Best and worst luxury SUVs

The best luxury SUVs are as practical as they are classy and as desirable as they are relaxing to drive. Here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the ones to avoid...

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Steve Huntingford
13 Jun 2016 08:40 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Best and worst luxury SUVs

Volvo's XC90 has always been a very practical family car, with a versatile interior and huge boot. However, the latest version is also enjoyable to drive and very smart inside. Only average refinement and a slightly unsettled ride stop it from making the top three.

Our pick: 2.0 D5 PowerPulse Momentum

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3. Porsche Macan

Best and worst luxury SUVs

The Macan is the most driver-focused SUV yet and is aimed at the sort of people who have outgrown a Cayman sports car but don’t want to give up the Porsche badge and the driving enjoyment that goes with it. Just bear in mind that the Macan is no more practical than most hatchbacks.

Our pick: Diesel S

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2. Land Rover Discovery

Best and worst luxury SUVs

Much like its predecessor, the all-new Discovery is a whopping great seven-seater. And yet at the same time it's a big step forward: it’s more practical than any of its rivals, suitably posh inside, great to drive and even pretty good value.