UZEAR has picked the Mazda CX-7 facelift as the sport utility vehicle of the year, with a score of 133. Subaru Outback scored 123 and Renault Koleos 106.

Mazda CX-7 facelift is available in the Romanian market since October, also in a diesel 2.2liter MZR-CD 173 HP version.

The starting price for the diesel variant is €28,290, all taxes included. Full-option model costs €34,090, VAT included.

Subaru Motors Trading has officially launched in Romania in November this year the new Outback, priced at €33,189, for its petrol 167HP variant.

Koleos is the first sport utility vehicle made by Renault. The two versions of 2.0dCi engine put out 150HP for the automatic 6-speed gearbox and 175HP for the 6-speed manual transmission. The selling price of the car in test drive is €25,000.

The other contenders scored as follows: Nissan Murano - 97, Hyundai ix 55 - 96, Land Rover Discovery 4 – 57, Suzuki Grand Vitara – 40, Nissan Quashqai – 34 and Suzuki SX4 – 14.

“2010 Golden SUV Award” was won by Honda CR-V

The “2009 SUV of the Year Award” was won by VW Tiguan.