While once it seemed that Detroit was doomed the car industry has bounced back strongly with Ford postings record quarterly earnings. What it means is that people are buying new cars, which also means that there will be an abundance of used cars to buy as well. If you want a luxury SUV but can’t afford one then try buying a used one. We have looked at several used SUV’s so far so let’s continue on with our ranking of best used SUV’s over $50k.
Used 2010 Mercedes Benz GL-Class
If you are looking for a good used luxury SUV then you can’t go wrong with the Mercedes Benz GL-Class. The GL class offers exquisite style and quality both inside and out, a smooth ride and plenty of space. For a super-sized SUV the GL 350 offers a decent balance of power and fuel economy. It is different than its Land Rover competitor in that it is designed more for slick road and streets then going off-road. It does come standard with all-wheel drive but the leather interior is not. It also has the option for tri-zone climate control, rearview parking sensors, built in navigation, massaging front seats, Bluetooth and infotainment center. It comes with the option of a diesel or gas V8. It is pretty much what we have come to expect from Mercedes. Mercedes also has an excellent used car certification program. While the diesel gets pretty good mileage the gas does not at 12/17mpg. It has a 4.6 liter V8 with 335hp.
Used 2011 Cadillac Escalade
This boldly styled luxury SUV will not only impress your friends but give you plenty of room to carry them around as well. If you are looking for something that is practical and yet posh, then this is the SUV for you. The Escalade has a spacious, luxurious interior and powerful V8 engine that is handles well and feels smaller then it is. It comes in a variety of trim kits including one with a longer wheelbase. Its powerful engine gives it up 8,300 pounds of towing power. It comes standard with satellite radio, navigation, Bluetooth, adjustable cooled and heated front seats, powerful lift gate and a sweet Bose audio system. The top of the line Platinum trim includes leather seats and trim. It also boasts some of the best safety scores in its class. It has a 5.2 liter V8 engine with 403hp that gets 14/18mpg. Cadillac also has a thorough certified used car process.
Used 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser.
This top rated SUV is perfectly at home on the city streets or on dirt roads. If you want a luxurious ride that with plenty of cargo space and towing capabilities then this is your ride of choice. It comes standard with four-wheel drive and an adjustable suspension system for various levels of terrain. The interior is posh and boasts high quality materials. It comes standard with four-zone climate control, leather trimmed seats, push button startup, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, sunroof and a 14 speaker JBL stereo. It comes with a 5.7 liter V8 with 381hp that gets 13/18mpg.
So there you have it, your list of the top used luxury SUV’s for your money. While it is true they have limited miles per gallon, we are guessing if you can afford one of these then gas prices won’t be much of a problem.
Jeff Jordan writes and lives in Southern California. He writes about cars and technology. Jazel Auto can help you market your auto dealership today.