Honda Element
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Honda Element

MSRP: $20,525 - $24,320
NHTSA Frontal Rating: N/A

The Element is Honda's crossover sport utility vehicle with a difference, designed to appeal to an active crowd. The versatile four-passenger Element maximizes space for people and cargo while retaining a relatively compact size and car-like driving characteristics.

The Honda Element is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations and a choice of three trim levels: the LX, the EX and the (FWD only) SC. All trim levels are equipped with a 166-hp 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, matched with a five-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep Patriot (with optional side thorax airbags)
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Jeep Patriot (with optional side thorax airbags)

MSRP: $17,795 - $24,550
NHTSA Frontal Rating: N/A

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 2.0L engine, available with the CVT only, is available on the FWD Sport trim.
Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

MSRP: $20,295 - $28,495
NHTSA Frontal Rating: N/A

The Subaru Forester is a crossover vehicle that blends many of the best attributes of a sport-utility vehicle with the ride and driving dynamics of a car. It offers the capability of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, as well as a versatile rear cargo area with liftgate, underfloor storage and up to 68 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

The Forester is available in five trim levels: 2.5 X, 2.5 X Premium, 2.5 X Limited, 2.5 XT Premium and 2.5 XT Limited. All trim levels are equipped with a 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine; in "X" variants, the engine is naturally-aspirated and produces 170 horsepower, while both "XT" variants generate 224 horsepower, compliments of an intercooled turbocharger.
Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP: $23,200 - $33,215
NHTSA Frontal Rating: N/A

The Tiguan is Volkswagen's entry into the ever growing small SUV segment. With European design and sophistication, VW looks to take on the established player's in the market head-on.

The Tiguan is powered by VW's versatile 200-hp 2.0L turbo FSI engine mated to either a six-speed manual (S FWD only) or six-speed automatic transmission. All trims are available in either front wheel drive or 4Motion all-wheel drive. Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring system, traction control, and electronic stability control.
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