It doesn’t look like the trend of truck and SUV sales outnumbering car sales will be ending anytime soon. And, it’s more than just a reaction to cheap gasoline. It’s also about overall value and usefulness. And an ever growing variety of family trucksters, means there’s a perfect package for just about everyone. But, which one is the best fit for a modern family? Well, that’s what we’re about to find out.
It’s 5-passenger mid-size utilities that are our focus here. And we’re joining our friends at Cars.com for this run through of five of the segment’s top sellers.
A price cap of $45,000 left plenty of room for features; and we had a mix of ’16 and ’17 models as well as traditional V6 and modern turbo-4 powertrains.
A quick drive north of Chicago, got us into Southern Wisconsin and away from urban sprawl, where we assembled our group… the dynamic-looking Ford Edge…the value-minded Hyundai Santa Fe Sport…the rugged and ready Jeep Grand Cherokee…the sleek and sophisticated Kia Sorento…and the luxury lounge on wheels Nissan Murano…
Complete Road Test: