2016 SUV Buyers Guide

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SUVs are the ultimate in family transportation. You can haul kids, sports gear and a boat at the same time without breaking a sweat.

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What’s new in SUVs for 2016?

For 2016, Volvo rolled out a brand new XC90, which foreshadows the direction the brand will take with all of its vehicles. With sleek design and a technology-filled cabin, the XC90 has been impressing critics everywhere since its release. It uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is supercharged and turbocharged to make 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Audi has put the finishing touches on the all-new Q7 for 2016, an SUV that is more than 700 pounds lighter, thanks to the use of lightweight materials like aluminum. Three powertrains will be available, a 3.0-liter TDI with 272 hp, a 3.0-liter TFSI engine that makes 333 hp, and finally an all-new diesel plug-in hybrid variant that offers 373 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. A full charge will get the SUV 34 miles of all-electric driving range. Audi says that the diesel engine is expected to be 23 percent more efficient than the previous generation while the gas engine will be about 26 percent more efficient.

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2016 Honda Pilot

In the more mainstream arena, the Honda Pilot has been made over for 2016. The new Honda people hauler is about 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor, while it is also slightly larger, offering more passenger and cargo space. Adding some glitz are optional LED projector headlamps with automatic high beams as well as available 20-inch wheels. Other premium items on the menu include a panoramic roof, heated and ventilated front seats and, in upper-level models, second-row captain’s chairs. Inside, materials are noticeably more premium and there’s a host of new features. Honda has installed a ton of different ports to serve the needs of today’s connected families. There are five USB outlets, an auxiliary jack, an HDMI port and more. Also, the vehicle sports a new Android-based infotainment system.

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Lincoln has a new MKX for 2016, a luxury model based on the Ford Edge. Sporting adaptive dampers and an all-new look, the MKX can be had with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that is carried over from the previous generation, or buyers can also opt for a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that provides 330 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque while mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Along with a number of chassis, suspension and steering upgrades, the 2016 Lincoln MKX also sees its interior revamped to be more luxurious as well as allowing for easier entry and exit.

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Mercedes-Benz also redesigned its large SUV for 2016. The GLE-Class features new style and can be had with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 Hybrid that makes a total of 436 hp and 479 lb ft of torque or a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel that makes 201 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. New technology in the GLE includes adaptive cruise control, collision prevention assist, cross-wind assist, pre-safe, hill-start assist, attention assist, a 360-degree camera, an adaptive suspension, active parking assist, and active headlights.

What’s Coming in SUVs?

Subaru is promising a redesigned Tribeca that will have seating for seven. We expect to see the new Subaru sometime in late 2017.

A super SUV from Lamborghini known as the Urus is set to be revealed in the next two years packing a large twin-turbo V8 engine and some serious on- and off-road credentials.

