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Old 10-07-2008, 02:56 AM
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Default 2009 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year

2009 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year: This year's players, a diverse group

BMW X6
Chevrolet Traverse
Dodge Journey
Ford Flex
Honda Pilot
Kia Borrego
Infiniti EX
Infiniti FX
Lexus LX 570
Nissan Murano
Subaru Forester
Toyota Sequoia
Volkswagen Tiguan

http://blogs.motortrend.com/6290915/...oup/index.html

My top 3:
Kia Borrego
Honda Pilot
Nissan Murano
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:23 AM
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Ford Flex has a shot. So does Subie Forester (not IMO, but judging by reviews it is a very decent car), Nissan Murano, and VW Tiguan. Traverse seems nice but a Lambda couldn't get it before, I don't see why that would change now.

I think crossovers will rule this year. For obvious reasons.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:31 AM
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It would not surprise me if the Flex gets it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:22 AM
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Sport/Utility Of The Year: Subaru Forester

Clearcut: Soaring Fuel Prices and a Fizzling Economy Have Made It a Jungle Out There, But This Year's Winner Is Easy to See for the Trees

http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/...ear/index.html


I am truly dissapointed by this years winner. Isnt the car supposed to be a good offroader, and all around a better suv than the others? How is this better other than the fact that it consumes less gas? Oh and a 4-speed auto?? haha this is 2008, right?

Never saw it coming
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:35 AM
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Not exactly a shocker. As goes the market, so goes automotive journalism. The Subie was far and away the most "sensible" choice. Even if it is also perhaps the least exciting.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:40 AM
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I guess thats true. MT is biased by the economy and gas prices so it was the smarter pick BUT to me, i dont think it really lives up to the MTSOTY title.
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:13 AM
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Not exactly a shocker. As goes the market, so goes automotive journalism. The Subie was far and away the most "sensible" choice. Even if it is also perhaps the least exciting.
It's got this cult/niche status that plays well with Motor Trend, who admittedly likes to go for the under-recognized. I'm cool with the choice.
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