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2018 Lexus LX 570
“The posh interior offers room for eight passengers so everyone can tag along...” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Lexus LX 570
“The posh interior offers room for eight passengers so everyone can tag along...” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Lexus RX 350
“High-grade cabin furnishings, luxury sedan ride, user-friendly high-tech features, rock-solid reliability history, excellent dealer service.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Lexus RX 450h
“The hybrid model is particularly well sorted out, and both RXs are easier to use as mind-numbing, commute-erasing devices than they were before. Even as enthusiasts, we have to admit there are plenty of days when such a device (especially for this Los Angeles-based editor) would come in handy.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
“Quiet and smooth - with long legs - this compact Benz loves the highway.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Audi Q5
“All the Q5s come with electrically assisted power steering that actually has a sufficient amount of feedback for an SUV” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Audi SQ5
“Sweet exhaust notes, crisp shifts, deep well of power.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 BMW X1
“The steering, the brakes, the ride, the handling, and all the secondary controls and instruments just feel perfect. So if you'd like to have a hot-hatch based on the last 3-series, but with BMW's latest generation of engine and transmission, the X1 xDrive28i makes one hell of a package. ” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2017 BMW X1
“The steering, the brakes, the ride, the handling, and all the secondary controls and instruments just feel perfect. So if you'd like to have a hot-hatch based on the last 3-series, but with BMW's latest generation of engine and transmission, the X1 xDrive28i makes one hell of a package. ” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2018 BMW X5
“The 2011 BMW X5 is one of the best-handling midsize luxury crossovers you can buy. ” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Lexus GX 460
“Cornering is actually quite good for a vehicle of this size, height and weight. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2017 Lexus GX 460
“Cornering is actually quite good for a vehicle of this size, height and weight. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
“Towing is rated at 7200 pounds, so it can haul in every sense of the word.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
“Towing is rated at 7200 pounds, so it can haul in every sense of the word.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Volvo XC60
“Strong and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engines.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Volvo XC90
“The more assertive styling, with its larger grille, aggressive lower air intakes and slimmer headlights, manages to be modern without losing its identity as a Volvo” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Volvo XC90
“The more assertive styling, with its larger grille, aggressive lower air intakes and slimmer headlights, manages to be modern without losing its identity as a Volvo” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Audi Q7
“The Q7's state-of-the-art interior mimics the wonderful interior in the A6 sedan. Audi has managed a high-tech presentation without a sacrifice in comfort or warmth.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 BMW X3
“With new-found suppleness to its suspension set-up, greater agility, stronger performance, reduced thirst and expanded roominess, the new X3 feels much more like something conceived in Munich should.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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2017 BMW X3
“With new-found suppleness to its suspension set-up, greater agility, stronger performance, reduced thirst and expanded roominess, the new X3 feels much more like something conceived in Munich should.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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2017 BMW X5
“The 2011 BMW X5 is one of the best-handling midsize luxury crossovers you can buy. ” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 BMW X5 M
“High-performance SUVs are a rare breed, and the...BMW X5 M tops this short list by delivering astonishing performance while making few sacrifices.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 BMW X5 M
“High-performance SUVs are a rare breed, and the...BMW X5 M tops this short list by delivering astonishing performance while making few sacrifices.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 BMW X6
“A star in the rhombus-shape segment, the weird but intimidating X6 continues to be a surprisingly delightful vehicle to drive.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 BMW X6
“A star in the rhombus-shape segment, the weird but intimidating X6 continues to be a surprisingly delightful vehicle to drive.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 BMW X6 M
“The 2013 BMW X6 M has prodigious power, amazing handling, four seats and not so much cargo space. As an SUV, it doesn't make any sense, but it's a whole lot of fun.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 BMW X6 M
“The 2013 BMW X6 M has prodigious power, amazing handling, four seats and not so much cargo space. As an SUV, it doesn't make any sense, but it's a whole lot of fun.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Cadillac Escalade
“While offering the acceleration and responsiveness of a smaller luxury vehicle, the Escalade offers one of the most comfortable, lavishly appointed interiors available in any SUV.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV
“...we feel the Escalade [ESV] delivers the smoothest and most comfortable ride offered on a body-on-frame vehicle.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV
“...we feel the Escalade [ESV] delivers the smoothest and most comfortable ride offered on a body-on-frame vehicle.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
“...Range Rover Sport's handling is impossibly sharp, especially considering it's a highly capable off-roader” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Lincoln MKX
“Complimenting the new center stack and its fancy new infotainment system is a refreshed interior with all-new seats and upgraded materials. ” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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2017 Lincoln MKX
“Complimenting the new center stack and its fancy new infotainment system is a refreshed interior with all-new seats and upgraded materials. ” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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2018 Lincoln Navigator L
“Easy to read and extremely distinctive, the gauges make an elegant statement.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Porsche Cayenne
“The trio of suspension settings - comfort, normal, and sport - offered by the Cayenne's optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) does a superb job of catering to various drivers' preferences.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Porsche Cayenne
“The trio of suspension settings - comfort, normal, and sport - offered by the Cayenne's optional Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) does a superb job of catering to various drivers' preferences.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Acura MDX
“Excellent handling, high safety scores, loads of optional high-tech toys, powerful engine with decent fuel economy, relatively large third-row seat for a midsize luxury SUV.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Acura MDX
“Excellent handling, high safety scores, loads of optional high-tech toys, powerful engine with decent fuel economy, relatively large third-row seat for a midsize luxury SUV.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Cadillac Escalade
“While offering the acceleration and responsiveness of a smaller luxury vehicle, the Escalade offers one of the most comfortable, lavishly appointed interiors available in any SUV.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2018 INFINITI QX60
“The 2015 Infiniti QX60 has a rich look and excellent interior space...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 INFINITI QX60
“The 2015 Infiniti QX60 has a rich look and excellent interior space...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid
“...has a rich look and excellent interior space...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 INFINITI QX80
“This big ute can hit 60 mph in a surprisingly quick seven seconds...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 Land Rover Discovery
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
“...Evoque models are powered by a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides plenty of pep and punch for tasks ranging from trails to backroads and high-speed passing” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2018 Lincoln MKT
“Other than the goofy proportions and polarizing snout, perhaps the most immediately noteworthy thing about the MKT is how pleasant it is inside its cabin. The interior is serenely quiet, even at triple-digit speeds, thanks to heaps of sound deadening; laminated, thicker windows; and aerodynamic tuning that included optimizing the shape of the side mirrors.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Lincoln Navigator
“So it isn't quite subdued, but the Lincoln is reasonably refined, thanks in part to efforts to curb noise coming from the powertrain, the wind, and the road.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2017 Volvo XC60
“Strong and efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engines.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Acura RDX
“Despite the increase in power and cylinder count, the new RDX is more fuel efficient than before. A new six-speed automatic not only provides a wider gearing spread than before, but the V-6 itself also features cylinder deactivation, allowing it to run under on three or four cylinders when under light load. ” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2017 INFINITI QX50
“step inside and try not to be impressed by the stunning interior, with colors, shapes, materials and surfaces that make this among the most luxurious in the segment.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 INFINITI QX70
“Material quality inside the QX70's cabin... is well-built featuring high-quality materials and attractive wood accents.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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2017 Lincoln Navigator
“So it isn't quite subdued, but the Lincoln is reasonably refined, thanks in part to efforts to curb noise coming from the powertrain, the wind, and the road.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2017 Lincoln Navigator L
“Easy to read and extremely distinctive, the gauges make an elegant statement.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg
“There's very little not to like about the Touareg's creature comforts and accommodations.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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