Back in 2002 when the game plan was unveiled, Toyota launched its Scion brand to hopefully capture a younger, hipper segment of car buyers.
For a variety of reasons, the Nissan Murano continues to reside near the top of the class in a competitive field of sport utility vehicles that combine versatility with nimble driving acumen.
The Pilot remains among the industry leaders in this segment. But the competition is tougher than ever. Vehicles like the Dodge Durango, Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9, Chevrolet Traverse and Dodge Journey are serious rivals.