Best Luxury SUVs of 2022

Edmunds' experts test luxury SUV contenders on both our test track and a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons. In between, we take them home and live with them as our daily drivers, typically for two full weeks. The data we gather results in our luxury SUV ratings. They’re based on 30-plus scores that cover performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility and value. How we rank

Luxury electric SUVs

Given the popularity of luxury SUVs, it's no surprise that luxury electric SUVs are on the rise. Versatile interior space, cutting-edge technology and impressive power are par for the course.
2022 BMW iX
1
Introduced in 2022

BMW iX xDrive50

MSRP
$83,200
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
377 mi
2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5
2
Introduced in 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD

MSRP
$39,950 - $55,000
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
270 mi
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
3
MSRP
$43,895 - $61,995
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
304 mi
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
4
Introduced in 2021

Ford Mach-E GT

MSRP
$59,900
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
272 mi
2022 Audi e-tron
5
Introduced in 2019

Audi e-tron

MSRP
$65,900 - $83,400
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
EPA Range
222 mi
2022 Tesla Model Y
6
Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Long Range

MSRP
$65,990 - $69,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
317 mi
2021 Tesla Model Y
7
Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Performance

MSRP
$62,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
263 mi
2022 Tesla Model X
8
Introduced in 2016

Tesla Model X Long Range

MSRP
$120,990 - $138,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
294 mi
2022 Kia EV6
9
Introduced in 2022

Kia EV6 GT-Line

MSRP
$41,400 - $56,400
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
261 mi
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Pure Electric
10
MSRP
$51,700 - $58,150
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
240 mi
2022 Jaguar I-PACE
11
Introduced in 2019

Jaguar I-PACE

MSRP
$69,900
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Edmunds Tested RangeEdmunds' real-world range test measures the distance an electric vehicle can travel on a full charge. More info
262 mi


Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs

Luxury PHEV SUVs offer improved fuel efficiency and limited all-electric range in refined packages. These premium vehicles don't sacrifice comfort or acceleration to earn their green cred.
1
Redesigned in 2018

BMW X3

MSRP
$49,600
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
24
2
Redesigned in 2019

BMW X5

MSRP
$65,400
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
20
3
Redesigned in 2016

Volvo XC90

MSRP
$65,800 - $72,600
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
26
4
Redesigned in 2020

Lincoln Aviator

MSRP
$68,680 - $88,230
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
23

X-Small luxury SUVs

Extra-small luxury SUVs offer a prestigious badge at an affordable price. They don't always deliver luxury-grade comfort and performance, but a few gems stand out.
1
Introduced in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

MSRP
$38,600 - $49,950
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 27
2
Redesigned in 2016

BMW X1

MSRP
$35,400 - $37,400
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 27
3
Redesigned in 2021

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

MSRP
$36,400 - $54,950
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 28
4
Redesigned in 2019

Audi Q3

MSRP
$36,400 - $42,000
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 26
5
Introduced in 2019

Volvo XC40

MSRP
$35,100 - $42,850
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 26
6
Introduced in 2018

Jaguar E-PACE

MSRP
$40,995 - $49,995
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
23
7
Introduced in 2018

BMW X2

MSRP
$36,600 - $46,450
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
26 - 27
8
Introduced in 2019

Lexus UX 200

MSRP
$33,450 - $38,490
Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
32
9
Introduced in 2019

Cadillac XT4

MSRP
$35,795 - $42,395
Edmunds Rating
6.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 26

Small luxury SUVs

Small luxury SUVs cost more than their extra-small counterparts, but the adage about getting what you pay for is true. These crossovers typically offer a more comfortable ride, nicer materials and better performance, as well as a larger cabin, of course.
1
Top Rated vehicle
Introduced in 2022

Genesis GV70

MSRP
$41,500 - $53,100
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 24
2
Introduced in 2016

Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

MSRP
$43,850 - $59,900
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 25
3
Redesigned in 2019

Acura RDX

MSRP
$40,600 - $53,800
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 24
4
Introduced in 2015

Porsche Macan

MSRP
$52,100 - $84,600
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 21
5
Redesigned in 2018

BMW X3

MSRP
$43,700 - $57,800
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 25
5
Introduced in 2017

Jaguar F-PACE

MSRP
$50,900 - $86,600
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 24
7
Redesigned in 2018

Audi Q5

MSRP
$43,300 - $64,800
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 26
7
Introduced in 2020

