Best Luxury SUVs

21st Jun 2021

Luxurious Sports Utility Vehicles

Exceedingly desirable and high in-demand, luxury SUVs offer drivers a comfortable and spacious interior along with a raised ride height, stylish aesthetics and a strong presence on the road.

Land Rover have long been well considered in terms of luxury SUVs, but premium brands such as Aston Martin have now joined the SUV scene.

Along with off-roading capability and enhanced practicality, some sumptuous SUVs are also available as performance models with sports car acceleration.

In this article we list 10 of the most extravagant used SUVs available that are capable of eating up the miles, whilst providing an effortless and refined driving experience.

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

Renowned for developing an array of luxurious grand touring coupés and sumptuous sports cars, the British automotive marque Aston Martin has now infiltrated the SUV sector with the magnificent DBX.

Unprecedented performance is unleashed from the characterful 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine and 62mph can be reached from a standstill in a mere 4.5 seconds.

Delve into the interior features of this luxury, performance SUV and you will discover every element is in-keeping with Aston Martin's illustrious, sophisticated design language.

Five occupants can appreciate the alluring and indulgent cabin, whilst enjoying the class-leading head and legroom. Enhancing the spaciousness is the panoramic sunroof, which provides a sense of airiness for all on-board.

Dynamic control and superior comfort are guaranteed, thanks to the all-round air suspension. Meanwhile, active all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution ensure the DBX is versatile and prepared for challenging terrains.

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Land Rover Range Rover

Range Rover

Iconic in design, it would be immensely frowned upon to exclude the distinguished Range Rover from the list of best luxury SUVs.

A firm favourite with royalty and celebrities, SUVs do not get much more luxurious than the Range Rover. After all, if it is good enough for the Queen it is good enough for anybody.

Every journey is a first-class experience, courtesy of sublime and beautifully appointed interior features. Hot-Stone massage front seats and Executive Class Comfort-Plus rear seats are available if you are looking for the ultimate expression of luxury.

Do not be fooled by the classiness and refinement, the Range Rover is an immensely capable SUV from the Land Rover range. Thanks to all-wheel drive and impressive technology, off-roading is effortless. Furthermore, trailers up to 3,500kg can be towed by the Range Rover with ease.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Defined as a luxury off-roader vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class may have a rugged and robust exterior presence, but step inside and the interior is typical of a Mercedes-Benz car; modern and luxurious.

Considered a design icon, the external appearance of the G-Class has not changed significantly since it was first introduced in 1979. It retains its authentic boxy proportions and unique looks.

Inside the cabin, the G-Class shares the same instrument cluster that features in the E-Class and the S-Class, which displays virtual instruments in the driver's line of vision.

Hallmark elements feature throughout this legendary vehicle such as the grab handle in front of the front passenger and chrome-highlighted switches for the differential locks.

Classical elegance can be appreciated in even the standard specification, with timeless details such as open-pore wood trim and leather seats.

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Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Families can welcome a sports car driving experience in the Porsche Cayenne, which is instantly recognisable as a Porsche thanks to its unique silhouette.

Unmistakably Porsche, the interior is driver-focused and tastefully includes several 911-inspired touches; ultimately providing a luxury haven for all occupants.

Performance is impressive too, with the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid utilising a combination of a twin-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor to produce 671bhp. The plug-in hybrid model can complete the notorious 0 to 62mph sprint in just 3.8 seconds, borderline supercar territory.

It is also worth mentioning that this luxurious SUV manages to seamlessly blend performance, comfort and practicality; making it an ideal family car for those families craving potency and sophistication.

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In BMW terms, the X5 is actually a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and boasts heightened levels of luxury, connectivity and performance.

Compelling exterior looks and a superior interior that flaunts an immersive driver-orientated cockpit; the BMW X5 delivers a memorable journey for all occupants.

Enhanced levels of comfort, space and practicality simply add to the overall ambience of the cabin, where you can find an array of plush materials and a crisp, widescreen infotainment display.

