by Tod Mesirow

The SUV came mostly out of nowhere and now occupies a preeminent place in most car manufacterers’ lineups.  All the functionality of a minivan – most carry a minimum of six passengers, some as many as eight – with the style and some of the capabilities of a robust off-road vehicle.  Mercedes has married the best of both lineages while including a bit of their signature refinements.

Read Tod’s review at SUVs.About.com.

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