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Top Rated: SUV

A sport-utility vehicle (SUV) is a hybrid of body styles and hardware engineered to provide a highly capable off-road driving mode. It usually mates a wagon or convertible with a higher amount of ground clearance and a four-wheel-drive system. In the past, the SUV label was applied strictly to truck-derived vehicles with four-wheel drive. That definition has been extended to include vehicles with all-wheel drive and vehicles designed from the ground up, with neither car nor truck roots. Another characteristic of SUVs can be a transmission with a low range, used for off-road operation--but today, some SUVs offer a choice of traction systems under the same body style, some with a low range and most without. The Car Connection dubs those vehicles all SUVs, so long as the on-road driving experience is altered or modified so that the vehicle can safely be driven off-road.
The Car Connection's Overall Ratings help you compare vehicles of the same model year, vehicle type and market position.
1
2014 Land Rover Range Rover
9.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$83,300
2
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$62,600
3
2014 Ford Flex
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$29,015
3
2014 Lincoln MKT
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$43,050
4
2014 Audi Q7
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$47,700
4
2014 Ford Explorer
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$30,015
4
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$63,000
4
2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$47,790
5
2014 Acura MDX
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$42,290
5
2014 Volvo XC60
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
MSRP From:
$34,850
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