2015 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

2015 Lincoln MKX

Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover:
2015 Lincoln MKX

Although it shares its underpinnings with the Ford Edge, the 2015 Lincoln MKX has a decidedly upscale cast to its exterior design, creature comforts and features, including such standard items as heated/cooled seats, leather upholstery and a strong V6 engine. A starting price of less than $40,000 also helps this vehicle achieve its class-leading 5-year Cost-to-Own number.

Ford's luxury division has shown an all-new Lincoln MKX that will debut later this year with styling that's patterned after the new compact MKC model. The fact that the new one is coming as a 2016 means the dealer body will likely be looking to clear out their stocks of 2015 Lincoln MKX models, and these deals will further reduce the 5-year cost of ownership.

As part of Lincoln's drive for better fuel economy, the standard 3.7-liter V6 in the MKX, which makes 305 horsepower, will give way to a turbocharged 4-cylinder base engine in the new models. So by buying a 2015 model, you'll get the tried-and-true V-6 with the option of either front- or all-wheel drive.

The 2015 Lincoln MKX offers comfortable 5-passenger seating in a spacious cabin along with the utility of a 60/40 split folding rear seat that, when down, accommodates up to 68.6 cubic feet of cargo. The high seating position provides great visibility, making the MKX easy to drive and park. In all, the Lincoln MKX is not only sized right for its mission, but also priced right to make it a good value.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$50,806
as of December 31, 2014

2nd Place Finisher
2015 Infiniti QX60

2015 Infiniti QX60

The Infiniti QX60 not only delivers cost-to-own value, but also has 3-row seating for up to 7 passengers. A tweaked CVT also improves drivability of 2015 models.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$52,065
as of December 31, 2014

3rd Place Finisher
2015 Lexus RX

2015 Lexus RX

Lexus invented this segment with the Lexus RX and continues to be a leader in low cost of ownership. A new one may be coming soon, so there may be deals on the 2015 Lexus RX.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$54,627
as of December 31, 2014

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