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    https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...tts2019porsche

    There's a simple reason Porsche's incumbent Macan is once again our choice as the Best Compact Luxury SUV: It presents the best set of compromises, and we think that's a good thing. The foundation of this position is that we will always see SUVs as utility vehicles and not pure driving partners. So the Macan's provocative fusion of capability, control feel, and sensible comfort wins our hearts—even in the presence of Alfa Romeo's gonzo 505-hp Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

    Chief among those traits is that Porsche avoids the common mistake many manufacturers make when engineering an SUV that handles: neck-snapping stiffness. Driving most Macan competitors energetically is a violent exercise in head toss, the unsettling lateral jerk produced when a tall, stiff vehicle rotates quickly. But the Macan is supple, and rather than muscling physics into submission, it endears itself to the surface and hoovers down the road with self-assured compliance, its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission obediently shuffling the gears. In the Macan, driving composure is built in rather than built on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    After nearly 7 years and over 175k miles its time for a change to my daily driver. Currently a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V6. It still looks great, runs great, I just want something a little more nimble and sportier, but still with the high end luxury. I still can't do a sedan because I routinely haul bulky stuff. I need 4WD.

    My don't want list includes:
    • No Asian vehicles. I just think they are chic cars.
    • No FWD platforms. Too difficult to service.



    My wants:
    • Luxury interior comparable or better than the Jeep.
    • Quiet highway ride.
    • Power/ weight ratio at least 7HP/100#
    • Decent gas mileage.



    On my list:
    • Porsche Maccan S (too much money)
    • Mini Clubman JCW (price is right, p/w lower that I'd like)
    • MB GLC 43
    • Jag F-Pace S
    • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (too much money, gas guzzler)
    Dodge Ram 2500 4X4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Dodge Ram 2500 4X4.
    I had an Expedition a while back. Too frickin' big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    I had an Expedition a while back. Too frickin' big.
    But safe and intimidating.

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