Crossover & Midsize

Fast Luxury SUVs to Buy if You Can’t Afford a Lamborghini Urus

If you’ve seen Lamborghini’s new super SUV, the Urus, you may find yourself casually scrolling through pictures and trying to imagine what one would look like in your driveway. Starting at a base model price to $200,000 it’s a little hard for most people to stomach the idea of what that monthly car payment might look like.

While they may not have the iconic Lamborghini bull emblem on the hood, there are still several other options for a fast, luxury sports SUV currently available on the market, without the nauseating sticker price.

2019 BMW X6

There is no doubt the BMW is a contender when it comes to luxury SUVs. The X6 starts at a modest $64,000 for the base model and comes available in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The sleek coupe-style shares body lines that similar to the Lamborghini Urus, and has sleeker appeal than a typical box-style SUV. Between various drivetrain options, the BMW X6 has at least 300 hp, enough pep to making driving this 4,600lb SUV a sporty experience.

2019 Audi Q8

As one of BMWs largest competitors, there is no doubt that Audi packs as much of a punch with their luxury SUV offerings. The Audi Q8 starts around $67,000 and puts down a claimed 335 hp. It is the largest SUV offered by Audi, but unlike the sloped back of competitors, the Q8 retains a more standard SUV body style. With all of the classic touches you know and love from Audi, the Q8 is a luxury SUV through and through.

2019 Porsche Cayenne

With its reputation preceding itself, Porsche’s offering of a sport style SUV doesn’t disappoint in the luxury department. Pricing for the Cayenne begins at about $65,700 for the base model and varies greatly among the various packages and drivetrain options. With horsepower ranging between 335 – 541hp, the Cayenne offers the drivability and handling experience you’ve come to expect from Porsche, even if it is a front-engine Porsche.

2019 Mercedes AMG GLE

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe (European model shown)

Mercedes is well known for its sleek, clean lines and luxury cars, and combined with their AMG motors their SUV line-up doesn’t depart from these ideals. The 2019 AMG GLE pairs together the style and speed expected of any high-end SUV, and starts at a base model price of around $55,700. Following the sweeping back style of the BMW X6 and Lamborghini Urus, paired with a horsepower range of 385-577hp, the AMG GLE is a stylish and drivable luxury sport SUV.