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Who would have thought that a single SUV that has made nearly every “worst” list since its demise in 2005 would make a comeback? While it does not happen often, it seems that the Pontiac Aztek has gained some positive attention to counter all the negativity thanks to a popular television series. The Pontiac Aztek …

Rating 62/100 Background As more consumers look to get out of large, gas-swilling SUVs, they’re realizing that compact and midsize crossovers strike an appealing compromise between practicality and fuel efficiency. The 2009 Pontiac Torrent is a good example of this burgeoning crossover breed. Like its twin, the Chevrolet Equinox, the Pontiac is aimed at buyers …

Rating 53/100 Background Sized between compact SUVs and larger truck-based midsizers such as the Chevy TrailBlazer, the 2007 Pontiac Torrent is aimed at consumers desiring an easy-to-drive car that’s also stylish and provides plenty of room for passengers and cargo. Essentially a twin to the Chevrolet Equinox, the Torrent shares that ute’s car-based platform, clean …

Rating 72/100 Background Remember a certain defunct American brand that promised "driving excitement"? Well, Pontiac’s old tagline wouldn’t work so well for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Unless you opt for the exclusive ML63 AMG version of this five-passenger midsize crossover SUV, the ML simply doesn’t feel very athletic or graceful when going around turns, and …

Rating 67/100 Background It’s a balancing act that would test a Cirque du Soleil performer: the task of redesigning a popular car without diluting its appeal by making it too different. Such was the challenge Nissan faced when it decided to revamp its popular Murano midsize crossover SUV as an early 2009 model year release.The …

Rating 67/100 Background With its sleek lines and radically sloping front end, the 2009 Mazda CX-7 lends some sporty style to the small and midsize crossover SUV segments. Influenced by the company’s RX-8 and MX-5 Miata sports cars, the CX-7’s performance and handling abilities make it the most rewarding choice in its class to drive. …