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2016 Lamborghini Urus
2016 Lamborghini Urus
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2016 Bentley Bentayga
2016 Bentley Bentayga
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2016 Lexus RX
2016 Lexus RX
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N/A 30 mpg
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2016 Jeep Patriot
2016 Jeep Patriot
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$17,695 - $25,595 20/26 mpg
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2016 Jeep Renegade
2016 Jeep Renegade
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$17,995 - $26,995 21/29 mpg
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2016 Honda HR-V
2016 Honda HR-V
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$19,215 - $25,990 25/32 mpg
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
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$19,595 - $27,395 22/27 mpg
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2016 Jeep Compass
2016 Jeep Compass
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$19,695 - $25,995 20/26 mpg
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2016 Mazda CX-3
2016 Mazda CX-3
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$19,960 - $26,240 27/32 mpg
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2016 Chevrolet Trax
2016 Chevrolet Trax
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$20,300 - $26,730 24/31 mpg
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2016 Dodge Journey
2016 Dodge Journey
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$20,995 - $33,695 16/24 mpg
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2016 Subaru Crosstrek
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
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$21,595 - $25,095 23/31 mpg
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2016 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5
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$21,795 - $29,870 24/30 mpg
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2016 Kia Sportage
2016 Kia Sportage
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$22,150 - $31,490 19/25 mpg
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2016 Subaru Forester
2016 Subaru Forester
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$22,395 - $33,795 22/28 mpg
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2016 Chevrolet Equinox
2016 Chevrolet Equinox
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$22,600 - $31,690 20/29 mpg
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2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson
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$22,700 - $31,300 21/26 mpg
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
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$22,995 - $30,995 20/27 mpg
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2016 Nissan Rogue
2016 Nissan Rogue
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$23,290 - $33,400 25/32 mpg
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2016 Jeep Cherokee
2016 Jeep Cherokee
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$23,495 - $38,395 19/25 mpg
2 reviews
2016 MINI Cooper Paceman
2016 MINI Cooper Paceman
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$23,550 - $35,600 25/31 mpg
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2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape
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$23,590 - $31,745 22/29 mpg
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2016 Honda CR-V
2016 Honda CR-V
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$23,745 - $33,395 25/31 mpg
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2016 Jeep Wrangler
2016 Jeep Wrangler
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$23,895 - $33,195 17/21 mpg
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2016 GMC Terrain
2016 GMC Terrain
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$23,975 - $35,925 20/29 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Buick Encore
2016 Buick Encore
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$24,065 - $31,285 23/30 mpg
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2016 Toyota RAV4
2016 Toyota RAV4
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$24,350 - $32,910 22/29 mpg
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
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$24,890 - $36,420 20/26 mpg
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
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$24,950 - $33,000 18/24 mpg
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2016 Subaru Outback
2016 Subaru Outback
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$24,995 - $33,395 20/27 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento
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$25,100 - $43,300 17/23 mpg
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2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
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$26,395 - $29,995 30/34 mpg
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2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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$27,695 - $36,995 16/20 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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$28,370 - $33,610 34/31 mpg
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2016 Ford Edge
2016 Ford Edge
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$28,700 - $40,900 17/24 mpg
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2016 Chevrolet Traverse
2016 Chevrolet Traverse
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$28,700 - $44,145 15/22 mpg
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2016 Ford Flex
2016 Ford Flex
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$29,600 - $42,600 15/21 mpg
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2016 Nissan Murano
2016 Nissan Murano
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$29,660 - $40,700 21/28 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Nissan Pathfinder
2016 Nissan Pathfinder
view 8 trims
$29,830 - $43,300 19/26 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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$29,995 - $65,695 13/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Honda Pilot
view 17 trims
$30,145 - $46,570 18/26 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
view 4 trims
$30,400 - $36,250 18/24 mpg
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2016 Toyota Highlander
2016 Toyota Highlander
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$30,490 - $44,990 18/24 mpg
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2016 Dodge Durango
2016 Dodge Durango
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$30,495 - $44,595 14/22 mpg
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2016 GMC Acadia
2016 GMC Acadia
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$30,975 - $49,890 15/22 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
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$31,050 - $52,970 16/22 mpg
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2016 Mazda CX-9
2016 Mazda CX-9
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$31,520 - $44,015 N/A
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2016 Lincoln MKC
2016 Lincoln MKC
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$33,260 - $48,950 19/26 mpg
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2016 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3
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$33,700 - $35,800 20/28 mpg
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2016 Toyota 4Runner
2016 Toyota 4Runner
