Crossover SUVs are becoming a more and more popular choice for car owners today. They give drivers the best of both worlds - the spacious interior of an SUV, combined with the ease of driving a car. There are some great options available in the market, it can be difficult to know where to start! Take a look at our list of the top-rated luxury crossover SUVs.
The base model of the Macan starts at $50,000, which makes it the most expensive option on this list (without added features). Porsche has added a lot to the model over the years, and this year certainly is no exception. Given that Porsche is known for its smaller sedans, the fact that they've climbed to the forefront of the luxury SUV category is impressive. They receive excellent safety ratings and have quite a bit of power - 400 horsepower, to be exact. The Macan gets 25 miles per gallon and goes from 0 to 60 in a breeze. The interior options are expansive and can accommodate the oddest requests for detailing and color. All leather in the vehicles is hand-dyed for precision, as well, which adds to the luxurious feel. Porsche is also keeping passengers comfortable through their onboard assistance program. Roadside assistance can be called from the vehicle, and GPS coordinates will be automatically relayed, regardless of cellular service. This gives drivers peace of mind, no matter where their road trips may take them.
The highest trim model of the SQ5 starts at $60,000, with approximately $10,000 worth of upgrades included. It's a cost-effective option for everything that comes with the price tag. It doesn't disappoint owners with its entertainment and technology, either. Passengers are kept comfortable with 12-way adjustable seating, leather-wrapped interior, and plush padding. Under the hood is a powerful engine that'll net the driver 350 horsepower. Though, where it excels in power, it lacks in fuel economy. The SQ5 has an EPA estimated 24 miles per gallon, which make it the least desirable small luxury SUV to owners who want to avoid spending more time at the pump. The Audi SQ5 also sports light sensing headlights that adjust to the specific level of light that's present outside, which showcases Audi's dedication to intuitive technology.
The Cadillac XT5 is only available for custom ordering through dealerships. They don't pre-manufacture them and don't have them displayed on lots for consumers to browse, so they're somewhat of a rarity. The sky's the limit when ordering one of these models, and a salesperson can walk through all the customizable features with you. They offer rare items like an alpaca-wrapped steering wheel for those who are looking to stand out truly. With the XT5, it's literally possible to build a dream SUV within six to eight weeks. There are also perks like a voice-controlled sunroof and driving alert systems that keep passengers safe. It also houses more visual coverage than most of its competitors through the 360-degree cameras. Cadillac XT5 gets 27 miles per gallon on the highway and makes quite the impression along the way.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC was voted as Motor Trend Magazine's SUV of the Year. It has a ton of power under the hood and gets decent fuel economy, given that fact. It averages 27 miles per gallon on the highway and gets around the city easily. When it comes to the interior, the GLC wows passengers with its endless leather options. It's another custom-only vehicle that needs to be special-ordered from a dealership. Because of this, the GLC packs a punch and comes with unimaginable upgrades. The interior options feature items like chrome trim detailing, interior lighting adjustments and more. It's also packed with technology and has adapted things like air-ride systems from its larger vehicles. This allows the car to glide down the road with added padding to create a smooth experience. Consumers can control seat positions from a touch screen, as well, when they need a little extra TLC.
The BMW X3 has a minimum MSRP of $41,000. It comes standard with a leather interior and has a special protective coating that makes clean-up a breeze. The coating acts as a water-resistant barrier between the fabric and external elements. Drivers can also choose to upgrade the interior to include things like wood detailing, bison leather and more. On the exterior of the vehicle, there are 360-degree cameras to aid in convenience and safety. It allows drivers to more easily park and comes as a base-model feature on the X3. There are plenty of driving alerts as well, with additional technology available for upgrade. Even though it's packed with features and power, it gets a surprising 28 miles per gallon on the highway. While this may seem low in comparison to economical vehicles, it's actually extremely efficient for the luxury category.