Best Mid-Size Luxury SUVs


Updated April 20, 2022

Each vehicle has it’s own in-depth breakdown; including scores from multiple critics and SUV experts like JD Power, Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book.   We take their impressions and review scores, mix them with our own in our proprietary algorithm and come up with an objective score for each vehicle.

The links below will take you to detailed break-downs of the scoring and in-depth information about every vehicle.

  1. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class — SCORE 85
    The Mercedes-Benz GLE is arguably the most well-rounded luxury midsize SUVs available. It is ranked at or near the top in every possible category.
  2. 2022 Audi Q8 — SCORE 84
    The  Audi Q8 is a great choice if you don’t need a third row.  It just isn’t the cheapest alternative in this packed segment.
  3. 2021 Porsche Cayenne — SCORE 83
    The Porsche Cayenne is a fantastic luxury midsize SUV. Included among this vehicle’s strengths are its premium interior, extensive features, array of energetic engines, and athletic handling. Unless you need more space for your stuff or want something a little easier on your wallet, the Cayenne is well worth considering.
  4. 2022 BMW X5 — SCORE: 83
    The 2022 BMW X5 is a win-win type of vehicle. It is comfortable and fun to drive, well featured and looks great.
  5. 2022 Volvo XC 90 — SCORE 81
    The 2021 Volvo XC90 seems to enjoy straddling the average line for luxury SUVs. From a pure practicality point of view you can’t go wrong with this vehicle, but if you have specific priorities there will always be a better choice.

  6. 2021 Lexus RX — SCORE 80
  7. 2022 Acura MDX — SCORE 78
  8. 2021 Tesla Model X — SCORE 76
  9. 2022 Range Rover Velar — SCORE 75
  10. 2021 Maserati Levante  — SCORE 72