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Old 02-01-2018, 06:16 PM
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Recommendations for a mid to higher end mid/large SUV?


History to you can see what were thinking:
Had couple pathfinders but dislike current style and CVT
Had QX80 (loved it but to damn big and MPG sucked).
Currently have Acura MDX (bored and their quality lately sucks)

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Ford Explorer (egh, ok I guess)
VW Atlas (great ride but wife think bulky and large hood design is not for her, acceleration kind of sucks also).
Looking at Audi Q7 - but would do slightly used year or two old one as new prices are insane.

Slightly opposed to Govt. motors products.
Old 02-01-2018, 06:22 PM
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Check out Lincoln. We saw them at a car show a few years ago and ended up with one of their SUVs.

My dad drove X5 and X3 for years getting a new one every other year but they are not comfortable. He ended up getting a GLC this time around which is much nicer.

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Volvo XC90
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Because someone has to:

Toyota 4Runner.
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Lexus RX450h gets 30MPG, looks decent, never breaks, and is comfortable. What did I miss?
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Agree on GM

Bought a 2016 Explorer Sport. Fun to drive for an SUV. Very happy so far
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The explorer is nice.

Also agree on GM.
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What price vehicle are you looking at? Are buying or leasing? Are you in the big city where all brands of dealers are available? Do you tow heavy or carry more than 5 people? These are all serious concerns to take into consideration when shopping.

I have owned a number of Lexus' over the years including the RX. My family has had a number of GS and even $90k LX models. That said, my last SUV was an Explorer XLT with leather and navigation and we are very happy with it at 60k miles.

There are just so many SUVs to choose from on the retail market, and just about all are good.

Many looking to luxury models will go for a BMW, Mercedes or Audi. Let me say I would lease one, but I would never buy one. They are very complicated and troublesome animals, and I don't care to use their mechanics that make more than physicians.

SUVs are just difficult to shop for, and one brand or model doesn't stick out.
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Can’t hardly go wrong with a newer Explorer. All around solid vehicle for the price. I’ve been pretty impressed with the newer style Edge Titanium as well if your looking for slightly smaller.
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Lexus GX460
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My favorite of I have owned was the Mazda cx 9. If I were you, check it out and drive one before you decide...
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Mercedes GLS450. They have decent lease deals (does require some negotiating). My wife loves it. Had an Explorer Sport before this.
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I’ve been babysitting this bad ride for a couple months now.

Range Rover SVR. 0-60 just over 4 seconds. About 130K
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The new Explorer Sport with the 3.5 Ecoboost is flat out fun to drive and is pretty quick.

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Can’t hardly go wrong with a newer Explorer. All around solid vehicle for the price. I’ve been pretty impressed with the newer style Edge Titanium as well if your looking for slightly smaller.
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but a budget might help
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Lots of high end stuff listed. We just test drove the a new Hyundai Sante Fe and were really impressed. This is a very nice SUV and scoots good with the V6. It also has a high towing capacity for a mid size V6 SUV at 5000 pounds if that matters. The Kia Sorrento is essentially the same vehicle.
Honestly the majority of these things look the same to me. I cant tell one from the other.
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I drive a used BMW X5 xDrive50i. It's a $25,000 mid-sized SUV that can tow 7,700 lbs and accelerate 0-60 in 5 seconds.
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We like our Nissan Murano.
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While I reccomnded th Volovo, We just bought a 2018 Explorer Sport. It is really nice and not at all what i thought it would be and with that 3.5 Ecoboost, it is FAST.
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We are on our second GL/GLS450... It is a great all around SUV...3rd row is nice. Great driving and good gas mileage...and it can tow... I would have bought a diesel if they weren't in the EPA mess

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