Luxury SUVs aren’t just about the badge on the grille. These are the cream of the crop in the sport/utility world, the models that offer the finest amenities and best performance out there.
Here are our 10 favorites, the luxury SUVs that will take you everywhere you want to go, while surrounding you with the finest creature comforts:
10. Lincoln MKC:
The MKC shares a platform with the Ford Escape, but with its elegant sheetmetal and distinctive grille, few will mistake it for its mainstream sibling. The MKC is lower, longer, and wider, with standard features such as xenon headlights and heated seats. The base 240-hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is shared with the Escape; a 285-hp 2.3-liter turbo four is optional. Both use a six-speed automatic. All-wheel-drive models get an adaptive suspension; it’s an option on front-wheel-drive models.
9. Lexus RX:
The RX350 and hybrid RX450h offer posh appointments, a cushy ride, and lots of interior room. The hybrid is quicker, with a 30-mpg city fuel rating, but its CVT and grabby regenerative brakes detract from the driving experience. Both front- and all-wheel drive are available; the latter is standard on the hybrid and the RX350 F Sport. The F Sport, sadly, is sporty in name only. All-new RX models go on sale in late 2015.