Car price: $34,615
The most expensive crossover on this list, the entry-level SRX offers 36.3 inches of rear-seat legroom, and 61.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the backseat folded down.
Power comes from a 3-liter V-6 that generates 265 horsepower sent to the front wheels by way of a driver-shiftable, six-speed transmission. The EPA estimates a fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. All-wheel-drive isn't available on the base SRX model.
Included in the base car price are full power accessories, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated outboard mirrors, eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with redundant audio controls, trip computer, air bags, the OnStar navigation system, and an eight-speaker Bose-infused audio system with CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary input jack and MP3 integration.