Originally posted by JubukiI think you may want to take a look at the Ford Escape before settling on the Vue. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the Escape was rated best SUV under $25K. I don't know how much under it is compared to the Vue, but it's always worth the time and effort to find the right car.
I'm going to interrupt and throw out a stopper here -- Hyundai's Santa Fe might not be the best *overall*, but IIRC, it did get a pretty good safety rating. That, plus you can find a base one for under $20K. Me? I'm waiting to pay off the college loans so I can get me the $25K loaded V6.
Or there's always the $47K Escalade with the, like, 5/11 city/highway MPG. :P