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If you’ve got a big group of people, a large load of cargo, a trailer full of fun, or some combination thereof, a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) is often the ideal answer. As the all-wheel-drive adventurer’s tamer of terrain or the parent’s 3-row alternative, today’s SUV assumes a number of identities.

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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Buyer's Guide

Previous | Next Compact SUV The European Sedan of the Compact SUV Segment While big names like Honda CR-V and Ford Escape carve up the compact SUV segment from a sales perspective, the Tiguan is there to carve up canyons and do it with style. While VW's more recent models have aimed straight for the heart of their respective categories, the Read more...

2016 Toyota RAV4 Buyer's Guide

Previous | Next Compact SUV The original remains a top-seller It was the launch of Toyota's RAV4 20 years ago that first introduced to U.S. audiences the combination of a car-like platform and two-box profile with a semblance of off-road capability. Although larger, more powerful and more refined than the original, the RAV4 continues to offer Read more...

Building on Success Nissan didn't make many changes to its Pathfinder for the 2016 model year, which is to be expected: the Pathfinder has been a hit since it debuted as an all-new model in 2013. When the new 3-row SUV came out, it found a wider audience as a more approachable daily-driving modern SUV than it ever had as a more rugged off-roader. Since the Read more...

A new generation of Nissan’s full-size SUV arrives this summer when the 2017 Armada goes on sale. Unlike the previous model, which was based on Titan pickup mechanicals, the latest iteration will share a platform with the Infiniti QX80 and as a result will be built in Japan rather than at the Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi, which produces the Titan Read more...

Chevrolet executives readily admit they were a little late to the rapidly escalating small crossover/sport-utility game, sending the Trax into the fray in 2014 as a 2015 model. Essentially a democratized version of the Buick Encore -- about $4000 less, trim for trim -- the Trax has performed well in the U.S. racking up 63,303 sales in 2015, its first full Read more...

Previous | Next Compact SUV Stylish and fuel efficient, the Rogue is also the only 3-row SUV in its class. The Nissan Rogue is among the most sophisticated and substantial compact SUVs on the road. With a list of highlights that includes an attractive interior, impressive features and satisfying driving dynamics, the versatile Rogue easily Read more...