Among those more carlike candidates are the Subaru Forester, which has a tough all-wheel-drive system that can take on muddy, rutted trails quite well.
The RAV4 is styled closer to an SUV, but it's similar to a car too; inside you can specify a small third-row seat.
Honda's CR-V is one of the smoothest-riding and most fuel-efficient, and it's a good choice for those who don't plan to venture off-road; a new version of this model is due soon, as a 2012 model.
The Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser are also good choices for those who plan to take to the trail and are willing to accept some sacrifices in practicality.
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