Crossovers are the growing niche at luxury automakers--so it's no surprise that nearly every brand has one.
Some have been around for a while: BMW's X3 was a pioneer, and today's version is better than ever.
It's the size of the original X5, actually, and with turbo-six power and excellent handling, it's a top choice in this class.
The Audi Q5 is a strong seller thanks to its brand image and sleek styling; the turbo four is an efficient choice over the pricey six-cylinder, but the Q5 is expensive and can ride poorly, especially with its Drive Select adjustable suspension set in Sport mode.
The Volvo XC60 has wonderful road manners and exceptional safety gear, a handsome look and a large cargo area; low gas mileage is one major downside.
The Cadillac SRX has a new, powerful V-6 this year to complement its edgy styling, but handling isn't quite as good as some of the competition.
Finally, the compact, exciting Range Rover Evoque is dazzling to behold, and it's more spacious inside than it has a right to be; its turbo four gives it an energetic feel, but it's noisy and rough in a way no Range Rover has ever been before.
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