Among luxury brands, the crossover's brought more new customers in through the doors than any other kind of vehicle.
Even the Germans have cute utes--in fact, BMW was the first to jump in with its X3, though it's hard to see today's fairly large, very powerful and very capable five-seat crossover as "cute." Audi's Q5 is sleek and not at all trucky to look at--but its ride can be harsh, and its pricetag is high.
The Land Rover LR2 looks and feels a lot like the Benz GLK, with its more SUV-like shape and its in-line six-cylinder engine, while the Infiniti EX is the opposite--a tidy, very compact crossover in the loosest sense, with great handling but not much more cargo space than a sedan.
On the domestic side, the Cadillac SRX has been a strong seller, and it's a spacious, sharp-looking crossover with a new V-6 engine for the new model year.
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|2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2012 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2012 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings||2012 INFINITI EX35Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas I6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD||Small Station Wagon|
|RWD 4-Door GLK 350||FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||AWD 4-Door 28i||FWD 4-Door Base||RWD 4-Door|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All wheel drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Crossover||4 Door SUV|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Transmission||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/OD|
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|2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2012 Acura RDX||2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2012 Audi Q5||2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2012 BMW X3||2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2012 Cadillac SRX||2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2012 INFINITI EX35|