Today, a majority of the automobile consumers are looking to buy luxury crossovers and SUVs, and carmakers are scrambling to meet the growing demand for these deluxe and fancy vehicles. Whether it’s a towering eight-seater skyscraper on wheels or a small yet powerful fuel-efficient one, luxury crossovers and SUVs are here to stay. Here are some of the best luxury crossovers and top luxury cars:
1. Volvo XC90 Excellence
The Volvo XC90 offers an insane amount of luxury with the upper-crust Excellence priced at just over $100,000. While appearing like the regular XC90 in terms of exteriors, the luxury car’s interiors are out of this world. Heated/cooled cup holders in a drink cooler console sit between two sculpted rear seats, a mark of ultimate luxury. An electric motor, a battery, and a supercharged and turbocharged I4 2.0-liter engine on this plug-in hybrid makes it a force to be reckoned with on the road.
2. Lincoln Navigator
Buying the new Navigator from Lincoln is just about the best way to spend your money, especially when it comes to splurging on full-size luxury SUVs. With blue interiors that are like no other, the Navigator drives like a dream, making it Lincoln’s finest works in a long time.
3. Bentley Bentayga V8
“Less is more” is the adage of the Bentley Bentayga, complete with a W12, twin-turbo, 6.0-liter engine giving 664 pound-feet of torque and an HP of 600 (hybrid and V8 options also available). It’s for this reason that the car costs more than $200,000, but the car also boasts of eight driving modes, including those for trails, grass, sand, and snow, and an incredibly luxurious interior.
4. Porsche Cayenne
The Porsche Cayenne boasts of a wide gamut of performance potentials in the form of the V8, Turbo, and the upcoming E-Hybrid in the future. The V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo gives torque of 558 pound-feet and an HP of 550, giving power to the huge SUV with proper Porsche handling. It also features an all-new easy-to-use and better PCM infotainment system.
5. Mazda CX-9
The hero of the midsize, three-row crossover SUVs is undoubtedly the Mazda CX-9 and oozes oodles of luxury, especially its top-trim model. The car features a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine mated with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic, allowing the luxury SUV to punch amazingly above its weight.
6. Audi Q7
The suburban stunner that is the three-row Q7 features typical, great Audi handling, boasts of amazing looks and all the latest in infotainment and safety technology, and features two choices for engines – the supercharged V6 and the spry turbo 2-liter one. While its pricing begins at less than $50,000, don’t miss installing the Virtual Cockpit which costs $ 2,000 extra, but is well worth it.
7. GMC Yukon Denali (Ultimate Black)
The big boy Yukon Denali from the able stable of GMC features a standard V8 6.2-liter mated to a top-quality ten-speed automatic transmission, offering a really quiet and smooth ride for a luxury SUV of its size. Exterior touches specific to Denali lend a sense of style to the luxury SUV, which starts at $66,200.