The luxury SUV market is very big. So, any help in determining which one to buy should be helpful. In the first place, everything depends on your needs and wishes. And of course, how much you are willing/able to spend. Small luxury crossovers are the most affordable. But, if you want it all, a big SUV can cost a fortune.
We investigated a bit, and here is our list of best picks from the luxury SUVs market for 2023.
1. 2023 Infiniti QX80
New models are always drawing more attention than their predecessors. The 2023 Infiniti QX80 is a highly-anticipated SUV with some radical changes on the way. The futuristic design comes from the Monograph Concept. We saw the company presenting it as the underpinning for all the future luxury SUVs. Well, we thought the QX80 is going to be the one to present this platform, but the QX60 did it earlier. Still, the Monograph Concept will be in full swing on the 2023 Infiniti QX80.
Besides that, experts believe that the company is also preparing for changes under the hood. A V8 is a reliable and powerful unit. Nowadays, efficiency is in demand. So, a turbocharged V6 could replace an old engine. For now, there is no any info about the future drivetrain. But, looking at the competition, this is going to be expected move by Infiniti.
2. 2023 Lexus LX 600
One of the reasons why to believe in that is the 2023 Lexus LX 600. The Japanese company launched the new generation of the full-size luxury SUV, with fresh style and a twin-turbo V6 engine. For now, the LX 600 delivers 407 horsepower. A hybrid setup is also on the way. The question is – how much power the electric support can add? For the Tundra truck, the I-Force Max settles at 437 hp. The luxury SUV would need more, but fans won’t be unhappy with at least 450 ponies.
The price of the 2023 Lexus LX 600 will be higher compared to its predecessor, although the engine is smaller. The pricing now starts from $90,000. But, the new LX is way better than its predecessor when it comes to the trim levels and options. For example, the F Sport is now available, but you need to spend $103,000. The most expensive configuration is Ultra Luxury, with some unique technology, materials, and styling cues.
3. 2023 Lamborghini Urus
According to rumors, the Lamborghini Urus will be updated for the first time since the nameplate is introduced. It was about time. The Italian company made a big move by turning from the exotic car production to the SUV segment. It paid off and the Urus quickly became the best seller. Plus, the vehicle is also a trendsetter. Ferrari and a few other companies are coming the same way, shifting focus from the exotic car segment to the new world.
Changes on the 2023 Lamborghini Urus will be big. The company already delivered a unique configuration. Lambo is not doing it frequently, but when the redesign happens, everyone will know about it. The engine stays the same, but the price will go up, which is a disappointment for fans. Most of them couldn’t afford the current, cheaper version.
4. 2023 Genesis GV80
The new face in the luxury SUV world is drawing attention right from the start. It is still early to judge about some things, but there are first positive and negative comments on the Genesis vehicle and the 2023 GV80 might fix some of them. Since it is still fresh, we assume the SUV is going to draw a lot of buyers. Well, the parent company, Hyundai, already built a respectable reputation, so there are no reasons to doubt in the luxury branch of the carmaker.
The 2023 Genesis GV80 is using a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine with 375 hp, which is definitely an option that makes the SUV so hot. If you want to save, a turbo-four is an entry-level solution. One of the complaints is about the lack of a hybrid system. Hyundai might add it very soon, not only for the luxury SUV in the 2023 season.
5. 2023 Cadillac Escalade
There might be a lot of reasons why not to buy it, but the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is one of the most iconic SUVs on the market. Well, it is still the best-selling full-size premium SUV in the previous few seasons. The company redesigned the vehicle for the 2021 season, and the upcoming model is not coming with huge changes.
The new Escalade is larger than before. But, it features the same engines. Wait – there’s more. The company is testing the new version of the SUV. According to spy photos, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is very close to production. A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is under the hood and experts believe it can produce around 650 horsepower. With such power, the Escalade will cement its place as the #1 SUV in the full-size market.
