These sporty smaller SUVs (my Range Rover Evoque Coupe for example) are a best of both worlds philosophy. Just did a 2600 mile trip to Florida (1300 mile/17-18hrs driving) non stop each way and had room for luggage and 3 dogs at the same time it was true fun to drive , averaged 24mpg at 80mph, inspired confidence driving thru flash flood warnings in southern NJ due to excellent AWD system.
BTW this car was the replacement for the wife's 2012 Jag XK that was totalled by a psycho pickup truck. Now its just a taller more practical sporty coupe. Also it just looks awesome and no way you'll mistake it for anything else out there (well maybe a RR Sport) and that adds to the exclusivity.
16 Maserati GranTurismo Sport w/full MC Carbon Fiber interior trim
18 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Visconti Verde/Brown Leather Remus Catback,Eurocompulsion Phase 2 V1 intake, 390HP/443ft-lb Tq!
16 Range Rover Sport HSE, Montalcino Red w/Ivory Leather-[/COLOR]->stunning 456HP/412ft-lb Tq
12 Maxda MX-5 Miata GT PRHT True Red/Black leather (LUCY)
11 Lotus Evora "S" Persian Blue, Grey/Black Suedetex/Leather