Best Luxury SUVs of 2019
Some car buyers choose luxury brands over mainstream name tags for status alone. Rolling up in a high-end vehicle attracts plenty of positive attention, for sure. However, smart shoppers also understand that the little extra money shelled out up front, gets them a more reliable and higher quality product, and in the end, will net them a better resale value, as well.
Plus, automakers generally use many of the same basic parts and employ the same engineering technologies and assembly methods across their entire line. A base Mercedes Benz GLA SUV that starts with an MSRP of $40,200, for example, has many of the same qualities of it's pricier cousin - the GLS 450 - that starts at around $88,100. Here's a look at three of this year's best luxury SUVs, their MSRPs, most notable features, and some reasonable alternatives for those on a budget.
Audi makes five SUVs for 2019 - the Q3, Q5, SQ5, Q7, and Q8. The Q3 and Q5 start at $45,300, the SQ5 at $62,700, the Q7 at $66,300, and the top of the line Q8 comes with a hefty $88,100 price tag. All Audi SUVs feature standard Quattro All-wheel Drive, leather upholstery, and optional premium Bang and Olufsen sound systems. Q3 through Q7 models come equipped with an Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 engine, while the hybrid Q8 boasts a powerful Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6. Audi SUVs tend to hold their value. The best used alternatives usually come at about four or five years old, with around 100,000 km. Faraz Auto Sales, for example, lists several lightly Used Audi SUVs on their website for about half off the original MSRP.
BMW prefers the moniker SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) over the traditional SUV tag. Models start at $40,200 for the budget X1 and gradually increase to $92,500 for the X7, and the X5M and X6M topping out at $112,400 and $114,700, respectively. BMW carries its "Ultimate Driving Machine" philosophy throughout the entire lineup. Beyond the traditional luxury amenities found on every vehicle they produce, BMW also pays close attention to smaller details, as well. BMWs offer precise handling, superb acceleration, and exceptional driving pleasure. Buyers wanting the ultimate BMW ownership experience without the hefty price tag should consider lightly used 2015 to 2017 models with between about fifty to one-hundred thousand kilometers on the odometer.
With fifteen different SUV models spanning five classes - GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS, and G-Class - and ranging in price from $39,000 to $124,000, Mercedes Benz makes an SUV for every want and budget. Known for high levels of luxury and initial quality throughout their entire line, all Mercedes Benz SUVs start with amenities like 4Matic AWD, heated seats, leather upholstery, remote start (via the Mercedes me Mobile App), rearview cameras, and Active Brake Assist. While Mercedes Benz SUVs tend to hold their value well, prices generally become reasonable after the vehicle has reached its fourth birthday.
While naming a winner for the best luxury SUV of 2019 may be a matter opinion, Faraz Auto Sales is the clear choice when it comes to buying a used luxury SUV in Toronto. Their huge inventory of new-like vehicles, friendly sales staff, expert financing department, and skilled service technicians make Faraz Auto Sales a luxury that everyone can afford.