Luxury SUVs speak for themselves. There are cars that are luxurious and expensive but others are budget-friendly. So if nothing concerns you more than buying a car that looks luxurious, cool, and classic, we bring you the finest list of 10 best-used luxury SUVs in BE FORWARD. Not everyone prefers having a top-class SUV, some prefer their car to be luxurious with excellent looks. Here are your options for best-used luxury SUVs in BE FORWARD.
Let’s take a look at the 10 best-used luxury SUVs in BE FORWARD as listed below.
The BMW X3 is a luxury car that gives its buyers enough room to choose between the M40i, xDrive20d, xDrive20i, and xDrive30d TwinPower Turbo 4/6-cylinder petrol/diesel engines with a capacity range between 1998cc – 2993cc and a running speed between 184 – 360 hp working under an All-wheel 8-speed Steptronic power transmission with an xDrive performance speed from 213 to 250 km/h.
The new designs give the driver more speed and pleasure while on the road with its EfficientLightweight design that moderates the vehicle weight. BMW continues to excite its customers with several features that make the 2015 release one for the books. It comes in an attractive optimally balanced body structure with a flat sun roofline complemented by adaptive LED headlights and broad shoulders, rear lights, and conventional technology LED taillights.
The BMW X3 is designed with several manual adjustable seats and a luggage section that allows you to create space for a comfortable ride in case of off-road adventures. All grades come with leather seats.
Mercedes Benz (M-Class)
This is a mid-size luxury SUV that was later renamed the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class in 2015. Mercedes Benz M-Class comes with a front-engine, four-wheel-drive, or rear-wheel-drive options in body size between the larger GLS-Class and the smaller GLC-Class. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class came in 4 generations from 1997 to the present.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class powered by 2 diesel engines in the 4 cylinder in-line ML 250 BlueTec 4MATIC engine with a 2143 cc displacement, a 150 kW rated output running under 204 hp at a 3800 rpm performing well in an automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS and a top speed of 210 km/h. The second engine comes in the V6 cylinder (diesel engine) ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC engine with 2987 cc, a 190 kW rated output running under 258 hp at a 3600 rpm, a top speed of 224 km/h, and mated with 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a standard fully power-adjustable seat, which will give you a luxurious yet comfortable feel during long driving as it comes with a large amount of leg and shoulder space.
The M-Class is a roomy luxurious vehicle that can take up to 5 people. With its adjustable seats, the M-Class provides a large load compartment that can be extended as per the owner’s requirements making it the vehicle with the largest load compartments in its segment.
As the world pivots from fuel-guzzling SUVs to fuel-efficient compacts, the BMW X1 is developing as a popular alternative SUV. It comes with a technology designed to improve fuel economy, Efficient Dynamics, and reduce C02 emissions without compromising on performance or driving dynamics.
In Tanzania, its popularity is increasingly growing and it’s poised to become the best-selling European SUV. It’s going up alongside established Japanese rivals such as the Nissan Juke, Subaru XV, and Mitsubishi RVR.
It’s powered by 3 engine options; these are a 2.0L turbo petrol engine, a 2.0L turbo-diesel engine, and a 2.0L twin-turbo diesel engine. These are mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed Automatic Transmission and available in 2WD and 4WD.
The Lexus RX is a replacement to the Toyota Harrier coming in 4 generations from 1998 to date. Toyota fitted out the Lexus RX with better traction under “Snow” mode; an optional Nakamichi customized sound system, a rear cargo area, a standard 7-speaker Pioneer sound system, two rows of seating, a central dashboard with LCD multi-information screen for audio, climate, and performance data along with an air conditioning system.
Toyota gave the Lexus RX 300 minor changes by adding revised headlights and taillights, an interior with a DVD-based navigation system, additional exterior colors, and an engine replacement from the 2.2L 5S-FE to the 2.4L 2AZ-FE 4-cylinder engine.
When it comes to luxury SUVs, the BMW X5 sits at the top of all SUV that features heavyweights such as the Mercedes M-Class, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC90, and Audi Q7. This balance of power in the European alliance has existed for a long time and it doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon.
The third generation of BMW X5 is largely different from previous generations in many aspects such as what BMW calls new standards in versatility, luxury, and driving dynamics. It’s also offered with a rear-wheel-drive.
