During the 2020 model year, we’ll see several new SUVs hit the market. While some are designed to deliver an especially plush ride, others are built for the drivers who crave off-road adventure. An array of cutting-edge technologies makes these vehicles even more exciting.
Without further ado, let’s check out the top luxury SUVs of 2020.
2020 Cadillac XT6
The three-row Cadillac XT6 seeks to satisfy the drivers who have a big family. You’ll appreciate the XT6’s roomy interior and competitive list of premium features. While prices for the base Premium Luxury trim will start at $53,700, expect the more athletic-looking Sport trim to have an MSRP of around $58,000.
All versions of the 2020 Cadillac XT6 are expected to come equipped with GM’s popular 3.6-liter V6 engine. It’s rated to develop a healthy 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic gearbox will transfer the available power. Although the XT6 will unlikely match the driving excitement of European rivals like the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5, it will easily satisfy the average driver. Adjustable shocks enable the Sport trim to handle with a bit more poise. Fuel economy estimates for the new XT6 are still unknown.
Among the Cadillac XT6’s best qualities is its generous amount of passenger room. Even folks sitting in the third row will be able to ride in comfort. Both of the available trims come loaded with helpful safety technologies. While an HD rearview camera makes backing out of parking spaces a bit easier, Lane Change Alert helps you to overcome dangerous blind spots on the highway. Other standard safety tech includes automatic emergency braking with front pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and a Teen Driver system.
You won’t be disappointed with the XT6’s list of standard equipment, which includes popular features like a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot and a much-improved CUE infotainment system. A premium sound system and a digital driver information display are optional.
2020 Land Rover Defender
While the 2020 Land Rover Defender is engineered to rival ultra-rugged SUVs like the new Jeep Wrangler, it’s far more expensive. According to sources, prices should start in the $70,000 range. This trail-ready vehicle is a perfect match for the weekend warriors who still desire a bit of luxury.
Land Rover has yet to announce trim packages for the new 2020 Defender. However, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine is expected to come standard. Meanwhile, an available diesel engine transforms the Defender into a more efficient vehicle. Drivers who desire the optimum performance will likely have access to a supercharged V6 engine. The output should easily surpass 350 horsepower. When it comes time to tackle rough terrain, the Land Rover Defender will quickly showcase its rugged character. An advanced terrain management system and a sophisticated 4WD system help you to overcome challenging landscapes. While the previous-generation Defender came equipped with a rougher solid axle, the new model uses an independent rear suspension for improved ride comfort.
Unfortunately, Land Rover has yet to release a great deal of information on the SUV’s interior features. However, a leaked picture on Twitter showed a large infotainment screen and a fully digital gauge cluster. You can also look forward to enjoying advanced safety technologies like forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control.
2020 Lincoln Aviator
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator will compete in one of today’s most competitive segments. However, this seven-passenger crossover brings several great qualities to the table. You’ll immediately notice its show-stopping exterior styling, which is highlighted by a stunning 3D grille and eye-catching LED headlamps. It nearly matches the luxuriousness of the BMW X7 for a far more attractive price. While the base model has a starting MSRP of $56,190, stepping up to the Reserve trim brings the SUV’s total cost to $56,190. Meanwhile, anticipate shelling out around $77,700 for the range-topping Black Label trim. A hybrid-powered Grand Touring model is also available for $68,000.
Motivating the all-new Aviator is a turbocharged V6 engine, which muscles out 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission comes standard. While the Grand Touring model uses the same engine, hybrid technology bumps up production to 450 horsepower and a monstrous 600 pound-feet of torque. Although the Aviator’s fuel economy numbers are not available, the hybrid-powered Grand Touring trim will feature an all-electric driving mode. To help the Aviator to deliver a memorable ride, Lincoln equips it with a high-tech suspension that can actually anticipate bumps in the road.
Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 Plus will come standard on the new Aviator. This advanced safety package provides a good number of driver-assist technologies, including Evasive Steering Assist and Lane Centering. You’ll also appreciate the Aviator’s upscale features. The 12.3-inch SYNC touchscreen promises to impress. A 28-speaker premium audio system is available as well.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
For drivers who are striving to live a green lifestyle, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC may prove to be a perfect pairing. This is the first all-electric crossover ever produced by Mercedes-Benz. Before you even step inside the new EQC, its curvaceous exterior styling will grab your attention. This new model will go head-to-head against eco-friendly SUVs such as the Jaguar I-Pace and the Tesla Model X. Many drivers are hoping Mercedes-Benz can keep prices below $75,000.
Two advanced electric motors enable the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC to produce a monstrous 408 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque. Regenerative braking technology allows the SUV to be driven using only one pedal. Although the EQC may weight more than 5,000 pounds, its extreme power enables a blistering zero to 60 mph time of 4.9 seconds. When using the SUV’s Max Range driving mode, you can travel up to 250 miles before running out of juice.
Like virtually every new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, the new EQC will boast a luxurious interior. Featuring advanced voice recognition technology, Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX infotainment system can easily be controlled through speech. A fully digital instrument panel further highlights the crossover’s state-of-the-art cabin. There are also several cutting-edge safety innovations available for the new EQC. Not only can the adaptive cruise control system predict traffic jams, but it benefits from the stop and go capabilities as well.
2020 Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque has always been a stylish crossover. However, an improved driving experience makes the redesigned 2020 model especially rewarding. While prices for the base S model begin at $42,650, expect to spend around $47,200 for the better equipped SE trim. For $56,850, you can enjoy the especially lavish First Edition model. Meanwhile, the sportier R-Dynamic model has a starting MSRP of $46,600. Rivals include the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC.
Although the new Evoque still comes standard with a familiar turbocharged four-cylinder engine, Range Rover updated it to produce 246 horsepower. Look forward to enjoying strong acceleration. Fuel economy will likely remain around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. A gas-electric hybrid powertrain is also available for the first time. It increases the Evoque’s output to 296 horsepower while further improving fuel efficiency.
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is not just a vehicle for the urban jungle. It can also take you on a thrilling off-road adventure. This SUV can even wade through nearly two feet of water. When exploring the backcountry, an exclusive ClearSight Ground View system helps you to better see oncoming obstacles.
Like its predecessor, the new Evoque does not provide a great deal of backseat space. Nevertheless, it has a plush atmosphere on the inside. Featuring dual screens, Range Rover’s optional InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system now processes information a lot quicker than before. In regard to safety features, Emergency Braking Assist will likely come standard.