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Rating 77/100 Background Hyundai’s rise as a serious and determined automaker follows a formula that’s simple to grasp: Deliver quality, feature-rich cars and SUVs to a broad spectrum of buyers for less than the competition. From the sporty turbocharged Genesis coupe to the executive luxury Equus, Hyundai has something for most needs and interests. For …

Rating 55/100 Background It’s no accident that Hyundai’s market share is on the rise in these recessionary times. When purse strings get tight, shoppers go in search of value, and value is one thing that Hyundai knows how to deliver. The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz lives up to its manufacturer’s track record in this respect — …

Rating 73/100 Background Most people know Hyundai as an automaker that produces affordable cars and SUVs that are big on value. In the past couple of years, however, Hyundai has been making an effort to bring value to car segments that are a bit more expensive than their norm. A perfect example of this is …

Rating 68/100 Background The 2008 Veracruz is the largest and most expensive car Hyundai has ever sold in North America — and it might be its best yet. All-new last year, this seven-passenger crossover goes up against extraordinary new models like the Toyota Highlander. Perhaps even more surprising, the luxury-trimmed Limited model has enough niceties …

Rating 80/100 Background The 2011 Toyota 4Runner is, as it has always been, an off-road SUV that is very well-mannered in the city. After a redesign last year, the 4Runner returns mostly unchanged, with one notable exception: The previously available inline-4 engine is no longer offered. Not that you’re going to be particularly broken up …

Rating 68/100 Background Like most everything in your refrigerator, some cars are best used before their expiration date. The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is like that forgotten leftover container in the back of the fridge: It was once an appetizing selection of ingredients, but now is best discarded in favor of fresher fare. When the Endeavor …

Rating 58/100 Background At a glance, the 2011 Honda Pilot would seem to do a fine job as a family hauler. There’s plenty of space for kids and cargo, it boasts excellent crash scores and comes with Honda’s sterling reputation for reliability. Yet, there are three key areas that send the Pilot to the back …

Rating 63/100 Background In the wake of rising fuel prices and buyers’ more realistic assessments of their needs, a traditional truck-based SUV isn’t the popular family car it once was. While most of the shoppers who used to flock to these large, thirsty beasts would likely be well served by minivans, many are instead opting …

Rating 67/100 Background Just over a quarter of a century ago, Toyota introduced the 4Runner. Back then, the term SUV referred to a truck-based car designed to negotiate rugged trails and rocky peaks without breaking a sweat. These were the rigs of choice for campers, mountain bikers and skiers, not soccer moms or city slickers …

Rating 57/100 Background The 2010 Subaru Tribeca takes its name from the artsy New York City neighborhood, and indeed, this Subaru has a little avant-garde in its genes. Boasting standard all-wheel drive and a futuristic dashboard design, the Tribeca would seem to be aimed at those who appreciate a daring departure from the norm. Beyond …

Rating 65/100 Background What do you get when you cross a sport-utility car with a sedan? Something that looks an awful lot like the 2010 Toyota Highlander. One of the first of a new breed of crossovers when it debuted almost a decade ago, the midsize Highlander quickly carved out a niche for itself by …

Rating 60/100 Background Automotive names are often inscrutable, but the 2010 Honda Pilot’s got a simple one. You can look “pilot” up in the dictionary, and here’s what you get: “a leader, or one employed to command a vessel.” So that’s what Honda’s boxy crossover SUV is supposed to be. But is the recently redesigned …