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SUV of the Year Awards

The annual Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award features significant inupt from the editors of Truck Trend magazine and is given to the vehicle that best represents exceptional value, superiority in its class, and most significant developments on the SUV scene each year. Inside you’ll find reviews of all the vehicle candidates, insight into the exhaustive testing process, photos, and more information on the SUV of the Year winner.
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Subaru Forester Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Subaru Forester Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Subaru Forester! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Nissan Murano Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Nissan Murano Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Nissan Murano! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Lexus LX 570 Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Lexus LX 570 Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Lexus LX 570! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Kia Borrego Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Kia Borrego Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Kia Borrego! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Infiniti FX  Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Infiniti FX Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Infiniti FX! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Infiniti EX Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Infiniti EX Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Infiniti EX! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Ford Flex Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Ford Flex Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Ford Flex! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Dodge Journey Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Dodge Journey Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Dodge Journey! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ AWD Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ AWD Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ AWD! more
2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 BMW X6 Photo Gallery 2009 SUOTY Contender: 2009 BMW X6 Photo Gallery
Check out our exclusive 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year contender photo gallery of the 2009 BMW X6! more
2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Winner: Mazda CX-9 2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Winner: Mazda CX-9
As the saying goes, it's all in the details, and that's where the 2008 Mazda CX-9's sporty personality shines. Slide behind the... more
2008 Sport/Utility of the Year Contenders 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year Contenders
The sport/utility vehicle cuts a broad swathe through the 21st-century automotive landscape. more
Motor Trend Names Mazda CX-9 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year Motor Trend Names Mazda CX-9 2008 Sport/Utility of the Year
The CX-9 reigned supreme out of a diverse crowd of 11 contenders, one of the highest quality fields MOTOR TREND has seen since it started... more
2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Contenders 2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Contenders
It's Of the Year time at Motor Trend for 2008, and first up in our annual search for the best of the best is the 2008 Motor Trend Sport... more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Toyota Highlander Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Toyota Highlander Photo Gallery
The all-new 2008 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid raise the bar once again in the mid-size SUV segment with a complete redesign that is... more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Saturn Vue Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Saturn Vue Photo Gallery
The '08 Vue is the fourth all-new Saturn model since the beginning of the 2006 calendar year. more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Subaru Tribeca Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Subaru Tribeca Photo Gallery
The dramatic exterior styling changes reflect the major changes under the skin for the 2008 Subaru Tribeca. more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender:  2008 Nissan Rogue Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Nissan Rogue Photo Gallery
The 2008 Nissan Rogue is designed to add a new dimension to the crossover sport utility segment - satisfying both the functional needs of... more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Land Rover LR2 Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Land Rover LR2 Photo Gallery
The LR2 is based on the same unibody chassis architecture as the Volvo XC90 and uses a variant of its transverse-mounted straight-six. But... more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender:  2008 Jeep Patriot Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Jeep Patriot Photo Gallery
The all-new Patriot, Jeep's newest attempt at wooing the crossover market, shares underpinnings with the Compass and Caliber. more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Photo Gallery
It's only a question of time before Hyundai produces a car or sport/utility or truck worthy of the Motor Trend calipers. We've been saying... more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Mazda CX-9 Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Mazda CX-9 Photo Gallery
As the saying goes, it's all in the details, and that's where the Mazda CX-9's sporty personality shines. Slide behind the leather-wrapped... more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Jeep Liberty Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Jeep Liberty Photo Gallery
One look at the all-new Jeep Liberty, and it's clear where Jeep designers turned for inspiration -- the longer, wider, and more macho Dodge... more
2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Buick Enclave Photo Gallery 2008 Motor Trend SUOTY Contender: 2008 Buick Enclave Photo Gallery
On the very first day of our SUOTY competition, before most of us had even driven it, the new Buick Enclave served notice that it's a... more
2007 SUV Of The Year Photo Gallery 2007 SUV Of The Year Photo Gallery
It used to be easy to figure out what was a sport/utility vehicle: Whether it was as bare-bones rugged as a Jeep or dripping with high-tech... more
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