Three-row crossovers are intelligent alternatives to traditional large SUVs; some of them, like the Highlander, still lean toward the sport-ute look, while others retain some of the off-road-capable hardware.
The Honda Pilot has the SUV look down pat--but it's all look, and not a terribly appealing one either.
The Pilot's interior appears cheap, especially compared to other Hondas.
The Dodge Durango is perhaps the crossover most like an old-school SUV in this class: though it can carry a boatload of passengers, it's also equipped with a relatively rugged all-wheel-drive system and has a V-8 option for towing.
The Nissan Pathfinder recently chucked its old SUV bona fides and threw in with the crossover crowd; it's based on the Altima sedan, and has a CVT and a six-cylinder, as well as a four-cylinder hybrid version.
The Chevy Traverse sizes up nicely against the biggie Pathfinder, and it's just as carlike, with only a big V-6 and an option for all-wheel drive.
Finally, the Ford Flex is the crossover closest in concept to a real station wagon.
It's missing only the faux-wood paneling to complete its Fairlane-alike styling--make your own and save up for the fantastic turbocharged EcoBoost powertrain.
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|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
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|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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