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2014 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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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC
“The GL-Class is stuffed with all bits of digital magic, and many of the systems are standard equipment, including the air-ride suspension that smoothes out all but the most rugged travel. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450
“The GL-Class is stuffed with all bits of digital magic, and many of the systems are standard equipment, including the air-ride suspension that smoothes out all but the most rugged travel. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL550
“The GL-Class is stuffed with all bits of digital magic, and many of the systems are standard equipment, including the air-ride suspension that smoothes out all but the most rugged travel. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
“Because of limited third-row kneeroom and a second-row center-seat position equipped with a fold-down armrest/cup holder, the GL is no seven-passenger limo, but it can nicely accommodate four adults, three kids, and 16 cubic feet of luggage.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 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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2014 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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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC
“At freeway speeds, the GLK glides calmly over expansion joints and uneven road surfaces, never losing its composure. When the road changes to twists and turns, the GLK's precise steering and big wheel/tire combo help it round curves with confidence.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
“The sheetmetal is creased and proper with a good deal of confidence, and the proportions are smart. It's supremely comfortable, with lots of ways to adjust the seats. ” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350
“Ride quality is exceptionally compliant with the standard setup of steel springs and conventional dampers.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC
“Ride quality is exceptionally compliant with the standard setup of steel springs and conventional dampers,” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz ML550
“Ride quality is exceptionally compliant with the standard setup of steel springs and conventional dampers,” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
“The 4Matic system's electronic, stability-system-linked 4-ETS torque distribution can send nearly all engine torque to whichever single wheel can use it. The suspension is also remarkably versatile for a combination of on-road use or off-roading.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 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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2014 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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2014 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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2014 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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2014 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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2014 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
“The Cayenne in any form is a wonderful, quiet, plush, and luxurious highway cruiser....” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 Audi Q5 hybrid
“Audi uses the same eight-speed automatic as in the standard car, although here an electric motor replaces the torque converter.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 Audi SQ5
“Sweet exhaust notes, crisp shifts, deep well of power.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 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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2014 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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2014 Cadillac SRX
“Inside, the look is uniquely American, and the hand-cut-and-sewn coverings on the instrument panel and ambient lighting make for a rich environment.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2014 INFINITI QX60
“Drivers will like the way the QX60 accelerates up to speed sprightly, steers around corners responsively and generally deals with the world's driving situations much better than would be expected....” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2014 INFINITI QX60 Hybrid
“...good fuel economy...” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2014 INFINITI QX80
“Overall, the seven-speed automatic delivered smooth and responsive shifts that made for confident passing and merging...” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2014 Land Rover LR2
“the LR2 successfully traversed the prescribed course, the things the little ute achieved were nonetheless quite impressive -- climbing steep, muddy hills; crawling over tall, wheel-lifting, body-twisting mounds; swimming through ice-cold water slightly deeper than the floorboards; dropping confidently down roller-coaster-like grades at the brim of a sand/gravel pit (thanks, Hill Descent Control); and blasting down saturated dirt roads.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
“It looks more like a concept car than anything else that can be had for less than $100,000, and it's even more arresting in person than in photos.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 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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2014 INFINITI QX70
“The steering wheel is weighted perfectly for this car and provides a nearly direct connection to the wheels.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 Land Rover Range Rover
“both the underlying space frame and the body panels are aluminum” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
“Inside, the cabin blends the cosseting interior of the first-generation Range Rover Sport with the elegant simplicity of the 2013 Range Rover. ” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2014 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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2014 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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2014 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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2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
“The Hybrid handles the added weight of the battery pack better than most hybrid SUVs....” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2014 Volvo XC60
“A terrific interior, Volvo's best work yet. You can actually feel the grain of the center stack's optional Nordic Light Oak inlay; brushed aluminum comes standard. ” — Road & Track   See More Reviews
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2014 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
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2014 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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2014 Lincoln Navigator L
“Easy to read and extremely distinctive, the gauges make an elegant statement.” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2014 Mercedes-Benz G550
“As you'd want for an off-road vehicle, the brakes have an amazingly long travel, zero grabbiness and endless modularity. They're also devastatingly effective, as the G comes to a stop in a surprisingly short distance with absolutely no wiggle or pitch.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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