Edit: I chose the Ford Escape Titanium 2.0L, 4WD . See post #166 for reasons. =====================So I'm in the market for a new vehicle. I'm looking all over and so far, the following cars stand out: Kia Sportage SX Ford Escape Titanium Volkswagon Tiguan SEL Hyundai SantaFe Sport Nissan Rogue SV I have test driven all the mentioned vehicles and highlighted what I liked best and disliked. Problem is I really can't set my mind on one of them. However, each time I look at the list I come down to the Ford Escape Titanium. Note: Previous list does not denote any type of liking or current standing in my view. Pros Escape Stability, Good 2.0L engine, Active Park Assist/BLISS & Rearview Camera, Foot Activated lift gate Sportage Cooled drivers seat, In-Rearview mirror camera display, Chilled glove compartment SantaFe Sport 100,000mile warranty, Standard Keyless entry/Keyless Start, IIHS Top Safety Pick Award Tiguan Panoramic Sunroof standard, very smooth handling, suspension is very impressive and nice lumbar support. Rogue Bose Audio Cons Escape Price - requires highest Trim for desired features Sportage Liftgate is manual, trims require lots of upgrading SantaFe Sport AWD didn't feel right (unstable), bumpy ride Tiguan Cost - Higher priced than Escape, lower feature count Rogue Too low Horsepower, lack of extra features. Although the Escape has a marginally higher price ($32.5k), it has a great deal of the features I like. Only the SantaFe Sport and the Sportage feel come close, but like I said, I keep eyeing the Escape quite alot. Any insights, comments or personal reviews regarding these vehicles are highly welcomed.