The mid-size luxury SUV market is probably the best in the entire industry. When you check what those vehicles are offering, it makes a lot of sense. Small crossovers are achieving better sales, but when you compare them to the larger and premium classes, there are a lot of advantages.
First, a mid-size luxury SUV comes with a greater space inside the cabin. Then, in most cases, you will get a more potent unit under the hood. Some of the vehicles from the list can deliver 500+ hp. For that, they use V8 engines. But, a V6 does the job well, no matter if you take a two- or a three-row model. And yes, that is another advantage, especially if you have a large family. Atop of all that – everything is premium!
2024 BMW X5 and BMW X6
Let’s start off with the German premium brands. We are reviewing both X5 and X6 since SUVs lay on the same platform, and most features are the same. The difference is in the body shape. The X6 is a coupe SUV that will draw looks, but it is not as practical as its sibling.
The base version is using a six-pot engine. It is a 3.0-liter displacement with 335 hp. But, things are getting serious when you opt for a V8 plant. In this case, the outputs are jumping over 500 hp, while the M Performance package can do more than 600 ponies. On the other hand, the luxury vehicles are expensive, but the BMW X5 and BMW X6 are way into a six-digit price realm with those upgrades.
2024 Mercedes GLE
German rivals are following each other. So, the 2024 Mercedes GLE comes with a similar offer. But, the lame thing about this model is that the entry-level version is going to get power from a turbocharged 2.0 engine. Also, a V6 and a V8 are there. Like its archrival, Mercedes made a few upper-level versions of the GLE SUV. The vehicle is available with a coupe body, and the AMG package is the top of the lineup configuration.
Mercedes is leaning towards the electric world. The current GLE comes with a hybrid engine, but in the foreseeable future, the EV is certain. With so many options, the pricing of the vehicle ranges from $57,000 to $82,000. The 2024 Mercedes GLE AMG starts from $75,000 in the lighter form with a six-cylinder engine. But, if you want your mid-size luxury SUV packed with a V8 and 600 ponies, be ready to splash more than $130k.
2024 Audi Q7 and Q8
The German car industry is very strong. The third representative in the mid-size luxury SUV class of 2024 is the Audi Q7. Recently, the company launched the Q8 as well, but this is not a big step away from the existing vehicle. We expected it to be a coupe version, or a larger model. It just pushes the luxury to a higher level.
Again, besides the standard equipment, the 2024 Audi Q7 and Q8 are going to offer special performance versions. In this case, those are the RS and SQ models. The company also improved the infotainment system. The MMI is now smarter and comes with even more features. The price of the Audi Q7 starts at just under $60k. The Q8 is a $10k upgrade. The SQ7 tops the range, and the RS Q8 is the most expensive configuration.
2024 Porsche Cayenne
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe share a lot of things in common, but there are also some differences, besides the body structure. The main one – Turbo GT model for the coupe version. We don’t think that the German carmaker is going to offer this unit with the standard body. It means you will have to pay a fortune to get one. But, its performance is unbelievable.
Porsche is using hybrid technology on three models. The most affordable configuration with electric support is the E-Hybrid and costs $85,000. Even the conventional petrol setup comes with a hefty price tag. Hybrid technology is going to evolve into an all-electric unit. The new Macan EV is on the way. So, it is just a matter of time when the Cayenne is going to be electrified.
2024 Volvo XC90
Speaking of electrification – if any mid-size luxury SUV is about to be all-electric in 2024, that would be Volvo XC90. This company is a few steps ahead of the competition with this process. In a matter of fact, the Swedish carmaker openly calls for total electrification. Soon, they won’t have petrol engines on offer. Well, in that case, they will compete with Tesla.
Nevertheless, the 2024 Volvo XC90 will still be available with the traditional setups and engines with internal combustion. Since the only source of power is a 2.0-liter turbo-four, there is no surprise that Volvo wants to go all-electric. Is it better to develop an EV, which has a bright future, than a V6 or a V8 to stay competitive in this class?
2024 Lamborghini Urus
The high-end range of the mid-size luxury SUV segment is reserved for exotic carmakers. We pick the 2024 Lamborghini Urus over Maserati Levante, Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DBX because of its availability. With high price tags, those models don’t have too many buyers. But, the Urus is more available to buyers, and Lambo is really trying to make a breakthrough. Others are keeping the firm approach.
Another thing why we should pay the attention to the 2024 Lamborghini Urus is the redesign. It’s been a few years without changes and the Italian carmaker is ready for the big update of its first 4-door vehicle. So, expectations are big. But, it won’t change the structure of the market. The 2024 Urus stays the vehicle for a very limited number of buyers.
2024 Lincoln Nautilus
This might be the last chance to get the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus. According to rumors, the company plans electrification and the EV is replacing the mid-size luxury SUV. The biggest downside of the Nautilus is the two-row layout. On the other hand, the starting price of $45,000 looks great compared to other vehicles on this list.
A 2.0-liter turbo engine is under the hood. With it, the SUV can return 21/26 mpg. If you want an upgrade, a high-end 2024 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label comes with a 2.7-liter turbo V6 and 335 horsepower. A lot of unique stuff is going to be available for this model, including Flight and Chalet interior themes.
2024 Lincoln Aviator
The 2024 Lincoln Aviator is on the higher level when it comes to the PHEV configuration. The enhanced V6 unit can deliver nearly 500 hp, and that is what makes this luxury SUV so special. Plus, compared to the Nautilus, the Aviator offers three rows of seats. Of course, the Grand Touring configuration is way more expensive than the base setup. If you pair it with the Black Label trim, you can get a unique vehicle in the entire Ford family.
