I hesitated between this one and its main Japanese competitor. A test drive won me over. There has not been a single problem after some 7,000 miles. The car handles like a charm. The engine is more powerful than, but not as smooth as, my bimmer's. Many readers did not give this car a perfect 10 because of its fuel mileage. I did give it a 10 since the fuel mileage I have got is equal or better than the one advertised by Infiniti, so no surprise there. Otherwise, no one should give a perfect mark to any SUVs, simply because of their fuel mileage.
The car is very balanced, between smoothness and power. I do a lot of highway driving, and the car makes me forget at times that I am driving a car. Yet, the power is plenty when I need it.
Fuel mileage, like other SUVs except for hybrids that don't even cost- justify their higher sticker prices.