Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a luxury SUV.
What are you dreaming about this holiday season? How about a luxury SUV parked out front with a big red bow? We say, yes, please! Besides, the holidays are a great time to get some good deals on the 2020 models we love. You’ll be the queen of the carpool in one of these SUVs for sure. We’ve got you covered with cars that provide comfort, style, smart technology and more! Even if you have been a little naughty, bake Santa some extra cookies and you’ll be good to go!
10 Luxury SUVs You’ll Want Santa to Deliver with a Big Red Bow
BMW says this model is the culmination of comfort and luxury. We definitely agree. With Interior features like Vernasca Leather upholstery, high gloss wood trim, and Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system, you won’t want to leave the car. The optional six-seater configuration with all-electric Captain’s Chairs will delight your passengers as well.
Lexus RX 450
We love the sleek modern design of this Lexus. It is certainly luxurious from the outside in. Kim Smith says, “The smooth hybrid engine is quiet, even when the car transitions from gas to electric or initiates the Start-Stop Technology, the SUV remains quiet.” With a 15-speaker premium audio system and a remote touchpad with pinch/zoom functionality, the infotainment system does not disappoint.
Mercedes Benz GLE
The luxury SUV brand is all grown up with this 3rd-row model. Well appointed with ample leather details and finishes this Mercedez doesn’t disappoint. The top of the line model even has a Spa mode. The feature activates heated massaging seats, lowers the cabin lights, activates relaxing music and diffuses a calming fragrance throughout the cabin. Tilt your seat back, look up at the stars through the panoramic sunroof and relax (in a safe parking space, of course).
You’ll know this car is luxurious the second you open the driver side door. One of the first things likely to catch your eye is the crystal gear selector. Yes, it’s actually made from Orrefors Crystal. I’d feel underdressed in my typical mom’s clothes, but I’d still drive it for sure. Sculptural middle row captains chairs are also unlike most in the class of vehicles. a 12-inch touch screen comes standard at every price point.
Rounding out our list of 3-row luxury SUVs is the new Lincoln Corsair. Our reviewer, Connie Peters says, “This luxury crossover is elegant, powerful and built to take you away.” Put the car in Excite mode to get the full experience of this car’s handling responsiveness. You can even use your smartphone to serve as your car key (currently, the only American brand with this feature). Other features we love include a 14-speaker Revel sound system, standard ambient lighting, heated front seats, hands-free liftgate, and a panoramic sunroof with sunshade.
Two rows are still cool too!
These two-row vehicles are perfect for singles, small families and empty nesters. They keep up with all of the aforementioned vehicles in terms of quality, style, and luxury.
This is my personal family car. After downsizing from a 3rd-row vehicle, we upgraded to our very first luxury vehicle. We LOVE it! It’s really the first car I’ve owned that I consider truly fun to drive. I don’t procrastinate from running errands in this baby. Luxury features we love include cozy leather seating, ambient lighting (my daughter loves blue), 3-zone climate control and the 19 speakers Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The exterior of the car is a real stunner. We recommend red if you really want to turn heads. Inside, the luxury model surrounds you with buttery soft leather. A split-screen infotainment system lets you see the navigation map and your Spotify playlist at the same time. A hidden compartment in the cargo space allows you to hide your valuables like a camera, computer or perhaps a few extra shopping finds you don’t want hubby to see.
The UX is the perfect car for drivers who need a smaller SUV. It’s a perfect choice for city dwellers who need to park in smaller spaces. Lexus says, “With a best-in-class turning radius and specially tuned suspension, the UX performs as well in tight spaces as it does on the open road.” Upscaled interior features and a convenient kick sensor to open the rear hatch are other perks we love.
If you are looking for affordable luxury, this compact SUV may be just what y0u need. Reviewer, Scotty Reiss Says “There’s the leather upholstery of course. And plenty of places to put your stuff. But it’s all framed in chrome, leather, and panels of elegant satinwood that give the interior a sublime, rich feel.” The exterior features a more sculpted look with deep gloss paint. It’s sure to turn heads. I’m in love with this cobalt blue color.
Reviewer Tamika Williams says, “The drive was as smooth riding for the passengers as it was for me. I don’t love to drive long distances, but this time I just didn’t mind. Something about the ride allowed me to maintain my energy for the entire ride instead of suffering driver’s fatigue, as I usually do.” A Bose sound system and heated massaging seats top the list of the luxury features we love.
Top Safety Features in Every Car
Of note is that all of the above luxury SUVs have top-of-the-line safety features. More and more are becoming standard for all price points. Some of our favorites features are:
- Pre-collision Systems
- Pedestrian Detection
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Heads up displays
- Intelligent High Beam Headlamps
- Automatic emergency braking
- Dynamic brake support
- Lane-keeping systems
- Driver alert rearview cameras
- Blindspot information system with cross-traffic alerts
Visit brand websites or see your local dealer for full details and safety features for each of the 2020 models.