Car and Driver’s May 2007 review of SUVs in wintry settings was handily won by Acura MDX, with Cadillac SRX second and BMW X5 third.
March 27, 2007

BMW’s new X5 may have more technology at its beck and call, but it wasn’t enough to defeat either the equally new Acura MDX and its 300 hp or the aging Cadillac SRX in Car and Driver magazine’s May 2007 review of eight SUVs worth about $50,000 each and around 190 inches long.
In “Eight Tickets to Paradise [Michigan]],” The finishing order was: 1. Acura MDX Sport, 223 points (of 250). 2. Cadillac SRX AWD V-8, 205. 3. BMW X5 3.0si, 205 points, 4. Mercedes-Benz ML350. 5. Lexus GX470, 189. 6. Volvo XC90 Sport, 173. 7. Volkswagen Tourag V-6, 172. 8. Land Rover LR3 HSE, 169. BMW was first or tied for first in nine of 22 categories: features/amenities, interior styling, exterior styling, fuel economy, engine NVH (noise, vibration, harshness), steering feel, brake feel, handling, and ride.