Vehicle Name Sorted Alphabetically Kelley Blue Book Sorted by Pricing
2007 Acura RDX

Joe Wiesenfelder says: Among the recent crop of new crossover models, the RDX truly stands out. Its styling is good without being bland or polarizing, its size is great for the buyer it targets and it boasts excellent crash-test results in the form of a rare Top Safety Pick designation from IIHS.
$15,200 – $15,200

2007 Chevrolet Suburban

Joe Wiesenfelder says: The Suburban and its GMC sister vehicle fill an important role, accomplishing something that most of the maligned truck-based SUVs don't: accommodate as many as nine occupants and their luggage. The Suburban and Yukon XL's exteriors and especially their interiors improved in the 2007 redesign, as did most aspects of these trucks.
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

Joe Wiesenfelder says: Long a solid and successful model, the Tahoe was redesigned for 2007 and is better than ever, outside and especially inside thanks to improved design and materials quality. Gas mileage with the 5.3-liter V-8 has been bumped up a notch thanks to cylinder deactivation, and it can be operated on E85 ethanol as well as gasoline.
$17,800 – $22,900

2007 Ford Escape

Joe Wiesenfelder says: With the upgrade from a 2.0-liter to a 2.3-liter, the four-cylinder Escape became a viable choice with good gas mileage. A V-6 is also available, as is a gasoline/electric hybrid version. Average reliability and acceptable crash tests with the side-airbag option make any Escape model a Best Bet.
$7,500 – $12,150

2007 GMC Yukon

Joe Wiesenfelder says: Long a solid and successful model, the Yukon was redesigned for 2007 and is better than ever, outside and especially inside thanks to improved design and materials quality. Gas mileage with the 5.3-liter V-8 has been bumped up a notch thanks to cylinder deactivation, and it can be operated on E85 ethanol as well as gasoline.
$19,650 – $25,300

2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500

Joe Wiesenfelder says: The Yukon XL and its Chevrolet sister vehicle fill an important role, accomplishing something that most of the maligned truck-based SUVs don't: accommodate as many as nine occupants and their luggage. The Suburban and Yukon XL's exteriors and especially their interiors improved in the 2007 redesign, as did most aspects of these trucks.
2007 Honda CR-V

Joe Wiesenfelder says: The compact CR-V has been a reliable, safe car-based SUV for years. What it hasn't been is sophisticated or particularly refined. That changed for 2007 with its bumper-to-bumper overhaul. The quiet interior is richer. An exceptionally smooth-shifting five-speed automatic transmission is now standard.
$14,850 – $17,650

2007 Honda Pilot

Joe Wiesenfelder says: The Pilot accommodates eight people in comfort that rivals or bests that of full-size SUVs while burning less gas. If towing and off-roading are in your plans, a variety of truck-based models surpass the Pilot. If not, they're overkill.
$12,100 – $15,500

2007 Infiniti FX45

Joe Wiesenfelder says: Rear-biased all-wheel drive, a 320-horsepower, 4.5-liter V-8 and a firm suspension make the Infiniti FX45 go like a shot and corner flatter than flat. Unlike Porsche, Infiniti wasted no weight or cost making its SUV an off-roader. Its 20-inch wheels are meant for pavement and do a great job of sticking you there.
$20,400 – $20,400

2007 Infiniti FX35

Joe Wiesenfelder says: Infiniti wasted no weight or cost making its SUV an off-roader. The FX35 is more than adequate for most drivers and is available in rear- or all-wheel-drive versions with lower prices and better gas mileage than its higher-performance FX45 sibling.
$17,900 – $17,900

2007 Land Rover Range Rover

Joe Wiesenfelder says: The Range Rover is every bit as technologically advanced and capable off-road as anything from Hummer or Jeep, and far more luxurious, refined and comfortable. It's a lot of the things for which people hate SUVs ... and the Range Rover makes it very difficult to care.
$22,300 – $28,600

2007 Mercury Mariner

Joe Wiesenfelder says: The Mercury Mariner might be considered the highest trim level of the Ford Escape V6, as it brings more of a premium interior and a longer standard features list. It is also available as a hybrid. The inclusion of the side-airbag option make any Mariner model a Best Bet.
$10,900 – $11,600

2007 Subaru Forester

Joe Wiesenfelder says: The Forester is strong in so many ways that it's still one of the best overall in this class. Along with only the Honda CR-V, it sweeps IIHS crashworthiness ratings with Good scores for all three tests. For optimal sporty performance, choose the 2.5 XT but forget the optional automatic transmission and upgrade the tires.
$10,550 – $16,450

2007 Toyota RAV4

Joe Wiesenfelder says: Larger and a tad more masculine-looking than the previous generation, the redesigned RAV4 compact SUV's appeal is growing. It delivers everything for which Toyota is respected, including quality, fuel efficiency and crashworthiness.
$12,800 – $15,450

2007 Toyota Sequoia

Joe Wiesenfelder says: Toyota's full-size Sequoia hasn't put much of a dent in the domestic brands' dominance of the hulking SUV market. Still, all the essentials are there for people who prefer to buy Japanese and/or don't need the largest cabin or the highest towing or hauling capacity.
$15,900 – $20,100

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Joe Wiesenfelder says: A fully offroad-capable truck, the FJ is also fun to drive on-road for people disciplined enough to respect its high center of gravity. The model has turned in impressive crash tests, and though it's new, Toyota's history has earned it the benefit of the doubt in predicted reliability.
$19,150 – $19,150