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C/D Archives: Seven Sport-Utes Face Off in the Mountains of Arizona

By: · August 16, 2014

1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer vs. GMC S-15 Jimmy SLX, Isuzu Trooper LS, Jeep Cherokee Laredo, Mitusbishi Montero LS, Nissan Pathfinder SE, and Toyota 4Runner SR5

Sport-utility vehicles are nothing like Brussels sprouts, except in one respect: either you just naturally love the little beasties or you can’t quite grasp what other people see in them. Both of these views, as matters of personal taste, are entirely valid. And each, it turns out, is well represented within the ranks of the Car and Driver editorial staff. That’s a good thing, because it meant that a three-day, seven-vehicle expedition in the deserts and mountains of central Arizona would lead to spirited discussion, conscientious judgment, and clear-cut conclusions about today’s highly competitive crop of mid-size, four-door, all-wheel-drive sport-utility machines. READ MORE ››

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