Sports Utility Vehicles are the top selling class of automobile in the United States. 2019 shows no sign of this trend coming to an end. Many excellent luxury compact SUVs have entered the market this year. So, how do you pick the best luxury compact SUV for your family? We are here to help. We are running down the options of the best compact SUV and their features. Here are five of the best to choose from.
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The I-PACE range offers an outstanding combo of Jaguar style, performance, and technology wrapped into one fabulous package. The new I-PACE first edition starts at $89,500. US News rates this vehicle as the best in its class: “With the 2019 I-Pace, Jaguar proves that it can build a battery electric vehicle that’s as thrilling, polished, and comfortable as you want it to be, while also delivering a notable 240 miles of all-electric range. These assets drive it toward the top of our luxury compact SUV rankings.” We recommend adding this one to your shopping list with looking around for the best luxury compact SUV.
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The 2019 RDX is all-new to deliver high performance and high tech. The look has been redesigned to be more luxurious and fun to drive than ever before. The driver centered cabin includesSuper Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). Consumer Reports raves that “Acura’s third-generation RDX impresses us with its powerful turbocharged engine, improved handling from chassis upgrades and added noise suppression, and also its standard advanced safety features.” Is it the best compact SUV? We recommend a test drive to see if this is the right choice for you.
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“Despite a near-Herculean effort by strong competitors to dethrone the reigning champ, the 2019 Audi Q5 returned to secure our inaugural 2019 Compact Luxury SUV Best Buy award” explains Kelley Bluebook. The Audi Q5 garnered the top spot in the KBB.com Best Buy of 2019 rankings. The 2019 Audi Q5 is pure refinement, both inside and out. This luxury compact SUV is attractive, sporty, and functional, offering the best of everything. The flowing shoulder line lends the car’s silhouette grace. The luxurious interior amenities make the ride more pleasant for both driver and passenger. The Audi Q5 is receiving rave reviews thanks to its style and performance. The KBB thinks this is the best luxury compact SUV of 2019, so it is definitely worth a look.
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Mercedes-Benz launched the GLC in the fall of 2015, proclaiming that the car stands for freedom in its most beautiful form. The 2019 GLC Class has been reimagined in a way that sets new standards both on the road and in the dirt. This luxury compact SUV is truly a sports vehicle. It has outstanding off-road driving characteristics. The distinctive design and state of the art technology put this vehicle in a class of its own. Effortless and elegant, hallmarks of Mercedes-Benz. US News has the GLC Class in the number four spot of their best compact SUV list, explaining that “it has an exceptionally lavish cabin, lots of features, and a supple ride.”
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The popular BMW X3 is a Sports Activity Vehicle® and not an SUV, but we think it is a contender for the best luxury compact SUV anyways. Naming creativity aside, this luxury compact vehicle is a great ride for adventure. The BMW X3 has three styles: the sDrive30i, the xDrive 30i, and the M40i. All three styles offer the buyer comfy interiors, powerful motors, and high tech intuitive controls. Edmunds gives this recommendation: “While the siren song of the M40i’s extra performance is hard to resist, we think most people should stick with the rear-wheel-drive sDrive30i or the all-wheel-drive xDrive30i. It’s sufficiently powerful and helps keep the X3’s price reasonable. As for options, consider getting the Driving Assistance Plus package to bolster the X3’s safety. It offers blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, front and rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.”