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One of the main things that stand out when examining the 2017 BMW X5 is its captivating profile. Part roadster, part SUV, the X5 achieves a commanding presence few SUVs have. Then, when you factor in its performance, interior space, and other features, you can see why the 2017 BMW X5 is among the best …

INFINITI’s QX50 concept made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s a follow up to the QX Sport Inspiration concept, which impressed many when it first debuted at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The company’s latest concept represents an evolution of the QX Sport Inspiration, “with an original yet …

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2016 BMW X5

Rating 65/100 Background BMW has decided to embrace the plug. The new 2016 X5 xDrive40e enters the fledgling segment of plug-in hybrid luxury crossover SUVs, and like other X5 models, it looks to be a contender. Combining a turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, the xDrive40e provides a …

Rating 60/100 Background Luxury crossover vehicles are expected to be many things, but you’ll usually find most emphasize some attributes and inevitably ask for compromises in other areas. The 2015 Infiniti QX50 is no exception: It’s designed to appeal to buyers who first and foremost want a crossover with the agility and fun-to-drive factor of …

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2015 BMW X5

Rating 87/100 Background Back at the turn of the century, the BMW X5 was one of the few luxury SUVs available. Since then, it has continually been a go-to choice for shoppers who want their SUV to drive more like a sport sedan than a truck. The 2015 BMW X5, fresh off a redesign last …

Rating 70/100 Background Luxury automakers often try to inject sporting qualities into their otherwise utilitarian crossover SUVs, but with varying degrees of success. With the 2014 Infiniti QX50, it’s almost the opposite scenario. See, the QX50 is a true athlete, and it’s one of the most entertaining vehicles to drive in the compact luxury crossover …

Rating 80/100 Background You still occasionally see original, first-generation BMW X5s on the road. In today’s context, they look a little awkward. Their narrow width and tall body evokes a 5 Series wearing platform shoes. But credit BMW’s foresight; the Germans knew what America wanted before we did: a luxury SUV that didn’t drive like …

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 …

Rating 78/100 Background After coming off a slight refresh last year, the 2012 BMW X5 sees little in the way of change. And that suits us just fine, as the car that defined the luxury crossover SUV segment more than a decade ago still makes the top of the list. With generous features, a choice …

Rating 73/100 Background Just when you thought that large luxury SUVs were destined to be as extinct as the dinosaurs that power these thirsty beasts, Infiniti has plugged the segment into life support with its redesigned 2011 Infiniti QX56. Just as before, the QX remains Infiniti’s biggest SUV, but this time around the company has …

Rating 67/100 Background Take a look at the 2011 BMW X5 and you’ll be hard-pressed to notice the differences from last year. The foglights have been moved inward, the rear bumper reflectors were raised a few centimeters and the lower valances were revised. Oh, and the iDrive screen got bigger. In the grand scale of …

Rating 78/100 Background The seven- or eight-passenger 2010 Infiniti QX56 is 5,705 pounds of honest truck-based luxury SUV. It’s large, its 320-horsepower V8 puts it in charge, and it’s got more presence than all those car-based luxury crossovers put together. This full-size luxury SUV also brings the bling, thanks to mirror-finish bodywork and standard 20-inch …