In any case, they're vehicles that have a cargo-friendly rear hatch and are designed to move people—sometimes up to six or seven, with a third-row seat—comfortably and safely. And they drive far better than older, traditional SUVs, while still offering a typically higher seating position versus sedans.
That's the case with both of our Best Car To Buy 2014 nominees in this category. The 2014 Kia Sorento has been improved in nearly every way; while the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester is as rugged and practical as ever, but with broader appeal for families.
Be sure to take a look at the entire list of 2014 Best Car To Buy Nominees, then check out our list of sedan contenders and browse the following couple of pages to see a more details on our crossover-wagon nominees. And of course, check back for plenty more leading up to our big November 12 announcement.