From the rising demand and innovation in the SUVs, it does not come as a surprise that SUVs are the most popular type of vehicle in the US. For the same reason, the luxury auto manufacturers are doing their best to ensure that their SUV gets all the highlight.
Hence, SUV manufacturers from all around the world are going to offer new choices for most luxurious SUVs. Besides the new options, a lot of previous models do get a redesign every year, like Acura RDX.
With every company launching lots and lots of new models and revamps of previous ones, it becomes hard to keep track. But that’s what we are here for, this SUV buyer’s guide will help you choose the best SUV in 2021 for yourself.
1. 2021 Acura RDX
Acura has decided to do a major redesign the RDX from the ground up. It means that they are going to revamp an article that is already doing well in the industry. Just as a reminder; Acura RDX luxury SUV stood out to be the best selling model in the previous year (2020). [i] The major changes from the outgoing model include a longer wheelbase, a wider track and an advanced chassis for the Acura RDX 2019 luxury SUV. The addition of a new LED highlight design is one of the features that catches the eye.
What more can one ask if they are getting 272 horsepower with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine gives you all the power on the road. There are 4 driving modes available in this luxury SUV: comfort, sport, snow and sport plus. The 2019 RDX also features exquisite and luxurious materials like brushed aluminum and olive ash wood all around it. Last but not the least, there is in-demand AcuraWatch that offers a wide range of safety and driving assisting technological features.
2. 2021 BMW X1
BMW X1 was first launched back in 2016 as a new model and the upcoming model is built on the same one. The most interesting thing about BMW X1 is that it flawlessly adapts the BMW’s styling language in a better way. With a price range of below $40k, the 8-speed automatic transmission with 232 hp is enough to take on any other SUV on the road.
From the price range of 2019 BMW X1, one can easily assume that it would take a lot to get past $40,000 mark. However, it is common knowledge that BMW charges extensively for their tech and 2019 BMW X1 is no exception. For an additional $2K, you could get the xDrive. Moreover, there are a lot of other features that you can add such as auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting and more.
Possibly the only downside of this luxurious SUV is that it has a somewhat sparse looking interior. But take nothing away from the X1 as it is still a solid choice with a 2.0 turbocharged engine.[ii]
3. 2021 Audi Q3
Interesting thing about Audi Q3 is that it incorporates both the technology and marvelous design cues from higher models. The 2019 model comes with a higher wheelbase that not only gives you a smoother ride but also provides more interior space. Seems like special attention has been paid to the interior as the inclusion of 10.25 inches digital cluster indicates.
Just like its counterparts, Audi does not lag behind when it comes to driver-safety and assist features. The safety and assistive feature include active lane assist, adaptive cruise control and emergency braking system etc. Though not confirmed as of now, but it is likely that the all-new Q3 would get a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine. It simply means that the Q3 would feature a 7 transmission DCT (dual clutch system).
4. 2021 Porsche Macan
It is the best effort of Porsche to serve the drivers who demand a powerful performance along with luxury from their SUV. With a coupe like sloping roofline, the new Macan has got what it takes to steal the show on any day. Overall it gives Macan a somewhat sports car contour with a revamped taillight strip. Moreover, the full-HD 10.9 inch touchscreen display lets you take control over Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
The all new Porsche Macan 2019 is available in a number of different models. This makes it easy for any driver to pick the choice that suit their preferences. The transmission present in the new Macan is 7 speed Doppelkupplung, not to mention the auto start/stop feature. Last but not the least, the online navigation system lets you ease off during your drive. Besides that, real-time traffic information keeps you updated on what route would be best for your destination. The multifunctional GT sports steering wheel is something that is exclusive to this luxury SUV by Porsche.
5. 2021 Cadillac XT5
Cadillax XT5 has the looks to make any driver start drooling. It features a streamlined styling and a luxurious yet versatile interior. There are illuminated door handles and signature LED lighting which lets you take control over your all-new exterior design. Like to use Wi-Fi during your time in your SUV? Good news, the Cadillax XT5 has a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to help you stay connected with 4G LTE. Another unique feature in Cadillac XT5 is the presence of Rainsense Wipers that senses the rain and modifies your speed accordingly.
There are two base models: AWD and FWD, both feature a 3.6 liter V6 engine with 310 hp. The super intuitive all-wheel drive makes sure that you have a seamless driving experience on the road. Last but not the least, the embedded media control system provides you all the information you require during your drive.