They will cost more, but you are getting more. If you are after one of the 2022 Full-Size Luxury SUVs, be ready to spend at least $70,000. These vehicles will bring you space, power, safety, and advanced technology. Besides the high price, you will also have high maintenance and SUVs consume a lot of fuel.
With a few upgrades, the price can easily reach $100k. The most luxurious models are coming from Germany. There are also well-known British carmakers with their premium offer. Still, the locally built US and Japanese SUVs get the best coverage and distributing network.
Here are the best 2022 full-size luxury SUVs that will be available in the US market.
2022 BMW X7
The German carmaker entered the full-size segment in style and immediately drew attention to its new X7 SUV. The vehicle brings a new size, but not too many surprises. BMW sticks to the proven recipe – the grille is larger than ever. On the other hand, the entry-level version is using a six-pot engine. Of course, you will skip that. But, that means buyers have to splash $100,000 for the 2022 BMW X7 M50i. That is not all, since the SUV is coming in the super-luxurious Alpina XB7 variant. Well, there is no classic M model, and the Alpina takes it place.
Even the base version will come with an AWD. Still, an inline-six is not representative. A V8 makes the 2022 BMW X7 producing 525 hp, while the Alpina package is similar to the Competition model on the smaller X5. In this case, the engine is tuned to deliver 615 hp and that is enough to stop the clock under 4 seconds before it reaches 60 mph from a stop. On the other hand, the price exceeds $150,000, which makes the XB7 one of the most expensive models on this list.
2022 Mercedes GLS, AMG GLS 63, Maybach GLS 600
Another German carmaker is a synonym for luxury. Mercedes is a statement symbol and the three-point star company never fails when it comes to the premium offer. The 2022 Mercedes GLS is the largest, three-row SUV. Even at the base trim, it is quite impressive. Like BMW, this one if offered with an inline-six engine. Still, the situation becomes serious when engineers deploy a V8.
Top of the lineup models is produced in cooperation with third-party companies. The AMG is a regular partner and most of MB vehicles will appear with this badge at the high end of the trim level hierarchy. For the 2022 Mercedes GLS, the AMG 63 is bursting 603 hp and 627 lb-ft. A 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo system is the powerplant for this one, and the most luxurious – Mercedes Maybach GLS 600 SUV. The outputs are downpowered, but the interior features exclusive materials. The price beats Alpina XB7 and starts at $160k.
2022 Lexus LX 570 or LX 600
One of the models that could be under the spotlight in 2022 is Lexus LX. The company filed for the new nameplate called LX 600. No further details were released. Experts and fans started speculating on the meaning of the new name. Usually, Lexus is showing what displacement is under the hood. The LX 570 uses a 5.7-liter unit. But, the LX 600 doesn’t fit the stories about downsizing the current engine.
Another theory is that the 2022 Lexus LX might deliver 600 horsepower. Well, this would be an upgrade, not the replacement of the old drivetrain. On the other hand, Lexus owner, Toyota, is launching a new engine. So-called I-Force Max is going to replace a 5.7-liter mill for the Tundra truck. Experts see it as the new unit for all other big rigs in the family.
Besides the new engine, the 2022 Lexus LX is going to introduce a fresh look. It’s been a long time since the last redesign. The registration of the LX 600 nameplate is definitely indicating the all-new version is on the way.
2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Series 300
Land Cruiser is one of the oldest nameplates in the market. The vehicle used to be an army SUV. Then, the company started producing it for commercial use. Finally, in mid-80s, the LC split into two lineups – utility and luxury. The one we buy now almost closed the gap between the two segments. But, after 15 years, there are a lot of questions without answers.
For a quite while, we are listening about the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Series 300. The next-gen SUV is finally going to happen, although the carmaker didn’t confirm it. The bad thing is that slow sales might withdraw the upcoming Land Cruiser in the US. Toyota is out there with two luxury SUVs in the full-size segment, and those took bottom spots in sales charts. Lexus LX stays in the US, while the Toyota Land Cruiser Series 300 will be the next-gen version for the rest of the world.
2022 Infiniti QX80
Another Japanese sub-brand is pretty active nowadays. Nissan, and its Infiniti branch, are preparing an all-new QX80 based on the Monograph concept. The carmaker already deployed this platform on the smaller QX60. Now, it is the turn for the evolution of the largest model in the lineup.
