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Suggestions for Small Luxury SUV - AWD

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I am looking for a compact luxury SUV that is reliable and doesn't cost too much to maintain. I live in New England area, so features like AWD is important to deal with driving in snow/winter weather conditions.

Priorities: Reliability & durability / Powertrain performance / Warranty, maintenance cost

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 20000
Maximum age: 2 years

Maximum price: US $ 40000

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Response from jasonmreece

5:58 am March 20, 2017

The Lexus NX 200t gets excellent reviews and it starts around $36k. It's a given that reliability and maintenance costs will be excellent.

The Acura RDX is also a very good choice. It's backed by Honda reliability and shares a V6 with many other Honda/Acura models, so it can be serviced reasonably. Definitely worth a look.

I have a lot of affection for the Volvo XC60. The XC60 is typical Volvo (safe, immensely comfortable) and it's a solid performer in winter weather. The best bet is a 1-2yr old CPO model.


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Response from zcd1

9:18 am March 20, 2017

The category's best-seller for most of the past 8 years has been the Audi Q5. I could cite many reasons why, but the essence comes down to balance. It does everything well, nothing poorly, and is available with a wide range of powertrain options to suit any need.

I'll second the suggestion of the Acura RDX, and add the Lexus RX350 as a good option as well...


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Audi Q5
Acura RDX
Lexus RX

Response from NormT

2:15 pm July 11, 2017

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