Behind the Scenes: 2005 Sport/Utility of the Year Testing

Join the editors of Motor Trend Magazine as they hit the road to discover which of these seven contenders deserves to win the 2005 Sport/Utility of the Year award.

Editors of Motor Trend
Oct 27, 2004
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.
Photo 2/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts E39 Z
Photo 3/23   |   Chevrolet Equinox Engine View

Photo 4/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts F56 Z
Photo 5/23   |   Volkswagen Touareg Driver Side View

Photo 6/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts I54 Z
Photo 7/23   |   2004 Volkswagen Touareg Suv interior Food



Photo 8/23   |   Ford Escape Hybrid Front Grill View
Photo 9/23   |   Ford Escape Hybrid Passenger Side Front View

Photo 10/23   |   Chevrolet Equinox Rear View
Photo 11/23   |   Nissan Pathfinder Passenger Side View

Photo 12/23   |   Land Rover LR3 Rear Driver Side View
Photo 13/23   |   Ford Freestyle Front Grill View

Photo 14/23   |   Jeep Grand Cherokee Front Grill View
Photo 15/23   |   Nissan Armada Rear Trunk View


Photo 16/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts P28 Z
Photo 17/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts P29 Z

Photo 18/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts P65 Z
Photo 19/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts 61 Z

Photo 20/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts 12 Z
Photo 21/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts 13 Z

Photo 22/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts 14 Z
Photo 23/23   |   112 0412 Suvoty Bts 18 Z

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