If you need a rugged and incredibly capable SUV, the 2010 Ford Explorer is a good choice.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a worthy competitor to the 2010 Explorer if you don't need the extra room the Ford provides.
The Jeep only seats five, but it is far better than the Explorer when it comes to off-road performance.
The Kia Borrego is a relatively new truck-based offering that is also proving popular, thanks to its competitive price and impressive performance.
Meanwhile, the Honda Pilot is another vehicle worth considering; it looks like a traditional truck, with its boxy, imposing styling, but it's more of a crossover, with a very passenger-friendly interior.
The Nissan Pathfinder is quite good for off-roading and towing, due to strong, torquey engines and tough full-frame construction, as should be the all-new 2010 Toyota 4Runner, which promises those attributes, more refinement, and a new, more economical four-cylinder option.
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|2010 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2010 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2010 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2010 Toyota 4RunnerBrowse Used Listings||2009 Kia BorregoBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas V6|
|N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door XLT||2WD 4-Door LX||RWD 4-Door Laredo||2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+||RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 (GS)||2WD 4-Door V6 LX|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||2 Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SR5||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
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