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small SUV, good MPG, premium

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Looking for a small, but not subcompact premium SUV with good MPG. I don't care about the brand, just want it to have a nice and reasonably quiet interior - with good long term reliability. Here are my top 3 - give me your thoughts and LMK if I've missed any:

Current gen

Mazda CX-5 Previous gen
BMW X3 xDrive28d Lexus NX300h


Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 50000
Maximum age: 5 years

Maximum price: US $ 30000

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Response from LectroFuel

2:09 am October 11, 2019

I think the Mazda CX-5 should be at the top of your list. It gives you some luxury and won't break the bank in the purchase price or maintenance costs. As long as you go 2017 or newer it should be quiet inside. I recommend going for the Grand Touring or Signature trims even if that means going used.

The BMW will likely have some problems down the road and the Lexus hybrid should be very reliable and efficient.

I am not a big fan of the NX because it is based on the old RAV4. Not a very dynamic car and it feels old inside. The infotainment system on Lexuses are the worst in the industry also.


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Response from ejulien6

4:16 pm December 13, 2019

I second the Mazda CX-5 but have a couple other choices you should consider. All have pretty attractive exteriors, interiors, feel premium and can be found loaded well within the parameters you specify.

2016-2018 Acura RDX
2017-2018 Ford Edge
2016-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport


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Acura RDX
Ford Edge
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Response from NormT

8:47 am July 6, 2020

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