Choose between five or seven seats in this large SUV, which is available in various models including the state-of-the-art X5 xDrive45e Plug-in Hybrid or the performance-focused X5 M Competition.

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Audi Q7

Audi Q7

Having received an update in 2019 to gain a sharper look and an even more luxurious interior, the Audi Q7 is deserving of its premium title and enables families, of up to seven, to travel in superior comfort.

Along with this mid-life refresh all the petrol and diesel versions gained mild hybrid assistance, whilst a plug-in hybrid model joined the range, too.

Interior details are as prestigious and sophisticated as you would expect in an Audi. Audi's Virtual Cockpit features as standard and there is plenty of technology on offer, even in the lower specification models.

Look out for used versions with the optional panoramic glass roof as this further augments the classy and elegant atmosphere in the cabin.

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Jaguar F-PACE

Jaguar F-PACE

Sharing many qualities with the XE and XF saloon models, the Jaguar F-PACE offers enhanced practicality, thanks to its SUV proportions, without compromising on driving pleasure and luxuriousness.

Facelifted in 2020, there are plenty of used examples in the market including the remarkably powerful SVR model, which is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine producing 542bhp.

As you would expect from a Jaguar model, the interior of the luxury SUV is tastefully crafted with the finest, exquisite materials. The focal point is the 11.4-inch curved glass HD touchscreen used to access the intuitive, state-of-the-art Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Ideal for families, the F-PACE offers exemplary comfort and spaciousness. Even with five occupants, you gain access to a large boot with a loadspace of up to 793 litres.

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Mercedes-Benz GLS

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Based on the exceptionally luxurious S-Class saloon, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is simply an SUV with the same remarkable combination of plush and versatile interior elements and a stylish exterior presence.

Elegant and spacious, the GLS can comfortably seat seven people; ensuring each person has plenty of head and legroom.

If you would like to indulge in a vehicle that is the epitome of luxury and even more extravagant than the GLS, there is also the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC; a true representation of the term opulent.

Sit back and relax in the deluxe cabin and control the intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system either through the crystal-clear touchscreen or via voice control. This intelligent system has the ability to learn the driver's habits and preferences to provide a customised experience.

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Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery

Immensely versatile and practical with up to seven seats, the Land Rover Discovery manages to amalgamate durability and luxury to create a fantastic family SUV that is an incredibly capable vehicle.

Just like in the Jaguar F-PACE, you are presented with a crisp 11.4-inch touchscreen, which is home to the intelligent Pivi Pro infotainment system; making every journey even more enjoyable for the whole family.

Thanks to seven full-size seats, even seven adults can be transported in exquisite comfort on long journeys.

Even if you intend on heading off-road, you will appreciate the sophisticated and contemporary interior with comfortable and supportive seats for when facing undulating terrain, which the Discovery will handle with complete ease.

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Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz EQC

Now, this vehicle is a little different to the rest in this article as it is fully electric. Being the first model in the Mercedes-Benz EQ range, the EQC is classed as a crossover SUV and sits in-between an SUV and an SUV coupé.

Typical of all Mercedes-Benz cars, the interior is suitably luxurious with a modern vibe and a tasteful ambience. However, many elements are exclusive to the EQC such as the trim, upholstery and colours.

Speaking of ambience, the premium electric SUV is equipped with ambient lighting with 64 individually selectable colours, as well as several colour schemes and effects being available.

Higher specification model lines come with a sliding sunroof as standard, which further adds to the pleasant cabin. Due to being an all-electric car, the entire experience is serene thanks to an almost silent drive combining with the sumptuous and upscale design cues found throughout the inside of the vehicle.

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Find your perfect used luxury SUV at Stratstone

Luxury SUVs really do make sense as essentially you get all the extravagance you would expect from a premium car along with the raised driving position, enhanced practicality and spaciousness as well as the ability to head off-road.

Whether you are looking for a performance, family or off-roader; you are sure to find your perfect used SUV in our extensive used car collection.