It comes with 3 engine options; these are 4.4-liter 450 HP twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, a 3.0-liter 381 HP tri-turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine, and a 3.0-liter 258 HP twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.
These are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and available in both 2WD and 4WD. The X5 has always been a luxurious car and the interior made with higher quality materials and a modern cabin full of LCD mood lighting and a touchscreen iDrive infotainment system.
The Volvo XC90 is the finest SUV that combines advanced comfort, and safety designed for ultimate stylishness and capacity with all 7 passengers in mind. The vehicle is wider, longer, and lower than its ancestor.
All engines in the XC90 are 2.0L 4-cylinder Drive-E powertrains with Volvo’s 8-speed Geartronic transmission. The line-up includes 2 petrol engines: T6 which is a twin-charged 320 hp producing 400 nm of torque and a T5 turbocharged 254 hp producing 350 nm of torque, 2 diesel engines: a twin-turbo D5 235 hp, producing 470 nm of torque, and a turbocharged 190 hp D4, producing 400 nm of torque.
The interior features a 9-inch tablet-like touch screen control console along with a voice-control system, and steering wheel controls, all mated to an interface, which allows for access to cloud-based apps including parking, connected navigation, Internet radio, music streaming, OS mirroring Apple and Android devices in the touch screen display, and a Wi-Fi hot spot for using a tablet in the car.
At first, only one engine was available: the (216 kW) 290 hp (346 N⋅m of torque 3.5L TiVCT (Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing) V-6 attached to either the 6-speed 6F automatic or 6-speed 6F SelectShift automatic. Therefore, Ford offered the economical (179 kW) 240 hp 366 N⋅m of torque 2 liters EcoBoost turbocharged, direct-injected I-4 mated to the 6-speed 6F automatic.
The Audi Q5 comes with 4 engine options; a 2.0L TFSI quattro engine (Turbo FSI), a 2.0L TDI quattro engine, a 3.0L TDI quattro engine and a 3.0L BiTDI quattro engine. These are mated to a choice of 3 transmissions; a 6-Speed Manual Transmission, a 7-Speed S Tronic automatic transmission, and an 8-Speed Tiptronic transmission. The Q5 is available in full-time 4WD – known as Audi Quattro which is an all-wheel-drive system that supplies asymmetrical dynamic torque distribution that controls the flow of power to the front and back axles.
Alike to its big brother the Audi Q7, the cabin is spacious, premium, and comfortable. The seat is made from high-grade material and higher models come with leather seats. In the first row, the space is good and the seats can adjust to fit any wanted position. In the second row, the space is similarly good, and tall passengers will find it comfortable.
The Volvo XC60 is one of the luxury SUVs from Volvo manufactured by Swedish automaker Volvo Cars since 2008. Exteriors are primarily cosmetic, with changes to the driving lights and front grille, loss of black cladding along the lower door sills, and minor changes to the taillights and exhaust tips.
The XC60 comprises traditional Volvo safety features including a side impact protection system, a whiplash protection system, dynamic stability, roll stability control, and traction control, inflatable curtain airbags, hill descent control (AWD only), active bi-xenon lights (optional on some models), collision warning with brake support, and patented front, rear, side structures.
The Volvo XC60 launches a new technology feature that Volvo has named City safety. The system is described as a driver support system with the goal of mitigating vehicle-on-vehicle collisions below 30 km/h; it does so via use of a closing velocity sensor that determines whether a collision is likely to happen. Depending on the speed, the Volvo’s computer system will either prepare the car to automatically brake the vehicle to mitigate a back-end collision.
Mercedes Benz (GL-Class)
It’s more of a minority in Tanzania due to its heavy price and high maintenance costs. It’s ideal for people with large families with a muscle income and it competes with the Audi XC90 and the Land Rover Discovery.
The standard features of the Mercedes-Benz GL include 2.0L I-4 221hp intercooled turbo engine, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), 8-speed auto-shift manual transmission with overdrive, side seat mounted airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, BabySmart airbag child seat sensor, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, THERMOTRONIC automatic air conditioning, 18″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, ESP w/ Crosswind Assist electronic stability.
All of these cars have their own tests and drawbacks. If car lovers want a vehicle with full comfort, luxury, and value, one of these cars is definitely a great choice. However, Ford Explorer is the cup of tea for drivers who prefer reliability and safety.
Written by: Josephat Lukaza