#3 Acura ZDX
PRICE (BASE): $45,500
SPECS: 3.7L 300hp V6; MPG: 16 city/23 hwy
• The Acura ZDX is the best-looking crossover we've seen to date. Designed by Acura's California-based design team, the coupe-like crossover managed to retain its "concept car" looks in production form. The super-rakish, low-slung roof is still there, as are the rear doors that seem to disappear. It's a complete departure from what we've expected crossovers to look like. Hopefully the other car makers follow suit with their own departures.