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2012 Buick Enclave
“The ride is surprisingly dynamic, with little body roll even on some winding, shoulderless rural asphalt. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.2 
2
2012 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
4.1 
3
2012 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
3.9 
3
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
“It's staggeringly competent off-road, but it's also an absurdly composed, quiet, and comfortable freeway cruiser.” — The Truth About Cars   See More Reviews
3.9 
3
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2012 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
3.9 
4
2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
“The third row is a 50/50-folding setup that offers much more space than the first-gen Highlander's.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.8 
4
TIE
2012 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
3.8 
4
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2012 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
3.8 
5
2012 Chevrolet Traverse
“Seating for up to eight passengers, easy to drive for such a large vehicle, adult-friendly split-folding third-row seat, above-average tow rating. ” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.7 
5
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
“...snap folding seats, removable roof, off-road indestructibility...” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.7 
6
2012 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
3.6 
7
2012 Mazda CX-7
“Sporty performance and handling, stylish cabin design, solid build quality, eye-catching style.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.5 
8
2012 Toyota Venza
“The [Toyota Venza's] all-new DOHC 4-cylinder...is remarkably smooth for its large displacement. ” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
3.4 
9
2012 Hyundai Veracruz
“From the soft-touch materials to the superb fit and finish, the new Veracruz seven-seat crossover has an interior that feels expensive and luxurious like no other Hyundai cabin ever has.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
3.3 
9
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2012 Nissan Pathfinder
“Strategically positioned sound deadening mutes road and tire noise, including that from the Off-Road model's more aggressive treads.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
3.3 
10
2012 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
3.2 
10
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2012 Subaru Tribeca
“...the Tribeca's highway ride is smooth and the cabin remains quiet.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2012 GMC Acadia
“...a sophisticated 275-hp 3.6-liter V6 provide smooth and readily available acceleration and a new six-speed automatic transmission helps fuel economy.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
2.9 
11
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2012 Toyota Highlander
“Second-row seat has clever hideaway feature” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
2.9 
11
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2012 Dodge Journey
“The ride quality remains a strong point, with the proper damping and roll control for a family vehicle” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
2.9 
12
2012 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
2.8 
12
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2012 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
2.8 
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2012 Kia Sorento
“During our test drive, we found the latest Sorento quiet, its rigid structure providing an impressive feeling of sturdiness. The suspension is nicely tuned to muffle rough pavement. On winding roads, it feels decently agile and easy to control with perfect steering feel. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
2.7 
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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
“...Toyota certainly figured out how to build vehicles that Americans wanted. ” — Los Angeles Times   See More Reviews
2.6 
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2012 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
2.4 
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