Choosing an SUV can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider, and you might be tempted to choose a low-end SUV to save money. However, there are a lot of reasons to consider choosing a luxury SUV. In any event, SUVs tend to cost more than cars of any size, be they compact, midsize, or full size, so you should take a look at the benefits of an upgrade. A luxury SUV could come loaded with premium features with a cushioned cabin you’ll be eager to drive in every day. Read on to learn more about the top 5 midsize luxury SUVs for 2017.
The 2017 Lincoln MKX is a relatively new model that’s only been around for a few years. 2017 is best year ever for the five-passenger crossover, bringing features aplenty. You’d enjoy a quiet interior, allowing you to focus more on the pleasant drive, and your passengers will benefit from spacious rear seating, giving them the best passenger experience possible. The MKX has an optional V6 turbocharged engine, potentially giving you power and sophistication in one seamless ride.
The 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport is luxury defined, living up to the reputation set by the Jaguar line from Land Rover. This family-friendly comes with a third-row seating segment, giving you space for everyone, perhaps even the dog. The Discovery Sport boasts more space—both passenger and cargo—than other SUVs in its class, so it’s perfect for weekend jaunts to the mountains or the coast, or even the desert. It’s great for off-roading and maneuvering in bad weather, so you can trust it will keep your family safe.
The BMW X5 has been around for a while, but 2017 brings new achievements to the trusted luxury SUV. In terms of performance, it outperforms many of its competitors, and now has an optional diesel engine to boost efficiency. The comfort and luxury you’d expect from a BMW is present in spades, complementing the sophisticated standard features as well as the numerous add-ons you can choose from.
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 is the latest iteration of an SUV that gets better and better each year. This year, it has transformed into a crossover, complete with a new, sophisticated look that will surprise you. The ride is smooth and comfortable, giving the driver the ultimate driving experience. This one comes with a host of standard advanced safety features that will keep you and your family safe. It has less cargo space than some competitors, but the cabin is elegant and comfortable so you’ll hardly miss it.
Finally, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is back, bigger and bolder than ever. It is so good, it might be your default option for a luxury SUV. Loaded with many standard features (with many more optional), you can customize your drive and experience to fit the type of driver you are—or want to be. With an optional second row bench, you can have seating for eight in addition to a generous amount of cargo space.
If you’re in the market for a luxury midsize SUV in 2017, take our quiz to find out which ride is best for you.