- 2021 Infiniti QX60
- Acura RDX
- GMC Yukon
- Porsche Cayenne
- Porsche Macan
- Land Rover Discovery Sport
- LEXUS GX 460, LX 600
- BMW X-3
- Mercedes GLE
- Audi Q7
- LEXUS RX
- Cadillac XT5
- BMW X6 M
- Mercedes-Benz GLS
Thinking about owning a cool pre-owned SUV but do not know where to start? This post is about our best loved Used Luxury SUVs. Welcome!
Enjoying a luxury life after having someone else take the depreciation bang is a great choice. This way, you get chic and hot means of traveling while being saved from the tricky doubtful model pains and troubles. Unfortunately, luxury cars are not always the most reliable to own past the warranty period. Be careful not to pick the wrong car, as the experience you’re going to live in could hardly be called too luxury-like. An unpleasant ride, confusing controls, tiny interior, and costly repairs. Do not give up on your dream to drive a luxury beauty! Here we are to help you in making the right decision.
Before we start, let us see what does the ranking include? Capability, spaciousness and efficiency go first. Then there are dozens of categories like handling comfort, fuel economy, interior design, storage, etc. And voila, out top used luxury SUVs.
If we are talking about lush cars, you will surely just guess a few in our list. So what are the safest ones to buy?
2021 Infiniti QX60
We start with Infinity QS-60, a very well designed three-row crossover SUV. Even though the brand is far from popular, the QS-60 is one of the few brilliant examples in the lineup. The model is perfect for big family trips with lots of baggage. Apart from being spacious, QS-60 also offers enough ground clearance and an available all-wheel drive system for camping excursions or iffy and just downright unpleasant weather days. It is extremely luxurious with beautiful high-end finishes, lots of great features and technology, and a really solid powerbase too. QS-60 is equipped by Itfinitie’s legendary 3.5 liter V6 engine which has proved to be very durable and long lasting. And the engine also comes matched to a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which is a huge upgrade from older models. Its price is also pretty decent especially if you compare with other brands in the same category, the 2021 model price range is 40-60 000 USD.
If you are looking for something a little bit sporty, let’s move to a great driving crossover Acura RDX. It is a great choice for a value pack luxury SUV that not only offers a great comfortable ride but amazing performance and handling too due to its 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine and cook all-wheel drive system. It is also a very practical SUV if you have your growing family, a lot of things to move, or pets, etc. RDX is super popular due to its smooth ride quality, high-living splendid interior, and all for a really attractive price starting from 20 000 USD. What is most important, the RDX has a very good reputation for reliability, so it is your safe choice.
Eight people in the car is cool but what if you need to add a dog or double cargo room, or a cage with your canaries? If you need something even bigger and practical, you have our pick - GMC Yukon. It offers really good value for the money. You basically get all the benefits of the Escalade, smooth ride, excellent power and refinement. Its exterior looks kind of obscure and mystical but on the inside there is so much more. We are in love with it because of space, impressive features and technology but all for a much lower price - starting from 53 000 USD. The Yukon also has a better reputation for reliability than the more sophisticated Escalade.
Want something more high-end and prestigious? Porsche Cayenne may be your cool choice with its top notch performance and the comfort level of the seats with amazing massage function. Apart from it being an overall pleasant ride, this model has also a great storage space for its size, able to accommodate big and bulky objects. Without question, Cayenne is one of the best in the market. This is the type of SUV that boasts luxury refined interior with great tech and strong performance. Porsche is famous for its pleasant handling engagement. You can get your Cayenne in a variety of models depending on different engines and your budget. The top of the line turbo makes it mind-blowing, and with mid-range S or GTS you still get the Porsche performance delight. You can find it with a 70 000 - 190 000 USD price range.
In case you are on a smaller side, save some money then by going with Porsche Macan. If you do not need to have as much space as the Cayenne offers, it is a perfect choice. Apart from luxurious and comfortable interior, Macan is built for towing and built to last, and it has decent MPG given its size. Moreover, it is one of the best handling SUVs on the market. The drivetrains include a 4-cylinder turbo, or a twin-turbo V6. Either way you are going to enjoy the performance. The brand is famous for their high-end feel and impeccable build quality. Macan is for those owners who prefer chic and prestige over cargo space and the number of passengers. The price varies from 57 000 to 100 000 USD.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Few SUVs are more prestigious than Land Rovers. The 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with many bells and whistles that owners have come to love and expect, including all-wheel drive, a superb infotainment system and optional towing package. While Land Rovers may not be cheaper to maintain, it’s definitely worth considering this price point. This compact luxury SUV performs and handles with a characteristic of car based crossovers. Nevertheless, those off-road chops are there when you need them. A 240 horsepower 2-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder is smooth and strong. Discovery Sport got some updates in 2019 but only a few can spot the difference between the new and older models. And you can find a used one that looks more or less like the current model for much less. With 20 000 USD you can buy a decent 5-year-old model.