The base price of the 2024 Lincoln Aviator stays put. The MSRP starts from $54,000 for the Standard package. The mid-range Reserve costs $58,500 and the unique Black Label raises the price to $80,000. The PHEV system is available at $70,000 and you need to add $10k more to upgrade it with the Black Label trim.
2024 Acura MDX
This is already one of the top models, and the company spiced it up with the performance package. The 2024 Acura MDX Type S will be under the spotlight. The carmaker didn’t push it too far as Lincoln did with the Aviator. Instead, the Type S package upgrades the power to 355 hp. Also, the styling is more aggressive. A combination of sporty appearance and luxury features is always a good idea.
The 2024 Acura MDX won’t bring too many changes compared to the current edition. That means the price stays at the same level. The abovementioned Type S is the most expensive version. Before other upgrades, it will cost $67,000. The base model is under $50,000, but everyone is going to recommend adding SH-AWD, one of the best all-wheel drives in the market. A ten-speed automatic transmission sends power to axles.
2024 Infiniti QX60
Infiniti is updating the entire lineup. We say the debut of the QX55 coupe crossover, while the QX30 subcompact model is removed from production. The QX60 is also all-new, and the mid-size luxury SUV used some solutions introduced in the Monograph concept. And it was a success, although the platform is the best for full-size SUVs. The all-new QX80 is coming next year with more options, and we’ll see the first reactions.
The 2024 Infiniti QX60 keeps a V6 engine as the main drivetrain. But, 295 hp is not enough for the mid-size three-row luxury SUV class. So, fans believe engineers are going to add another option. A hybrid configuration is a favorite since the QX60 is heavily criticized for missing this drivetrain. Also, a performance edition is an option. A turbocharged 3.5-liter mill can be a pretty interesting system.
2024 Lexus GX
With the arrival of the I-Force engines, we expect further revisions in Toyota and Lexus lineups. The first model to be redesigned is LX. The GX is a smaller sibling and the next oldest vehicle in the Lexus SUV family. A 4.6-liter V8 engine is going to be replaced. A turbo V6 is a very likely option for the new 2024 Lexus GX. A 3.5-liter plant is pretty potent, but maybe it is too much for the mid-size SUV. Still, the GX needs a lot of juice for off-road adventures.
Besides the new engine, the 2024 Lexus GX should bring fresh styling. Outside, the vehicle will copy some solutions from the LX600. Of course, a special grille can make it totally different. What is more important is to revamp the interior. The GX stays a seven-seater by default. The engine replacement will also lead to the new name since the GX 460 indicates the displacement.
2024 Lexus RX
We can say many same things about the 2024 Lexus RX. The most popular luxury SUV (according to sales), is getting old and it needs refreshment. Besides the look, we expect to see a revision of the drivetrain lineup. The RX was one of the first hybrid SUVs with three rows of seats. Now, there are more such vehicles. Lexus needs something special to bring back the fame.
Toyota is well-known for its unique approach and we believe the 2024 Lexus RX is going to introduce a more efficient drivetrain. For example, its non-premium cousin, Toyota Highlander, can return 35 mpg. Still, the carmaker is not going to sacrifice power to get better gas mileage. Instead, a kind of a plug-in hybrid system can boost torque, power, and fuel economy. The F Sport stays the best upgrade for the RX.
2024 Range Rover Sport
The Range Rover is a premium segment of already luxurious Land Rover vehicles. The Discovery can compete with many of the SUVs from this list. And the Defender is a special breed, assembled to meet the toughest challenges. But, the 2024 Range Rover Sport is the luxury mid-size SUV we like the most.
The new model is not bringing too many changes, since the current edition starts the third generation of the vehicle. There is always room for upgrades, though. But, it is hard to predict what the British company is up to. There are V6 and V8 engines available, as well as a hybrid setup. Each configuration comes with a specific package. Plus, there are optional features. Anyway, the major downside of the 2024 Range Rover Sport will be the price, which ranges from $71,000 to $140,000.
2024 Cadillac XT6
The 2024 Cadillac XT6 redesign will make this SUV a key player in the market. The expansion of the lineup goes according to plan. However, the Escalade remains the full-size model. Just under it, the XT6 is the three-row luxury SUV. The price makes this vehicle even more interesting, although the MSRP will jump after the facelift. Still, the XT6 is not as luxurious as some of its rivals.
The company needs to offer more potent engines to be competitive in the luxury class. A 2.0-liter turbo-four is a plant for crossovers, not SUVs. A 3.6-liter V6 is one of the most reliable mills in the market, but you get the same performance as with the non-premium Chevy Traverse. At least, you don’t have to worry about safety, since the vehicle is getting the best grades for that.
2024 Genesis GV80
Finally, the newest player in the luxury SUV world. Genesis is Hyundai’s premium branch. The GV80 is the first SUV and it looks very promising. Owners and experts are praising its styling and performance. We hope that the company is going to revisit the 2024 Genesis GV80 and continue the evolution. Logical upgrades could be a hybrid model or an SUV with high power outputs.
Still, there are two potent setups available for the GV80. A 2.5-turbo-four is good for 300 hp. That is the amount of energy some naturally-aspirated V6 engines are capable of producing. A 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 is taking the performance to the next level with 375 hp and 390 lb-ft. That is why fans are so excited about this mid-size luxury SUV. The 2024 Genesis GV80 can be even better.