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Rating 67/100 Background First we wondered why Infiniti needed another three-row SUV in its lineup. It seemed like one behemoth tugboat hauler — the V8-powered QX model — was enough. But the 2013 Infiniti JX is a new endeavor altogether. Simply, Infiniti grew tired of watching competitors like Acura, Buick and Lexus siphon off customers …

Rating 60/100 Background The 2015 Infiniti QX60 is a three-row luxury crossover that puts families first. Based on the versatile Nissan Pathfinder, the QX60 has plenty of room for adults or growing children in all three rows, and the second-row seats slide and recline to enhance passenger comfort. Moreover, we’ve found the drive to be …

Rating 77/100 Background No, your eyes are not deceiving you: The 2014 Infiniti QX60 looks exactly the same as last year’s JX35, which itself was a new addition to the company’s lineup. That’s because the JX and QX60 are the same car other than some minor feature shuffling and the debut of a hybrid version. …

Rating 83/100 Background Volkswagen doesn’t usually enter into the typical consumer’s discussion of luxury brands. Aside from the short-lived Phaeton executive sedan, VW remains a staunchly working-class badge. Nevertheless, the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg challenges such perceptions with a combination of power, performance and interior comfort that competitors BMW and Lexus. Take any seat in the …

Rating 82/100 Background Adapt or die. This Darwinian adage applies to birds, business and, well, family SUVs. And so the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder adapts to the needs of consumers by breaking away from its trucklike, off-road-ready roots to become a more comfortable, car-based, family-ready crossover SUV. The previous Pathfinder was a heavy, rugged truck adept …

Rating 77/100 Background Buick typically positions itself as a brand that builds higher-quality, more luxurious vehicles than its Chevrolet corporate cousin, yet it doesn’t go so far upstream as to encroach upon the refined waters of Cadillac. It’s a niche to be sure, but one that works out well for models like the 2013 Buick …

Rating 58/100 Background Picture this: You’re driving on a Nevada highway. The wind is gusting, bringing with it a wall of sand that cloaks the freeway ahead and pelts the car’s paint with mother nature’s idea of microdermabrasion. As other cars blow about in their lanes, the 2013 BMW X5 you’re driving just plows forward …