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  • MSRP: $52,600 - $73,900
  • MPG: 17 (Est) City / 23 (Est) Hwy

#1
2016 Porsche Macan

Reviewers say the 2016 Porsche Macan has powerful engines, sport sedan-like handling, a comfortable ride and high-end cabin, which help earn it a spot at the top ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:9.1
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:9.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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#2
2015 Lexus NX

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Critics report that the all-new 2015 Lexus NX doesn't have the most user-friendly infotainment system, but it does provide steady handling, a comfortable ride and a high-end ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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#3
2016 BMW X3

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With its athletic handling, powerful engines and incredibly roomy cabin, reviewers say the 2016 BMW X3 has few flaws aside from its slow engine stop/start system. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:9.0
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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2015 Infiniti QX50

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The 2015 Infiniti QX50 could do with more cargo and passenger space, critics say, but they love the SUV's sport sedan-like handling, potent engine and attractive cabin.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $40,900 - $53,300
  • MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy

#5
2016 Audi Q5

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The 2016 Audi Q5 provides enjoyable driving dynamics, powerful engine options and a luxurious cabin, but some drivers may find its ride too harsh, reviewers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Volvo XC60

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The Volvo XC60 has a potent new base engine, lively handling and abundant interior and cargo space, critics say.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5

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#7
2015 Acura RDX

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Though some automotive journalists bemoan its short list of available safety features, they applaud the 2015 Acura RDX’s expansive back seat, comfortable ride and responsive powertrain.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Lincoln MKC

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The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC rivals more expensive luxury SUVs with its high-end interior, crisp handling and potent standard engine, automotive writers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class earns critics' approval for its athletic handling and high-end cabin, but its cargo space is limited. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.6
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Lexus NX Hybrid

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Reviewers say the all-new 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid doesn't provide lots of cargo room, and it would benefit from more power, but it has excellent fuel economy ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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#11
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a firm ride and cramped back-seat space, automotive journalists write, but its interior is luxurious, and a diesel model with excellent fuel ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.7
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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It may deliver a solid off-road experience and upscale cabin, but reviewers also say the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque's outward visibility isn't good, its infotainment ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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2016 BMW X4

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While critics like the 2016 BMW X4's powerful engines, user-friendly infotainment system and quick steering, they note that competing SUVs have more cabin and cargo space. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.6
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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The brand-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport suffers from uneven power delivery, according to critics, though they note that it handles on- and off-road driving well and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Audi Q3

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While the brand-new 2015 Audi Q3 may have poised handling and a smooth ride, it has less agility, power and cargo space than many rivals, according to ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 BMW X1

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Though rivals have more passenger and cargo space, the 2015 BMW X1 delivers lively handling, exceptional fuel economy and strong engine options, reviewers report. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.3
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_5
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#17
2015 Land Rover LR2

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The 2015 Land Rover LR2 is an accomplished off-road vehicle, test drivers say, but its competitors deliver better handling and quicker acceleration. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0

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2016 Porsche Macan

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$52,600 - $73,900

Reviewers say the 2016 Porsche Macan has powerful engines, sport sedan-like handling, a comfortable ride and high-end cabin, which help earn it a spot at the top ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:9.1
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:9.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

#2
2015 Lexus NX

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$34,480 - $37,980
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Critics report that the all-new 2015 Lexus NX doesn't have the most user-friendly infotainment system, but it does provide steady handling, a comfortable ride and a high-end ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0

#3
2016 BMW X3

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$38,600 - $46,350
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With its athletic handling, powerful engines and incredibly roomy cabin, reviewers say the 2016 BMW X3 has few flaws aside from its slow engine stop/start system. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:9.0
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA

#3
2015 Infiniti QX50

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$35,000 - $38,600
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The 2015 Infiniti QX50 could do with more cargo and passenger space, critics say, but they love the SUV's sport sedan-like handling, potent engine and attractive cabin.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5

#5
2016 Audi Q5

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$40,900 - $53,300
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The 2016 Audi Q5 provides enjoyable driving dynamics, powerful engine options and a luxurious cabin, but some drivers may find its ride too harsh, reviewers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA

#5
2015 Volvo XC60

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$35,750 - $51,050
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The Volvo XC60 has a potent new base engine, lively handling and abundant interior and cargo space, critics say.  Read full review»

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U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Acura RDX

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$35,095 - $40,195
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Though some automotive journalists bemoan its short list of available safety features, they applaud the 2015 Acura RDX’s expansive back seat, comfortable ride and responsive powertrain.  Read full review»

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U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Lincoln MKC

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$33,100 - $35,595
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The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC rivals more expensive luxury SUVs with its high-end interior, crisp handling and potent standard engine, automotive writers say. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

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$33,300 - $48,300
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The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class earns critics' approval for its athletic handling and high-end cabin, but its cargo space is limited. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.6
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Lexus NX Hybrid

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$39,720 - $41,310
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Reviewers say the all-new 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid doesn't provide lots of cargo room, and it would benefit from more power, but it has excellent fuel economy ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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$37,900 - $39,900
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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a firm ride and cramped back-seat space, automotive journalists write, but its interior is luxurious, and a diesel model with excellent fuel ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.7
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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$41,100 - $110,475
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It may deliver a solid off-road experience and upscale cabin, but reviewers also say the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque's outward visibility isn't good, its infotainment ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5

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2016 BMW X4

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$44,900 - $49,250
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While critics like the 2016 BMW X4's powerful engines, user-friendly infotainment system and quick steering, they note that competing SUVs have more cabin and cargo space. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.6
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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$37,070 - $45,570
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The brand-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport suffers from uneven power delivery, according to critics, though they note that it handles on- and off-road driving well and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0

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2015 Audi Q3

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$32,500 - $34,600
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While the brand-new 2015 Audi Q3 may have poised handling and a smooth ride, it has less agility, power and cargo space than many rivals, according to ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 BMW X1

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$31,200 - $39,100
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Though rivals have more passenger and cargo space, the 2015 BMW X1 delivers lively handling, exceptional fuel economy and strong engine options, reviewers report. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.3
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Land Rover LR2

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$36,600 - $36,600
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The 2015 Land Rover LR2 is an accomplished off-road vehicle, test drivers say, but its competitors deliver better handling and quicker acceleration. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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