The luxury mid-size SUV market is without-a-doubt among the most competitive in the market. More-and-more people are being drawn to these range of cars that are not only becoming more powerful but also more comfortable. And in order to satisfy people’s appetite for excellent rides, car manufacturers are constantly improving the cars. So, which 2017 luxury mid-size SUV model should you watch out for?
The Best 2017 Luxury Mid-Size SUVs:
2017 Acura MDX
When it comes to family duty, the 2017 Acura MDX is certainly a worthy model. The seven-seater comes with good fuel economy, quiet cabin, admirable safety rating, and quality ride, What’s more, the MDX offers quick acceleration, impeccable handling that make it a good daily runner and has an attractive price tag. However, it doesn’t score well when it comes to carrying capacity due to its small cargo bay, and the congested third-row seating.
2017 BMW X5
Available in three engine variants; 300-hp inline six-cylinder, a powerful 445-hp V8, and the beastly but economical turbocharged diesel, the 2017 BMW X5 dominates the luxury SUV market. The German engineered vehicle still follows its tradition on of building sturdy, reliable and excellent machines and this time around is offering free scheduled maintenance covering four years. However, average sized cargo bay and more-costly price tag are some of its shortcomings.
2017 Range Rover Sport
When it comes to power and luxury, the 2017 Range Rover Sport is without-a-doubt king. The 2017 luxury mid-size SUV boasts of a V6 engine that churns 510 horses. The car is built to tackle the unbeaten outback/off-road as well as the smooth asphalt/tarmac. Unfortunately, the British ride scores poorly in regard to fuel economy, optional third row seating( only suitable for kids), and higher-than-average price tag.
2017 Porsche Cayenne
Since its launch into the market, the Porsche Cayenne has always been a force to reckon with. This is still evident in the 2017 Porsche Cayenne that drives like a sports car while offering top-of-the range luxury. It comes in petrol or more-efficient diesel variants with the Turbo S being the top model and delivers 550 horsepower. However, you will have to spend more on the higher trims despite the fact that it already comes with a hefty price tag. The cargo capacity is also small.
2017 Audi Q7
Although the 2017 Audi Q7 has retained most of its basic footprint, there are quite a number of changes. It is ranked as among the most tech and sophisticated luxury SUVs in the market. And to match its good performance and top luxury specs the car will be available in three engine variants. The 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine produces 252 horsepower and 273 pounds of torque. The supercharged 3.0 Liter V6 engine churns 333 horsepower and 325 pound-foot of torque. The third option is the 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 that generates 272 horses and 443 pound-foot of torque.
The above models stand out as the top 2017 luxury mid-size SUV models. Close scrutiny reveals that they fair pretty well against each other when it comes to power, performance, luxury, appeal, drivability.