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See which SUVs are reviewed by Consumer Reports

Below lists a selection of SUVs that have been reviewed by our expert engineering staff. Consumer Reports operates the largest and most sophisticated independent automobile testing center devoted to the consumer interest anywhere in the world. All cars that are tested, about 80 per year, are bought anonymously and driven for thousands of miles each. The evaluation regimen consists of more than 50 individual tests. Learn more about each of the SUVs that Consumer Reports tests and reviews.
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Nissan Xterra (V6)
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The Nissan Xterra is a 4-door SUV offered in 4WD 4dr Manual Pro-4X, 4WD 4dr Auto X, 2WD 4dr Auto S, 2WD 4dr Auto X, 4WD 4dr Auto S, 4WD 4dr Auto Pro-4X and 4WD 4dr Manual S. The powertrains include 4.0-liter V6 (261 hp) engines, and 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Rear or part-time 4WD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 16 mpg city to 21 mpg highway. The Xterra uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2005
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Jeep Grand Cherokee (diesel)
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 4-door SUV offered in 4WD 4dr Laredo, 4WD 4dr Laredo Altitude, 4WD 4dr Summit, 4WD 4dr SRT8, 4WD 4dr Limited, RWD 4dr Laredo Altitude, RWD 4dr Laredo, 4WD 4dr Overland, RWD 4dr Limited, RWD 4dr Summit and RWD 4dr Overland. The powertrains include 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel (240 hp), 3.6-liter V6 (290 hp), 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp) and 6.4-liter V8 (470 hp) engines, and 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or permanent 4WD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 21 mpg city to 28 mpg highway. The Grand Cherokee Limited V6 3.0 uses Diesel fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Jeep Compass
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The Jeep Compass is a 4-door SUV offered in 4WD 4dr Limited, FWD 4dr Altitude Edition, FWD 4dr High Altitude Edition, 4WD 4dr Sport, FWD 4dr Limited, FWD 4dr Sport, 4WD 4dr Latitude and FWD 4dr Latitude. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 (158 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (172 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and CVT transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 21 mpg city to 26 mpg highway. The Compass uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Toyota Land Cruiser
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The Toyota Land Cruiser is a 4-door SUV offered in 4dr 4WD (Natl). The powertrains include 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Permanent 4WD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 13 mpg city to 18 mpg highway. The Land Cruiser uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2008
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a 4-door SUV offered in 2WD 4dr CVT ES, AWD 4dr CVT SE, 2WD 4dr Man ES, 2WD 4dr CVT SE and AWD 4dr CVT ES. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 (148 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front or selectable AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 24 mpg city to 29 mpg highway. The Outlander Sport uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011