Think of the Nissan Murano, Mitsubishi Endeavor, and Toyota Highlander as personal mobile assistants.
Cell-phone toting, latte sipping, warehouse shopping, morning running, after hours volunteering, home improving, and chainsaw juggling: We’ve become a nation of multitasksers, balancing career and family, work and recreation on a teeter-totter of disappearing time. So much ground to cover. Not enough hours in the day.
So it made sense that car companies came up with a product that met such a diverse set of needs. Forget those big and clumsy, hard to park, tough to maneuver behemoths; no one has time for that. Presenting, the car-based midsize SUV.
Examined here, three such SUV’s that owe more of their DNA to passenger cars tather than trucks. Though the Nissan Murano, Mitsubishi Endeavor, and Toyota Highlander were available in base form with front drive, here all three equipped with optional all-wheel-drive to determine just how multipurposeful they were.