Best used luxury SUVs
A luxury SUV can make you feel like a millionaire, but if you follow the advice of this top 10 list, you won’t need a lottery win to afford one...
What do lottery winners, Premier League football players and pop stars have in common? Aside from vast wealth, they all tend to covet luxury SUVs. And it seems that you do, too, judging by the way these vehicles have risen up the list of our most popular reviews. Fortunately, you don't need to have the income of the top one per cent if you buy something pre-owned.
To help you decide which model to go for, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 used luxury SUVs. We've not set a price limit on this top 10, however, because each example is worth considerably less than when it was new, representing good value for money for used car buyers. So, stick around as we tell you what’s the best used luxury SUV you can buy.
Best used luxury SUVs
10. Volkswagen Touareg
Just because it wears a Volkswagen badge, it doesn’t mean the Touareg isn't luxurious. What’s more, many from this generation did without complicated off-road hardware and adjustable suspension, so should prove to be less expensive to maintain than rivals.
The Touareg is also one of the most reliable cars of its type, as shown by the results of the latest What Car? Reliability survey. And you can purchase one for a fraction of the price of the next car on our list...
We found: 2016 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI V6 R-line Bluemotion, 60,000 miles, £17,500
9. Bentley Bentayga
The Bentley Bentayga is about as subtle to look at as one of 50 Cent’s customised watches. However, that hasn’t stopped it being a very desirable addition to the Bentley range – not to mention a highly practical one.
The short-lived 4.0-litre diesel V8 is the most economical engine out there, returning an average of 35mpg, but the most numerous version is the 6.0 W12 in which you’ll be lucky to get half that.
Being a Bentley, the Bentayga is the priciest entrant on this list, but most were ordered with a considerable list of expensive options, making them better value than they first appear.
We found: 2016 Bentley Bentayga 6.0 W12, 45,000 miles, £86,995
8. BMW X5
Bringing this list back down to Earth is the BMW X5, a car that rewrote the rule book on how big, tall and very heavy SUVs should handle. Like the Bentley, the X5 can be had with seven seats, although the rearmost ones are quite tight for space.
Go for one of the excellent 3.0-litre diesels for the best blend of economy and performance, or for a two-wheel drive, four-cylinder diesel to save fuel. There’s even a plug-in hybrid that makes sense if you happen to only commute short distances and have easy access to a charging point. An all-new fourth-generation model replaced this one in 2019, but you'll need quite a lot of money to put one on your driveway at the present time.