If you’re the kind of buyer who wants a little of everything – space, pace, luxury and lots of tech – there are plenty of upmarket SUVs that might fit the bill. We’ve put together a list of the 10 best luxury SUVs and 4x4s on sale today.
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1. Audi Q7
The Audi Q7 is a gigantic luxury SUV, and the latest version seems to have addressed complaints levelled at the old car – it’s noticeably lighter, more fuel efficient and it’s even slightly smaller. It’s more packed with technology than ever, with the latest version of Audi’s MMI infotainment system and the new Virtual Cockpit system. It also has room for seven making it hugely practical.
Powerful diesel engines and optional air suspension make the Audi a great motorway cruiser and, costing just less than £48,000 it also represents good value in this segment – although the lengthy options list will easily push that price up. We’d also recommend S-Line trim to ensure your new car looks its best.
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2. Volvo XC90
The latest Volvo XC90 has emerged as one of the best cars on sale today and has won many accolades and awards since its release last year. The Volvo badge and range of four-cylinder engines may not immediately scream luxury, but the XC90 is a true competitor to much more expensive vehicles – the cheapest versions cost from £46,250.
Inside, there’s ample room for seven adults across three rows of seats and interior design offers a cool Scandinavian minimalism. The infotainment screen is sensibly laid out for a touchscreen unit – there are just five physical buttons on the dash. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, along with plenty of other hi-tech kit and safety equipment.
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3. Range Rover Sport
If you like the style and imposing nature of the full-size Range Rover, but fancy something a little sportier, look no further than the Range Rover Sport. A lower price and slightly smaller dimensions make the Sport easier to recommend than its bigger brother. When you get inside, you’re greeted with a similar design to the larger car but with a raised centre console and sportier atmosphere.
That’s carried through to the road too, where the Range Rover Sport emerges as a surprisingly entertaining vehicle, especially if you choose the bonkers SVR version. There’s also the option of two extra seats, though these are only really suited to young children. The only fly in the ointment is the fact that the Sport is priced from £62,700 – noticeably more than rivals.
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4. Range Rover
The Range Rover is one of the most iconic luxury SUVs ever made. Over four generations, it’s evolved into a true luxury vehicle that’s often compared with the likes of the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series. Its added off-roading abilities thanks to a sophisticated four-wheel-drive system makes it even easier to use everyday, however.
Step inside the Range Rover and you’ll see why it commands such respect and desire – the interior is beautifully designed and trimmed and, while the infotainment system lags behind rivals, it can’t detract from the luxury atmosphere. Priced at more than £75,000, the Range Rover isn’t cheap but most owners would argue it’s worth every penny.
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5. Jaguar F-Pace
It took the brand a long time to launch its first SUV, but the Jaguar F-Pace is definitely worth the wait. Sharing lots of its exterior design with the latest XF, it’s undeniably a handsome machine, even without the optional 22-inch alloy wheels. It mimics the sporty-yet-refined driving experience of its saloon sibling brother as well, with excellent body control and composure on all but the roughest road surfaces.
Inside, some may find the design of the F-Pace a little underwhelming, even with the latest InTouch infotainment system installed. Still, the Jaguar is impressively practical for a car that’s noticeably smaller than the other cars on this list, and it’s also fantastic value for money – the cheapest versions cost just £34,170 and even the powerful V6-engined versions cost less than entry-level versions of most cars here.
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6. Mercedes GLE
The Mercedes GLE impresses with its blend of luxurious fittings, a smooth ride and economical diesel engines. Essentially a heavily facelifted version of the old ML, the GLE only seats five but does so in great comfort and offers a vast boot for luggage. Interior quality and design is good too, if not as adventurous as some rivals.
Those after a little more crazy in their GLE can opt for the AMG GLE 63 that comes with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and can get from 0-62mph in just 4.2 seconds. There’s also the new GLE Coupe, offering more eye-catching looks and a higher price tag – it’s priced from £60,680, whereas the regular GLE can be had from £49,280.
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7. BMW X5
The BMW X5 aims to bring the Bavarian brand’s reputation for building sporty cars and translate that to a large SUV. The X5 offers a decidedly more sporty driving experience than some rivals and its range of powerful-yet-efficient engines underscore this. Nevertheless, this third generation model focuses on comfort and refinement more than ever before.
The current generation of BMW’s arguably industry-leading iDrive infotainment system brings a healthy dose of tech to the cabin and the materials feel upmarket and well screwed together. The only downside is that both exterior and interior design don’t differ much from lesser BMW models. The cheapest X5 costs £44,575 but adding the desirable M-Sport package and a few choice options can see prices skyrocket.
8. Bentley Bentayga
The Bentley Bentayga is quite simply the most powerful and fastest SUV on sale. It’s powered by a 608hp W12 engine that can reach 187mph flat out and hit 62mph from rest in four seconds. It’s also been built to compete with the Range Rover off the beaten track, so you can be sure you’ll get to your destination no matter the conditions.
Although the Bentayga’s exterior looks might divide opinion, it has one of the most exquisite cabins on sale, with beautiful materials and almost infinite personalisation potential. Of course, none of this comes cheap and, although the Bentley is priced from around £160,000, the British manufacturer doesn’t expect many to be sold at under the £200,000 mark – and that’s without the insane £150,000 Breitling-Tourbillon clock.
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9. Volkswagen Touareg
The Volkswagen Touareg may be more humble than some other choices on this list, but it actually shares its underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne. The current car is impressive, and has an undeniable air of Germanic quality inside, and a very high level of equipment included as standard.
Some might feel the Touareg looks a bit like a bloated Golf, but the Volkswagen’s understated looks will suit some luxury SUV buyers who prefer to fly under the radar. It’s priced from a reasonable £43,900 and even the most expensive models cost less than £50,000. Of course, using carwow could knock thousands off those figures…
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10. Lexus RX450h
The Lexus RX450h might have lost its unique selling point in the growing hybrid SUV market. Thankfully, the RX still has plenty reasons to recommend it – not least the excellent reliability and fantastic level of customer service the brand’s dealers are well known for providing.
Ignoring the striking new exterior looks, you’ll find the RX has one of the nicest interiors of any SUV and the level of standard equipment is impressively high. The hybrid system might lack plug-in capabilities, but the technology is tried-and-tested, and the Lexus is supremely refined and comfortable – exactly what most potential buyers want.
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