Compact Premium SUV: Infiniti QX50
Leading the way in the Compact Premium SUV segment is the Infiniti QX50, followed by the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. Formerly known as the Infiniti EX, the QX50 is available in two models: base and Journey. Powering the QX50 is a 3.7-liter V6 engine with 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Both models of the QX50 gets 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The 2014 QX50 comes standard with four-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, six air bags, rearview camera and front active head restraints.