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 |  Feb 07 2014, 1:01 PM

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We hope you brought an appetite because luxury utility vehicles are on the menu this week, and the portion sizes are hard to believe. Hungry for more? Hit the jump and dig in.

This week Jalpa is in need of some car-buying advice. Appropriately she did what any sensible person should do and sent an e-mail to Ask@AutoGuide.com. Upon alerting us to her vehicular quandary we set out to find a handful of vehicles that meet her needs and we think we’ve found a trio that she’ll really enjoy.

But before detailing our choices we should probably outline Jalpa’s needs first. She’s looking for a compact luxury crossover with good gas mileage and hopes to get something with a rating of around 30 miles per gallon highway. Additionally she craves a car that delivers a good driving experience and has room for four passengers. She’s got around $35,000 to spend and would like something either Japanese or German.

Acura RDX Audi Q5

After doing some of her own legwork including reading a past installment of Ask AutoGuide she’s come up with several options on her own like the Audi Q5 and Acura RDX. Of course both of those vehicles are fine choices and she’d be well served by either one. But in an effort to broaden her horizons we’ve found a few more that are worth her consideration.