Midsize SUVs

2016 Kia Sorento V6

2016 Kia Sorento V6

The Good:
– Styling and cabin trim
– Space and tech features
– Comfortable and economical
The Bad:
– Not quite quick for a V6
– Third-row seat access
– Limited offroad abilities

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2014 Dodge Durango R/T

2014 Dodge Durango R/T

The Good:
– Only V8 in this segment
– Cabin space and features
– Good handling to match looks
The Bad:
– Rides a bit firmer than others
– Slightly less ground clearance
– A little bit long

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2013 Mazda CX-9 AWD

2013 Mazda CX-9 AWD

The Good:
– Contemporary styling
– Cabin space and features
– Great ride and handling
The Bad:
– Average fuel economy
– Limited offroad ability
– Some hard cabin plastics

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2012 Nissan Xterra

2012 Nissan Xterra

The Good:
– Excellent offroader
– Cabin space and practicality
– Powerful engine
The Bad:
– Hard-plastic cabin
– Engine noise, all the time
– Unimpressive fuel economy

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2012 Honda Pilot Touring

2012 Honda Pilot Touring

The Good:
– Very spacious interior
– Largely quiet ride
– Solid fuel economy
The Bad:
– Could be quicker
– Cabin hard plastics
– No low-range gearing

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2011 GMC Acadia Denali AWD

2011 GMC Acadia Denali AWD

The Good:
– Huge cabin space
– Decent handling
– Very comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Average fuel economy
– No low-range gearing
– Some hard cabin plastics

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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 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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