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$33,810 - $44,160 17/21 mpg
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2016 Lexus NX 200t
2016 Lexus NX 200t
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$34,965 - $38,465 22/27 mpg
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2016 Acura RDX
2016 Acura RDX
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$35,370 - $43,520 19/28 mpg
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2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC60
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$36,600 - $51,300 17/23 mpg
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2016 Volvo XC70
2016 Volvo XC70
view 6 trims
$37,100 - $47,175 19/26 mpg
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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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$37,455 - $45,955 20/26 mpg
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2016 Cadillac SRX
2016 Cadillac SRX
view 7 trims
$37,605 - $51,730 16/23 mpg
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2016 Lincoln MKX
2016 Lincoln MKX
view 8 trims
$38,260 - $55,970 16/23 mpg
0 reviews
2016 BMW X3
2016 BMW X3
view 4 trims
$38,950 - $46,800 19/27 mpg
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC
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$38,950 - $40,950 21/28 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Buick Enclave
2016 Buick Enclave
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$39,065 - $49,515 15/22 mpg
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2016 Lexus NX 300h
2016 Lexus NX 300h
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$39,720 - $41,310 33/30 mpg
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2016 Audi Q5
2016 Audi Q5
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$40,900 - $52,500 18/26 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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$41,475 - $60,775 21/30 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Lexus RX 350
2016 Lexus RX 350
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$41,900 - $49,125 19/26 mpg
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2016 Buick Envision
2016 Buick Envision
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$42,070 - $44,710 20/26 mpg
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2016 Infiniti QX60
2016 Infiniti QX60
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$42,600 - $53,450 19/26 mpg
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
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$42,705 - $63,245 17/23 mpg
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2016 Acura MDX
2016 Acura MDX
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$43,015 - $57,230 18/26 mpg
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2016 Lincoln MKT
2016 Lincoln MKT
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$43,370 - $45,365 15/21 mpg
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2016 Volvo XC90
2016 Volvo XC90
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$43,950 - $65,700 20/25 mpg
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2016 BMW X4
2016 BMW X4
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$45,250 - $57,800 18/25 mpg
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2016 Toyota Sequoia
2016 Toyota Sequoia
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$45,325 - $65,080 13/17 mpg
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2016 Ford Expedition
2016 Ford Expedition
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$45,435 - $63,375 15/20 mpg
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2016 Infiniti QX70
2016 Infiniti QX70
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$45,850 - $47,300 16/22 mpg
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2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
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$47,000 - $64,740 16/22 mpg
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2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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$47,870 - $50,485 27/28 mpg
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2016 Ford Expedition EL
2016 Ford Expedition EL
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$48,145 - $66,025 14/20 mpg
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2016 GMC Yukon
2016 GMC Yukon
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$48,315 - $68,325 15/21 mpg
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2016 Chevrolet Suburban
2016 Chevrolet Suburban
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$49,700 - $67,440 15/22 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Land Rover LR4
2016 Land Rover LR4
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$50,400 15/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Lexus GX 460
2016 Lexus GX 460
view 2 trims
$50,780 - $62,155 15/20 mpg
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2016 GMC Yukon XL
2016 GMC Yukon XL
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$51,015 - $71,025 14/20 mpg
1 reviews
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE
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$51,100 - $109,300 13/17 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Lexus RX 450h
2016 Lexus RX 450h
view 3 trims
$52,235 - $57,045 30/28 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Porsche Macan
2016 Porsche Macan
view 2 trims
$52,600 - $73,900 17/23 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Audi SQ5
2016 Audi SQ5
view 2 trims
$53,300 17/24 mpg
0 reviews
2016 BMW X5
2016 BMW X5
view 4 trims
$54,700 - $71,500 15/21 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Porsche Cayenne
2016 Porsche Cayenne
view 7 trims
$58,300 - $157,300 14/21 mpg
0 reviews
2016 BMW X6
2016 BMW X6
view 3 trims
$60,600 - $75,300 15/21 mpg
0 reviews
2016 BMW X5 eDrive
2016 BMW X5 eDrive
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$62,100 N/A
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2016 Lincoln Navigator
2016 Lincoln Navigator
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$63,195 - $74,260 15/20 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Infiniti QX80
2016 Infiniti QX80
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$63,250 - $88,850 13/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL
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$64,550 - $121,100 13/17 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
view 8 trims
$64,950 - $111,350 14/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Lincoln Navigator L
2016 Lincoln Navigator L
view 4 trims
$65,560 - $76,650 15/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Volvo XC90 Hybrid
2016 Volvo XC90 Hybrid
view 3 trims
$68,100 - $71,600 24/27 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Cadillac Escalade
2016 Cadillac Escalade
view 8 trims
$72,970 - $91,950 15/21 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV
view 8 trims
$75,970 - $94,950 14/20 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Tesla Model X
2016 Tesla Model X
view 3 trims
$80,000 - $115,500 N/A
0 reviews
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
view 1 trims
$83,825 13/18 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Land Rover Range Rover
2016 Land Rover Range Rover
view 10 trims
$84,950 - $244,500 14/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Lexus LX 570
2016 Lexus LX 570
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$88,880 13/18 mpg
0 reviews
2016 BMW X5 M
2016 BMW X5 M
view 1 trims
$98,800 14/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 BMW X6 M
2016 BMW X6 M
view 1 trims
$102,200 14/19 mpg
0 reviews
2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
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$119,900 - $217,900 12/14 mpg
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