10 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs for 2021: Ranked


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Best Luxury Midsize SUV | CarMax

If you're considering a midsize SUV, why not indulge in something extravagant? There are many luxurious options available that blend gratifying performance with exceptional style, all in a versatile package with your comfort and convenience in mind.

Sporting a functional design that combines room for passengers and cargo, a luxury midsize SUV is a pleasant way to enjoy road trips with family and friends. If that means going off-road, certain models have all-terrain capabilities so you can venture with confidence. You can even tow a boat or camper behind some models if you enjoy spending time outdoors. For on-road thrills, a luxury midsize SUV will add some zest to your commute with a healthy dose of power and prestige. If you're an eco-conscious driver, certain models also offer hybrid powertrains to help you go further on less.

No matter which you choose, you're sure to appreciate a luxury midsize SUV for its can-do spirit, posh interior, and distinguished badging with style to match. To help you on your search, we've compiled a refreshed list of the 10 best luxury midsize SUVs with average prices over $35,000 and based on CarMax sales data from April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. 1

  1. Volvo XC90

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Volvo XC90 | CarMax
  2. Land Rover Range Rover

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Land Rover Range Rover | CarMax
  3. Porsche Macan

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Porsche Macan | CarMax
  4. Porsche Cayenne

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Porsche Cayenne | CarMax
  5. BMW X6

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: BMW X6 | CarMax
  6. Mercedes-Benz GLS450

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Mercedes-Benz GL450 | CarMax
  7. Subaru Ascent

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Subaru Ascent | CarMax
  8. Land Rover Discovery

    Best Luxury Midsize SUVs: Land Rover Discovery | CarMax
  9. Lincoln Navigator

    10 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs for 2020: Ranked: Lincoln Navigator L | CarMax
  10. Land Rover Range Rover Velar

    10 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs for 2020: Ranked: Land Rover Range Rover Velar | CarMax

A luxury midsize SUV can accentuate your personal style. If you fancy a sleek silhouette, the 2017–2019 BMW X6 has a coupe design that looks in motion, even when parked. The 2018–2019 Range Rover Velar's beautifully balanced exterior will also catch your eye with its elegant lines and tapered rear.

If you want sports-car spirit, the 2017–2019 Porsche Macan S has a turbocharged 3.0L V6 that flies from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds (2017 models — according to the manufacturer, when new). You'll also get all-wheel-drive for more grip on paved surfaces (2017-2019 models).

Want to go off-road? The 2017–2019 Land Rover Discovery includes a Terrain Response® system, which optimizes the engine, transmission center differential, and chassis for all-terrain capabilities. The 2017–2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 offers an available Off-Road Package as well.

When it comes to hauling, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is gutsy with an estimated 8,600-lb. towing capacity from the turbocharged 3.5L V6, when properly equipped.2 For diesel performance, the 2017–2019 Range Rover's available 3.0L V6 can tow an estimated 7,716 lbs., when properly equipped.2

Need room to grow? The 2019 Subaru Accent includes a second-row bench for a total of eight passengers or there's standard seven-passenger seating in the 2017–2019 Volvo XC90, 2017–2019 GLS 450, and 2017–2019 Navigator.

Combining powerful performance with electric power, the 2017–2019 XC90 and Porsche Cayenne also offer plug-in hybrids to support a greener lifestyle. With its turbocharged 3.0L V6 and electric motor, the plug-in 2019 Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid can travel an estimated 13 miles on a full charge (electric only) or an EPA-estimated 430 miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas.3

Whether you want stylish features, satisfying performance, or a spacious cabin, there's a luxury midsize SUV for you on this refreshed list.

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1Based on prices on from April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
3EPA-estimated 13-mile range based on 46 MPGe combined estimate (electric); additional EPA-estimated 430-mile extended range based on 21 MPG combined estimate (gas). Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge and full tank of gas (if applicable). Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.

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