What Car? Personal Shopper: best luxury SUV for less than £60,000

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Darren Moss
5 Oct 2017 09:20

Buying new

  • Our recommended choice: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro S line Tiptronic auto
  • List price: £57,785
  • What Car? Target Price: £53,002
Audi Q7 2018

Stop your search right here, because luxury SUVs don't come any better than the Audi Q7. In fact, it's our reigning champion in this market, having taken the crown at this year's What Car? Car of the Year Awards.

Things get even better, too, because this is our recommended version of the Q7, which comes with the smooth 3.0-litre diesel engine that offers effortless performance and remains quiet even when pushed hard. S line trim, meanwhile, gets you everything you're likely to want, including rear climate control, sports seats and larger 20in alloy wheels – as well as a subtle bodykit that enhances the Q7's muscular looks.

This version of the Q7 would normally cost you £57,785, but, as always, What Car? New Car Buying can lower that price for you. Our latest Target Price deals bring it down to a far more palatable £53,002, and our approved dealers could save you even more if you ask for a quote. Alternatively, if you're buying on a PCP finance deal, expect to pay around £641 per month, based on a 15% deposit and an annual mileage limit of 10,000.

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  • Also consider: Volvo XC90 2.0 D5 Powerpulse Momentum AWD Geartronic
  • List price: £50,985
  • What Car? Target Price deal: £46,159
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It sounds like your current Volvo SUV has served you well, so why not upgrade to the brand's flagship, the XC90? The D5 diesel engine you get here offers decent performance and sensible fuel economy, and there's more than enough space inside for most families.

Find a great Volvo XC90 deal

Read our full Volvo XC90 review

  • Also consider: Land Rover Discovery 2.0 SD4 HSE auto
  • List price: £65,205
  • Best What Car? deal: £59,622
Land Rover Discovery

You might imagine that a 2.0-litre diesel engine would struggle to haul a car as big as the Discovery, but it copes remarkably well. Add in a massive boot, a comfortable ride and slow depreciation and this Land Rover is a truly commendable choice.

Find a great Land Rover Discovery deal

Read our full Land Rover Discovery review

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