As a two-row crossover, the 2012 Ford Edge competes with vehicles both large and small.
The latest Chevy Equinox is an appealing mid-size crossover, with Explorer-like looks and a four-cylinder option good for 32-mpg fuel economy.
The Nissan Murano has a modern appeal, but its CVT turns its V-6 engine into an unhappy moaner.
The Toyota Highlander has four- and six-cylinder engines on tap, as well as hybrid power, but it's primarily a seven-seater, and it's sized to fit that third-row seat even when it's not ordered.
The Subaru Tribeca is a slow seller in a hot segment; it suffers from tight seating in back and a lack of visual presence, though the interior is appealing.
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|17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas Flat 6||Gas I4|
|FWD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door SE FWD||FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door Sport||2WD 4-Door S||4-Door 3.6R Premium||FWD 4-Door I4 (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic||Automatic|