When it comes to opulence and luxury, very few vehicles can match the level of supreme comfort provided by luxury sport utility vehicles. And with SUV sales projected to skyrocket, most luxury vehicle manufacturers have introduced at least one high-end luxury SUV model. As a result, luxury SUV shoppers are faced with more choices for the 2022 and 2023 model years.
Several models stand out among these choices, not only for their high-end features and capabilities but also for their high price tags. As some of the premier names in luxury automobiles begin their foray into the SUV market, more super-high-end SUVs are now available than ever before.
Here are the five most expensive production vehicles currently on the market, excluding limited-production vehicles.
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2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan – $351,250 MSRP
The most expensive production vehicle currently on the market is the 2022 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which starts at $351,250. This may not come as much of a surprise to automobile enthusiasts since Rolls-Royce is known for its ultra-luxury and high-end vehicle models. The Cullinan is Rolls-Royce’s first SUV offering, though their luxury sedan pedigree is showcased in this model.
On the exterior, the Cullinan has everything you may expect from a luxury vehicle produced by Rolls-Royce. The classy, angular body is complemented by a large, square front grille and rectangular headlights, striking a perfect balance between modern and classic aesthetics.
The entire cabin is based on Rolls-Royce’s signature aluminum space frame, which provides a smooth, seamless ride for drivers and passengers.
To help deliver a bumpless drive, the Cullinan’s suspension is powered by artificial intelligence. Making millions of calculations per second, the self-leveling air suspension adjusts to the driver’s acceleration and steering while using sensors and cameras to deliver an unparalleled driving experience.
No comfort has been overlooked in the design of the Cullinan’s cabin. In the rear storage area, a driver-controlled button can reveal two leather reverse-viewing seats and a card table, providing custom seating anywhere you can drive.
A glass partition separates the rear storage area to provide even more luxury. The materials used in the cabin are top-of-the-line, with carbon fiber trim and plenty of soft-touch surfaces.
The ultra-comfortable, all-leather seating is augmented by genuine wood trim, providing passengers with one of the most comfortable cabins on the market. Even better, the front two seats are fully reclinable and feature massaging technology.
There’s even a champagne cooler or whiskey decanter in the center console. With full-sized tablets for each seat and an immersive infotainment center, the Cullinan provides luxury and technology at every turn.
2022 Bentley Bentayga – $317,740 MSRP
Another name that commonly comes to mind when you think of the most luxurious vehicles in the world is Bentley. Their top-of-the-line SUV model, the Bentley Bentayga, is another example of the luxury manufacturer’s incredible design and luxury. Starting at $317,740, it is also the second-most-expensive SUV on the market today.
The Bentayga comes in four trim levels, each with a targeted demographic. The Bentayga Speed is fine-tuned to provide optimal performance, while the Bentayga S combines futuristic design and performance. The Bentayga Azure is a trim that delivers a luxurious ride, and the Bentayga standard edition is also available.
For the Bentayga’s standard, Azure, and S trims, drivers will have two options under the hood: a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 or a 3.0-liter V6 hybrid. The Speed trim features an enhanced 6.0-liter W12, one of the most capable engines on the market. The Dynamic Ride feature helps these engines deliver unrivaled power while maintaining a smooth ride and optimal handling.
On the interior, the cabin will be adored by luxury SUV aficionados, with high-quality leather upholstery and hand-finished veneers. Each interior can be commissioned with custom features to meet the driver’s desires.
2022 Lamborghini Urus – $229,495 MSRP
While Lamborghini has quite a reputation as a sports car manufacturer – their Miura, Countach, Sesto Elemento, Murcielago, Diablo, and Aventador models are enshrined in automobile history – their vehicle line has now expanded to include other types. The 2022 Lamborghini Urus SUV is Lamborghini’s sole SUV model, and at $229,495, it is also the third-most-expensive SUV on the market.
With an 8-cylinder engine boasting a top speed of nearly 190 miles per hour (and a 0-60 time of just 3.6 seconds), the Urus is a dream ride for anyone who loves fast SUVs. On the exterior, the Urus delivers the same sporty, super-car look as their cars.
On the interior, the driver-oriented cabin takes a page out of the aerospace industry’s playbook, creating a cockpit-like experience. The Urus’ three TFT screens provide unparalleled convenience and connectivity. The screens provide the driver access to the Urus’ unbelievable list of connectivity features, including:
- Smart routing
- First and last-mile navigation
- Road sign and traffic light analysis
- Local road hazard information
- Point-of-interest and traffic information
- 3D city views and satellite maps
- Google voice search
- Vehicle status report
- Valet, curfew, speed, and geofencing alerts
- Hybrid and online radio
- Song recognition
- Smartphone interface
- Wi-Fi hotspot
2022 Aston Martin DBX – $195,172 MSRP
Aston Martin is the United Kingdom’s leading sports vehicle manufacturer and finds a place on this list with their 2022 Aston Martin DBX, starting at $195,172. With a top speed of 193 miles per hour and a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds, the DBX falls into the same sport-luxury SUV subgroup as the Lamborghini Urus.
Its 4.0-liter V8 engine generates 900 pounds per inch of torque, facilitating the DBX’s incredible acceleration capabilities. The DBX’s carbon ceramic brakes help improve road capability, allowing superior handling compared to almost every other SUV.
The DBX continues its sporty feel on the inside with a performance-inspired interior cabin. With perforated leather upholstery, sport quilting, and extra thick carpets, the materials in the DBX are second-to-none.
The brand-new center console is designed to consolidate all of the vehicle’s features into one convenient location. Drivers can switch their drive modes, turn their ESP off, switch to manual transmission, change the sound of the exhaust, and alter the suspension with the tap of a finger.
2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 – $165,100 MSRP
The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, starting at $165,100, rounds out the list of the most expensive SUVs in the world. Unlike the previous two entries, the GLS 600 is more luxury-focused than performance-focused, though that doesn’t mean it can’t hold.
Capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds and featuring an engine that delivers 550 horsepower, the GLS 600 offers plenty of performance.
The ultra-spacious cabin features high-quality leather and indulgent finishes. The front rows feature heated and 12-way adjustable massaging seats and the comfort-type rear seats feature memory technology to optimize passengers’ comfort. No stone has gone unturned in the pursuit of luxury with the GLS 600; for example, the executive climate system features compartmentalized climate controls, a cabin air purification system, and even a cabin fragrance system.
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