New Luxury SUVs Ratings

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    2005 Acura MDX

    Great car for people who like technology

    Pros: Voice controls

    Cons: Road maps for navigation aren't as up to date as I'd like

    Not only a great ride in all kinds of weather, it allows almost everything to be controlled by voice. You can make calls, adjust navigation or climit control and even change radio stations without taking your hands off the wheel. The fit and finish are very good and not a squeak or rattle exists in almost 90K miles.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2010 Buick Enclave

    All in all an impressive alternative for the plain vanilla minivan.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2008 Acura RDX

    Pros: turbo charger, comfort seats, handling, everything

    Cons: nothing

    this is the most exciting car i have ever owned and i have driven 4WD from aspen co., to nyc, but not in the luxury and handling of this RDX. i told the salesman that i didnt think this car would handle snow and ice, i was wrong...it is a tough one especially with its turbo charger. i will always live in an ACURA from now on.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2010 Audi Q7

    Audi Q7 TDI

    Pros: Looks good.

    Cons: Refueling problems over and over

    I am OVER this vehicle. You cannot count on being able to fuel the vehicle because of varying fuel pump nozzle sizes at stations. A bar in the filler neck prevents fueling if the nozzle is too small. I use my pocket knife to release it now. The radio won't hold presets. The rear camera works sometimes --even in park and drive (forward). The Goodyear tires are very noisy. Driven 10K miles in 7 months so I have experienced the problems.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2009 BMW X5

    Won't buy again.

    Pros: I like the control panel. everything is at your fingertips

    Cons: It would be nice if the back seats reclined a little.

    This was our first (and last) bmw. After owning a 500 sl, i fell in love with the german cars. I like the fact when you touch the gas pedal the car goes and it goes fast.. smooth and comfortable ride. so when we got the X5 I was hoping for the same perfomance. The problem is when i press on the gas pedal, it stops to think, should I go now or wait a few... One time my husband almost got into an accident thinking he could quickly cross, which he did but the other car had to stop sharp. I have taken it to the dealership and they find nothing wrong with it.. I use the premium gas with no cleaners and still no performance. If I wanted a more efficient car I would have looked at others. I wanted a car with some pick up and go, not with mine. They also have a storage area under the trunk cover. You hold up the cover and their is nothing that holds into to place. Kind of hard packing things in there with one hand holding it up, kind of like you were working on under the hood and had to hold the hood while working on it.. they didn't think that one out.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2010 Infiniti FX50

    Refined and sporty luxury crossover SUV

    Pros: Around-view monitor

    Cons: Road noise

    As the institutional reviews note, this car is powerful, sleek, refined, technologically competitive, and a reasonable price within its segment. But what sold me on this car, surprisingly, was the around-view monitor. It makes parking in any direction very easy, whether pulling forward, around a tight corner, backwards, or parallel. The simulated view displays a camera angle from ABOVE your vehicle, so you can see exactly where your tires line up with the painted lines or curb, and how close your bumpers are to obstacles. Even with that clear imagine, the car warns you if it thinks you're about to hit anything while parking. As for any problems, one important note is that you need to have your dealership apply the software patch in Service Campaign Bulletin ITB10-031 (from July 9, 2010) before the glitchy nav system and tenuous iPod/iPhone integration actually works properly. Regarding performance, this car is far too noisy on the highway at 60mph+ speeds, and you really feel the larger bumps and dips in California freeways at 65mph+ (and that's with the non-Sport Package model...don't even bother with the FX50S if you want an even remotely comfortable ride while driving.) Also, adjusting side mirrors is difficult because the buttons are completely out of reach when sitting back against your seat...D'oh! But overall this vehicle has really hit the mark. Now if only the FX50 had the interior stylings of the M56...! (NOTE: exterior color Malbec Black and an automatic liftgate are available on the 2011 model, but not on the 2010 or earlier.)

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2009 BMW X5

    Power and fuel 'efficiency overrated

    Pros: looks

    A great vehicle ...but 14 MPG ...driving conservatively Power- ok on low end ...blame transmission 1/2 gear switch...expensive tire replacement Kind of 'plastic' for money

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years