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Top-Rated 2014 Crossover SUVs: Initial Quality

By: Jeff Youngs, 6/27/2014

Each year, the J.D. Power Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) surveys tens of thousands of verified new-vehicle owners who purchased a new car, truck, SUV, or van about the quality of the vehicle during the first 90 days of ownership. Based on this research, J.D. Power formulates Power Circle Ratings, consumer-friendly reflections of the data designed to help consumers when they shop for a new vehicle.

This Top-Rated 2014 Crossover SUVs guide lists, in alphabetical order, those crossover SUV models receiving a Power Circle Rating of 4.5 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality.


2014 BMW X3
The BMW X3 is a compact, 5-passenger crossover SUV offered with a choice of a turbocharged 4-cylinder or a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option.

The 2014 BMW X3 receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.


2014 Chevrolet Equinox
The Chevy Equinox is a compact, 5-passenger crossover SUV powered by a 4-cylinder or V-6 engine, and equipped with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.


2014 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge is a midsize, 5-passenger crossover SUV. Three different engines are offered in the Edge--a turbocharged 4-cylinder, 3.5-liter V-6, or a 3.7-liter V-6--and front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is optional with either V-6 engine.

The 2014 Ford Edge receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.


2014 GMC Terrain
The GMC Terrain is a compact, 5-passenger crossover SUV that is mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Equinox. GMC, though, offers the Terrain in an upscale Denali trim level with special styling details and luxuries that are unavailable in the Chevy.

The 2014 GMC Terrain receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5.


2014 Infiniti QX50
The Infiniti QX50 is a compact, 5-passenger crossover SUV built on the same platform as the Infiniti Q50 (previously the G37 sedan). A 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard equipment, delivering power to the rear wheels or, as an option, all four wheels.

The 2014 Infiniti QX50 receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 4.5 out of 5.


2014 Infiniti QX70
The Infiniti QX70 is a midsize, 5-passenger crossover SUV equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 or a 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard with the V-6, while all-wheel drive (AWD) is standard with the V-8. An AWD system is optional with the smaller engine.

The 2014 Infiniti QX70 receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5.


2014 Lexus RX
The Lexus RX is a midsize, 5-passenger crossover SUV offered with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine (RX 350) or a gas-electric hybrid powertrain (RX 450h) combining a V-6 engine with an electric assist motor and a battery. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional.

The 2014 Lexus RX receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5.


2014 Lincoln MKX
The Lincoln MKX is a midsize, 5-passenger crossover SUV powered by the same 3.7-liter V-6 that is found in its platform-mate, the Ford Edge. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional.

The 2014 Lincoln MKX receives an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5.

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