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2014 Best Resale Value Awards: Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

2014 Infiniti QX50
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Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover:

2014 Infiniti QX50

The Infiniti QX50 is a compact SUV that feels more like a premium sports car. Formerly known as the EX37, Infiniti's small luxury crossover is large on amenities and has an outsized resale value compared to its rivals.

By its graceful curves inside and out alone, you can tell that the 2014 QX50 bucks the rugged, utilitarian aspirations of traditional sport utility vehicles in favor of something much more graceful. If any doubts about the QX50's persona linger, all it takes is one test-drive to realize this Infiniti is more about sport than utility. Thanks to one of the best V6 engines in the business and standard rear-wheel drive, the QX50 gets down to its own business in a hurry, and thanks to a well-tuned suspension clings to the road once at it. For drivers who need added traction to deal with inclement weather, Infiniti's Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system is available to help keep you out of the snow banks.

While its sleek, low-slung roof robs some interior and cargo space, the QX50 can still fit up to five passengers. It is the driver and front passenger who will most appreciate what the Infiniti's lush interior cabin has to offer, though, such as well-bolstered leather seats — inspired by the tailored fit of a kimono, says Infiniti — and an available 11-speaker Bose audio system.

Aside from its SUV-meets-sports-car persona, the 2014 QX50 also proves that you don't have to sacrifice the kids' college savings account to attain such a vehicle. A starting price of around $35,000 is as appealing as this Infiniti is to drive.

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Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 57.0%
  • at 60 months: 43.5%
Ratings & Reviews
Expert Rating 7.2 Out of 10

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Specifications
Best MPG: 17/24
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2014 Buick Encore

The Buick Encore takes the premium brand's penchant for comfort and quality at an attainable price, and sizes it down to a youthful sub-compact SUV.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 57.0%
  • at 60 months: 42.3%

3rd Place Finisher: 2014 Acura RDX
2014 Acura RDX

Fresh off its second-generation revamp, the Acura RDX has matured into a svelte, well-rounded luxury SUV with V6 power and an appealing price.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 61.0%
  • at 60 months: 42.0%

Other Category Winners
See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2013 | 2012 | 2011
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