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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 …

It’s a challenge that even the most talented of skiers are fearful to take but it was mastered by a driver in a Range Rover Sport. As part of a publicity stunt, Land Rover hired a man to drive the sports utility vehicle down a demanding mountain course as fast as possible. The whole thing …

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. …