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Old 11-22-2020, 11:03 AM
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New vehicle time. Looking for a luxury SUV for my wife and I would like it to serve double duty for towing our bay boat that weighs roughly 6,000lbs.

Iíve owned pretty much all trucks so the luxury SUV market is not one Iím in the loop on. Any suggestions on some vehicles we should take a look at?

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Nick- you should post in the trucks & trailers section. There seems to be discussions on this subject weekly......
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Depending on how much luxury you want the new Genesis GV80 (6000 lb. tow cap) has Car & Driver gushing with praise. It was actually designed by a designer they hired from Bentley and has some of the same design cues. Genesis is to Kia/Hyundai what Lexus is to Toyota or Infiniti is to Nissan. Thinking about taking a look at one for myself. Before spending the money on a BMW, MBZ or Landy I'd seriously consider it as they've undercut those prices significantly.
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Originally Posted by brobin View Post
Depending on how much luxury you want the new Genesis GV80 (6000 lb. tow cap) has Car & Driver gushing with praise. It was actually designed by a designer they hired from Bentley and has some of the same design cues. Genesis is to Kia/Hyundai what Lexus is to Toyota or Infiniti is to Nissan. Thinking about taking a look at one for myself. Before spending the money on a BMW, MBZ or Landy I'd seriously consider it as they've undercut those prices significantly.

I just bought one of these for my wife. Comes next week. Excited to see it.
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It all depends upon what you idea of luxury and budget is - the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga will both tow over 6,000lbs and are as high end as you can get in the luxury segment.
From the lesser brands: Lexus LX470, Infinity QX80, Genesis GV80, BMW X5 or X7 (V8 for 6k tow), Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Lincoln Navigator or Aviator, Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover and Maserati Levante.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit with the signature leather interior and 5.7 Hemi will have all the luxury features of the Lexus, Infinity, Genesis, Mercedes, etc for about $60k.
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I tow with a Toyota Land Cruiser. It is a sensational tow vehicle, rated for 8300lb. The Lexus LX570 is the same vehicle with additional luxury features. If you like the Land Cruiser get it now, they are sold all over the world but 2021 is the last year they will be sold in USA. A new version of the Lexus will come out in 2022. The Land Cruiser is the longest lasting vehicle made.
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Originally Posted by pgkeating View Post
Nick- you should post in the trucks & trailers section. There seems to be discussions on this subject weekly......
Shoot, you are right. My apologies. Mods please move to the correct sub-forum.
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
It all depends upon what you idea of luxury and budget is - the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga will both tow over 6,000lbs and are as high end as you can get in the luxury segment.
From the lesser brands: Lexus LX470, Infinity QX80, Genesis GV80, BMW X5 or X7 (V8 for 6k tow), Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Lincoln Navigator or Aviator, Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover and Maserati Levante.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit with the signature leather interior and 5.7 Hemi will have all the luxury features of the Lexus, Infinity, Genesis, Mercedes, etc for about $60k.
Letís scratch Bentley and Rolls-Royce off the short list.
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The new Escalade looks pretty sweet.
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Letís scratch Bentley and Rolls-Royce off the short list.
At least until the next round of PPP loans are available!
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Land Cruiser or Lexus LS 470. Just end it there
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
The new Escalade looks pretty sweet.
Iíve always liked Escalades but my wife hasnít. I have noticed they seem to depreciate slightly quicker than others.
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Iíve always liked Escalades but my wife hasnít. I have noticed they seem to depreciate slightly quicker than others.
Compared to the LC and 470, they all depreciate faster.
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Iíve always liked Escalades but my wife hasnít. I have noticed they seem to depreciate slightly quicker than others.
Yup. They all do. The new Navigator is really nice. That is what my wife wants.
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I traded an Avalanche and a Tahoe for a GLS 450. It is the best car I've owned. It is rated to tow 7716 pounds. I've pulled approx. 5,000 pounds and it pulled better then my Avalanche or Tahoe (both had the 5.3).

Here's an article about luxury SUV's and their towing capabilities.

https://www.carindigo.com/mercedes-b...owing-capacity
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Best tow performance will be the expedition max, or itís luxury twin, the long navigator. The 6.2 GM options are solid as well.

for interstate towing I would scratch anything shorter wheel base than a suburban/expedition max personally.
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Originally Posted by saltydog235 View Post
Land Cruiser or Lexus LS 470. Just end it there
they're ok, oldest technology and ride out of all of them. Was in a lexus dealer 2 days ago looking at them and a 100k suv didn't even have android-apple car play. The lexus is being redesigned next year for the first time in at least 10 yrs. Rented an expedition max or xl the other day and was impressed by the ride and power of the v6.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Best tow performance will be the expedition max, or itís luxury twin, the long navigator. The 6.2 GM options are solid as well.

for interstate towing I would scratch anything shorter wheel base than a suburban/expedition max personally.
We checked out the 2020 or 2021 (canít remember) Yukon Denali. They recently revamped it and it was very nice.
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Originally Posted by Marco_boater View Post
I traded an Avalanche and a Tahoe for a GLS 450. It is the best car I've owned. It is rated to tow 7716 pounds. I've pulled approx. 5,000 pounds and it pulled better then my Avalanche or Tahoe (both had the 5.3).

Here's an article about luxury SUV's and their towing capabilities.

https://www.carindigo.com/mercedes-b...owing-capacity
Thank you for the link.
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Not much available in a ďluxury tow vehicleĒ. If your tugging around 6k lbs you want something that can do it. The Lexus is nice. Wife just got a 2020 platinum expedition and for American cars itís luxury. Nothing like a BMW or anything luxury Iv been used to but I do love it. It hauls ass and has plenty of power to drag around a load. For American, itís the best. The new Chevy/GMC platform is a dropped ball. It sucks man. I waited for the date and drove one. Now weíre first time Ford owners. It sucked. The platinum is a

great vehicle. I wouldnít go Navigator and pay that price. They were not much different and not worth the price tag. Still has plastic pieces that should be painted on the exterior, itís Ford when the day closes. Drive one. Get the HD tow package. We got black with cream interior. I honestly love the seat messaging! Freeman needs to up their game. The interior ever fits an XL dog kennel. Driving 750 miles tomorrow to pickup our new pup. Wish it drove itself but the lane keeping is nice

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