The best midsize luxury SUVs for 2023 and 2024

Car and driver‘s rankings are arrived at from the results of our extensive automated testing of more than 400 vehicles each year and from our expert editors’ personal impressions gained in real-world driving. We ranked the best midsize luxury SUVs based on nearly 200 data points including acceleration, handling, comfort, cargo space, fuel efficiency, value, and how fun they are to drive. We take ratings seriously because we want you to know everything about the vehicles that interest you.

Read about how we test and rate vehicles here.

The best midsize luxury SUVs at a glance

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C/D says: Sleek looks, deft road manners, and ample standard features make the 2024 Genesis GV80 look a little more expensive than it is. He learns more


C/D says: People love SUVs for their useful space and comfortable cabins, but the 2024 Porsche Cayenne also delivers performance in line with that of its sports car peers. He learns more

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C/D says: The luxury SUV segment is rich in options, but the 2024 BMW X5 features a combination of performance and refinement that many competitors lack. He learns more


C/D says: The 2024 Volvo XC90 is aging gracefully, and remains one of our favorite three-row midsize luxury SUVs. He learns more

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C/D says: Using the same engines as the updated X5, the 2024 BMW X6 is a sharper take on the luxury midsize SUV. He learns more


C/D says: The 2023 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is more sports car than SUV, with aggressive coupe styling and exceptional performance. He learns more

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C/D says: With three rows of seating and agile handling, the 2024 Audi Q7 is an SUV with some sports sedans in its DNA, and it will please those with upscale tastes, too. He learns more


C/D says: The 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Sport perpetuates the nameplate’s luxury lineage, features modern technology, and wears a sleek look. He learns more

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C/D says: The Land Rover Defender is Britain’s answer to rugged American Jeeps, but with more comfort to go with its go-anywhere ability. He learns more


C/D says: The 2023 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a big off-roader designed to take on rocks, but it’s also particularly good at making you feel like you’re among the Hollywood elite. He learns more

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