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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