Luxury sport utility vehicle offerings in the 2021 lineup provide a full complement of amenities while packing plenty of power under the hood.
For the consumer exploring the benefits of luxury SUV ownership for the first time, a variety of price ranges makes it easy to enjoy upgraded features without overextending the budget. Nearly universal amenities include leather seats, enhanced automated safety features and top-of-the-line infotainment options. Upgrades among the luxury packages include enhanced sound options, higher performance engines, sporty wheels and expanding or reducing seating capacity based on personal preference. With the most luxurious of the high-class SUVs, drivers and passengers alike can find plenty to explore while on the road.
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator is classy in all of its iterations, but the Black Label trims take style to the next level. Add on the Flight theme and be prepared for an experience worthy of a trained pilot. Leather seats and suede cloth finishes with aluminum appliques give way to an instrument panel with traditional knobs designed to mimic airplane dials and switch. The Lincoln Aviator starts at $51,100 with a 3.0L V6 engine that provides 400 horsepower. Fuel economy is 18/26 mpg city/highway. Upgrade to the Black Label Flight package or an alternate theme, and the price rises to $79,435.
The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover is in a luxury class of its own, whether the standard wheelbase or long wheelbase is chosen. A long-wheelbase option adds approximately 7.5-inches of rear legroom while providing even more refined interior designs and passenger space. Engine options include a 5L P525 V8 with 518 horsepower or the 5.0L P565 V8 with 557 horsepower. Estimated gas mileage is up to 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Key features of the premium Range Rover include quilted leather seats with 24-way heating and cooling capabilities. Feeling stressed? The seats also offer “hot stone” massages. Leather finish tables are accessible in the ride while Mohair mats keep the interior tidy. Need cold water? Grab a bottle from the rear seat refrigerator to stay hydrated on the road. Top performance, long-wheelbase Range Rovers start at $210,795. A short-wheelbase option with the most affordable gas engine starts at a base price of $90,900 but cuts many of the premium features.
A favorite among consumers dedicated to classic luxury brands, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade provides the upscale amenities the brand is known for and sleek styling. Starting at $75,195, more premium Escalade builds average $97,995. With a 420 horsepower 6.2L V8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Escalade reaches up to 14/23 mpg in city/highway driving. Standard premium features include leather seats. Luxury, premium luxury and platinum finishes increase the leather quality and up the details. The Escalade is ready for family trips with quality infotainment options, Bose speakers and more headroom and cargo room. It seats up to eight passengers with the full luxury experience.
Looking for a luxury crossover SUV? Look no further than the 2021 Acura RDX. The five-seat ride starts at $37,600 with a 2.0L VTec Turbo engine offering 272 horsepower and 22/28 city/highway fuel economy. Luxury lovers will likely prefer a more advanced package, such as the Technology, A-Spec or Advance offerings, with starting prices ranging from $42,800 to $47,700. Front and rear sunroofs and power sunshades provide cruisers with plenty of lighting options. Drivers will enjoy a heated steering wheel and a leather and aluminum trimmed instrument panel. Twelve premium speakers provide enhanced audio for movies and music. All models feature remote keyless entry and GPS linked HVAC options. Power reclining memory seats keep preferred settings handy and four USB ports are ready to power up a range of portable devices.
For grueling commutes and luxurious vacations, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV provides a sleek option for singles, couples, or families. The GLE allows for the addition of a third-row seat, but it isn’t needed – opening up plenty of cargo options for weekend getaways or business trips. With the third row, the GLE seats up to seven, making it a solid option for a family SUV. The instrument panel is fully digital, providing a space-age look and easy access to necessities. Under the hood, enjoy the power of a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine providing 255 hp in the base model at $56,200. Upgrade to the AMG GLE 63 for a 5.5L V8 and a $103,050 price tag. Gas mileage on the base model is 19/26 mpg for city/highway driving.