Plenty of space and power are the main advantages of 2023 full-size SUVs. On the other hand, you need to pay extra for such a vehicle. Not too many of those are still under $50,000. High-end models are in the six-digit price realm. Seating capacity starts from six spots in three rows. Some models can pack nine passengers.
We’ll check out the best offers in the market and changes for the 2023 full-size SUVs class. You can split the segment into standard and premium lineup. But, it is questionable, since those cheaper vehicles can reach a luxury level with optional upgrades. Also, we can check SUVs by their origins. US, European, and Japanese carmakers are delivering the best vehicles.
2023 Mercedes G-Wagon
The most expensive vehicle on this list is the 2023 Mercedes G-Class. The boxy SUV delivers the best options the German carmaker is offering. The base price is around $140,000 and the upper AMG level starts above $170k. Exclusivity is one of the price boosters. Limited production increases the demand. The AMG 63 delivers magnificent performance, especially off the road. A twin-turbo setup squeezes 577 hp and 627 lb-ft from a 4.0-liter V8 engine. The gas mileage is not too important to buyers paying so much for the luxury vehicle. But, frequent visits to gas stations can be annoying.
2023 Mercedes GLS
The GLS is another large luxury SUV by the German carmaker. The tri-point badge produces a less expensive model, which is still above the class average. The 2023 Mercedes GLS will be unchanged. The highlight is a mighty engine. It is the same 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo unit, but for this SUV, it can do 603 horsepower. Of course, it requires AMG 63 tuning. What’s more, the carmaker delivers the most luxurious package. The 2023 Mercedes GLS Maybach will offer only four seating slots. The fifth seat is optional. The engine can deliver 550 horsepower. The production will be limited, but Mercedes expects to sell all the units at $170,000.
2023 BMW X7
The BMW X7 is the new SUV. Bavarian carmaker decided to upgrade the offer and test its value in the full-size market. The first impressions are positive and we shall see further updates. The 2023 BMW X7 M is definitely one of the most anticipated 2023 full-size SUVs. Of course, it is a rival to Mercedes GLS AMG. The M50i model is also a premium version with 523 horsepower and 555 lb-ft. The base configuration surprisingly features an inline-six engine with 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. That is not enough for non-luxurious SUV. Fans expect a lot more from the German luxury.
2023 Land Rover Range Rover
British manufacture is well-known for distinctive look, reliable engine, unique combination of materials, and high prices. The 2023 Land Rover Range Rover will cost at least $90,000, which is above the average starting price in the 2023 full-size SUVs segment. The downside – a six-pot engine is the base offer. A 5.0-liter V8 will cost a lot more. Supercharged, the configuration reaches 557 hp and 515 lb-ft. If you pick an I6, it is a mild-hybrid setup. The 2023 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography is top of the range version with the price tag above $210,000. That is the most expensive configuration on this list. There are no too many SUVs positioned above it if we take the price.
2023 Lincoln Navigator
One of the best-selling big rigs delivers everything a buyer needs. Black Label now costs more than $100k. But, the unique interior is worth of investing. Another cool option is the Navigator L, the long-wheelbase SUV with extra space behind seats. The vehicle is equipped by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine. Don’t judge it yet. With 450 hp and 510 lb-ft, this is one of the most capable configurations in the market. Navigator can tow more than 8,500 pounds. Some sources say that a 7.3-liter V8 might join the lineup soon.
2023 Cadillac Escalade
Ford and GM brought their battle to the luxury SUV class as well. The market is divided to fans of Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade. If we take a look at the sales, General Motors is a bit more popular. Now, with the brand new vehicle, the GM is ready to make a more successful run. The 2023 Cadillac Escalade will use a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The CTS-V model would be the performance-oriented edition with more than 600 horsepower. It is more than enough to rival 2023 full-size SUVs from Germany.
2023 Ford Expedition
If you don’t want to spend more than $80,000 on the luxury SUV, then the base version of 2023 Ford Expedition might be a good choice. Still, the MSRP starts at $50,000 and a 3.5-liter V6 is going to produce only 375 hp. A cool alternative is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel with 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. The Expedition is the best 2023 full-size SUV for towing, offering 9,300 pounds. Rear-wheel drive is standard. Optional upgrades are 4WD, FX4 off-road package, and top of the lineup Platinum edition.
2023 Ford Expedition Max
Another alternative is the 2023 Ford Expedition Max. We consider it as the totally different model from the rest of the lineup, since it adds 20 inches of body. The cargo space is getting a huge boost, but the overall towing capacity drops to 8,700 pounds. The Expedition Max features similar options like the standard SUV, including a diesel engine, all-wheel drive, and trim levels. Whichever configuration you pick on the regular Expedition, you can upgrade it to the Max for only $3,000.
