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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
“TrailBlazer is the top-selling version of a basic GM platform that also hosts the Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada, and Isuzu Ascender.” — Consumer Guide   See More Reviews
3.9 
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2003 GMC Envoy
“It has a relatively pleasing interior, and its optional rear load-leveling air suspension, which isn't offered on TrailBlazer or Ascender, benefits both ride and handling.” — Consumer Guide   See More Reviews
3.9 
1
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2003 GMC Envoy XL
“If true seven-passenger capacity and serious cargo space are your top priorities in shopping for a midsize SUV, the Envoy XL has the competition beat.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.9 
1
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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada
3.9 
2
2003 Ford Explorer
“...new rear suspension also allows engineers to lower the floor by seven inches in the back.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
3.8 
2
TIE
2003 Isuzu Ascender
“The Ascender certainly one-ups the competition when it comes to seven-passenger comfort and overall cargo capacity.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.8 
3
2003 Nissan Murano
“Murano's looks are backed by sporty performance. It's powered by Nissan's beefy 3.5-liter V6 mated to a responsive continuously variable transmission.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.7 
4
2003 Pontiac Aztek
“Shorn of its gray lower-body cladding, the Aztek looks a little less weird for 2003, and there are some detail updates that may improve its appeal even more.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.5 
5
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
“Four-wheel drive is the soul of the Grand Cherokee and three different systems are available, all of them capable.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.3 
5
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2003 Toyota 4Runner
“Wheelbase has grown by 4 inches to provide for smoother, more car-like ride and handling in a sport-ute built on a pickup platform.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
3.3 
6
2003 Buick Rendezvous
“The Rendezvous does have a large cargo area when the seats aren't in use, but it's far less than what a minivan would offer.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.2 
6
TIE
2003 Nissan Pathfinder
“...exceptionally smooth-riding without a trace of mushiness on the road, and off-road it's agile and sure-footed.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2003 Chevrolet Blazer
“There are accommodations for as many as six passengers in the four-door Blazer, but we wouldn't recommend squeezing that many in for anything but a short trip.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.1 
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2003 Nissan Xterra
“Three climate-control knobs have replaced crude sliders.” — USA Today   See More Reviews
2.9 
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2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
“Four-wheel disc brakes and ABS are standard, and the suspension consists of double wishbones up front and a five-link live rear axle.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
2.8 
9
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo
2.8 
9
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero
“Side-impact testing resulted in a perfect five-star rating, front and rear.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
2.8 
9
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2003 Toyota Highlander
“The gear shift lever is in an unusual position: in a raised pod... [and is] easier to reach than most floor shifters.” — Canadian Driver   See More Reviews
2.8 
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2003 Honda Pilot
“The Pilot designers have done a superb job of isolating the passenger compartment from engine, road and wind noise, to the point where it's easy to carry on a normal conversation at extra-legal speeds even on a windy day.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
2.7 
10
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport
2.7 
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2003 Kia Sorento
“The engine is smooth and powerful, barely perceptible at idle but producing a velvety roar at full throttle.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
2.3 
11
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
2.3 
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport
2.1 
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