Buckle up and be ready to travel in style today as we guide you through some of the most luxurious vehicles money can buy. We are taking a look at the top 10 most expensive SUVs. These cars are renowned for their incredible power despite their large size and weight. They have the capacity to carry several people and the speed of a sports car.
In order to achieve this, expensive SUVs have huge engines and even bigger fuel tanks. So, these cars are obviously not for individuals hoping to reduce their carbon footprint. However, as international laws on air pollution become more stringent, the extra taxes that SUV owners have to pay are a necessary compromise. Nevertheless, if one is willing to pay the kind of price tag quoted in this list, then it’s probably safe to say you can afford some little extra taxes. With that said, let’s dive into the top 10 most expensive SUVs in the world.
10: The Cadillac Escalade Platinum – Sold for $110,000
Cadillac is the archetypal brand of American car that must continuously redefined itself in order to keep up with the international giants of automotive manufacturing. The Cadillac Escalade Platinum does exactly that with its 6.2-liter V8 engine. It’s able to generate a whopping 420 horsepower. This beast is capable of going from 0 to 100 km an hour in 6 seconds flat. The interior also justifies the price tag, the upholstery is cut and sewn with premium quality leather complemented by real wood panels and suede materials. Stepping inside a Cadillac Escalade Platinum just feels so damn good. The ambiance lighting and spacious interior will allow up to 7 passengers to travel in comfort and serious style.
9: The Lexus LX 570 – Sold for $110,500
This monster of this expensive SUVs has the engine power of a pickup truck and the ability to tow over 3 times without even stressing the engine. Despite its truck style engine, it drives like a sports car. It has a 5.7-liter V8 engine generating 383 horsepower at only 3600 RPM. This makes it a fantastic vehicle for cruising effortlessly through long journeys without having to spend a small fortune on fuel. Its economical nature means that speed is slightly compromised reaching 0 to 100 km an hour in 7.5 seconds. The interior is possibly the most luxurious of any Lexus ever manufactured, comfortably seating 8 people. It’s also been praised for its incredible performance in icy mountainous conditions.
8: The BMW X6 M – Sold for $114,000
This is one of the fastest and expensive SUVs that money can buy you. It manages to hurl its large frame from 0 to 100 in just 4.2 seconds. It achieves this with a turbocharged V8 engine capable of 567 horsepower. However, it is one of the smaller SUV’s being able to seat 5 comfortably and 7 at a squeeze. Nonetheless, it’s an absolute beauty of a machine which will effortlessly race down highways. Drivers should be careful though as this baby will cruise at incredible velocities without even a tremor. Such smooth performance means drivers and passengers will have no idea how rapidly they’re traveling.
7: The Mercedes AMG GLS 63 – Sold for $136,000
Mercedes has manufactured some outstanding and expensive SUVs in the past but this one reaches an all-new level of quality and performance. Despite being the biggest SUV in Mercedes history, it’s still remarkably fast, going from 0 to 100 in 4.6 seconds. The secret behind such speed comes from a 5.5-liter bit-turbo V8 engine producing 577 horsepower. The bit-turbo engine roars with that head turning sound of a sports car accelerating. Once those heads are turned they’ll be surprised at seeing such a large 7-seater SUV shooting off into the distance. The interior is typically luxurious, and one would expect nothing less from a high-end Mercedes model like this one. The inbuilt GPS and endless accessories also make it one of the most pleasurable rides around, passengers will never want to reach their destination.
6: The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S – Sold for $182,000
This rivals any SUV and most sports cars for speed, quality and performance. It’s so fast that many have joked that Lewis Hamilton could win a Grand Prix in this car while having his whole family on board. It’s the sports car of expensive SUVs, it goes from 0 to 100 in just 4 seconds. The 4.8-liter twin turbo engine hums magnificently as it generates 520 horsepower without going above 4000 RPM. Porsche Cayenne’s have always been revered as some of the most quality and expensive SUVs on the market and well worth their astronomical price tag. The Turbo S is the absolute master of all the Cayenne’s and will inspire its owners to organize road trips to the other side of the world, just for the driving experience.
