The most expensive SUV in the world will most likely never be used for any off-road activities. This list of the top 10 most expensive SUVs, is updated annually.
All the luxury car brands are now producing Crossovers and SUVs on such an unprecedented scale…but why?
The answer is simple…SUV sales make up more than 40% of the market share and is expected to reach 60% by 2030.
The SUV market is where the money is right now.
That’s why car manufacturers are releasing new SUV models every single year…
And that’s why motor-show floor rooms are practically littered with SUVs of every kind.
SUV sales already account for 60% of Porsche’s total sales, while it’s iconic 911 only accounts for 15%.
The growing popularity of this market segment has the likes of Rolls Royce, Bentley and even Lamborghini jumping onto the SUV bandwagon.
Aston Martin also followed suit and released their 1st ever SUV – the DBX, in 2020.
Even Ferrari is considering to enter the Crossover market.
This list of the top 10 most expensive SUVs in the world, omits once-off modified models like the grossly overpriced US$2.5 million (Ford F-550 based) Karlmann King.
Only mass produced SUVs are listed on this top ten countdown.
To avoid duplicity, we’ve listed only the most expensive variant of each SUV model…
(i.e. The most expensive variant of the Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is the G 65, thus we omitted its G 63 variant).
All listed prices are base-figures before options, taxes and fees are added.
And let’s be honest…none of these expensive SUVs will ever be taken off-road, they’re most likely to be used to ferry rich people’s bratty kids around town.
Apart from being a status symbol for the middle and upper-middle classes…the main reason why most people buy SUVs is not because of versatility…
But because of more cargo space, increased number of seats and an elevated seating position that provides the occupants with a bird’s eye view of their immediate surroundings (so they can look down on people and feel important).
The elevated seating position also reduces the occupants’ risk of serious injury, in the case of an accident occurring.
Now…let’s get started with our countdown and find out exactly how much, the most expensive SUV in the world costs…
Lexus LX 570 — US$109,600
The Lexus LX 570 is the 10th most expensive SUV in the world.
There’s a similarity between the Toyota Tundra pickup and the Lexus LX…they both have the same 5.7-liter V8 engine and it produces 383 horsepower.
You’ll have to depart with US$109,600 to become an owner of this luxurious SUV.
The Lexus LX 570 can go from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 7.5 seconds and has seven-thousand pounds of towing capacity.
The vehicle can sit eight people comfortably and comes equipped with advanced systems ready to tackle any off-road terrain.
BMW X6 M-Sport — US$114,700
The M-Sport BMW X6 is the 9th most expensive SUV in the world and comes with a price-tag of $114,700 US dollars.
M-Sport BMWs are held in such high esteem by eastern European criminals and for good reason…
They’re reliable high-performance vehicles with relatively low maintenance costs.
The M-Sport X6 is no exception, its turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine produces 567 horsepower and goes from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.2 seconds.
It’s the cheapest luxury SUV to maintain.
The X6 is an all-wheel drive vehicle and comes equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The midsize luxury SUV produces 553 pound-feet of torque and has seating for 5.
It comes standard with 21-inch wheels and xDrive.
Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63 — US$136,200
The 8th most expensive SUV in the world, is the Mercedes Benz AMG GLS 63.
Its 5.5-litre AMG V8 biturbo engine produces 577 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque.
It has 3-rows of seats that can comfortably accommodate 7 passengers.
The GLS is the largest SUV Mercedes Benz manufactures, but its not the most expensive SUV they produce.
Considering its large size, the GLS 63 is no slouch…it goes from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.6 seconds.
This big luxurious SUV has 2,775 liters of cargo space, that’s about 98 cubic feet.
Maserati Levante Trofeo — US$170,000
The Maserati Levante Trofeo is the 7th most expensive SUV in the world.
Most car enthusiasts aren’t happy with its eye-watering price-tag of $170,000 US dollars.
One upon a time, Maserati manufactured quality Italian thoroughbreds…
But the vehicles they’re now producing are sub-standard, they’re just not built the same way they were used to.
Maserati has lowered the built quality of their cars, while increasing their prices. Fortunately for consumers, that type of business model doesn’t work in the automotive industry.
The Maserati Levante Trofeo has a Ferrari-built V8 engine that produces 590 horsepower and reaches a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).
It comes standard with all-wheel drive and advanced traction control.
