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2013 Best Resale Value Awards: Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover

Best Resale Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover
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Best Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover:
2013 Infiniti EX

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Leading this ultra-competitive segment in resale value, the Infiniti EX37 offers an intriguing combination of sportiness, sophistication and practicality that’s been further improved for 2013. Like its larger FX sibling, this well-finished and well-mannered 5-passenger crossover SUV borrows a good deal of design architecture from the Infiniti G37 sedan and now boasts even more muscle, courtesy of a new 3.7-liter V6 that makes 325 horsepower – 26 more than the 3.5-liter engine used last year when it was known as the Infiniti EX35.

Regardless of whether you opt for a rear-drive model or one fitted with Infiniti’s slick all-wheel drive system, the EX’s spirited new V6 is backed by a quick-shifting 7-speed automatic transmission that features rev-matching downshifts. A crisply tuned suspension, confidence-inspiring ABS brakes and standard 18-inch alloy wheels further ensure that the EX37’s dynamic character shines through, no matter where your travels lead.

While a low-slung roofline and rakish tail treatment sacrifice some measure of interior space in return for its more sleekly styled exterior, both the base Infiniti EX37 and upline EX37 Journey feature an impressive roster of standard equipment that includes leather upholstery, 7.0-inch center touchscreen display and a rearview monitor. Available options include everything from an advanced navigation system and Bose premium audio to Adaptive HID headlamps, Intelligent Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning/Prevention systems.

Starting prices for the 2013 Infiniti EX37 open just over $35,100 for a rear-drive base model with the top-line EX37 Journey AWD version commanding around $41,000. Those figures keep it competitive with the Acura RDX, and provide a slight bottom-line advantage compared to German counterparts like the Audi Q5, BMX X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK350.

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Resale Value at 36 months: 59.0% at 60 months: 44.5%
Ratings & Reviews
Consumer Rating 9.1 Out of 10
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Expert Rating 7.3 Out of 10
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Specifications
Best MPG: 17/24
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