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Rating 87/100 Background There was a time not all that long ago when automakers couldn’t crank out SUVs quickly enough. During the 1990s and into the new millennium, even companies that historically stuck to cars jumped on the SUV bandwagon, developing their own versions of utility vehicles to satisfy consumers’ ravenous appetites for road-going monstrosities. …

Rating 65/100 Background Back in the 1990s, Nissan found a path to success with its Pathfinder SUV — one of the pioneers in the class of rugged off-roading vehicles that made the transition to family on-road use. Yet with rising gas prices and the advent of crossovers, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder finds itself on a …

Rating 52/100 Background What happens when you take an Explorer and slap a Mercury badge on it? Why, you get the 2010 Mercury Mountaineer, of course. Aside from minor styling and equipment differences, the Mountaineer is basically an Explorer by another name, which means it’s a holdout from that bygone era when all SUVs employed …

Rating 70/100 Background You can take the truck out of the wilderness, but can you take the wilderness out of the truck? That’s the big question mark hovering over the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. Built on a sturdy frame derived from the full-size Nissan Titan and Armada, the current Pathfinder definitely has its roots firmly planted …