Lincoln Corsair

MSRP
$36,580 - $51,810
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 33
9
Redesigned in 2019

BMW X4

MSRP
$51,800 - $62,400
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
23 - 24
10
Redesigned in 2021

Audi Q5 Sportback

MSRP
$50,100 - $58,800
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
25
11
Introduced in 2018

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

MSRP
$45,550 - $84,650
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 25
12
Introduced in 2018

Lexus NX 300

MSRP
$37,610 - $45,460
Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
24 - 25
13
Introduced in 2022

INFINITI QX55

MSRP
$46,500 - $57,050
Edmunds Rating
6.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
25

Midsize luxury SUVs

Midsize luxury SUVs generally provide stout performance, the latest in luxury options and lots of space for passengers and cargo. Also included here is a new sub-class of SUV "coupes," which sacrifice practicality for style.
1
Redesigned in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

MSRP
$56,150 - $80,900
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
2
MSRP
$76,500 - $116,000
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 20
2
Redesigned in 2019

Porsche Cayenne

MSRP
$69,000 - $165,300
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 21
4
Redesigned in 2019

BMW X5

MSRP
$60,600 - $82,800
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 23
5
Introduced in 2021

Genesis GV80

MSRP
$50,200 - $77,200
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 23
6
Introduced in 2019

Audi Q8

MSRP
$70,800 - $80,900
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
20
6
Redesigned in 2020

Land Rover Defender

MSRP
$51,700 - $114,600
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 20
8
Redesigned in 2016

Lexus RX 350

MSRP
$45,920 - $53,200
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23
9
Redesigned in 2020

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

MSRP
$76,500 - $166,200
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 21
10
Introduced in 2017

Cadillac XT5

MSRP
$43,995 - $55,895
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 24
11
Introduced in 2017

Maserati Levante

MSRP
$79,400 - $153,100
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18


Midsize 3-row luxury SUVs

Midsize luxury three-row SUVs typically offer seating for seven, or six if you spring for second-row captain's chairs. Make sure to bring the family along for the test drive; it's not unusual to find that the third row is tight for taller children or adults.
1
Redesigned in 2017

Audi Q7

MSRP
$57,500 - $73,300
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 22
2
Redesigned in 2022

Acura MDX

MSRP
$48,000 - $72,050
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2020

Lincoln Aviator

MSRP
$51,780 - $88,230
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
20 - 23
4
Redesigned in 2017

Land Rover Discovery

MSRP
$53,900 - $68,900
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
21
5
Redesigned in 2022

INFINITI QX60

MSRP
$47,850 - $64,250
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
22 - 23
6
Redesigned in 2018

Lexus RX 350L

MSRP
$48,000 - $55,400
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 22
7
Introduced in 2020

Cadillac XT6

MSRP
$48,595 - $58,295
Edmunds Rating
7.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
21 - 23
8
Redesigned in 2010

Lexus GX 460

MSRP
$56,125 - $65,635
Edmunds Rating
6.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
16


Large luxury SUVs

In terms of road presence, there's nothing quite like a large luxury SUV. With plenty of seating and strong towing abilities, these behemoths are as functional as they are impressive. Not many other vehicles offer quilted leather upholstery along with underbody protection for serious off-roading.
1
Redesigned in 2020

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

MSRP
$77,850 - $135,400
Edmunds Rating
8.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
15 - 20
2
Redesigned in 2018

Lincoln Navigator

MSRP
$77,635 - $109,680
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
18 - 19
3
Redesigned in 2021

Cadillac Escalade

MSRP
$76,295 - $104,595
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
16
4
Introduced in 2019

BMW X7

MSRP
$74,900 - $99,800
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
17 - 21
5
Redesigned in 2022

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

MSRP
$87,995 - $107,995
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
6
Redesigned in 2014

INFINITI QX80

MSRP
$71,950 - $86,200
Edmunds Rating
7.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
15 - 16
7
Redesigned in 2022

Lexus LX 600

MSRP
$86,900 - $126,000
Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
19

Super luxury SUVs

Planning to star in a music video? You've come to the right place. Superlux SUVs are the fanciest of the fancy. They're designed for shoppers who demand the best, no matter the price.
1
Introduced in 2021

Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS

MSRP
$165,100
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
2
Introduced in 2017

Bentley Bentayga

MSRP
$193,400 - $259,400
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
14 - 18
3
Redesigned in 2019

