I've never been a fan of SUVs, vans, pickups or the likes, but I recently found out that I may need more room than my 2011 Volvo C30 offers (basically a coupe with no trunk space). I should note that I've driven various older models of the Infinity QX, Ford Expedition, Lexus GX, Toyota Odyssey, Honda Pilot and they all feel awkward (maybe I'm just note used to driving large vehicles). After browsing the US News rankings for compact SUVs here's the top few that made the list: (listed by US News ranking, not preference) 1. Audi Q5 - Not an Audi fan (except for the R8), but it was ranked the top on US News so I'm assuming it has a some good qualities to it. 2. Range Rover Evoque - I absolutely love the exterior and interior finish, but am wary about everything else, especially how it's a bit under-powered for it's price tag and a tad over my budget. Not sure how I feel about Victoria Beckham designing the car either. 3. BMW X3 - I've heard they had major issues in the past and Top Gear's review gave it a no-go (Though I think they reviewed an older model) 4. Volvo XC60 - Meh... I already have a Twilight car and don't want another one. 5. Infiniti EX35 - Love the interior but detest the exterior. Specs are good. I have mixed feelings with this one. 6. Mercedes GLK-350 - Good overall with no short-comings that I can see, but nothing to really write home about. Also, Mercedes is a bit cliche. Comments?