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Bankrate's 2007 New Car Guide
What's hot?
All new for 2008 plus a fun interactive to pinpoint the best car for you.
What's hot?
Crossover | Price
The price you pay for a new vehicle will vary from dealership to dealership, but we'll be considering the manufacturer's suggested retail price before discounts, incentives and rebates.
 Jeep Patriot $14,550-$21,555
Jeep Patriot  Based on the same chassis as the more carlike Dodge Caliber and the Jeep Compass, the Patriot is designed to be more in keeping Jeep's rugged image. Those who are used to the rock-crawling ability of the Wrangler, however, are likely to be disappointed. Casual off-roaders will likely find this low-price leader just fine. The base model is front-wheel-drive only, so you may want to upgrade to the all-wheel-drive version.
 Kia Sportage $15,900-$22,895
Kia Sportage  Once the bargain-basement SUV for those who wanted the look of an SUV but didn't care if the reality matched, the Sportage has moved slightly upscale and adopted a more competent stance. The base model is front-wheel-drive and the standard 140-horsepower, 2-liter four-cylinder engine is only adequate. But a V6 and all-wheel-drive are optional.
 Hyundai Tucson$16,995-$23,845
Hyundai Tucson  Based on the same platform as the Elantra sedan, the Hyundai Tucson has a surprising amount of standard equipment and greater refinements. There's a full load of air bags on board -- including full-length side curtains. Buyers should consider opting for the 173-horsepower, 2.7-liter V6, which comes with an automatic transmission.

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