So, you got the big news: you’re going to be a parent.
Undoubtedly, this day is an exciting one, but it also sets the ball in motion for a number of necessary changes: your new baby is going to need a room to call their own, your work schedule will need to become flexible, and that two seater sports car in the garage simply won’t do any more.
Want a vehicle that reflects your elite status but will provide the functionality you’ll need as the years go by?
In this article, we’ll run down the best 2017 luxury SUVs that will cater to your new family’s needs, all while looking good in the process.
2017 Lexus RX
A long time regular in annual luxury SUV rankings, Lexus has brought yet another outstanding product to market in 2017.
The 2017 Lexus RX now boasts features that were once only available in its pricier models, like the Lexus safety system, which offers lane departure alerts, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic braking, and more.
If you are not looking to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a luxury SUV, the MSRP of the 2017 Lexus RX is listed at a very attractive $43,120, allowing you to acquire a comfortable and safe vehicle that will allow you to focus the remainder of your capital to more pressing matters.
2017 Maserati Levante
Looking for an SUV with power to spare? If blowing past slow bumpkins on the freeway is important to you but you still need to ferry your son’s team to/from soccer practice, the 2017 Maserati Levante is well worth a look.
With a 3.0 liter V6 engine capable of cranking out 345 horses, you’ll have all the power you’ll need to perform on the highway while its leather heated seats, car audio system, and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide amenities which makes this SUV a pleasure to drive.
2017 Tesla Model X
Elon Musk is among this generation’s most brilliant minds – from pushing the envelope in space travel to overhauling our electric grid, he is having a sizable impact on how our lives are evolving in the 21st century.
However, many argue he is having his biggest impact in transportation, as his Tesla line of electric vehicles is already disrupting the established order in the automotive industry.
Starting out as a niche curiosity when they launched their first sports car (the Tesla Roadster in 2008), they now have a rapidly expanding lineup of vehicles which includes the Model X, its offering to SUV enthusiasts.
The Model X is fast, environmentally friendly, and gets at least 238 miles per charge. It also comes with Autopilot Mode, which allows the vehicle to brake, change lanes, and park with hardly any user input.
Best of the best 2017 luxury SUVs: the 2017 Porsche Macan
Want to drive an SUV that is sporty but retains the functionality for which this genre is famous? The 2017 Porsche Macan crossover SUV delivers on this wish, as its deft handling and twin turbo V6 engine will give you a ride that will make you forget its primary function: to ferry around your growing family in style.
The ride will be a comfortable one for your passengers as well, as it boasts soft leather seats, plenty of legroom in the back, and an audio system that plays sound in a crisp and authoritative manner.