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These roomy crossover vehicles make a big impression.

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This story appears in the April 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The fastest-growing vehicle segment is large cross-overs, which include the brand-new GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave. Combinations of SUVs and station wagons, these three roomy vehicles from different GM divisions share a powerful, fuel-efficient 3.6-liter 275-horsepower V-6 engine that gets approximately 18 city/26 highway miles per gallon. They also have a six-speed automatic transmission and seating for seven or eight.

The Acadia is the first crossover from GMC, which is known for its popular pickup trucks. Available as all-wheel or front-wheel drive, the Acadia has exceptional cargo capacity, including almost 120 cubic feet of space with the seats down, and a 60/40 split folding third row. The Acadia comes with stability and rollover control systems, six air bags, OnStar for one year and 18-inch wheels. Base price: $29,255.

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