2018 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover

2018 INFINITI QX60

Best Luxury Mid-Size SUV/Crossover:
2018 INFINITI QX60

As a repeat winner in this category, the Infiniti QX60 has a deft blend of style, luxury and utility that imparts a unique personality in a segment heavy with competition from both domestic and European makes. That it can hold its own on these aspects and deliver the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own figure bodes well for its continued success in the marketplace.

The QX60 is the complete package: three-row seating for up to seven passengers, great performance from a recently revamped 3.5-liter V6 that produces 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, and creature comforts that include a motion-activated power rear liftgate, a slick rear-seat entertainment system and Wi-Fi hotspot. The QX60 also has some decent handling chops for a three-row SUV. The steering is direct, nicely weighted and the suspension is plenty nimble without sacrificing ride quality.

In addition to an interior that boasts leather and soft-touch materials galore, the 2018 Infiniti QX60 also offers the latest in driver assists and warnings including collision avoidance with automatic braking, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control that can function even in stop-and-go traffic. Coupled with a 360-degree camera, all these assists help the driver remain situationally aware whether cruising down the highway or maneuvering in tight spaces.

The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is competitively priced in the segment, offering plenty of luxury and comfort at a starting price of $44,295 for front-drive versions and $46,095 for all-wheel drive.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$51,517
as of December 31, 2017

2nd Place Finisher
2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

High resale value and a high level of functionality are reason enough to put the 2018 Acura MDX on your shopping list. Its ability to deliver good resale value helps to keep the 5-Year Cost to Own in check.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$52,565
as of December 31, 2017

3rd Place Finisher
2018 Lexus RX

2018 Lexus RX

The Lexus RX arguably created this segment of car-based crossover SUVs, but it's a Johnny-come-lately to the 3-row game, a deficiency addressed by the 2018 model.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$55,071
as of December 31, 2017

Other Category Winners


See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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