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SUVs for Everyone the '14 MAMA Fall Rally

Posted by: Erin Guth

Given the opportunity to test more than 70 vehicles on the street, track and trail at the recent Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Fall Rally, we pulled together our top three SUV picks. Though each technically qualifies as an SUV, each puts a unique spin on class traditions.

2014 Dodge Durango R/T


Dodge claims their Durango is a triple threat with power, 6000 pound towing capacity and best-in-class fuel economy. What's most appealing to enthusiasts is the sport minded R/T model. It boasts a 360-horsepower Hemi V8, sport-tuned suspension and upgraded brakes.

2015 Jeep Wrangler


For the adventure-seeker who hike, bike, run and swim, the 2015 Wrangler is the go-to choice. Active-lifestyle features include wash-out interior with drain plugs, heavy-duty axles and 2-speed transfer case, electronic front and rear locking differentials, a disconnecting front sway bar, tow hooks and rock rails.

2015 Ford Explorer


Ford likes to peg the Explorer as a Jack-of-all-trades. It's got the passenger space, cargo room, and refinement of a family hauler and the off-road chops for the muddy trail to the summer cottage. Most models get a 290-horsepower V6 or a 240-horsepower turbo four. Available only on the Sport is a turbocharged V6 that makes 365 horsepower.

So what will it be? Let us know which adventure-hungry SUV you want to drive! Comment below or tweet us @ChiAutoShow.

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