It didn’t take long for buyers to tire of the stiff truck ride so manufacturers obliged them by building SUVs on unibody platforms, the same platforms as cars. Once SUVs started behaving like cars, it didn’t take long for the builders to start providing the same convenience and luxury features as automobiles.
And that brings us to the best luxury SUVs. This list is based on selections made by U.S. News and is based on best value, not the highest cost. Value is determined by rating safety, reliability, and retained value among other things. The SUVs are not ranked best to worst because different families have different requirements. You make the decision of which of these “best values” is right for you.