Crossovers blend SUV-like utility with car-like performance, but not always in equal measure. The Infiniti FX50, for instance, happily minimizes practicality to maximize thrills. With its firm suspension and 390-horsepower 5-liter V8, the FX is a stellar performer that competes with the likes of the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6.
The standard all-wheel drive system is biased toward the rear wheels for enhanced high-speed corning. Rear-seat and cargo room probably aren't as generous as you might expect in a crossover, but the interior is luxuriously trimmed and loaded with technological conveniences.