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

MSRP
$131,750 - $156,450
Edmunds Rating
7.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
14 - 18

Small performance SUVs

Don't let the word "small" throw you off. Compact performance SUVs are among the most capable all-around performers on the planet, pairing major driving thrills with plenty of SUV versatility.
1
Introduced in 2017

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S

MSRP
$84,500
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
2
Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Performance

MSRP
$57,990 - $62,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
Not available
3
Introduced in 2020

BMW X3 M

MSRP
$69,900
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
16
4
Redesigned in 2021

Audi SQ5 Sportback

MSRP
$56,100 - $64,700
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
20
5
Redesigned in 2018

Audi SQ5

MSRP
$55,800 - $65,200
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
Combined MPG
21
6
MSRP
$84,650
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
19
7
Redesigned in 2021

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA 45

MSRP
$54,950
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
23

Midsize performance SUVs

If you need a lot of space but want sports-car acceleration and handling, too, a midsize performance SUV could be just the ticket. These steroidal SUVs boast incredible power and athleticism, yet they also deliver wagon-like practicality.
1
Introduced in 2019

Lamborghini Urus

MSRP
$221,506 - $245,381
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
14
2
Introduced in 2020

Audi SQ7

MSRP
$88,500 - $93,500
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
3
Introduced in 2020

Audi SQ8

MSRP
$93,500 - $99,700
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
17
4
Redesigned in 2020

BMW X5 M

MSRP
$106,100
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
5
Introduced in 2021

Aston Martin DBX

MSRP
$176,900
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
5
Redesigned in 2011

Dodge Durango SRT 392

MSRP
$68,960
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
15
7
Introduced in 2017

Maserati Levante Trofeo

MSRP
$79,400 - $153,100
Edmunds Rating
7.5 out of 10
Combined MPG
16 - 18


Large performance SUVs

The laws of physics technically still apply to these high-horsepower family haulers, but that may be hard to believe when you're hurtling along inside one. Want your family to experience maximum driving excitement along with the usual luxury? These SUVs should hit the spot.
Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Introduced in 2021

BMW ALPINA XB7

MSRP
$141,300
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
17



Best Luxury SUVs

SUVs are a commanding force across the automotive landscape. This is especially true of luxury SUVs, which account for well over half of luxury vehicle sales. Manufacturers continue to introduce models to respond to demand, which has been stimulated by SUVs' increasingly car-like fuel economy. An SUV also provides special benefits, including an elevated driving position, available all-wheel drive and a large, flexible cargo area. It's no wonder buyers are flocking to luxury SUVs despite the price premium they command over upscale sedans.

Luxury SUVs are distinct from their non-premium counterparts in several areas. Most vehicles in these categories boast upper-crust interior materials and build quality. The best examples offer pillow-soft suspensions that glide over even the roughest roads. Powertrain options run the gamut from electric SUVs and fuel-sipping plug-in hybrids to immensely powerful gasoline SUVs, with all manner of automatic transmissions on offer. And of course, there's the prestige that comes with owning a vehicle that is a clear cut above an everyday SUV.

Our list of top-rated luxury SUVs is the result of hundreds of hours of driving, testing and comprehensive evaluation. We take each vehicle to a private test track, where we measure acceleration, braking and handling performance. Next, we drive it on a real-world driving loop that tests its performance on city streets, through twisty mountain curves, and in high- and low-speed freeway conditions. Finally, our editors take a turn at the wheel and come to a consensus on an overall rating for the vehicle relative to its competitive set.

Luxury SUV Features

While many luxury SUVs come well-equipped, they all offer myriad options and features for a somewhat custom feel. Look for frills such as leather upholstery, premium audio and a sunroof for a true luxury experience. Ventilated seats are must-haves for many shoppers but aren't always available on smaller luxury SUVs. Modern safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and 360-degree parking cameras, are par for the course and essential for easily placing large SUVs on the road.

Choosing the Right Luxury SUV for You

There are dozens of luxury SUVs spread across many competitive segments, so it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Subcompact (“X-Small”) and compact ("Small") crossovers offer a strong value statement to city dwellers, empty nesters, and those who simply want something that stands out from a typical SUV. Small families that need a bit more passenger and cargo space will likely find an appropriate vehicle in the midsize class. Full-size SUVs are perfect for growing families or, again, individuals who just want to make a statement. No matter which luxury SUV type appeals to you the most, Edmunds has the tools to point you in the right direction in your search for the perfect luxury SUV.