If a few decades ago you wanted an SUV as large as it was luxurious, your choices pretty much started and ended with the Range Rover. A lot has happened in the quarter century since.
American and Japanese automakers have elevated the “luxuriating” of their mass-market, full-size sport-utes to an art form, while Europe’s premier manufacturers have delved into big-truck territory with increasingly upscale offerings of their own. And with a new Escalade just revealed, the competition is only getting bigger.
You have a wealth of choices today of large luxury SUVs with two rows of seats or three, riding on ladder frames or unibody platforms, and with prices ranging from less than $70,000 to more than $320K.