Aside from the Infiniti QX50, BMW X1 and Volvo XC60 there are a couple other options worth touching on. One is the MINI Countryman, a premium compact crossover with stellar driving dynamics and cutesy styling. A range-topping all-wheel-drive model starts at just about $35,000. And of course another extremely viable option is the Acura RDX, a vehicle we mentioned at the top of this story. It’s a serious luxury contender with the long-term quality to beat all comers. But no matter which vehicle Jalpa chooses they’re all pretty much fine options.
As always, good luck in your quest for a new family vehicle, Gavin, and thanks again for taking the time to Ask AutoGuide.
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