The 2017 Toyota Highlander remains far more functional than flamboyant and more practical than punchy.
The Honda Pilot is a direct rival to the Highlander.
It beats the Highlander in some respects, like seating versatility and cargo flexibility, though it doesn't offer a hybrid version.
The Dodge Durango is an interesting alternative in that in V-8 form.
Flamboyant and punchy, in almost a muscle-car sense, it combines worlds, bringing an old-school SUV sensibility, some modern luxury ambience, and shockingly good ride-and-handling attributes all together.
The Nissan Pathfinder has a very well-designed interior and handles quite well, though its V-6 and CVT don't respond as quickly as they should.
A new version of the Chevy Traverse is due soon.
For now, it 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.
The Ford Flex is perhaps closest to a real station wagon.
Save up for the fantastic turbocharged EcoBoost powertrain, if you can stomach the mediocre fuel economy.
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|2017 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2017 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|Small SUV 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|LE I4 FWD (Natl)||FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM||SXT RWD||SE FWD||LX 2WD||FWD S|
|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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