The Mazda CX-9 is Motor Trend’s
2008 Sport/Utility of the Year.
A category once reserved for a few off-road specialists, the sport/utility or crossover class now offers a vehicle for practically any driver, from almost any automaker.
Angus MacKenzie, editor in chief of Motor Trend
, noted that this year’s field, while smaller than last year’s, includes significant new entries, including the best Buick in decades — “not just the best Buick SUV, but the best Buick, period” — and a Hyundai that may have car buyers think twice about Lexus.
In addition to the Mazda CX-9, Motor Trend
evaluated: Buick Enclave
Land Rover LR2 Nissan Rouge
Toyota Land Cruiser
The complete report on the Motor Trend 2007 Sport/Utility of the Year testing and selection will be published in the December issue of Motor Trend. High-resolution images of the winner are available upon request and at http://www.motortrend.com/media.