Road Tests

2012 Volkswagen Eos

2012 Volkswagen Eos

The Good:
– Perky economical engine
– Cabin space and quality
– Fairly comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Limited cargo capacity
– Limited fun factor
– Limited manly appeal

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2011 GMC Terrain V6

2011 GMC Terrain V6

The Good:
– Interesting styling
– Cabin space and features
– Good ride and handling
The Bad:
– Pricey with options
– Some hard cabin plastics
– Off-road ability

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2012 Nissan Juke Turbo

2012 Nissan Juke Turbo

The Good:
– Great turbo engine
– Cabin space and features
– Good ride and handling
The Bad:
– Controversial styling
– Hard cabin plastics
– Limited utility

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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

The Good:
– Strong economical engine
– Cabin space and features
– Enjoyable ride and drive
The Bad:
– Less-than-average boot space
– Jumpy first-gear response
– Limited off-road ability

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2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Ford Explorer

The Good:
– Stylish for its size
– Cabin materials and features
– Very comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Not very quick
– Average rear space
– Limited off-road abilities

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2011 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ

2011 Chevrolet Captiva LTZ

The Good:
– Fuel-efficient V6 engine
– Spacious practical interior
– Cabin materials and features
The Bad:
– Offroad capability
– Lacks rear a/c vents
– Needs more cup-holders

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2011 Dodge Durango V8

2011 Dodge Durango V8

The Good:
– Aggressive styling
– Cabin space and quality
– Decent handling
The Bad:
– Noticeably long
– Not exactly quick
– Rides a bit firmly

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2012 Honda Civic

2012 Honda Civic

The Good:
– Superb fuel economy
– Cabin space and features
– Fairly comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Pricey with options
– Steering too light
– Some hard cabin plastics

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