The Dow Jones has solidified its position beyond the 15,000-point milestone. The unemployment rate has gradually fallen to 7.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average consumer has breathed a little easier these days.
What to do with the extra cash that may finally be starting to accumulate in your bank account? Well, you might invest it or save for a rainy day. But you’re not here for financial advice.
If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, and if you’re looking to pamper yourself a little, or both, you’ve come to the right place. Our friends at Kelley Blue Book have compiled a list of the Ten Best luxury SUVs on the market today. Here’s a look at their findings:
10. Cadillac Escalade ESV
Sticker Price: $66,345 - $85,670
Invoice Price: $62,033 - $80,101
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg City, 18 mpg Highway
If you're looking for luxury and looking to show it off, this might be the SUV for you. The Cadillac Escalade ESV is an even bigger version of the already hefty luxury SUV. With tons of interior features and space for the whole family, this is a comfortable and versatile vehicle.
Research the Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac Escalade ESV Photos & Information
Cadillac Escalade ESV Best Deals
Cadillac Escalade ESV Local Dealer Price Quote
9. Volvo XC60
Sticker Price: $34,850 - $49,800
Invoice Price: $32,759 - $46,812
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway
Volvo has stated an objective of having zero people killed in traffic accidents involving its cars by 2020. Ambitious? Yes. Noble? Yes. You won't only feel surrounded by luxury in the XC60, you'll feel surrounded by the latest in safety technology.
Research the Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 Photos & Information
Volvo XC60 Best Deals
Volvo XC60 Local Dealer Price Quote
8. BMW X1
Sticker price: $30,800 - $38,600
Invoice: $28,335 - $35,510
Fuel economy: 23 mpg City, 34 mpg Highway
The X1 definitely falls into the 'small SUV' category, and is a terrific introduction to BMW's lineup. It is both smaller and more nimble than its X3 sibling, and delivers terrific gas mileage for its segment. And, of course, comes with the European luxury you'd expect from BMW.
Research the BMW X1
BMW X1 Photos & Information
BMW X1 Best Deals
BMW X1 Local Dealer Price Quote
7. Acura RDX
Sticker Price: $34,520 - $35,920
Invoice Price: $32,430 - $33,726
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 27 mpg Highway
One of the best things about this SUV is the space it allots for both front and rear passengers. You won’t feel crammed in the back, should you desire to ride there. Another bonus: there's a lot of equipment that comes standard on the RDX you'd pay extra for on other models.
Research the Acura RDX
Acura RDX Photos & Information
Acura RDX Best Deals
Acura RDX Local Dealer Price Quote
6. Audi Q5
Sticker Price: $37,300 - $46,500
Invoice Price: $34,690 - $43,247
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg City, 28 mpg Highway
The Q5 winds up in the middle of the pack in Kelley Blue Book's rankings. But it is the top-ranked compact luxury SUV on the market in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In any case, you'll want to keep it on your short list.
Research the Audi Q5
Audi Q5 Photos & Information
Audi Q5 Best Deals
Audi Q5 Local Dealer Price Quote
5. Infiniti JX
Sticker Price: $41,250 - $42,650
Invoice Price: $38,205 - $39,499
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 24 mpg Highway
The all-new JX boasts interior features and tons of passenger room. Consumers love the third row, but there are those who express criticism of the performance of the Continuously Variable Transmission.
Research the Infiniti JX
Infiniti JX Photos & Information
Infiniti JX Best Deals
Infiniti JX Local Dealer Price Quote
4. Lexus RX
Sticker Price: $39,660 - $47,350
Invoice Price: $37,083 - $44,274
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway
There were some people bored with the look and drive of the RX 350. Lexus engineers responded with the F Sport trim, which adds a more aggressive look and sturdier driving dynamics. For those who liked the original, they can still count on Lexus to deliver luxury and a quiet ride.
Research the Lexus RX
Lexus RX Photos & Information
Lexus RX Best Deals
Lexus RX Local Dealer Price Quote
3. Porsche Cayenne
Sticker Price: $48,850 - $108,750
Invoice Price: N/A
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg City, 22 mpg Highway
You often hear the phrase "engineering marvel" used to describe skyscrapers and bridges. Extend it to transportation, and you might use it to describe the Cayenne, which comes in six different models, all of which deliver power, delicate handling and a combination of sportiness and elegance on the road.
Research the Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Cayenne Photos & Information
Porsche Cayenne Specs
Porsche Cayenne Local Dealer Price Quote
2. Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Sticker Price: $62,400 - $116,925
Invoice Price: $58,032 - $108,740
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg City, 19 mpg Highway
Looking for luxury? You'll like the heated leather seats, the dual-zone automatic climate controls and, perhaps best, the third-row seat that is power-folded in the GL. You might also add as an option Mercedes' massage system for $1,100. Best of all? It provides a quiet, luxurious ride.
Research the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Photos & Information
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Best Deals
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Local Dealer Price Quote
1. Land Rover Range Rover
Sticker Price: $82,650 - $135,100
Invoice Price: $76,625 - $123,616
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 23 mpg Highway
"For decades the Range Rover has prowled to the ends of the Earth, growing more luxurious with each generation," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. "Combining opulent amenities with extreme capability, the all-new-for-2013 version is the best Range Rover yet."
Research the Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover Photos & Information
Land Rover Range Rover Specs
Land Rover Range Rover Local Dealer Price Quote