Best used luxury SUVs

A used luxury SUV can make you feel like a millionaire, but if you follow our top 10 list, you won’t need a lottery win to afford one...

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Max Adams
12 September 2019

Best used luxury SUVs

What do lottery winners, premier league football players and even pop stars often have in common? Aside from vast wealth, they all seem to covet a luxury SUV to decorate their driveway. And it seems that you do, too, owing to the growing popularity of luxury SUVs in the list of our most popular reviews. Fortunately, you won't need to have the income of the top one per cent if you buy something pre-owned.

To help you decide which one, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 best used luxury SUVs you can buy today. Owing to the still-growing list of examples in this sector, we've not set a price limit on this top 10. However, 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

Used Volkswagen Touareg 10-18

Just because it wears a Volkswagen badge doesn’t mean it can't qualify as a luxurious SUV, particularly for those on a budget. What’s more, many Touaregs from this generation did without complicated off-road hardware and complex adjustable suspension, so should prove to be less expensive to maintain than some rivals. It's also proven to be one of the most reliable cars of its type to run, according to the latest What Car? Reliability survey. What’s more, 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, 35,428 miles, £21,709

Read the used 2010 - 2018 Volkswagen Touareg review


9. Bentley Bentayga

Used Bentley Bentayga 16-present

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, and a highly practical one if you find one with seven seats. The short-lived 4.0-litre diesel V8 is the most economical in the range, returning an average of 35mpg, but the most popular 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. Most were ordered with a considerable list of expensive options, though, so you might actually save more buying a used one than you initially anticipated. 

We found: 2016 Bentley Bentayga 6.0 W12, 25,028 miles, £99,000

Read the used 2016 - present Bentley Bentayga review


8. BMW X5 

Used BMW X5 13-present

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. Chose one of the excellent 3.0-litre diesels for the best blend of economy and performance, or go 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 charge point.  

We found: 2018 BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport, 23,165 miles, £37,356 

Read the used 2013 - 2018 BMW X5 review


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