Cars.com's $37,000 SUV Shootout

By David Thomas  on October 17, 2011

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/57/-681917757-1425510231157. Cars.com's editors continue to dissect some of the most popular car segments in the country. We've tackled midsize sedans, compacts and small crossovers, but what about the vehicles of choice for people needing three rows of seats? The three-row crossover/SUV segment is booming with the entry of the redesigned Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango. However, tried-and-true picks like the Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Chevy Traverse held their own in our competition. We even threw in the smaller Kia Sorento. Oh, and they all had to be priced under $37,000 as-tested.

See which one wowed our editors and our real-life test family.

Cars.com $37,000 SUV Shootout

Dodge Mazda CX-9 Ford Explorer Kia Honda Pilot Toyota Mazda Chevrolet Traverse Toyota Highlander Honda Dodge Durango Kia Sorento Ford Chevrolet Crossovers SUVs


Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David