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Consumer Report Lists Their 10 Best Luxury SUVs You Can Buy Right Now

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CR SUV Buyer Guide

These Luxury SUV models have high scores in the CR road tests, they're reliable, and they have a variety of advanced safety systems

By Jon Linkov
Reporting for Consumer Reports

December 19, 2022; Luxury SUVs take the characteristics of more common SUVs, such as a commanding view of the road, all-wheel drive, some level of off-roading ability, and a more rugged appearance, and wrap them in a stylish, attention-getting body. Inside, the cabin is decked out with leather touch points, high-quality trim, and additional sound-absorbing materials. The more expensive ones may have dazzling displays, high-performance engines, huge glass roofs, and even richer leather, wood, suede, and chrome trim.

But even among these exclusive models, some are far better than their peers. To find out which luxury SUVs are the best you can buy today, we compiled a list of SUVs ranked from first to 10th by their Overall Score. They range from compact models to those with three rows of seats.

Our Overall Score encompasses a vehicle’s performance in our road tests; the latest results from the reliability and owner satisfaction sections of CR’s Annual Auto Surveys; the availability of automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, AEB that works at highway speeds, blind spot warning (BSW), and rear cross traffic warning (RCTW); and results from government and insurance-industry crash tests, if they’re available.

Some models have our Green Choice designation, which highlights vehicles with the cleanest emissions.

If you’re a CR member, this article and list below are already available to you. But if you haven’t signed up, click below and become a member to access this list and all our exclusive ratings and reviews for each vehicle we buy and test. Joining also gives you full access to exclusive ratings for the other products our experts evaluate in several categories, including electronics and appliances.

If you’re a used-car shopper, you can click through to the model pages for information on these vehicles from older model years. Consumer Reports members also can search our Used Car Marketplace for vehicles for sale in their area, sorting by the factors that matter most. The listings include CR reliability and owner satisfaction ratings, and most vehicles include a free Carfax report.