Best Luxury SUV Vehicle’s?

SUVs are very popular among car buyers.  Many people choose SUVs for the cargo space and the spacious interior.  There are also SUVs for car buyers who want luxury in an SUV.   Luxury SUVs are different from their non-premium counterparts in a number of areas. They have luxurious materials and build quality. The best example of the difference is that they provide pillow-soft suspensions that glide over even the most pockmarked streets. And needless to say, there is the prestige that comes with having a vehicle that’s clearly better than an everyday SUV.

The search for the ideal luxury SUV can appear daunting with options ranging from pint-size crossovers to leather-lined, truck-based behemoths.  That is why we have limited our search to he best  luxury SUV’s . Here are our picks for 2020.

Greatest Full-Size Luxury SUV’s

2020 Lincoln Navigator

We used to believe that the Lincoln Navigator was a slightly more upscale version of the Ford Expedition.  That changed with the introduction of the redesigned 2018 Navigator, which had a premium individuality all on its own. The 2020 Lincoln Navigator is one of our preferred full-size luxury SUVs.  The Navigator can still leverage its truck-based roots to tow around 8,700 lbs, all while providing exceptional passenger comfort.  Passengers will appreciate a roomy cabin with comfortable seats.  Front passengers can lounge in Lincoln’s 3-way Perfect Position seats with massage. You will also find loads of space in the back to store equipment, especially if you purchase the Navigator L (a longer version with extra cargo space).

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

It has been some time since we analyzed a GLS-Class, but we have had enough seat time with the large Mercedes over the years to understand that it is one of the prettiest luxury SUVs.  Open the door and you will step into a tomb-silent cabin full of rich leather and real wood trim.  Many premium features can be found, from soft-closing doors to massaging front seats and an amazing air suspension.  As expected in a full size SUV, there is adult-friendly space in all three rows.  The standard turbocharged V6 provides impressive acceleration in its own right, while those who enjoy speed will be attracted to the explosive power of the AMG GLS 63’s twin-turbo V8. Most GLS versions receive Benz’s excellent nine-speed automatic transmission, even though the AMG GLS 63 works with a sturdy seven-speed unit prepped for functionality.

Greatest 3-Row Luxury SUV’s

2020 Audi Q7

There are not many midsize SUVs with three rows, but we believe that the Audi Q7 is the best of the bunch.   A third row is standard on the Audi Q7.   It doesn’t have plenty of space in the trunk, but freight room is adequate and the seats fold completely flat if you need additional storage.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

There is a major jump in third-row space (and cost) between midsize and large SUVs.  The Mercedes GLS-Class is much more expensive than the similar Audi Q7, but seven adults will have no trouble fitting into the big Benz. There is also a lot of room behind the third row.  There is also plenty of cargo space when you fold the third and second rows.

2020 Lincoln Navigator

The Navigator is a seven-seater with comfortable seating for adult passengers.  The third-row seat bottom is raised higher than other SUVs, which provide adults with a more natural seating position.  Even though the cargo room in the standard Navigator is very roomy, Lincoln also provides a Navigator L with more cargo space.

Family Luxury SUV’s

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

You will want as much space as possible in a compact crossover, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class delivers. Backseat legroom and headroom are excellent for a car of this size, and there are a couple of storage places for children to keep their equipment.  The big, square cargo area is always helpful, whether you are packing up for a family road trip or just making a run to Costco.

2020 Audi Q7

There are lots of luxury midsize SUVs acceptable for families, but our favorite is the Audi Q7. Seven seats are standard, but only children can sit in the third row comfortably.  You will probably keep the third row folded for the excess storage most of the time.  A lot of optional and standard advanced security features helps mitigate and prevent injuries in case of a collision.

2020 Lincoln Navigator

With its large third row, tons of cargo space and an extended-wheelbase alternative, the Lincoln Navigator is among the most versatile full-size SUVs.  Its substantial tow rating means you can also tow the family boat or a few Jet Skis.  Add in first-class lodging for second-row passengers, and you have a massive SUV ideal for serenely transporting households with a busy lifestyle.

Most Affordable Luxury SUV’s

2020 BMW X1

At a starting MSRP of $34,895, the X1 is among the most inexpensive small luxury crossovers. It is also one of the most sought after. Passenger and cargo space are best-in-class among subcompacts, and the X1 is quite fun to drive. Standard features include a power tailgate, power front seats and driver memory settings. The benefit package is reasonably priced at $2,500 and provides a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, satellite radio and more. Add in metallic paint and you have a well-equipped stylish little crossover as a great price.

2020 Volvo XC40

The 2020 XC40 is Volvo’s first attempt at an SUV in the subcompact class. With a low starting price and a great deal of features, it is safe to say Volvo has made a great car.  The XC40, which begins at $34,195, has LED headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android automobile performance, and genuine leather upholstery (most cars in this class have simulated leather).  One of its standard features is lane departure warning and forward collision warning — these are security features you normally have to pay extra for. If you would like to buy a car without getting swept up in alternative packages, the XC40 could be the little luxury crossover for you.

2020 Lexus NX 300

The 2020 Lexus NX 300’s base MSRP is $37,180, which is quite reasonable given its excellent standard features.  LED headlights, keyless entry and start, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning are standard features.  Maybe more importantly, the NX 300’s high quality interior materials stand in sharp contrast to its  price. Limited cargo space and an slightly subpar infotainment system mar the experience a little bit, but the NX is still worth its asking price.

Final Thought

Shopping for your Luxury SUV can be a lot of fun.  You get to see what all of the competitive brands have to offer and you are looking at some of the nicest vehicle on the market. Before you start, try making a list of your needs and then see which cars offer those features.  You can then take that list of cars and research them further and make a trip to the car dealer to look at them in person. Good luck and happy car hunting!

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