6. 2023 Lincoln Aviator
Escalade’s biggest rival is Navigator. But here, we’ll add the 2023 Lincoln Aviator as the top 10 luxury SUV for next season. Why? The PHEV system that delivers nearly 500 horsepower. That is more than Navigator can do. Besides that, Aviator will offer the same options as its bigger brother. Black Label packages are there with unique interior themes. For the 2023 Aviator, the company is preparing new patterns. That is enough to become a part of this list.
Under the hood of the standard 2023 Lincoln Aviator is a turbocharged V6 engine with 400 horsepower. The company is already making a statement with the entry-level version. Plus, the price is not too high, starting at $52,000. Nevertheless, the base version will lack some cool options, so we recommend upgrades. With the PHEV system and Black Label package, the MSRP climbs above $90,000.
7. 2023 BMW X6
It is hard to make a list of the top 10 luxury vehicles in each category without BMW’s representative. In this case, we pick the X6. Its styling and performance are making it so different. Well, the price is going to fend off many buyers. But, those who can afford the 2023 BMW X6, won’t regret it. The coupe SUV comes with unique styling. The carmaker launched the new generation of the infotainment system, making it even more competitive with leaders in this segment. What’s missing? Maybe autonomous drive of a higher level.
A sloped roof will harm headroom and cargo space. Still, the 2023 BMW X6 offers an attractive look instead of functionality. Well, it is a luxury vehicle at the first place. Under the hood is a V6 engine, but we will skip it. A V8 M50i is a way better choice, although it costs $15,000 more. If you want to feel the full power, the 2023 BMW X6 M is there with 600 ponies and a magnificent 0-60 mph acceleration of just 3.6 seconds.
8. 2023 Acura MDX Type S
We were waiting for it for too long. Now, when the Acura MDX Type S is available, we pick it easily as one of the top 10 luxury SUVs for 2023. The iconic badge is coming back. Type S represents something better. For the MDX, that is a more powerful engine and more aggressive styling. A 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine delivers 355 hp. That is not impressive, but enough to make a ride very special. Super-handling all-wheel drive features are also standard. The SUV needs 5.2 seconds to spring 0-60 mph.
The price is a bit high, though. The 2023 Acura MDX Type S will cost at least $68,000 and you can add a few more options for a total value of $6,000. Well, since the base model is now priced at $50,000, this MSRP seems to be reasonable. You are getting a more potent engine, unique body upgrades, including SH-AWD, and most of the packages that are optional for the rest of the lineup.
9. 2023 Volvo XC90
The 2023 Volvo XC90 is one of the safest SUVs on the list. Not a surprise since it comes from the Swedish carmaker. Volvo’s priority is safety. However, there is a lot more to get from the 2023 Volvo XC90. A 2.0-liter engine serves as the powerplant all across the lineup. But, turbo-four supplies the SUV with enough power and turbo lags are not an issue thanks to the perfectly-tuned drive system.
There XC90 is coming with the T6 and PHEV system called Recharge. In the future, it will be turned into an all-electric vehicle. It is another sphere of focus for bosses in Volvo. Furthermore, the SUV is unique in styling and interior comfort. All in all, the 2023 Volvo XC90 is not going to impress you with numbers, and there are many other vehicles that offer a more attractive list of features. But, once you are in the vehicle, the impression will be totally different.
10. 2023 Lexus RX
As the final model on this list, we cannot miss the 2023 Lexus RX. The SUV is the best-selling luxury model. This is not happening by chance. Buyers love the reliability, the price is reasonable, and Lexus provides a lot of options. So, building a perfect RX is a cool mission. We are still waiting for confirmation about the redesign for the new season. Even without an update, the 2023 Lexus RX will stay one of the best buys.
The base model is the RX 350, and you can add several options. By default, it is a five-seater, and three-row SUVs have the “L” suffix in its nameplate. Also, the F Sport is the most popular version. There is no performance upgrade, but the styling is more aggressive and the ride is more comfortable. A hybrid version is also available. That is the RX450h. This model offers the same optional upgrades as the base edition.