Big wallet, big car: The best luxury SUVs to add to your garage
As the confines of quarantine continue to inspire us to get out on the open road, why not go forth in style? Here are several SUVs that will feed your champagne taste.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
If your favorite artists’ music videos are any indication, riding around in a full-amenity Jeep is just as high-profile now as it has ever been since the jeweled-out era of the early 2000s. This upgraded reimagining of the all-American classic Wrangler can easily tow over 3,500 lbs and fold into itself creating just under 32 cubic feet of space. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited could very easily be the perfect getaway car for couples.
In true Jeep fashion, both the doors & roof can be removed to provide off-roading experiences only a lightweight chassis can achieve. With nearly 300 horsepower coming from the standard V6 engine, the low gas mileage can be easily overlooked as you take on the wilderness in either automatic or manual gear shift.
Range Rover Sport PHEV
The world is becoming more & more eco-friendly, and those with a discerning eye found a winner in the all-around economical Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid Electric SUV. Stretching one gallon across 44.7 miles with speed to boot, the price of $83,000 can be easily justified for those looking to ride in style without destroying the planet.
Sustainability amenities like plug-in hybrid fuel economy and intelligent routing don’t stop the Sport PHEV from reaching 60mph in less than six seconds. Those looking for even more luxury and horsepower can step up to the landmark Range Rover PHEV for an extra $14,000.
With an understated but evidently luxurious exterior, Maybach’s SUV collaboration with Mercedes-Benz is a textbook example of high-brow comfort with bleeding-edge engineering. The 558 horsepower, twin-turbocharged V8 engine of the GLS will take you from 0-60mph in less than five seconds.
One could argue the trademark feature of the GLS is it’s power-adjusted rear seats that offer near-horizontal legroom space. With a skylight that takes up 70% of the entire roof and two infotainment displays behind the driver and passenger headrest. At a $160,500 price point with three colors to choose from, you will have to shell out an extra $4,500 for the true black-car experience.
Rolls Royce Cullinan
Rolls Royce’s first all-terrain SUV brings its world-renowned luxury reputation to new off-roading heights with a twin-turbo 6.7 liter V12 engine with 563 horses under the hood. The Cullinan’s interior fabrics do not disappoint, with box grain leather and lamb’s wool carpeting flanked by real wood and milled aluminum accents.
The signature starry-sky ceiling shining down on the center console champagne decanter will never cease to remind you that you are in a luxury car, no matter how far into the wilderness you may find yourself. Par for the course, as the seating options of the Cullinan even extend to the trunk, immersively folding out with the decanter in tow. At a frosty $330,000, how could you not feel like a cut above the rest on the road?
Few vehicles scream luxury like a Lambo. The Urus is being billed by Lamborghini as the world’s first supercar SUV with a staggering 3.6 second 0-60mph speed record to match. Thanks to its 641-horsepower twin-turbo V8 engine, Lamborghini’s 8-speed automatic transmission is now spread across an all-wheel drive experience guaranteed to turn heads.
The interior still resembles a fighter jet, yet the carbon fiber-laced fabrics showing off Lambo’s trademark color scheme will keep more than the race fans in your life perfectly appeased. A stoic $218,000 price tag will also keep your high-brow friends just as enticed.
Tesla Model X Plaid
Tesla is steadily becoming the luxe ride of choice for the rich & famous, and it’s easy to see why with the Model X. Not only is it a high-tech powerhouse with a plethora of safety and semi-autonomous features, its luxurious assets make it one of the electric cars of the moment. Did we mention it’s faster than the Lamborghini Urus?
At 1,020 horsepower, the Tesla Model X Plaid can reach 60mph in 2.5 seconds, The Model X Plaid’s all-wheel drive platform features three independent motors. All that power doesn’t stop the Plaid from boasting over 90 cubic feet of storage capacity and 5,000 lbs of towing capacity. With seating for seven adults, this is textbook luxury.
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