U.S. News Gives Us Their Top 5 Luxury SUVs for 2022
The midsize luxury SUV class has several varieties of models to fulfill your driving desires. Some vehicles offer three rows of seats, others have a sloped coupe-style roofline, and others are more traditional. When you consider the top models in this class, you’re in for a real treat with these luxury SUVs’ comfort, drive, and quality.
The Audi Q7 receives an honorable mention
U. S. News and World Report offers the sixth spot to the Audi Q7, but it deserves to be on this list. This SUV delivers on the promise of luxurious driving and quality comfort. Enjoy the well-rounded experience that fits your family with seven-passenger seating and standard AWD.
- Refined ride
- Poised handling
- High-end tech features
- Elegant cabin
- Gas mileage
- Third-row accommodations
- Cargo room
This Audi is a luxury SUV you can drive with a smile on your face no matter your destination.
Lincoln tied for fourth with the Aviator
The distinct characteristics that make it easy to admire the Lincoln brand show themselves in the Aviator. This luxury SUV brings a strong V6 engine, a smooth ride, and tech items that give you an easy connection on the road. Depending on your chosen configuration, you can seat six or seven people in the Aviator.
- Ride quality
- Interior comfort
- Useful infotainment system
- Cargo room
- Tight third-row seats
- Hybrid models get pricey
Take the Lincoln Aviator out for a ride and see if it has the luxurious qualities you associate with this brand.
The fourth-best luxury SUV is the Audi Q8
That’s right, we have a second Audi on the list, and it’s the sportier version that shares a platform with the Q7. The Audi Q8 is strong, relaxed, comfortable, and sophisticated. You’re sure to experience everything Audi intends in this five-seat high-end SUV.
- Spacious upscale interior
- Powerful engines
- Excellent ride and handling
- Intuitive tech features
- Fuel economy
- Starting price
When you only need room for five and you want a sporty SUV to drive, you can’t go wrong with the Audi Q8.
We find the BMW X5 in the third spot
The BMW X5 is considered one of the top luxury SUVs in the midsize class. Sitting in the third spot, this athletic vehicle delivers the luxury items you want with a high-quality interior. You’ll find excellent driving dynamics, a large cargo area, and plenty of standard items to make this five-seater a great ride.
- Strong engines
- Poised ride and handling
- Upscale, spacious interior
- Long list of standard tech and safety features
- Cramped optional third row
You can toss the X5 around like you would a typical BMW sedan. This makes driving more fun when you find an open area of the road to let this Beemer loose.
The runner-up in the luxury SUV class is the Genesis GV80
Enjoy the pleasures of power, comfort, and spaciousness in the Genesis GV80. This luxurious vehicle reaches the second spot on this list and might take over the top spot with upcoming versions. You’ll enjoy the quality finishes, and the elegant lines offered in an SUV that comfortably seats five people.
- Engaged driving dynamics
- Finely crafted interior area
- Comfort in the first two rows
- Impressive gas mileage
- Optional third-row can be cramped
Will the Genesis GV80 become the SUV you drive, or will you go for the model sitting in the top spot?
Topping the midsize luxury SUV charts, we find the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
With posh and spacious interior accommodations, excellent ride quality, impressive engines, and the handling you admire, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is the top model on the US News list. This SUV delivers everything you want when shopping in the luxury market.
- Excellent engines
- Ride and handling are superb
- Incredible cabin materials
- Plenty of comfort in the first and second rows
- Tight optional third row
Stick to the five-passenger version of the GLE-Class, and you’ve got a luxury SUV that offers everything you want with plenty of comfort and cargo room for five people.
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This article was updated on 8/15/2022.