Best Luxury SUVs

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Today’s luxury SUVs offer a blend of performance, comfortable and spacious interiors, robust towing capability, along with cutting-edge technology. These vehicles deliver far more than simply size and brute strength. Luxury SUVs are versatile enough to haul gear and passengers up the mountain for a camping trip, as easily as they are a cruise down the boulevard after a night on the town. Check out our picks for the best luxury SUVs available on the market today:


2017 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7

2017 Audi Q7 IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

2017 Audi Q7 IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

Returning in 2017 with a complete redesign, the Audi Q7 sets the standard for the modern full size luxury SUV. The Q7 comes standard with legendary Audi quattro® all-wheel drive which delivers unmatched performance both on and off the road. An impressive optional supercharged TFSI® V6 engine delivers a class-leading 333 horsepower. Drivers will find the latest tech safety features in the Audi Q7, with available collision avoidance assist technologies, traffic jam assist, and Audi pre sense® city with pedestrian detection. Safety remains a top priority on the Audi Q7, which comes standard with a wide array of active and passive safety features. In fact, the Audi Q7 has been chosen as a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. Fully automatic LED headlights and LED tail lights accent the dynamic styling of the Q7. For an audio experience like no other, the available BOSE® 3D Sound System with 19 speakers is sure to impress.

Key Features

  • Available supercharged TFSI® 336 horsepower V6 engine
  • Power split folding 50/50 third-row seatbacks with electric fold and return function
  • 7,700 lb towing capacity (when equipped with available package)
  • Optional Top View Parking Camera System
  • Audi virtual cockpit (12.3” LCD full digital instrument cluster)
  • Audi connect® with six-month trial subscription

2017 Porsche Macan

2017 Porsche Macan

Car and Driver 10 Best Compact Luxury SUV 2017 Porsche Macan

Car and Driver 10 Best Compact Luxury SUV 2017 Porsche Macan

Blending invigorating driving dynamics with SUV functionality, the Porsche Macan is a compact luxury SUV engineered for drivers that crave performance. As this segment grows more competitive each year, it’s easy to see why the Macan rises above the crowd. Standard features on base models include 18-inch wheels, tri-zone climate control, lane-departure warning system, power-operated liftgate, and a 7-inch multi-touch screen. Power comes from a selection of four engines, with the top-tier Macan Turbo sporting a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing an astounding 400 horsepower. Additional performance options available on the Macan are carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, and active suspension. Car and Driver has chosen the Porsche Macan as the Best Compact Luxury SUV among their list of 2017 10Best Trucks and SUVs.

Key Features

  • Standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 252 hp
  • 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with Auto Start Stop function
  • Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive
  • Available Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System
  • Optional Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system
  • Optional panoramic roof system

2017 Lexus RX

2017 Lexus RX

U.S. News & World Report Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money 2017 Lexus RX

U.S. News & World Report Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money 2017 Lexus RX

With models ranging from the RX 350 to the RX 450h to their performance-minded F SPORT counterparts, the 2017 Lexus RX offers utility with heightened luxury. A 295-horsepower
3.5-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard on RX 350 models. Lexus pioneered the first hybrid luxury SUV and that heritage shows on the RX hybrid. Opt for the RX 450h to experience Lexus Hybrid Drive with an Atkinson-cycle V6 engine, 308 total system horsepower, and a 30-MPG combined fuel economy rating. RX F Sport models take performance to the next level with bold exterior styling, Adaptive Variable Suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels, and enhanced powertrains. Interior highlights include an available 12.3-inch high-resolution multimedia display, 15-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System, Panoramic View Monitor, and 3D navigation. U.S. News & World Report named the 2017 Lexus RX as Best Luxury 2-Row SUV for the Money, proving that the Lexus RX is one of the top choices in today’s marketplace.

Key Features

  • Standard 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system
  • Available Touch-Free Power Rear Door
  • Standard power-folding, 60/40-split, heated rear seats
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+ and 10 standard airbags
  • Available Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps with dynamic auto-levelling

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 2017 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Award

Competition among midsize luxury SUVs has never been stronger. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 241 horsepower connected to a 9 speed automatic transmission. Convenience features available on the GLC include Mercedes me with smartphone app and 4G LTE WiFi, COMAND® with navigation touchpad and 8.4″ color screen, along with KEYLESS-GO® and HANDS-FREE ACCESS liftgate. Safety features on Mercedes-Benz GLC are designed to seamlessly work together to keep drivers out of danger on the road. Highlights include class-exclusive Crosswind Assist, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, PRE-SAFE®, and AGILITY CONTROL. Available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive provides precise traction inputs to keep the GLC stable in various road conditions. For the ultimate experience, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC43 boasts a 362-hp 3.0L V6 biturbo engine, AMG-tuned suspension, aggressive styling, and available 21 inch alloy wheels. Motor Trend Magazine awarded the Mercedes-Benz GLC the 2017 SUV of the Year, proving that the GLC has set the standard for today’s luxury midsize SUV.