5: The Lamborghini Urus – Sold for $232,000
Lamborghinis have been able to maintain the reputation as one of the highest manufacturers for well over half a century now. This is largely down to the scarcity of their models. Within 6 hours of going on sale, every single Lamborghini Urus was sold. Many SUV lovers were left disappointed and will now have to wait until 2019 to get their hands on their own. Why are they so popular? Because they are simply flawless in design. Their 4-liter twin turbo V8 engine generates 650 horsepower and goes from 0 to 100 in an astounding 6.3 seconds but wait that is not all. The Urus can also go from 0 to 200 in 12.8 seconds. That’s nearly as fast as the Porsche GT 3 for crying out loud. No wonder Lamborghini has absolutely no trouble in shifting these expensive SUVs even with a price tag of nearly quarter million dollars.
4: The Mercedes Benz AMG G 65 – Sold for $252,000
Kanye West’s SUV of choice this utter beauty reeks of ephemeral class. The exterior design is simply stunning, and the interior looks like a condensed palace. It is still incredibly fast, being able to go from 0 to 100 in just 5.3 seconds, every single 6.0-liter V12 bit-turbo engine is hand built and capable of producing 621 horsepower. This is a powerful car for a powerful owner with a powerful family.
3: The Range Rover SV Autobiography – Sold for $270,000
It’s almost impossible to look at one of these incredible vehicles without melting under the strain of intense envy. That’s just a vision of sheer class. It’s also the best-off road SUV money can buy and in fact, better than many jeeps. Nonetheless, it still manages to compete with any other SUV on the open road boasting a 5-liter V8 and 557 horsepower engines capable of going from 0 to 100 in 5 seconds.
The interior is also stunning in all aspects with the state of the art technology installed on every panel. Owners of this car are encouraged to drive somewhere utterly remote. Take a seat in the back and indulge in a sanctuary of relaxation that doubles as a mobile tech hub. With everything entirely built-in, you’re able to sit back and track and monitor every aspect of your business life simply by sitting in the luxurious rear seat.
2: The Bentley Bentayga Black Edition – Sold for $390,000
In absolute mammoth among expensive SUVs, think of any useful or convenient accessory you might want and the Bentayga is guaranteed to deliver. Full-time all-wheel drive, 5 skid plates, air suspension, the works, this car will render anyone lucky enough to drive it completely speechless. The feel of the engine roaring into life, the smooth cruising motion at high speeds and flawless suspension makes riding in the Bentayga one of the best transport experiences life can offer you. The 6.0-liter twin turbo W12 engine produces over 600 horsepower and can go from 0 to 100 in just over 4 seconds.
1: The Rolls Royce Cullinan – Sold for $425,000 – Most Expensive SUVs
The days of the empire may be long past. But this SUV maintains that incredible pride of British prestige with incredible class. It was named after the most prized diamond in the crown jewels. This car will bring SUV lovers to their knees in pure adoration. The 6.7-liter twin turbo V12, 563 horsepower engines will trigger the highest fuel taxes in most countries. When you’ve spent nearly half a million dollars on an SUV, to begin with. Then why bother fretting about the cost of the fuel tax.
The Cullinan is a truly royal and majestic experience for anyone lucky enough to travel in one. The suspension is so well designed, the car feels as if it’s hovering. Furthermore, the gray pompom interior is some of the most expensive upholstery in the world. Just sitting in the car will make you feel like the king or queen of a mighty empire.
The top 3 cars on this list are all made by British manufacturers and none of them are even Aston Martin. They may no longer be able to compete in the common market of car manufacturers. But the British sure know how to create top of the range premium cars.
Well, that’s a wrap on our list of the top 10 most expensive SUVs in the world. As SUVs have gained a bad rep for being gas guzzlers that leave huge carbon footprints in their wake. We’d like to know how much you actually care about that. Let us know in the comments down below and thank you for spending some time with us.