has put together an interesting list of cars they think would be good replacement for the gas-guzzling SUV found in many driveways across the country. As expected, the Ford Escape Hybrid, Saturn Vue Green Line and Mazada 5 are on the list.

So is the MINI Cooper Clubman.

>Meanwhile, the Clubman offers a handy extension on the regular Mini Cooper. It’s about 10 inches longer than the regular Mini, and most of that goes into usable storage space behind the back seats. It also gets an additional door that opens backward on the passenger side.

>It’s still a Mini – and the barn-door-style tailgate can be an annoying hassle to use – but it makes the fun-to-drive Clubman a viable utility player.

Thanks Frank for sending this in!

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