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1
2011 Honda CR-V
“Lots of standard safety and convenience features and Honda's reputation for reliability and resale value further bolster its appeal--and cement its reputation as a good buy in this class.” — Consumer Guide   See More Reviews
5.0 
2
2011 Ford Escape
“...the Escape interior is fresh and crisply contemporary without trendy excesses.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
4.8 
2
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2011 Subaru Forester
4.8 
3
2011 MINI Countryman
“The Countryman still upholds the traits identified with this brand, such as distinctive styling, nimble handling and countless customization possibilities.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
4.7 
4
2011 Ford Escape Hybrid
“The Escape Hybrid drives like a normal vehicle, with the engine controls deciding when the vehicle should be using electric power, or gas power, or both. All a driver does is drive.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
4.6 
4
TIE
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
“The Korean manufacturers have improved quality over the years but still have to entice buyers with good value and an excellent warranty - the Santa Fe has both. ” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
4.6 
5
2011 Honda Element
“The innovation comes in the form of an auxiliary input jack that allows things like an Apple iPod or other MP3 player to seamlessly pump its tunes through the Element's seven speakers.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
4.5 
5
TIE
2011 Hyundai Tucson
“Thanks in part to its lowest-in-test curb weight, the Tucson posted the second-best 0-to-60-mph acceleration.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.5 
5
TIE
2011 Mazda Tribute
“While the Tribute is smaller than the Explorer, you certainly don't feel cramped. Seats ride at just the right height for most drivers and passengers to get in and out with ease.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
4.5 
5
TIE
2011 Nissan Juke
“We've praised the Juke's feature-per-dollar quotient before, and we still like having a navigation system, satellite radio, leather seats, and iPod integration for less than $25,000,...” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.5 
5
TIE
2011 Nissan Rogue
“The continuously variable transmission works well with the engine, quickly switching to an appropriate ratio for the driving conditions. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.5 
5
TIE
2011 Toyota RAV4
“The optional 3.5-liter V6 is quick and returns 22 mpg.” — Consumer Reports   See More Reviews
4.5 
6
2011 Chevrolet Equinox
“Whether you're moving into the Equinox from a mid-size car or from a more trucklike SUV, you'll find a lot to like in the cabin design.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
4.1 
7
2011 GMC Terrain
“GM has carved out good space inside a tidy package, and fitted the Terrain with very comfortable front bucket seats and a rear bench with enough support.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
4.0 
7
TIE
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
“Bottom line: Dumb name; super SUV.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
4.0 
8
2011 Kia Sportage
“Passengers and driver alike benefit from well-contoured seats and adequate head- and legroom.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
3.9 
9
2011 Dodge Nitro
3.6 
9
TIE
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
“Around town it gets about plenty well enough, though, and never feels slow.” — The Truth About Cars   See More Reviews
3.6 
10
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander
“Mitsubishi has kept this crossover up to date with some soft-touch surfaces and modern info screens inside, in addition to the Outlander's generally faultless proportions and details.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
3.4 
11
2011 Jeep Compass
“The front has been beefed up with the addition of a redesigned hood with a power bulge, tweaked fascia, altered grille design, revised fenders, and quad-reflector-style headlights.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
3.3 
12
2011 Jeep Liberty
3.2 
12
TIE
2011 Jeep Patriot
“Off-road is where the Patriot separates itself from the rest of the compact-crossover set. Its capability was a pleasant surprise...It still isn't as good off-road as the Liberty or Wrangler, but it does justify the company's Trail Rated designation. ” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
3.2 
12
TIE
2011 Jeep Wrangler
“All the knobs and buttons and switches are big enough and rough enough to take abuse, and for some reason the signal light stalk that I hated for being so hard to push in the Sebring works in the Jeep.” — Canadian Driver   See More Reviews
3.2 
13
2011 Chevrolet HHR
“The speed-sensitive power steering is tuned to match suspension performance. The HHR LT1 tested was pleasantly agile with short turning circles.” — Chicago Tribune   See More Reviews
2.0 
13
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2011 Chevrolet HHR Panel
“We found the Chevy HHR to be fun to drive. It isn't a sports car, but it's nimble and we were pleased with its acceleration. The HHR feels more responsive than its horsepower, torque, and transmission ratio numbers suggest. Plus, it gets decent fuel economy.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
2.0 
2011 Mercury Mariner
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2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
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2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara
“The Grand Vitara can be quite cramped in terms of passenger and cargo space. In fact, the Grand Vitara has about six inches less rear legroom than most of its competitors.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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