2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5

Wards 10 Best Interiors Cadillac XT5

Wards 10 Best Interiors Cadillac XT5

2017 marks the debut for the all-new Cadillac XT5 crossover SUV. The first-ever Cadillac XT5 boasts streamlined styling along with a spacious and versatile interior. Available 20 inch wheels, illuminated door handles, and signature LED lighting help accent the new exterior design. Inside the XT5 the styling cues continue through the use of hand-stitched leather, wood, other fine materials. Stay connected with the standard 4G LTE internet connectivity with a built-in WiFi hotspot and Cadillac CUE system. Optional Rainsense Wipers automatically engage when rain is sensed and adjusts speed accordingly. Available in both FWD and AWD, XT5 is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 310 horsepower engine. Cadillac XT5 was named by WardsAuto to the Wards 10 Best Interiors List for 2016.

Key Features

  • Standard 3.6-liter V6 310 horsepower engine
  • Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • Optional 20” alloy wheels
  • Optional Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System with Embedded Navigation
  • Available Bose Centerpoint® Surround System With Active Noise Cancellation and 14 speakers
  • OnStar® 4G LTE With standard one-year Guidance Plan

2017 INFINITI QX60

2017 INFINITI QX60

2017 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards 2017 INFINITI QX60

2017 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards 2017 INFINITI QX60

The 2017 INFINITI QX60 is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that offers impressive safety, a refined interior with seating for 7 passengers, and sharp styling. The range of four models features available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and a fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain. Standard power on the QX60 comes in the form of a 3.5-Liter V6 Direct Injection Engine with 295 horsepower. The QX60 features Distance Control Assist (DCA), which maintains appropriate space between the vehicles during bumper-to-bumper traffic jams and helps to mitigate collisions. The interior is loaded with comfort amenities such as hands-free entry, heated seats and steering wheel, an all-new Motion Activated Liftgate, along with ambient interior Welcome Lighting. With seating for 7 passengers, available Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control helps keep every occupant comfortable. Open the optional second and third row glass panoramic roof on the QX60 to bring fresh air and natural lighting into the cabin. INFINITI InTouch™ with Navigation keeps you connected no matter how far you travel, and as an extra bonus to your wallet – Kelley Blue Book selected the QX60 as a 2017 5-Year Cost to Own award winner in the Midsize Luxury SUV segment.

Key Features

  • Standard 3.5-Liter V6 Direct Injection Engine with 295 horsepower
  • Available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
  • Optional INFINITI InTouch™ with Navigation
  • 7 passenger seating with 60/40-split second-row seats and 50/50-split third-row seats
  • Optional dual 8-inch headrest monitors with HDMI port
  • Available Motion Activated Liftgate

2017 BMW X3

2017 BMW X3 xDrive

2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families BMW X3

2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families BMW X3

Drivers looking for sporty driving dynamics without sacrificing luxurious comfort should look no further than the BMW X3. Power comes in the form of either a 240 horsepower 2.0 liter 4 cylinder or a 300 horsepower 3.0 liter 6 cylinder, each with BMW TwinPower Turbo systems. Available xDrive all-wheel drive intelligently redistributes power among the wheels within milliseconds following a loss of traction. BMW X3 comes equipped with the all-new BMW iDrive 5.0 system which includes Spotify and Pandora connectivity, enhanced graphics, new iDrive controller, and adaptive navigation. X3 features expansive cargo capacity with 27.6 cubic feet to 63.3 cubic feet of space when the rear seat is folded down, perfect for those with active lifestyles. Additionally, the 360° panorama Surround View Camera System aids in tight parking situations while Variable Sport Steering adjusts the steering ratios for easier maneuvering. U.S. News & World Report awarded the 2017 BMW X3 as the Best Luxury Compact SUV for Families.

Key Features

  • Standard 240 horsepower 2.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo 4 cylinder engine
  • Available xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive
  • BMW iDrive 5.0 system with Spotify and Pandora connectivity
  • Optional 360° panorama Surround View Camera System
  • Available Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Optional Xenon Adaptive or Adaptive Full LED headlights