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2010 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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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC
“The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is large and capable off road yet feels surprisingly car-like on the road. That car-like feeling comes in part because this is the first full-size SUV built around a unibody architecture instead of traditional body-on-frame construction.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450
“The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is large and capable off road yet feels surprisingly car-like on the road. That car-like feeling comes in part because this is the first full-size SUV built around a unibody architecture instead of traditional body-on-frame construction.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550
“As far as large SUVs go, this is one of our favorites. It seats seven, offers respectable towing capacity, and has the moves of a much smaller SUV.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
4.2 
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2010 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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2010 Lexus LX 570
“The powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine provides remarkable acceleration for such a large and heavy vehicle, and it makes quick work of towing tasks.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2010 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
4.0 
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2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6
“It might not be the most efficient package on which to base a hybrid, but the X6 is one of the sportiest platforms yet to gain the ability. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2010 BMW X3
“Despite the high expectations that come with attaching the flying propeller logo to any vehicle, the new X3 still surprises those expectations with amazing prowess.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2010 BMW X5
“It has much more in common with a sport sedan than with any SUV... ” — Automobile   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2010 BMW X5 M
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2010 BMW X6
“...the 2009 BMW X6 is positively dripping with machismo. ” — Popular Mechanics   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2010 BMW X6 M
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
“From a purely practical standpoint, the GLK makes a lot of sense, with a great driving position and plenty of space for four adults (three can fit in a pinch in back).” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350
“Elegantly appointed inside as it is, the M-Class is built to go off-road.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML550
3.7 
3
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
“Regarding handling, the Mercedes M-Class veers toward comfort.” — Forbes   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2010 Mercedes-Benz R350
“Steering feels just right for this new class of car, and it requires moderate effort with utterly satisfying response.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
3.7 
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2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTEC
3.7 
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2010 Audi Q5
“In what has become a recurring theme for every new car wearing the four shiny rings, the Q5 offers just-right styling outside, a beautiful and comfortable interior and equally impressive levels of comfort and performance.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2010 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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2010 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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2010 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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2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
“Inside, Escalade Hybrid gets a nice level of luxury that's very contemporary, almost European in feel.” — Forbes   See More Reviews
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2010 Cadillac SRX
“It is much more nimble than previously and rides a shade on the comfortable side of firm.” — Canadian Driver   See More Reviews
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2010 Land Rover LR2
“Fun in the mud, looks like an SUV, a brand name that impresses the neighbors.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2010 Land Rover Range Rover
“Its ZF 6-speed automatic transmission is responsive and uses a center differential to improve off-road abilities and on-road handling. Low-range is available for extreme off-roading.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
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2010 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
3.2 
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2010 Acura RDX
“RDX offers an excellent balance of feel and composure while keeping body roll in check.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2010 Acura ZDX
“If you are willing to accept the compromises that come with the coupe styling -- and coupes are all about style -- ZDX is one terrific piece of work.” — USA Today   See More Reviews
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2010 INFINITI EX35
“Through Boston and then the New York suburbs, the EX proved that its deceptively small dimensions can come in handy. ” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2010 INFINITI FX35
“On the street, the [Infiniti FX] provokes our inner juvenile delinquent to repeatedly floor the gas and feel the rush of acceleration...” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2010 INFINITI FX50
“Inside the cabin, the FX50 gets the deluxe treatment. We love it.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2010 INFINITI QX56
“It comes standard with latest in electronic stability control, traction control and ABS technology, all of which can help you maintain control in emergency handling situations, and the available all-wheel-drive system further improves handling stability in slippery conditions.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2010 Land Rover LR4
“Underway, it's very comfortable and very quiet, considering that the LR4 is quite a big box that catches lots of air and rides on enormous tires. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
“Immediately after a heavy downpour that created some very slick and slimy conditions on a horse farm outside Chicago, all that was required of our British ute was to throw the transmission lever into "Low," twist the Terrain Response dial (located on the console between the front seats) one click to the right (Grass/Gravel/Snow), and we were on our way. A little throttle modulation and steering input were all the driver had to worry about. Simple.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
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2010 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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2010 Lincoln MKX
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2010 Porsche Cayenne
“There's good room for four tall adults. Five such persons can fit for short trips, but the center of the rear seat is too stiff for longer journeys.” — MSN Autos   See More Reviews
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2010 Volkswagen Touareg
“The all-new unit-body chassis has been engineered to handle the rigors of serious off-roading, and the double wishbone front and rear suspension is equally as rugged.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
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2010 Volvo XC60
“As Arrival Vehicles go, this one gives the fashionistas something to look at: a high-waisted shape that flares dramatically as it sweeps back to huge sculptural taillights. Better yet, this visual entertainment takes place without encroaching on the capacity within.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2010 Volvo XC90
“The wood inserts throughout the cabin provide some brightness and give it that upscale look. And the usual speedometer, tachometer and other gauges are as easy to read as ever.” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
3.2 
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2010 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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2010 Lincoln Navigator L
“Easy to read and extremely distinctive, the gauges make an elegant statement.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2010 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG
“...the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is surprisingly quiet on such journeys despite having the aerodynamic attributes of a shipping crate.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2010 Mercedes-Benz G550
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