3. 2016 Audi Q5
Starting price: $40,900
The 2016 Audi Q5 is one of the best luxury compact SUVs on the road today by U.S. News and World Report rates the auto as an 8.6 overall with a 9.1 critic’s rating, 8.5 performance, and 8.5 for the interior. The Q5 offers a very luxurious main cabin of the crossover and has a number of powerful engine options for the consumer to choose from when buying the vehicle new. The overall gas mileage rating of the Q5 is 24 MPG (city) and 31 MPG (highway). The stock engine for the auto is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 220 horsepower. Other drivetrain options include a supercharged 3.0 liter V-6 rated at 272 horsepower, and a 3.0 liter diesel V-6. The Q5 has a towing capacity of 4,400 lbs, and comes standard with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.8 seconds, and the Q5 has a top overall speed of 128 MPH.