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Best Luxury Midsize SUVs for 2022

The best used and new luxury midsize SUVs based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.

The best luxury midsize SUV is the Volvo XC90 based on our analysis of 12 million vehicles to assess their reliability, resale value and safety. Its overall rating of 8.9 out of 10 reflects the XC90’s reliability, value retention and safety scores. A new Volvo XC90 costs between $50,900 and $65,100 while a used version costs between $36,992 and $62,998. This luxury midsize SUV can seat up to 7 people and is EPA rated to deliver up to 25 miles per gallon in mixed city/highway driving.

The Luxury Midsize SUV category consists of 21 models priced between $39,035 and $153,100 for new vehicles and between $27,693 and $131,995 for used vehicles. iSeeCars has sufficient vehicle data to rate and rank 17 of these 21 models based on their reliability, value retention and safety scores.

Because these are luxury midsize SUVs, they are smaller and easier to maneuver than full-size SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator, while still offering a third-row seat and more interior and cargo space than compact SUVs. These are almost all crossover SUVs, riding on car-based (or unibody) platforms, so you can expect luxury-car-like ride quality and driving dynamics, along with improved fuel economy compared to extreme off-road-oriented SUVs.

But don't assume these best luxury SUVs are pavement-only people movers. With advanced all-wheel-drive systems and high-horsepower engines, luxury SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery and Porsche Cayenne can handle aggressive off-road adventures. Luxury shoppers seeking a premium three-row SUV with a starting price under $60,000 should start here. Every model below offers upscale styling, an advanced infotainment system, capable towing, and advanced powertrains.

The Acura MDX's and Lexus RX 350's top rankings are reflected not only in their high quality scores but their consistent sales performance, as two of the most popular vehicles in this category. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Lincoln MKX are two older models that have been replaced by newer versions, yet they remain desirable options for used cars shoppers looking to save money. Speaking of saving money, buyers seeking the best SUVs in the midsize category, but without the luxury price tag, should check out our Best Midsize SUVs page.

If you’re seeking a larger luxury SUV like the Audi Q8, Cadillac XT6, or Lincoln Aviator, check out our Best Luxury Large SUVs, and if you're seeking a smaller, 2-row SUV or a crossover with a premium nameplate see our list of the Best Luxury Small and Compact SUVs. You can also lower your fuel bill with one of our Best Hybrid SUVs or Best Electric SUVs

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Because these are luxury midsize SUVs, they are smaller and easier to maneuver than full-size SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator, while still offering a third-row seat and more interior and cargo space than compact SUVs. These are almost all crossover SUVs, riding on car-based (or unibody) platforms, so you can expect luxury-car-like ride quality and driving dynamics, along with improved fuel economy compared to extreme off-road-oriented SUVs.

But don't assume these best luxury SUVs are pavement-only people movers. With advanced all-wheel-drive systems and high-horsepower engines, luxury SUVs like the Land Rover Discovery and Porsche Cayenne can handle aggressive off-road adventures. Luxury shoppers seeking a premium three-row SUV with a starting price under $60,000 should start here. Every model below offers upscale styling, an advanced infotainment system, capable towing, and advanced powertrains.

The Acura MDX's and Lexus RX 350's top rankings are reflected not only in their high quality scores but their consistent sales performance, as two of the most popular vehicles in this category. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Lincoln MKX are two older models that have been replaced by newer versions, yet they remain desirable options for used cars shoppers looking to save money. Speaking of saving money, buyers seeking the best SUVs in the midsize category, but without the luxury price tag, should check out our Best Midsize SUVs page.

If you’re seeking a larger luxury SUV like the Audi Q8, Cadillac XT6, or Lincoln Aviator, check out our Best Luxury Large SUVs, and if you're seeking a smaller, 2-row SUV or a crossover with a premium nameplate see our list of the Best Luxury Small and Compact SUVs. You can also lower your fuel bill with one of our Best Hybrid SUVs or Best Electric SUVs

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iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.9 / 10
  • Reliability 8.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

2. Acura MDX

#1 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #1 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #2 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.7 / 10
  • Reliability 9.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

3. Lexus RX 350

#2 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #2 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #3 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.7 / 10
  • Reliability 8.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 9.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.4 / 10

4. Lexus GX 460

#7 of 25 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows #7 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #12 of 25 Most Reliable Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.4 / 10
  • Reliability 8.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.7 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.4 / 10
  • Reliability 8.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

6. Porsche Cayenne

#5 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #6 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #11 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 8.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.3 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.2 / 10
  • Reliability 7.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.3 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

8. BMW X5

#4 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #5 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #9 of 25 Most Reliable Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.5 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety 8.6 / 10

9. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

#8 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.1 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

10. Mercedes-Benz GLE

#16 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #17 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs #31 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 5.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

11. Land Rover Discovery

#6 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #7 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #11 of 25 Most Reliable Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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8.0 / 10
  • Reliability 8.4 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

12. Lexus RX 350L

#14 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #15 of 25 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows #16 of 25 Most Reliable Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.7 / 10
  • Reliability 6.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.8 / 10
  • Safety 8.0 / 10

13. BMW X6

#10 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #13 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #23 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.6 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.6 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

14. BMW X5 M

#11 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #14 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #29 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.3 / 10
  • Reliability 7.6 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

15. BMW X6 M

#13 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #16 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #31 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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7.2 / 10
  • Reliability 7.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

16. Land Rover Range Rover Velar

#17 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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6.7 / 10
  • Reliability 5.8 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.5 / 10
  • Safety Not Available

17. Maserati Levante

#15 of 21 Most Reliable Luxury Midsize SUVs #28 of 67 Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs #38 of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs
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6.5 / 10
  • Reliability 6.2 / 10
  • Value Retention 6.9 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 8.0 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.1 / 10
  • Safety Not Available
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 7.0 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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Coming soon
  • Reliability Coming soon
  • Value Retention 6.6 / 10
  • Safety 9.0 / 10

How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on the latest research by our data science team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We analyze data from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with the NHTSA's Safety Ratings to give you an unbiased guide to the best vehicles in each segment.

After being evaluated, vehicles with the highest average scores earn a spot in the iSeeCars Best Car Rankings. (No final score is given to vehicles missing a score in any of the categories, but scores for other categories are still shown.)

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).