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Just Right: AWRT 2003 Mid-size SUV Buyer's Guide
by Steve Siler

We remember a time when we had to spell out "sport-utility vehicle" because not many people knew what "SUV" meant. Oh how things change. Now even my grandmother carpools back and forth to her bridge club meets in one, loving it because "it has so much room for the girls."

Today's sport-utility vehicle comes in many shapes and sizes, with more on the way every year. From small and cutesy to macho and humongous, there are more varieties of SUVs on the market than Imelda Marcos has shoes. Well, almost. But no matter how many styles we end up being offered, size matters when it comes to SUVs. And as Goldilocks might say, the mid-size package is the one that fits most families "just right."

Still, among the mid-sizers, there are many shapes and styles to choose from. We chose ten of our favorites to profile in this guide with the hope that among them, you can find the one that fits your needs "just right" as well.

A fork in the road....either navigate through our mid-size SUV buyer's guide by clicking on 'Start' or by selecting one of the models listed below!