Come behind the scenes with the editors of Motor Trend Magazine, as we spend several days wringing out the competition for the 2005 Sport/Utility of the Year Award. From the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape Hybrid, and Ford Freestyle, to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Infiniti QX56, and Nissan Pathfinder, each vehicle was given a chance to show its strengths and weaknesses. We took them all deep into the shadows of the earth and far out into the desolate desert in order to find the one SUV worthy of the award.
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Read about the winner at Motor Trend Names 2005 Sport/Utility of the Year Winner.
For dowloadable wallpaper images of each of the contenders, check out our 2005 Sport/Utility of the Year Wallpaper Gallery.
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