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My coworker Jason may have called the 2009 Kia Borrego a “Meh Car,” but I find the short-lived SUV quite interesting, with its body-on-frame construction, available 337 horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine, three rows of seating, and styling that remains modern to this day.

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David Tracy

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).