In the last few years, the market for luxury SUVs and crossovers has exploded, and they’re now a common sight on the streets of Alexandria, Virginia. No longer are SUVs simply for soccer moms — as the following cars demonstrate, they’re among the most desirable vehicles on the road today.
2017 Range Rover TD6
Range Rovers have always been the kings of SUVs, and the TD6 is no exception to this rule. It still leads the way in terms of luxury, as it comes loaded with fantastic features. Under the hood it’s a beast, and the top-of-the-range version comes with a jaw-dropping 500-plus horsepower. While it’s unlikely that you’ll need that much power, the more affordable models still pack a powerful punch.
Should you need to take it off-road, the four-wheel drive that comes as standard lets you overcome anything in your path. The TD6 also offers great fuel economy for an SUV, with up to 30 mpg on the highway, making it one of the more cost-effective luxury SUVs out there. Finally, the 2017 Range Rover TD6 can reach 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds, so it’s a great choice for all the speed freaks.
2017 Bentley Bentayga
A brand-new model from Bentley, the Bentayga is sure to be a success. Bringing all the sophistication that Bentleys are known for, the Bentayga is a hefty beast, weighing in at close to three tons. To shift all that weight, it contains a seriously powerful 6-liter, 12-cylinder turbocharged engine that provides 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The Bentayga can reach 60 mph in a mere four seconds and hit high speeds of an incredible 190 mph.
There’s more to the Bentayga that just sheer speed, though. It also comes with a truly luxurious interior, with plenty of wood and leather trims to make you feel like the king of the road. It also has an onboard computer that can handle autonomous driving, so it’s a true car of the future. If you’ve got a spare hundred thousand dollars, you can also kit the Bentayga out with a diamond-studded clock. It really is one of the most luxurious high-end SUVs on the market today.
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2017 Porsche Macan
The Porsche Macan might look humble compared to other crossover SUVs out there, but slide into the driver’s seat and you’ll quickly see that it lives up to its prestigious brand. The base Macan comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the higher trims get a V6 turbocharged engine. As the car itself is lightweight, this is enough power to help it reach 60 mph in a mere 6.3 seconds with the base model.
The Macan is tuned like a dream, making it a real blast to drive. It makes full use of Porsche’s innovative seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, giving it stellar transmission. The cab is also fitted out in the utmost luxury, too, so for those who want a classy crossover without breaking the bank, the 2017 Porsche Macan could be the ideal choice for you.
With an SUV like these, you won’t go unnoticed in Alexandria. Time to upgrade your car?