Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are the top-selling class of cars in the United States. The best luxury SUV offers a combination of desirable features: ample space, lots of comforts, top of the line technology, and outstanding performance. Here are the top four contenders for the best midsize luxury SUV in 2019.
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The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid offers the Tesla Model X some stiff competition. While Tesla’s Model X beats the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid in speed, it cannot compare to the luxe interior that the Porsche offers. This midsize luxury SUV is truly luxurious.
As far as the technical specs, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid impresses. The car offers 455 hp and accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds. Also, the top track speed is 157 miles per hour. This sleek midsize luxury SUV measures 78 inches wide and 194 inches in length.
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There are several features that help put the 2019 Audi Q7 at the top of the best midsize luxury SUV lists. The Q7’s engaging performance and luxurious interior earn the SUV rave reviews. The driver-friendly features and also the passenger technology options make this a great car for families to consider.
The 2019 Audi Q7 has a 3.0 liter, six-cylinder engine. Drive away from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 5.7 seconds. The eight-speed Tiptronic® with quattro® all-wheel drive has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. This makes it an ideal SUV for weekend getaways. You can then load up the Q7 and pull your boat to the lake for a weekend of fun and relaxation.
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Some auto manufacturers just “do” luxury better than others. Mercedes-Benz is one of them. The maker is synonymous with high-end living. Mercedes-Benz knows how to deliver luxurious interiors, and the 2020 GLE-Class does not disappoint. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been completely redesigned. The newest model offers cutting-edge technology and also superior driving performance. It is truly a luxurious ride.
There are several specs to highlight in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. The vehicle has a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbo engine. This gives the car 367 hp and 369 lb-ft torque. The GLE450 4MATIC option can cruise from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds. The 2020 GLE-Class also comes outfitted with the highly rated Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control.
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There are cars that turn heads, and Maserati is definitely in that class. Enjoy the power of a Ferrari engine in this top-performing midsize luxury SUV. The authoritative engine is the primary draw in reviews of the Levante. The agile handling and smooth drive are also big draws. The 2019 Maserati Levante offers a slightly smaller cargo hold compared to its competitors, which might be a consideration for some.
Options for the 2019 Maserati Levante include either a V6 or V8 engines. The powerful engines are built at the historic Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. Enjoy up to 590 hp with the Levante Trofeo V8. This version of the midsize luxury SUV can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an astonishing 3.7 seconds. If power and speed are a priority, the Maserati Levante is an outstanding option. Another top selling feature is the Maserati q4 all-wheel drive, which allows the driver to take on a wide variety of terrains. Five-way active air suspension gives drivers maximum off-road capability, making this a rugged and also muscular midsize luxury SUV.
If you are in the market for a sports utility vehicle this year, the options are plentiful. This list includes our four picks for the best midsize luxury SUV, but if you need something with a little smaller, we also have you covered. See our list of the best luxury compact SUVs for 2019.