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2011 Cadillac SRX

2011 Cadillac SRX

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Cadillac SRX

 Close behind the Enclave in chart-topping 2010 sales is the Cadillac SRX mid-size five-seat luxury crossover that sold 51,094 units last year, compared with 20,237 in 2009 (an increase of 152.5 percent). With a base price of $33,830, this smallest of the Cadillac utes is really quite affordable. All models are powered by a 265-horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 engine that's E85-capable. Those with all-wheel drive boast a 300-horsepower 2.8-liter turbocharged V-6 engine--for now. The SRX turbo will be phased out during the 2011 model year, and can no longer be ordered - although there may still be some on dealer lots. Smooth, stylish, with lots of standard luxury features, the 2011 Cadillac SRX is also a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2010 Acura MDX

2010 Acura MDX

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Acura MDX

Featuring AWD and seating for up to seven, the Acura MDX slots in at number four of the best-selling luxury crossovers in 2010 with sales of 47,210 (compared with 31,178 in 2009, an increase of 52.4 percent). All-new for 2010, the mid-size Acura MDX carries over largely unchanged for 2011. Though it has a third row, seating there is best for only children. The 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic offer plenty of power and great handling. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway. The 2011 Acura MDX has a starting MSRP of $42,580.

2011 BMW X5

2011 BMW X5

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BMW X5

Acceleration, sporty handling and the availability of a frugal diesel engine are undoubtedly some of the reasons the seven-passenger mid-size BMW X5 posted 35,776 sales in 2010 - up 32.2 percent from sales of 27,071 the year before. For 2011, BMW X5 gets slightly freshened styling plus two new gasoline engines. There's the 300-horsepower 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder and the 400-horsepower 4.4-liter turbocharged V-8. And the 265-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin-turbo diesel six-cylinder achieves EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway. All-wheel drive is standard, making any BMW X5 pretty dynamic off-road as well as on. Though uplevel trims can get pricey, the base BMW X5 xDrive35i carries a base price of $46,300. For more on the 2011 BMW X5, see this preview.

But wait, there's more to this story. Tune in tomorrow for the next five best-selling luxury crossovers in 2010.

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