LEXUS GX 460, LX 600
If you decide to buy a luxury SUV to keep it as long as possible with minimum repair cost, it is best to consider LEXUS GX 460 and the LX 600. They are very similar in many ways if you are looking for a full-sized body-on-frame vehicle built for a little bit of off-roading but more importantly built for cargo space. The GX 460 is more of an old-school simple SUV, a simple naturally aspirated V8 engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission and full-time 4-wheel drive. LEXUS has been making the GX for an extremely long time and it has become legendary for its amazing durability and long life. This rugged luxury SUV will cost you from 55 000 to 66 000 USD. The other model, LX 600, will give you a similar flavor but more modern with advanced tech for above 88 000 up to 127 000 USD.
There are quite a few compact, expensive SUVs that are pretty impressive, but our very top pick in this category is the 2019 BMW X-3. Why do we like it? The X-3 has great comfort and the interior is one of the best in its class. It is also one of the biggest. Refined ride and handling. The fuel economy is pretty good as well as the tech inside. Its huge sound system delivers more bass than Muse concerts. Price starts from above 33 000 USD.
The Mercedes GLE is going to cost you a bit more than the previous one, obviously, the 2021 model, for instance, starting from around 79 000 USD. More room, sophisticated tech, and more make GLE a great choice. Fresh off the 2020 redesign, there are plenty of performance options available with the GLE, and some off-roading, making it a fun ride. And the interior is gorgeous, close to perfect. Its quality and functional nature is high. GLE is roomy enough with lots of leg and head room for everyone.
If you want a bit more space and an extra row of seats, then the Audi Q7 is a wonderful choice for you. It is loved because it is quiet, comfortable, and versatile. The Q7 is one of the most comfortable vehicles in its class. The front seats are cushy and supportive for the long tour, and its standard suspension gives you a balanced and smooth ride. If you are not a techy though, you might get a little lost in the Q7’s two touchscreen infotainment interface system. The price of the 2021 model starts from around 73 000 USD.
No doubt, if you want a long lasting reliable luxury SUV that is an absolute top, choose the LEXUS RX. It has been on the market for over two decades and has earned one of the best reputations for its amazing endurance and safety, low repair and maintenance costs. The model includes a lot of great choices like regular gas version, a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid that comes very soon, in 2023. Very comfortable refined smooth ride with cool features and tech will cost you from 46 000 to 52 000 USD. It is really one of the best luxury SUVs you can think of.
It is true that Cadillacs are not for everyone but it is another brand that has made its mark in the luxury vehicle world. Cadillac XT5 is a luxury crossover that competes with the BMW X-3. The 2017 XT5 features front and all-wheel drive configurations. Power comes from a 3.6 liter V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. It is also one of the roomiest and more comfortable vehicles in our list. Moreover, the XT5 has proved to get good gas mileage. Regardless of some hangover reputation in the past Cadillac is reinventing itself as one of the high-end luxury manufacturers in America. You can find a pre-owned 2017 model for around 20 000 USD, which is half less the price of its original value five years ago.
BMW X6 M
The perfect mixture of performance and luxury, BMW X6 M, is a massive depreciator, it is the cheapest of the used ones but also the most expensive as the new. When released, it was the fastest SUV in the world. Its twin turbo is powered by the same engine as the F10 M5. The emodel is boasting the Best Interior award in 2020, while ensuring the safety of the driver and his/her company on the ride. And BMW's unique attention to detail makes it artistic in some way.
Mercedes-Benz GLS wraps up our list. When you are ready to buy the best Mercedes-Benz SUV, you can get the three-row GLS. It is all about maximum luxury, comfort and convenience. It has new standard equipment like a four-zone automatic climate control system and ventilated seats. From the interior and comfort to the tech, this SUV scores high because it is created with a lot of thought, sophistication, and care. And for as big as it is, the MPG is quite impressive. Base price of the 2021 model starts from 100 000 USD.
A pre-owned luxury SUV can give you the ride comfort, great tech, and safety features in a lavish kit for less than the cost of a new model. No matter what will be your final choice, every car in our list will give you great comfort, good space for its size, and keep you and your ride company content for a long time. Have you already spotted the perfect one for you?