Buyers are best-served by choosing the EX-L level to get the V6. A Honda Crosstour EX-L with the V6 motor is equipped with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery (heated in the front), forward collision and lane departure warning systems, and satellite radio. Original buyers had the option to add a voice-activated hard drive-based nav system.
As is usually the case, the top spot within the XC60 range is reserved for a hybrid model. The T8 eAWD starts from just under $53,000 and offers as much as 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. Power comes courtesy of its 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder engine and an 87-horsepower electric motor.
Despite being dubbed an SUV, the BMW X5 has always lacked the off-road capability of the Range Rover, for example. The Bavarian automaker’s first-ever luxury SUV has been on the market for nearly twenty years. This speaks volumes about its popularity among the luxury SUV and crossover buyers, despite its shortcomings.
The Acura TL is a great mid-size luxury sedan that comes with the added bonus of having a powerful engine. Unfortunately, you have to go back more than 10 years to find cars under $5000. While that may sound like a lot of age, the Acura TL is backed by the legendary quality and long-term durability of Honda Motors. The 3.2L powerplant commonly equipped in these cars under $5000 offers up 270 hp and 238 lb-ft of torque as well as 27 mpg on the highway.