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2016 Porsche Macan

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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»

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Overall:9.1
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:9.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Lexus NX

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The all-new 2015 Lexus NX delivers a smooth ride, posh interior and confident handling, according to test drivers, though they add that the infotainment system could be ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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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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Automotive writers say the 2015 Infiniti QX50 could use more passenger and cargo room, but they praise its handsome interior, sporty handling and powerful engine. Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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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»

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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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  • MSRP: $35,095 - $40,195
  • MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy

#7
2015 Acura RDX

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The 2015 Acura RDX has a short list of available safety features, according to critics, but they appreciate its velvety ride, reactive powertrain and sprawling backseat. 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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Critics say that the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC provides a powerful standard engine, nimble handling and a premium interior that compares favorably with more expensive luxury SUVs. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Lexus NX Hybrid

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The all-new 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid has outstanding fuel economy for its class, but critics say it could use more cargo space and a more potent engine. 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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Critics describe the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-class as having limited rear-seat space and a rigid ride, but they say it has a swanky interior and the diesel model ... 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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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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  • MSRP: $32,500 - $34,600
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

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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:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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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»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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  • MSRP: $36,600 - $36,600
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

#14
2015 Land Rover LR2

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Reviewers call the 2015 Land Rover LR2 an adept off-road vehicle but note that its rivals deliver swifter acceleration and surer handling. 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
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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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2015 Lexus NX

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$34,480 - $37,980
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The all-new 2015 Lexus NX delivers a smooth ride, posh interior and confident handling, according to test drivers, though they add that the infotainment system could be ... 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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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

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2015 Infiniti QX50

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$35,000 - $38,600
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Automotive writers say the 2015 Infiniti QX50 could use more passenger and cargo room, but they praise its handsome interior, sporty handling and powerful engine. 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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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

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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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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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The 2015 Acura RDX has a short list of available safety features, according to critics, but they appreciate its velvety ride, reactive powertrain and sprawling backseat. 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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Critics say that the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC provides a powerful standard engine, nimble handling and a premium interior that compares favorably with more expensive luxury SUVs. 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 Lexus NX Hybrid

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$39,720 - $41,310
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The all-new 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid has outstanding fuel economy for its class, but critics say it could use more cargo space and a more potent engine. 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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Critics describe the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-class as having limited rear-seat space and a rigid ride, but they say it has a swanky interior and the diesel model ... 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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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 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:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0

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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 Land Rover LR2

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$36,600 - $36,600
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Reviewers call the 2015 Land Rover LR2 an adept off-road vehicle but note that its rivals deliver swifter acceleration and surer handling. 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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