10. Ford Flex
September 2009 Sales: 2,033
Change vs. September 2008: Up 3.8%
MSRP: $28,550 - $42,065
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg Hwy/17 mpg City
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The front-wheel or all-wheel drive Flex is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine. New and only offered on the all-wheel drive is the 3.7-liter twin turbo V6 engine featuring EcoBoost? Both engines are mated to asix-speed automatic transmission. Class leading seven-passenger seating is standard on all trim levels. Available features include the SYNC communication and entertainment system, a Multi-Panel Vista Roof,interior refrigerator, and capless fueling. Standard safety features include four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, stability and roll control,six airbags, and a tire pressure monitor.

9. Ford Edge
September 2009 Sales: 4,477
Change vs. September 2008: Down 32.5%
MSRP: $26,920 - $35,770
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City
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All Ford Edge models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 265 horsepower, and a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Standard safety features on all models include front impact, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front/rear curtain airbags, four wheel anti-lock brakes, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, auto-locking power locks, an occupant classification system and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

8. Toyota Highlander
September 2009 Sales: 5,216
Change vs. September 2008: Down 9%
MSRP: $25,705 - $34,520
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy/20 mpg City
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The Highlander is offered in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of four trim levels: Base (FWD only), Base V6, Limited and SE. The front-wheel drive Base trim is powered bya 187-hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; all other trims get a 270-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine and five-speed automatic with sequential manual shift mode. The 5-passenger FWD Base trim is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control and a CD player with MP3 capability, while the Base V6 and all other trims add a flat-fold third row seat, increasing capacity to seven. Limited and SE trims also add leather upholstery, automatic climate control, a six-disc CD changer and a rearview camera monitor,along with a flip-up rear liftgate window for quick access to the cargo area. Additionally, Limited trims get exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels, while SE trims are further outfitted with a power moonroof and heated front seats. Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakeswith brake assist, electronic vehicle stability and traction control systems, active anti-whiplash front head restraints, front side-impact airbags and overhead curtain airbags for all rows.

7. Chevrolet Equinox
September 2009 Sales: 6,840
Change vs. September 2008: Up 93.7%
MSRP: $22,440 - $29,795
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City
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The Equinox is available in four trim levels, LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ, and can be had in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The standard drivetrainis a 2.4-liter direct injection four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission. A 3.0-liter direct injection V6 is optional on the LT and LTZ trims. Standard safety features include: four-wheel-disc brakes with ABS, electronic stability system, six airbags, tire pressure monitor, OnStar, security system and daytime running lights. Available high-tech features include Bluetooth, a USB audio port, twin-screenrear entertainment system, rearview camera and a power liftgate.

6. Chevrolet Traverse
September 2009 Sales: 6,863
Change vs. September 2008: Up 999.9%
MSRP: $29,224 - $39,985
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg Hwy/17 mpg City
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The well-equipped interior features two front bucket seats and two different seating configurations for the second and third row seats, accommodating a maximum of eight passengers. An efficient, direct injection 3.6-liter V6 engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Traverse comes in three trim levels: the LS, the LT and the LTZ. Each trim is available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. An extensive list of safety features come standard; these include: side curtain overhead airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front-seat passenger, anti-lock brakes, and electronic traction and stability control.

5. Hyundai Santa Fe
September 2009 Sales: 7,010
Change vs. September 2008: Up 49.9%
MSRP: $21,695 - $30,545
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg Hwy/17 mpg City
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The Santa Fe is available in front- or all-wheel drive, both with three trim levels: GLS, SE, and Limited. Power for the GLS trim comes from a 185-hp 2.7-liter V6 engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission on the front-wheel drive, and a four-speed automatic with the all-wheeldrive. The SE and Limited trims receive a 242-hp 3.3-liter V6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control with traction control, active front head restraints, and tire pressure monitoring system.

4. Lexus RX 350
September 2009 Sales: 7,060
Change vs. September 2008: Up 81.3%
MSRP: $37,250 - $38,650
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City
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The RX 350 is powered by a 275-hp 3.5-liter V6 with a six-speed automatic transmission delivering performance, and fuel efficiency. Itis available with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Standard features include automatic climate control, push-button start with smart keyless entry, automatic headlamps, 18-inch aluminum wheels, ten airbags, active front head restraints and leather trim on the steering wheel and shift knob.

3. Ford Escape
September 2009 Sales: 8,692
Change vs. September 2008: Down 5.1%
MSRP: $20,550 - $27,055
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City
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The Escape is available in XLS, XLT or Limited trims with either front or four-wheel drive. The XLS features a 171-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission. The XLT and Limited trims feature the same 2.5-liter engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. A 240-hp 3.0-liter V6 is an available upgrade on Limited models. Standard safety features include front airbags, front seat mounted side airbags and side-curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. AdvanceTrac stability control with anti-rollover technology, four-wheel ABS and tire pressure monitoring round-out the impressive list.

2. Toyota RAV4
September 2009 Sales: 10,398
Change vs. September 2008: Up .9%
MSRP: $21,500 - $27,810
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City
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The RAV4 seats five and has an available third-row seat (that folds flat into the cargo floor) that increases its capacity to seven. The RAV4 is a four-door, compact sport utility vehicle, available in three trim levels: Base, Sport and Limited. All trims are available with either a new, more powerful 2.5-liter, 179-hp inline-4 and four-speed automatic transmission or a 3.5-liter, 269-hp V6 and five-speed automatic transmission. All V6 RAV4's come with Downhill Assist Controland Hill-start Assist Control. All models are available with front-wheel or full-time all-wheel drive. Standard this year on all trims is an anti-theft system and front active headrests.

1. Honda CR-V
September 2009 Sales: 14,554
Change vs. September 2008: Down 8.6%
MSRP: $21,545 - $27,745
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/21 mpg City
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The five-passenger CR-V is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, each with a choice of three trim levels: LX, EX and EX-L. All trim levels are powered by a 180-hp 2.4-liter inlinefour-cylinder engine, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.The LX is equipped with 17-inch styled steel wheels, a CD player with MP3 capability and air conditioning. The EX adds alloy wheels, a power moonroof and a six-disc CD changer, while the EX-L is further outfitted with heated front seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate controland satellite radio. Standard safety features on every CR-V include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and a tire pressure monitor.

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