A mid-size luxury SUV is capable of seating up to seven passengers and almost all of the types available come with V6 engines. This includes the Lincoln MKT, Acura MDX and Infiniti FX among other SUVs. Out of these, the MDX comes with the best braking and handling capabilities. The other two also perform well. If you are willing to pay the extra money, it is not difficult to find a mid-size SUV having many luxury features, including the latest high-tech ones. You will be required to pay more than $40,000 for good vehicles in this segment.
The buyers that can afford to purchase a mid-size luxury SUV are unlikely to be worried about the fuel that their new vehicle will consume. However, if the fuel mileage is an issue, there are a few options available within this segment. With the Lexus RX hybrid, you get one of the most efficient vehicles available in the division or also available is the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, which comes with the legendary Porsche performance even while lowering your carbon footprint. The Lexus is a relatively sedate vehicle. At the same time as you are riding in this luxury midsize SUV, you will also end up saving some fuel. This saving can be augmented further by opting for a diesel engine vehicle. The Audi Q7 has an optional diesel engine, which provides a fuel mileage of 25 mpg on the highway. There are some luxury midsize SUVs which are capable of seating seven passengers. The Acura MDX, for example, comes with a third row of seating ideal for children. However, if you need to seat adults on the third row of seats, you should consider the larger SUVs such as the Land Rover LR4. It has back seats that are also comfortable for adults.
The features available in a mid-size luxury SUV segment are similar to the ones found on smaller luxury versions. You can expect your SUV to have a navigation system, leather seats, Bluetooth and sunroof. The VW Touareg comes with a list of extraordinary standard features including: an automatic dual-zone climate control, a satellite radio, navigator system, Bluetooth, trip computer and leather seats. Apart from these, the car has many interior storage places, making it an excellent family car. However, it does not have, unfortunately, the optional third row of seating.
The Cayenne is a midsize luxury SUV from Porsche and is intended for people who would rather be driving sports cars. This vehicle is a powerful and luxurious alternative to the ho-hum SUVs or minivans from the midsize luxury segment. Now you can also obtain hybrid models for drivers who are concerned about the environment or fuel mileage. It is almost too good to be true. However, it comes with a stiff sticker price at around $46,000 for the base model. Of course, for this expenditure you get the genuine performance expected from a Porsche car. The midsize luxury SUV comes in several versions and the AWD is standard in all of them. The diesel model is not available in US.