New car sales continue to rise because people are discovering the beauty and drivability of a luxury SUV. Comfort, storage, and entertainment wrapped into one stylish bundle? What’s not to like!
Sales were up over 20 percent in 2016, and experts think they will only continue to climb in 2017. If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, then you are in luck because many automobile manufacturers are focusing here.
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5.0L Supercharged SVR
This five-passenger vehicle has a curb weight of 5,093 pounds. This all-wheel drive vehicle gets 16 miles to the gallon combined fuel economy. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $111,350. It is powered by a 3.0 liter V-6 340 horsepower engine. This vehicle offers an eight-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, and it can reach a top speed of 162 miles per hour. It is extremely safe to drive even offering hill assist on the most dangerous downhill roads. You can upgrade to the Meridian Audio system featuring 22 speakers. A power lift gate makes this vehicle easy to load. This vehicle’s real-time traffic displays help ensure that you never get stuck in a traffic jam again.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS63 AMG
The Mercedes-Benz AMG offers room for seven passengers. This 2017 Mercedes-Benz has all-wheel drive and gets 19 miles to the gallon combined fuel economy. The $124,100 vehicle is powered by a V8 gasoline turbo engine or a V6 diesel engine. A seven -speed automatic transmission makes this vehicle sporty to drive. Mercedes Benz’s Driver Select system allows you to easily adjust how the vehicle handles. This vehicle features a third row of seats that fold flat. The Mbrace entertainment package allows you to listen to iHeart or TuneIn radio or use your car as a mobile hotspot.
2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
The all-wheel drive 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has a base tag of $159,600. This five-passenger vehicle gets about 17 miles to the gallon making it one of the most fuel-efficient 2017 luxury SUVs. Its 4.8-litre V8 engine can reach a top speed of 175 miles per hour. This vehicle has an eight-speed transmission. While most luxury SUVs, take a tad over five seconds to go from zero to 60, this one does it in 3.8 seconds. Anti-lock brakes and stability control helps you stay in control regardless of what the road throws your way. This vehicle is extremely well liked for its ceramic brakes that are very small and powerful. A rear entertainment package helps to eliminate backseat driving when cruising.
2017 Mercedes Benz AMG G65
Starting at $220,400, the second Mercedes Benz SUV to make the list is the AMG G65. This five-passenger vehicle gets 12 miles to the gallon. This vehicle is shorter than the Land Rover or the other Mercedes. It is powered by a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 engine. Like the GLS63, it has a seven-speed transmission. Easily reach speeds of 155 miles per hour before being electronically limited. Like most Mercedes Benz vehicles, this one comes equipped with intelligent drive warning you if another vehicle is in the blind spot, lane assist and it constant scans the road for cross traffic. This vehicle features three lockable differentials so that you easily maintain control if you choose to take this SUV off-roading. Hands-free Bluetooth connectivity ensures that you can have both hands free to drive. The Bluetooth also ensures that you will always be able to listen to your playlist on your smartphone or other device.
2017 Bentley Bentayga W12 First Edition
With a top speed of 187 miles per hour thanks to the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga W12 is the fastest 2017 luxury SUV. It is also the most expensive with a MSRP of $229,100. Achieve a combined fuel average of 14.9 miles to the gallon. This four-wheel drive vehicle has an eight-speed transmission. This new luxury SUV has brake assist and traction control allowing you to maintain control easily. This aluminum and glass vehicle turns heads with its style. You will enjoy knowing you have roll-over management although you hope you never must use it. Built-in Google maps makes sure you never get lost again. Turn up the sound to jam while driving because this vehicle has 18 speakers.