Luxury SUV shoppers looking for the lowest-price models will find them listed below and ranked by the starting price of their base trim levels. SUVs continue to gain dominance in the new car market, and buyers seeking the premium styling, advanced powertrains, and improved standard features list included with luxury-branded SUVs will find them here.
The cheapest luxury SUVs are subcompact and compact models, which may offer limited interior space but still include convenience features like sunroofs and touchscreen infotainment systems featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Most compact luxury SUVs also feature standard advanced driver assistance technologies such as forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist, with some even including smart cruise control in their base price.
Despite their diminutive size, these smaller luxury SUVs offer sporty driving dynamics. Models like theand Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 start with front-wheel drive (FWD) as standard equipment, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional. Other models, like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Evoque, come with AWD standard. All of them deliver at least 180 horsepower, with many offering 250+ hp from their four-cylinder turbo engines.
Larger midsize luxury SUVs provide a more roomy cabin and increased cargo space, though the starting prices climb and fuel economy drops. Buyers can expect between 20-25 mpg from models like the Genesis GV80 and. While fuel efficiency drops in this category, the driving experience is undeniably enhanced by more powerful engine options, more advanced, off-road capable suspensions, and front seats with everything from heating to cooling to massaging features.
Midsize luxury SUVs are also where buyers can choose a third-row on models like the, and coupe-like body styles on others, like the Porsche Cayenne. While not exactly sports cars, these coupe(ish) midsize SUVs offer sports-car-like performance in their most aggressive trims levels, such as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE.
The largest luxury SUVs, along with electric models and those featuring plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) technology, are the most expensive. These vehicles aren’t really for shoppers looking to save money, but we’ve ranked them in ascending price to quickly identify the “cheapest” models in each category. Many of these offer the most advanced drivetrain technology, superb comfort, and, in the case of PHEVs, excellent fuel efficiency.
You can browse all of these luxury SUV categories below.