Luxury SUVs You Can Take Offroad, But Probably Don’t Want To

Long gone is the age of purely practical SUVs as we enter into a car world where you can have your cake of luxury and high-end SUVs, and eat those offroad trails too.

Lexus RX 350

Available with adaptive variable suspension and all-wheel drive options, you could totally take this luxury SUV off-roading, but with a price tag starting at $41,150 you probably don’t want to. Since it is a convenient option for making a little trip down a dirt road, owners take pride in knowing that they have an SUV that’s just as practical as it is stylish.

Lexus RX350
Lexus RX350 | DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Audi Q7

The new Audi Q7 is a striking and animated luxury SUV – and you guessed it, you can take it offroad. In fact, the car’s headlights and taillights are literally animated, creating a beautiful and stunning light design. The aggressive front end wraps around the iconic Audi shaped grille, displaying those four rings front and center. Both models are available with Audi’s popular Quattro all-wheel-drive and make it a perfect car for trips to Disney with the kids or an off-road romp on some side trails. Owners may think twice before taking this SUV down some muddy paths though after accepting a purchase price starting at $54,800.

Mercedes-Benz GLC

When you think of Mercedes-Bens you typically think of elegant styling, lush interior, and… off-roading? Wait…That doesn’t sound right. This year’s spacious GLC-Class is offered in several trim, interior and drivetrain options, including an all-wheel-drive option that means this sporty-looking luxury SUV can offer you comfort and style driving on the road or off.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC , selenitgrau metallic, Leder seidenbeige/espressobraun // Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC , selenite grey metallic, Leather silk beige/espresso brown Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,4-7,1 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 169-162 g/km // Fuel consumption combined: 7.4-7.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 169-162g/km


The oversized kidney bean grille and striking halo headlights would look absolutely stunning as the BMW X5 makes its way down a dusty dirt road, don’t you agree? The 2020 model of the all-wheel-drive X5 is offered with a six-cylinder inline motor by itself, or as a hybrid option offering the same motor paired with an 82kW electric motor. You could totally take the all-wheel-drive option offroad, and even though you may never actually want to, it’s still nice to know that you can.

2020 BMW X5
2020 BMW X5 | BMW

These SUVs mix luxury with practicality, and while you may not feel the need to take your $50,000 Audi down some rougher trails, it’s still nice to know that if the need arises, you definitely could.