is not unpleasantly buffeting ” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
4.0 
7
2014 Nissan Xterra
“...one of the clever new features they came up with is standard side bumper steps, similar to the ones you see behind the cabs of some pickups.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
3.8 
2015 Buick Enclave
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Chevrolet Traverse
“Overall, the Traverse is quiet and comfortable under most conditions. On the highway, engine and wind noise are low, and the ride is excellent. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Ford Explorer
“For many years, the Ford Explorer has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, the Explorer also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 GMC Acadia
“If you need room for eight, a massive cargo bay or some combination of both, but you don't want a fuel-thirsty full-size SUV or dowdy minivan, check out the 2013 GMC Acadia. ” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Honda Crosstour
“What we are sure of is this is one delightful car to drive, as well as a lot more useful than the Accord sedan.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Honda Pilot
“Honda has redefined an already capable package in ways that should spike its desirability index with both core and conquest buyers. ” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
“Maximum towing capacity on the V-6 model goes up to 6200 pounds, while the bad-boy SRT model goes from an unremarkable 5000 pounds to 7200.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
“...snap folding seats, removable roof, off-road indestructibility...” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Kia Sorento
“Comprehensive infotainment and electronic connectivity features are available and work well.” — Consumer Reports   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Nissan Pathfinder
“What the new Pathfinder has going for it is what feels like acres of room. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Nissan Xterra
“...one of the clever new features they came up with is standard side bumper steps, similar to the ones you see behind the cabs of some pickups.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2014 Subaru Tribeca
“...the Tribeca's highway ride is smooth and the cabin remains quiet.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Toyota 4Runner
“It's loaded with the latest off-road electronic technology. Electronic traction control and Downhill Assist Control improve capability off road, while other features improve comfort and handling on the highway.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Toyota Highlander
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2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
no Expert Reviews
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2015 Toyota Venza
“The [Toyota Venza's] all-new DOHC 4-cylinder...is remarkably smooth for its large displacement. ” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
no Expert Reviews
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