SUVs are perfect for off-roading and extreme weather, since they are higher than the average car, which enables the driver to have a clear view of the road ahead, and its wider and bigger wheels make it possible for the car to have a better grip on the terrain. Luxury SUVs take things to the next level. While offering what regular SUVs offer, these luxury SUVs are equipped with a spacious interior, premium upholstery and the best technology has to offer. With that in mind, here’s our list of top 5 luxury SUVs:
1. Range Rover Discovery
With off-road prowess few in the world of SUVs could beat, The Range Rover Discovery was sure to make this list. It can seat up to seven people and the cabin is very spacious. With premium materials like leather and wood on the interior, this car never lets you forget that you are sitting in a luxury car. There are four trims to this car with an even more luxurious interior on the higher-end models. The engines that the four trims offer range from the SE V6 and SE TD6 diesel, all the way to an HSE Luxury V6 and an HSE luxury TD6 diesel. For safety, it comes with airbags for the driver as well as the passengers.
2. Porsche Cayenne
Unlike its competitors, the PorscheCayenne sports a shorter wheelbase, increasing handling and making it easier to maneuver the car. It is predominantly made of aluminium, accounting for its hood, roof, doors, tailgate and front wings, making the car lighter and resistant to damage. It seats five people. There is plenty of headroom. And as a luxury car, it has a premium interior with a huge display with crystal clear graphics, designed to operate like a phone. There are app widgets concerning media, navigation and other operations of the car. This luxury car comes with three trims, the base and mid-level come with a V6 producing 340 hp and the top-level comes with a V8 that cranks out 404 hp. All variants come with 8-speed automatic transmission.
3. The Audi Q7
The Audi Q7, is much lighter than its predecessors. What makes it so remarkably light is the mixed-metal underbody of the car, as well as the overall build of the car. With around 40% aluminum going into its build, this car is as reliable and durable as they come. With a long wheelbase and an elevated roof, this luxury car ensures there is plenty of leg room as well as the head room. The in-car technology also does not fail to please the consumer, with its satellite navigation, Bluetooth, dual zone climate control, 8.3in MMI infotainment, and electrically adjustable and front seats. This seven seater has three trims: premium, premium plus, and prestige. The premium starts from around $55,000, the premium plus from around $58,000, whereas the prestige Audi Q7 price starts around $70,000. The first two have a four-cylinder engine, whereas the last has a six-cylinder engine.
4. The BMW X5
The BMW X5 is slightly heavier than its predecessors and bigger as well, with a longer wheelbase. Not only a great on-roader as well as an off-roader, but it also takes comfort and luxury to the next level. The interior consists of chrome embellishments, geometric patterns, extremely comfortable seats, and vast displays. This car also offers four-zone climate control as well as an enlarged panoramic roof. This car comes in two trim levels, where the main difference is, one comes with a six-cylinder engine and a V8 engine.
5. The Mercedez-Benz GLE
Like other cars on this list, this luxury car too is a complete off-road performer, but its appeal lies elsewhere. Evident from the moment you enter the car through its bigger-than-before doors, is how this car operates on the bleeding edge of technology. Right in front of the driver are two 12.3 inch screens pertaining to infotainment features, which is controlled by the new MBUX OS. It comes with a touch screen, speech, and gesture control mechanisms. Among the new programs featured are Active Stop and Go assist, which allows for semi-autonomous driving. It is more spacious than it might seem at first glance, so no spatial issues are expected. This car comes with a few trims, where the higher end engines are more powerful and come with some additional features like ADW and AMG speedshift.