Best Used Luxury SUVs for 2023
These are the best used luxury SUVs by price and budget based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability, resale value and safety.
Luxury SUVs are popular in the new and used car market. They combine the practicality of an SUV with the premium standard features, advanced powertrains, and high-tech safety equipment common on luxury cars. Used car shoppers looking for the widest range of capabilities, made possible by all-wheel-drive (AWD) systems for off-roading, high-quality interior materials for a comfortable ride, and up to three-rows of seating for maximum passenger capacity, will find all of these features in the luxury SUV segment.
Compact SUVs are the best-selling luxury vehicles on the new car market, meaning they’re the easiest to find on the used luxury SUV market for buyers seeking maximum value. The Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Porsche Macan are the primary competitors within the compact segment, but the Infiniti QX50, Jaguar F-Pace, and Volvo XC60 also occupy this category. The balance between interior comfort, cargo space, and fuel efficiency is what makes this category so popular with both new and used luxury SUV shoppers.
Moving up to the midsize crossover SUV category adds interior space, including the availability of 3-row SUVs like the Acura MDX, Audi Q7, BMW X5, Infiniti QX60, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Volvo XC90. But not every premium midsize SUV offers a third row, with models like the Audi Q8, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and Porsche Cayenne sticking with a two-row interior design.
American models are also available in this category, such as the two-row Cadillac XT5 and three-row Lincoln Nautilus. Fuel economy takes a slight hit compared to the compact luxury SUV category, but the horsepower/mpg balance, along with front and second-row seat comfort, smooth ride quality, and advanced safety features is impressive across the luxury midsize SUV segment.
Luxury SUVs will also include highly-advanced interior amenities, depending on which model year a shopper is considering. Voice control, massaging front seats, large touchscreen infotainment displays, and high-quality audio system are available as either standard or optional equipment on luxury SUVs from the last few years.
Identifying the best used luxury SUV for your budget is easy with iSeeCars’ pricing categories listed below. Within each category the SUVs are ranked by their iSeeCars quality score, which combines safety, value, and reliability ratings into a single number.
How We Rank These Cars
iSeeCars Best Used 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).