Base price: $40,605 Even the heftiest drivers aren't too big for the Expedition, which boasts one of the largest front-seat areas of any SUV -- including a generous 60.2 inches of front hip room and 63.1 inches of front shoulder room. Clarke says the model also gets a big, beefy thumbs-up because the Expedition comes standard with extra-long seat belts that large drivers will appreciate. In addition to such obese-friendly features, the Expedition offers such positives as rear seats that fold down easily, as well as up to 9,200 pounds of towing capacity. "The Expedition definitely has a lot of 'grunt,'" he says. The SUV also comes standard with a powerful 310-horsepower V-8 engine and a rear-wheel-drive system rated at 14 mpg/city and 20 mpg/highway. For those seeking better rough-weather handling, four-wheel drive is also available.