The Volvo XC60 was the Swedish brand's first mid-size crossover, and they really nailed it back in 2010.
With updated and sleeker front styling, superb front seats, and more fuel-efficient engines, it remains a solid competitor for the smaller crossovers from German and English luxury brands.
The Audi Q5, despite getting on in years, outhandles the XC60--and now offers a fuel-efficient diesel engine.
The well-established BMW X3 is smooth and luxurious, and handles well in its latest incarnation, but it falls down on interior room.
And the Acura RDX, recently redesigned, is more conservative to target the heart of the market.
The Infiniti QX50 (nee EX37) is so small inside as to be impractical for families, though it's far sportier and more performance-focused.
Finally, there's the Land Rover LR2, undoubtedly the most capable off road of the group, but it is now showing its age and its toughness leads to some design compromises families may not agree with.
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