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You Thought Structural Rigidity Was An Issue Before: Seven-seat Chevy TrailBlazer cabrio

Chevrolet TrailBlazer convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

Eight vehicles you can still buy new... seriously

Eight vehicles you can still buy new – Click above for high-res image gallery

Manufacturers caught in a midsize SUV conundrum

With midsize SUV sales down sharply so far this year, many automakers are left wondering what to do with the segment. Largely dominated by body-on-frame 4WD vehicles, the segment has morphed from pint-sized replicas of Blazers and Broncos into vehicles that are often only a few inches smaller and a few pounds lighter than full-sized SUVs. With little or no fuel-economy or price advantage, the buyers that need towing capabilities seem to be taking a step up