Mazda Tribute I
MSRP: $20,405 - $28,915
The Mazda Tribute is the vehicle for you if you want a little zoom in your compact utility. It is fun to drive and provides all the convenient qualities of a compact SUV. The Tribute is available with two engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 3.0-liter V6. A five-speed manual transmission is offered, but only on the i Sport FWD trim, all other FWD and AWD trim levels, regardless of engine, are standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Honda Odyssey LX
MSRP: $26,805 - $40,755
The Honda Odyssey minivan lives up to Honda's reputation for refinement, convenient features and great fit and finish. The Odyssey is available in four trims: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. All trims use a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The EX-L and Touring trims carry the most recent version of Honda's variable cylinder management system (VCM), which allows the V6 engine to switch among three, four, and six cylinders to increase fuel efficiency. The interior features a third-row Magic Seat that folds into the floor. Maximum seating capacity for the Odyssey is eight passengers.
Chrysler Town & Country LX
MSRP: $25,175 - $35,575
Chrysler puts a luxurious spin on the minivan with the Town & Country. Innovative seating and upscale features inside and out set this van apart from the competition. The most important feature, both from a usability stand-point and competitive stand-point, is that this van features Stow'n Go seats. The second and third-row seats can be folded into the floor. No more fumbling to release and remove awkward heavy seats and then try to find a suitable place to store them. Combine this with Chryslers new YES Essentials seat trim that repels all but the most caustic stains, and you have a truly family-friendly vehicle.
Jeep Wrangler X
MSRP: $21,165 - $28,775
The Wrangler is one of the most fun-to-drive, off-road-capable Jeeps ever made. For open-air driving at the beach, on the trail or even the just on the street, the standard soft top can be folded down or the available hard top can be taken off, the doors can be removed and the windshield can be folded down. The two-door Wrangler is configurable in either Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trim with standard four-wheel drive. The standard 3.8-liter V-6 engine produces 202 horsepower, and the standard transmission is a six-speed manual with overdrive. An optional four-speed automatic with overdrive is available. Electronic stability control with roll control, traction control, brake assist and hill hold control are standard on all Wranglers.
Dodge Grand Caravan SE
MSRP: $21,800 - $27,975
The Dodge Grand Caravan is at the forefront of the minivan market offering the features and innovative seating that many families find indispensible. The Grand Caravan's most important feature, both from a usability stand-point and competitive stand-point, is that this van features Stow'n Go seats. The second and third row seats can be folded into the floor. No more fumbling to release and remove awkward heavy seats and then trying to find a suitable place to store them. Combine this with standard stain repelling seat trim and you have a truly family-friendly vehicle.
Toyota Sienna CE
MSRP: $25,500 - $39,770
The third-generation of the Toyota Sienna minivan is all-new for 2011. The Sienna is available in a wide variety of configurations; front-wheel or all-wheel drive, 2.7-liter 187-hp four-cylinder or 3.5-liter 266-hp V6 engines, and seven or eight passenger seating configurations. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capability. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, traction control, stability control, anti-whiplash head-restraints, tire pressure monitor and full-length overhead curtain airbags are just some of the standard safety features.
Hyundai Tucson GLS
MSRP: $18,995 - $25,845
The all-new Hyundai Tucson features a sleek and fluid exterior design and competes in the ever popular CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) segment. The Tucson is offered in front-wheel and all-wheel drive arrangements, and is available in one of two trim levels: GLS, and Limited. Power comes from a new 176-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic transmission featuring SHIFTRONIC control.
Kia Sportage LX
MSRP: $16,995 - $23,495
The Kia Sportage is renowned for being an affordable compact SUV. It offers a comprehensive set of safety features, excellent versatility, and tremendous value. The Sportage is a five passenger vehicle that comes in two trims: LX and EX. The choice of front-wheel or four-wheel drive is available for both trim levels. Engine choices are either a 140-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 173-hp 2.7-liter V6. A four-speed automatic is standard for all V6 models, while a five-speed manual is standard on the four-cylinder LX.
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
MSRP: $21,695 - $30,295
The five-passenger Hyundai Santa Fe is a stylish crossover vehicle. Families will appreciate the utility, safety, and refinement, which are strong points for this vehicle. Available in two-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive, the Santa Fe is powered by a 175-hp 2.4-liter four cylinder engine, or a 276-hp 3.5-liter V6. Two transmission choices are offered, a six-speed manual, and a six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC.
Jeep Patriot Sport
MSRP: $17,795 - $24,550
The Patriot is a compact sport utility vehicle that features classic Jeep styling in an affordable package. While it will spend most of its life on city streets, the Patriot includes components that provide it with off-road capability unparalleled by other vehicles in its class. The Jeep Patriot is available in two trims, Sport and Limited, which have a standard 172-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission; A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is optional. A 158-hp 2.0-litre engine, available with the CVT only, is available on the FWD Sport trim. The Patriot shares its small-SUV platform with the Jeep Compass but offers off-road capability its sibling does not.