Still, the biggest question is – what will be under the hood of the 2022 Infiniti QX80? A 5.6-liter V8 is durable and reliable, but it is also a big and thirsty engine. Something lighter would improve the driving skills and draw younger buyers. On the other hand, the goal is to keep power.
After the redesign, the next-gen 2022 QX80 is going to cost more. Currently, the base MSRP is one of the most attractive in the class. For $70,000, you are getting a high level of luxury. New lineup of trim levels will be offered, and the most expensive configurations will be close to $100,000.
2022 Cadillac Escalade
The 2022 Cadillac Escalade is an all-new SUV. Fresh design and IRS should cement the vehicle’s place as the best-selling model. General Motors uses the largest engine, a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. One of the potential upgrades for the upcoming SUV is the supercharged V6 engine. The Escalade-V might be out to compete high-output versions of German SUVs, BMW XB7 Alpine and Mercedes AMG GLS 63.
Engineers made a turbodiesel an option for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade. Duramax unit is good for 277 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. The base price starts around $77,000 and high-end models can reach $100,000. Luxury, Premium, Platinum, and Sport packages will offer something to any buyer.
2022 Lincoln Navigator
The biggest rival to the Cadillac is Lincoln. In the full-size luxury class, Navigator goes against Escalade. It is one of the rare big rigs with a V6 engine. Still, a high-output 3.5-liter displacement is creating 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. After Aviator, fans have a reason to believe the Navigator might get a plug-in hybrid. A smaller brother became more powerful thanks to the Grand Touring version that enhances a 3.0-liter twin-turbo system with an electric battery for nearly 500 hp. A larger 3.5-liter displacement could only do more damage.
The Black Label is the best thing about the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. This is a unique package with a thematic interior. Well, the price reaches six-digit realms. But, it will be worth of investing extra. Reserve is the mid-range option, while the base unit is starting under $80,000.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The new face is in the 2022 luxury full-size SUV lineup. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is an upscale version of the regular Wagoneer. Fans thought it will be a long-wheelbase version, a rival to Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition Max. But, the FCA decided to jumps to two new classes. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the premium model with the $90,000 price tag. With upgrades, the cost can reach $110,000.
A 6.4-liter V8 engine is the only source of power, for now. It can create 471 horsepower for the luxury SUV, which is more than enough to make the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer competitive. Towing capacity is just below 10k pounds, while there is 10 inches of ground clearance. It promises off-road fun. In the future, we might see the Hellcat engine as part of the offer. Also, FCA is finalizing the development of the new multimedia system. We are sure that Uconnect 5.0 is going to be used on the Grand Wagoneer as soon as it becomes available.
2022 Land Rover Range Rover
Range Rover is the largest SUV by the British JLR. Buyers can find plenty of options on this model. Six different engine configurations are available. Turbocharged inline-six is the base one, while you can select a 3.0-liter displacement that uses diesel fuel. The petrol engine can be tuned to create 395 horsepower. The 2022 Range Rover PHEV is also there with 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. The system is based on a 2.0-liter engine, which is enhanced with mighty electric support.
The top of the lineup models will be powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Autobiography package includes this engine with 518 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. The SVAutobiography adds 40 more ponies and 40 pound-feet of torque. With such upgrades, the SUV is going to cost more than $200,000. Even the entry-level version is priced over $90,000, which is quite hefty for a vehicle that uses a six-cylinder engine.
2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Nevertheless, the Range Rover is not the most luxurious thing Brits are going to offer in the full-size SUV class. The 2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the only SUV with the price of over $300,000. Soon, Ferrari and Bugatti could catch up. The Cullinan combines power and luxury. Of course, the unique craft makes it so popular. On the other hand, the price puts it out of reach for most buyers. A 6.7-liter V12 engine is good for 565 ponies and 630 lb-ft. Max speed is limited to 155 mph.
2022 Mercedes G-Class
This is still the most luxurious SUV model by the German carmaker. The G-Class is something special. It combines luxury and utility. The SUV comes with exceptional skills, even for off-road drive. Inside, the premium offer is stunning. Well, the price of $130,000 tells much about it. The AMG is the top of the class version and it starts at $160,000.
Under the bonnet of the 2022 Mercedes G-Class is a mighty 4.0-liter V8 with 575 horsepower if you select AMG. The base tuning is creating 415 ponies. The list of features is very, very long. The MBUX system shows its full potential. Another segment worth of mention is safety with 33 airbags. Burmester audio with 15 speakers delivers premium sound.