Jeep Patriot has a fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 23/30 mpg city/highway, which is on par for the class. The Patriot has comfortable seats and great visibility, paired with simple and functional control layout. The 2015 Jeep Patriot has 23 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats and 53.5 cubic feet of room with the rear seats folded.
The Chevy Captiva offers a 20-28 mpg, with a seating capacity of 5 people, and 56.4 cubic feet of cargo space. This car is a blend of efficiency and versatility, having been one of the most affordable vehicles of its class in the market.
With an EPA-estimated 23/30 mpg city/highway, the base 2015 Compass earns fairly good fuel economy estimates for the class. Test drivers report the 2015 Compass' front seats are supportive and have lots of headroom. The 2015 Compass has 22.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats and 53.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The front-passenger and rear seats can fold flat to accommodate longer cargo items.
The Dodge Durango has 18-25 mpg and seats 7 passengers, but don't mistake this brawny vehicle for a minivan. The Durango is touted as an excellent towing vehicle thanks to its powerful engine and plenty of torque. The Durango's comfy seats fold down, giving it a range of 17-84 cubic feet of cargo space. Despite its power, the Durango still rides quite comfortably and has a smooth 8-speed transmission.
The 2015 Explorer gets 17/24 mpg city/highway and seats 6-7 people. Test drivers say that the 2015 Ford Explorer offers a comfortable ride, precise steering and a base engine that provides enough power for most driving situations. The 2015 Explorer has 21 cubic feet of cargo space, which expands to 43.8 cubic feet with the third row folded and 80.7 cubic feet with both rear rows lowered.
The Ford Expedition has an impressive 16-22 mpg, and can seat eight passengers, comfortably, even in its third row. The Expedition has up to 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Drivers report that the Expedition's engine offers ample power, making highway passing easy. Additionally accurate steering makes for a comfortable ride.
The GMC Yukon XL version offers a 16-23 mpg, which is excellent for an SUV as large as this. The XL model also helps seat 8 adult passengers more comfortably than the standard version. The Yukon XL offers 38.9 cubic feet behind the third row, 76.7 behind the second row and 121.1 cubic feet behind the first row. As large SUVs go, this vehicle is more about comfort than sport - the Yukon is an outstanding utility vehicle that feels planted in turns and provides sure handling and strong brakes.
The Mercedes GL450 has a great mpg of 19-26. This vehicle has enough room for 7 people, both adults and kids alike. It has a maximum of 93.8 cubic feet of cargo space with both 2nd and 3rd row folded, but the cargo space gets significantly more cramped - 16 cubic feet - when the 3rd row goes up. As usual, Mercedes is a top pick in luxury vehicles as it combines top comfort both inside the vehicle as well as on the road. The GL450 has lush interior and a handful of features, while its ride shows great overall driving dynamics from the impressive handling, to its strong brakes.