2023 Chevy Tahoe
The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe is coming unchanged. Well, General Motors did a great job by switching to the independent rear suspension. Now, its 2023 full-size SUVs will be more competitive, especially against Ford’s fleet. The new Tahoe will cost just above $50,000, like the Expedition. The High Country is the top model. Tahoe is offering a couple of V8 engines, as well as the Duramax diesel. Total cargo space reaches 122 cu.ft. when all seats are folded. On the other hand, the SUV lacks 1,000 pounds of towing capacity compared to the Ford Expedition.
2023 Chevy Suburban
While the archrival adds Max suffix to its SUV, Chevy is launching the long-wheelbase model as Suburban. The vehicle uses pretty much the same options like Tahoe, but it also increases cargo room to 145 cubic feet. The wheelbase is 125 inches long. A 6.2-liter V8 is the high-end engine option, while a 5.3-liter displacement serves as the base configuration. An oil burner can create 277 hp and 460 lb-ft. The base price of the 2023 Chevy Suburban will sit around $52,000, while the top of the line models are going to exceed $80k.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer
Jeep is in the 2023 full-size SUVs market with the all-new Wagoneer. The three-row model can seat eight persons. Captain’s chairs in the middle row cut down one spot. The body-on-frame chassis should be durable and ready to tow 10,000 pounds. A 5.7-liter V8 is confirmed. However, expect even more engines. A 6.4-liter is available for some smaller SUVs. The ultimate configuration would feature a 6.2-liter supercharged plant with more than 700 horsepower under the hood. The base price is above the average for the class, but for $58,000 you will get a lot more. Diesel unit is also under the question mark.
2023 GMC Yukon
GMC and Chevrolet are mechanical twins. General Motors creates the same configurations for different chassis. There is still a lot of fans of the GMC badge and Yukon achieves excellent market results. Distinctive styling makes the SUV look premium. It can become the luxury vehicle if you pick the Denali model. On the other hand, if you don’t mind too much about the premium options, but the drive upgrades, AT4 off-road edition might be the best you want to get from the SUV. The base model gets a bit more options, so it is more expensive than its Chevy twin, Tahoe.
2023 GMC Yukon XL
The 2023 GMC Yukon XL is a twin to the LWB SUV by Chevrolet, Suburban. Everything under the hood is pretty much the same. On the other hand, Yukon XL offers identical options like the Yukon. The price difference is under $3,000. High-end versions are AT4 and Denali. In those cases, the SUV becomes a luxury vehicle with the price tag above $70,000.
2023 Toyota Land Cruiser
The 2023 Toyota Land Cruiser will be the last chance to get this legendary SUV in the US. The Japanese company will launch the new generation in other markets. The Land Cruiser 300 will be replaced by the Lexus LX 600 in North America. The SUV is very old. But, it had plenty of fans who respect its durability and reliability. The Land Cruiser was the first versatile SUV that almost closed the gap between luxury and utility. Now, we are counting down its time at dealerships. A V8 stays under the hood, while the rest of the lineup is getting a couple of new configurations.
2023 Toyota Sequoia
While LC is being shut down, changes on the 2023 Toyota Sequoia should make this model one of the most interesting in the market. First of all, the redesign should update both interior and exterior. We don’t have details. But, we suppose a new twin-turbo V6 is going to be the powertrain of the Sequoia and other 2023 full-size SUVs by Toyota. A 3.5-liter mill can deliver 390 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. This is enough to improve the gas mileage and towing capacity of the largest Toyota SUV in the US. The price will go up, that is for sure.
2023 Lexus LX
All the rumors about the update of Toyota’s big rigs started when the company filed for the registration of the new LX 600 model. After that, we’ve heard that a new engine is going to replace a V8. Experts were suspicious, since it is not easy to find a suitable substitution. Then, Tundra truck was launched with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. A hybrid version can crack 437 horsepower. Nevertheless, we still don’t know what the number means in the alphanumeric nameplate, LX 600. The setup for the luxury SUV might be boosted to 600 ponies.
2023 Infiniti QX80
Infiniti is Nissan’s premium branch. The company is already using a highly-anticipated Monograph platform. But, for the current QX60 mid-size SUV. The 2023 Infiniti QX80 is the next on the update schedule. The Monograph architecture will make it bolder, more aggressive. What is more important, it is going to support a hybrid drivetrain. Such a drivetrain should replace a thirsty V8. We can’t wait to see the new 2023 Infiniti QX80 with updated interior and all the options the company is going to offer. Autonomous drive of high level could have a debut.
2023 Nissan Armada
Like the QX80, Nissan will also update the Armada. The 2023 full-size SUVs market will be more interesting than ever with all the changes the companies are preparing. But, the Japanese company might be there with the most stunning features. Earlier, chiefs announced self-driving system. Meanwhile, a few moves indicated that more electric vehicles will be available pretty soon. Still, the new 2023 Armada is going to debut after the Infiniti QX80. Both models are going to take advantage of the Monograph concept.