Top 5 Midsize Luxury SUVs of 2017

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A low-end SUV can save you a lot of money, but if you’re going to be spending SUV money anyway – and then spending a ton of time in it – it might be worth it to go upscale.

For a little extra, you can get better features in a deluxe environment that you’ll never want to leave. It’ll be hard to slide out of the cabin of these five amazing luxury SUVs.

1. 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover’s Jaguar heritage means luxury is in its blood, and the Discovery Sport lives up to the lineage. This SUV is family-friendly thanks to the unique third-row seating segment. There is more passenger and cargo space than competitors, making it perfect for a weekend warrior. Like traditional Land Rovers, the Discovery Sport has above-average capabilities off-road and in bad weather conditions, which helps keep your family safe during inclement weather.  The Land Rover Discovery Sport has a starting MSRP of $37,695.

2. 2017 BMW X5

The X5 has had some time on the market to improve, and the 2017 model is making it clear BMW is working to add updates with each new iteration. The new X5 has the same strong performance you’ve grown to know and love and also has an optional diesel engine that is strong but efficient. The luxurious and comfortable cabin lives up to the price tag of $55,500. This SUV comes equipped with several standard features and a long list of optional add-ons for as much customization as you could want.

3. 2017 Lincoln MKX

Conversely, Lincoln’s MKX hasn’t had many years on the market to improve, but it didn’t need to work its way up to perfection. This five-passenger luxury crossover has plenty of features for the money. Plus, the quiet interior and spacious rear seating allow every passenger to have the best experience no matter where they’re going. The optional turbocharged V6 engine is one of the main perks of this SUV because you get power and extravagance in the same vehicle. You can grab the MKX for a starting MSRP of $38,260.

4. 2017 Cadillac Escalade

Mentioning the Cadillac Escalade is almost obligatory. The big and bold SUV makes a statement with the intense body work. It’s packed with standard and optional features that make any type of driver happy. With the optional second-row bench, you have seating for eight and a great amount of cargo space. The impressive towing abilities even allow you to bring your boat wherever you go. The starting MSRP for the Cadillac Escalade is $74,390.

5. 2017 Lexus RX 350

The Lexus RX 350 is a no-brainer. Each year, it grows better. In 2017, the RX 350 turned into a crossover, which gave it a new look that shocked buyers in a good way. The ride quality is still as supple as always and feels smooth on any road. The standard safety features are advanced and keep driver and passengers safe. While it may have less cargo than competitors, the impeccable cabin spared no expense and is made with top-quality materials. Plus, the wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage or groceries. The Lexus RX 350 FWD has a starting MSRP of $43,020.

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