Premium Luxury SUVs are becoming increasingly popular in the current marketplace, partly because they offer an increasingly high level of creature comforts and cutting-edge technologies, and partly because they do so while still providing the kind of versatility that many owners need in their day-to-day lives.
Needless to say, these entries here have the whole package, featuring fancy powertrains, richly appointed interiors, and aggressive appearances. Following are the top 10 Premium Luxury SUVs for 2016:
10. Jeep Grand Cherokee:
Whether you want to climb a mountain or just move up the ladder of success, the Grand Cherokee has you covered. With a choice of four 4×4 systems plus an optional Quadra-Lift air suspension, there’s no obstacle too difficult to tackle.
The base engine is a 295-hp 3.6-liter V-6; a 360-hp 5.7-liter V-8 or a 240-hp 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 are optional. Comfortable interiors are trimmed with high-quality materials, offering upscale options as well as 3G Wi-Fi and the Uconnect infotainment system.
9. GMC Yukon Denali:
Ready for all-season school runs and toy towing, the handsome Yukon is a capable and comfortable SUV. A 355-hp 5.3-liter V-8 is standard with a six-speed automatic transmission with either rear- or optional four-wheel drive.
Those looking for exclusivity should upgrade to the Yukon Denali. In addition to extra chrome trim, flashy wheels and upscale interior, it offers a 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. We’d go with the Denali; the 355-hp V-8 doesn’t have enough power to motivate the Yukon with alacrity.