It is very hard to determine which is the best model for each class. Here, we are trying to introduce crème de la crème in the luxury segment of the SUV world. Size doesn’t matter, but let’s try to see which models can offer it all – a cozy and elegant interior, high-performance outputs, and the most advanced infotainment functions.
Here are our top picks. Do you agree with them?
2024 Mercedes G-Class
The 2024 Mercedes G-Class will still be the best luxury SUV in the “premium” world. When we say “luxury”, that means more expensive than standard SUVs. Mercedes is the synonym for this world, and the G-Wagon is the cherry on top of the cake. The high-end model is coming with a hefty price, but also the unique look and monster engines under the hood. Even the base model will stun you with the offer, but the luxury reaches a maximum with the AMG package. The G63 version won’t be cheaper than $160k next season.
Under the hood is a special, handcrafted V8 engine with 577 horsepower. The boxy look makes the 2024 Mercedes G-Class eye-catching. The interior is offering some of high-end options and even some other Mercedes vehicles can’t be comparable to the G-Wagon. However, we can mention here the new GLS with Maybach package as a cool alternative.
2024 Lamborghini Urus Performante
It’s been a while since Lambo stunned the market with the SUV debut. The manufacturer was well-known for its two-door exotic cars. All of the sudden, the Urus took over the market of high-end sports SUVs. Well, with the Lamborghini touches and a mighty V8 engine under the hood, the Urus brought everything we expect from the company.
The new 2024 Lamborghini Urus Performante is coming to refresh the lineup. A twin-turbo V8 engine with 657 hp will be produced in Germany and shipped to Italy for further assembly. The company is also upgrading the system with a hybrid setup, so we can easily call the upcoming Urus the most advanced SUV in the market. Well, the price touches the new limits. We knew this one is going to cost too much, but a $235k price tag is out of all expectations.
2024 Range Rover
The 2024 Range Rover is a British representative in this luxury SUV list. Yes, Rolls Royce and Bentley have more luxurious and super-expensive products, but it’s been a while since Cullinan and Bentayga were revisited. So, out pick for the best 2024 luxury SUV is the Range Rover.
After the update, the new model is going to use a turbocharged/supercharged I6 engine with 395 hp. A mild-hybrid system will help it achieve better fuel economy. But, the plug-in hybrid is going to take the performance to the next level. Still, you will go for a V8 if you are looking for the best from the 2024 Land Rover Range Rover.
The SV is the high-end option that exceeds $200k mark. Still, the Autobiography is also a pretty expensive option, ranging between $150,000 and $160,000. Even the entry-level model is in the six-digit price world.
2024 Cadillac Escalade V Series
Speaking of high-performance luxury SUVs, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade V Series is definitely a favorite among US fans. It is one of the most powerful models in this list with 682 hp coming from supercharged V8 engines. We saw this 6.2-liter displacement under the hood of some iconic muscle cars. Now, it produces power for the legendary SUV.
Not only that, but the 2024 Cadillac Escalade V Series also brings some unique features of next-generation technology. For example, a curved OLED display with a 38-inch diagonal, covers most of the dashboard. The company is also going to deploy the Ultra Cruise autonomous drive system. It upgrades the current Super Cruise, which is already considered a leader in this world. The Escalade V is a seven-seater with two captain’s chairs in the middle row.
2024 Ferrari Purosangue
Speaking of luxury and high-end performance, it is very hard to find anything beyond Ferrari. Expectations from the upcoming 2024 Purosangue are huge. Well, that is the case with every model the Italian company announces. But, this time it is different. Builders of exotic cars are having a debut in the luxury SUV world. Lamborghini, Ferrari’s archrival, managed to steal the show and gain the fanbase. Urus had no true rival. The Purosangue needs to beat this model on its way to the top.
Another downside will be the price. We knew the Italian carmaker will go high, but $400k is out of reach for most buyers. So, only a few will have a chance to drive the unique combo of performance and design. When it becomes more approachable, we can talk about Purosangue as the top luxury SUV.
2024 Infiniti QX80 Monograph
Another all-new model will be out next season. Infiniti already presented the Monograph concept and fans are now only waiting for the production model to hit dealerships. Some traces of this architecture can be found on the smaller QX60. But, the Monograph platform will shine on the full-size luxury SUV.
The prototype looks mean. The bold and aggressive design is showing this is not an ordinary vehicle. There is plenty of space inside, especially if you pick captain’s chairs for the second row. We don’t know what options the 2024 Infiniti QX80 is going to offer, but a high-end version is going to compete with rivals. On the other hand, a performance-oriented engine is not happening, but a turbocharged V6 should be under the hood instead of the old and thirsty V8.
2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The comeback of the legendary SUV didn’t surprise fans. But, becoming a luxury vehicle was not expected. Still, the impressions are very positive from the first year or so and the 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one of our picks to be the best model for the upcoming season. There are many reasons to believe this.
First of all, it is spacious and powerful. The question is if the company is keeping a V8 engine after a debut of a new six-cylinder unit. It is more efficient, with 510 hp and better gas mileage. But, the powerplant we want to see under the bonnet of the 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the Hellcat. A 6.2-liter mill can provide 700+ ponies, but it is still unavailable for the Jeep’s flagship vehicle. If you don’t need so much space, the 2024 Wagoneer is another cool alternative with similar options.
2024 Porsche Cayenne
It is hard to speak about luxury and performance vehicles without Porsche. The German manufacturer is one of the first companies that made a move from exotic cars to the SUV world. And the Cayenne is the crown jewel. The lineup is so wide, that makes it very hard to find a downside. If you want a hybrid engine, Cayenne has it. If you complain about the price, the base version is not too much more expensive than other mid-size luxury SUVs. We also make a top 10 most powerful SUV list and guess what – Porsche is there with this model.
Well, the MSRP starts from $72,000, but this version deploys a V6 engine with just 335 hp. It is a massive output, but not something we expect from the 2024 Porsche Cayenne. The S package makes it right thanks to the twin-turbo setup centered around a 2.9-liter mill. Of course, the best performance is coming from a V8 engine, which is under the hood of the Turbo, Turbo S, and GT versions.
2024 BMW X3 M Competition
Some might say this is not an SUV. But, a small vehicle with 503 horsepower is definitely worth of mentioning in this list. The crossover belongs to the compact segment. The base engine is a turbo-four. But, the 2024 BMW X3 M is going to deliver at least 473 hp. It is more than many entry-level models in the luxury full-size world are producing. Plus, BMW makes it more interesting with the Competition package. The small SUV reaches 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, this edition costs $85,000, which is $10k more than the base 2024 BMW X3 M. But, a smaller body provides a better agility, which is one of the biggest downsides of large SUVs. You can save by purchasing an I6, but in that case, the X3 wouldn’t be on this list.
2024 GMC Hummer
If the BMW X3 was a surprising appearance on this list, then the 2024 GMC Hummer is the next one. General Motors is well into the electrification process we can’t even follow up on all the concepts they introduce and all the announcements the bosses are making. But, no other model drew so much attention as the Hummer.
The iconic boxy SUV is back with the GMC badge. Also, it is now an EV. And a truck in the base form. But, the company will also produce an SUV with similar options. As an electric vehicle, the 2024 GMC Hummer features some high-end options. For example, the Ultra Cruise is becoming one of the trademarks of the entire GM fleet. But, to be a serious off-road vehicle, your Hummer needs to be equipped with Crab Walk or Extract Mode.