Luxury and utility in one.
If you're looking for a vehicle that's as luxurious as it is roomy, you're in the right place. Luxury SUVs give you all the latest creature comforts and technology features with some enviable engine options, too. These make the perfect road trip vehicles as you get the power to put down the miles all while being wrapped in a comfortable, convenient cockpit. But luxury SUVs aren't just for those big trips; they're capable daily commuters and the availability of AWD makes them great for running errands when the weather turns.
To help you on your search, we've compiled an updated list of the 10 best luxury SUVs for 2021 shoppers, based on CarMax sales data on all SUVs sold with prices over $35,000 from April 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020.1
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Chevrolet Suburban 1500
- Cadillac Escalade
- Land Rover Range Rover Sport
- GMC Yukon
- Ford Expedition
- GMC Yukon XL 1500
- Volvo XC90
- Infiniti QX80
- Land Rover Range Rover
If off-road prowess is what you're looking for, consider the Land Rover Range Rover, which has four-wheel drive on all models. From 2017–2019, you get a selection of powerful engine options as well as a range of luxury trim levels to help you find the Range Rover that suits your needs. If you're after a bit more power, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is bound to impress.
For maximum space, look at the 2017–2020 GMC Yukon XL 1500, which can carry up to nine passengers. It's the perfect solution for family getaways or for camping trips with friends. Behind the third row, you get 39.3 cu-ft of cargo space (all models 2017–2020), making it practical for almost any errand, too.
There's another nine-seater at the top of our list – the Chevrolet Tahoe. This SUV has utility in mind but it doesn't skimp on those luxury features. From 2018, you have the option of a 6.2L V8 engine in place of the standard 5.3L V8. If you want the full roster of luxury features, look for a model in the Premier trim.
If cargo capacity is important to you, take a look at the 2018–2019 Chevrolet Suburban, which has 40 cu-ft of cargo space behind the third row. This expands to 77 cu-ft with the third row folded, giving you plenty of space for sports equipment, groceries, or luggage.
The Cadillac Escalade has a Platinum trim (from 2017) that features power-retractable steps to make getting in and out easier than ever, a leather-wrapped instrument panel, plenty of driver assistance features, and a rear-seat entertainment system. This is the height of luxury.
Whichever vehicle you choose on this list, you're bound to find the level of luxury to suit your needs, power to impress, and plenty of room for your friends and family.
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1Based on average prices on carmax.com from April 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
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