Maserati sales figures have been steadily decreasing over the years and they released this model in hopes of reversing their declining sales…
But nowadays…people with money to spend know an overpriced product when they see one, and the Levante Trofeo is simply just not worth the price.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S — US$182,600
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, is the 6th most expensive SUV in the world.
It’s equipped with a 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 541 horsepower and goes from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.1 seconds.
The Porsche Cayenne has been a hit with the mainstream market, the Cayenne and Macan account for 60% of Porsche’s total sales. All this money just flows upwards to the Porsche family (they own the Porsche company) and they’re the 7th richest family in the world.
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is an expensive SUV that drives like a sports car and comes with a price-tag of US$182,600.
It has a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h) and produces 553 pound-feet of torque.
The latest Porsche SUV models have undergone a complete redesign and they’re the perfect blend of luxury and high-performance.
Range Rover SV Autobiography — US$211,000
The Range Rover is thee favorite SUV of footballers, housewives, tenderpreneurs and corrupt government officials all around the world.
The Range Rover SV Autobiography is another expensive SUV that doesn’t warrant its high price.
At $211,000 US dollars, its the 5th most expensive SUV in the world.
It comes equipped with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 557 horsepower and goes from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 5 seconds.
According to Range Rover’s marketing department, “It’s the most alluring, precisely engineered and refined Range Rover ever.”
But truthfully, the Range Rover SV Autobiography doesn’t provide any special features that its much cheaper competition doesn’t already offer…
The reality is…you’re best off buying the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, its faster and more luxurious, plus it’s more than a 100 grand cheaper than the Range Rover.
Lamborghini Urus — US$232,000
With a base-price of US$232,000 – The Lamborghini Urus is the 4th most expensive SUV in the world.
The Urus comes standard with four-wheel-drive, carbon-ceramic brakes and an advanced air suspension system.
This expensive SUV is equipped with a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that outputs 641-horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
The Volkswagen Group owns both Bentley and Lamborghini…so it comes as no surprise that the Bentayga and Urus, both share the same engine and powertrain components. They also share the same ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Lamborghini Urus is the world’s fastest SUV, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h).
Most owners of this flashy SUV will never reach these speeds, they bought this vehicle as a status symbol and for braying rights – so they can tell all their snobby friends that they own the fastest SUV in the world.
Bentley Bentayga — US$250,000
The Bentley Bentayga is the 3rd most expensive SUV in the world and the W12 version has a base-price of US$250,000.
The Bentley Bentayga is cheaper than the Rolls Royce Cullinan (the most expensive SUV in the world), yet it’s faster, has a higher top-speed and offers more power.
The Bentley Bentayga has a 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 600-horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.
Pop stars tend to prefer the V8 version of the Bentayga which retails for about U$165,000. Rappers and sports stars always opt for the W12 version.
The Bentayga W12 has a top-speed of 187 mph (301 km/h) and goes from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.1 seconds.
The Bentley Bentayga comes standard with all-wheel drive, air suspension and has 17 cubic feet of cargo space.
The upcoming Speed model of the Bentayga is likely to cost more…
It’ll come equipped with a W12 engine that outputs 626 horsepower and will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
Mercedes Benz AMG G65 — US$252,000
The Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is an international icon with its unwavering boxy styling. It looks pretty petite too, but it weighs around 3 tons!
The AMG G65 is the most expensive SUV that Mercedes Benz produces and it’s the 2nd most expensive SUV in the world – it has a base-price of $252,000 US dollars.
It’s a capable off-road vehicle, but many people hate it because of its inflated price and stagnant styling.
Despite its boring and never-changing appearance…
The AMG G65 stands out with its hand-built bi-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine, that produces 621-horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque!
Even though it packs quite a punch, the Mercedes Benz AMG G65 lacks a lot of cargo space and it’s not the most practical SUV out there…there’s really better and cheaper SUVs on the market right now.
Despite its hefty 3-ton weight, the AMG G65 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under 5.3 seconds.
Rolls Royce Cullinan — US$325,000
Finally, we made it to the number 1 spot on this top ten list…
The Rolls Royce Cullinan is officially the world’s most expensive SUV and it comes with a base-price of US$325,000!
This luxurious SUV gets its name from the Cullinan diamond – it’s the 3rd most expensive diamond in the world and forms part of the British crown jewels.
The massive SUV comes equipped with an ultra-smooth 6.75-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, that produces 563-horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
During 2019, the Cullinan accounted for 50% of all Rolls Royce sales in America!
The world’s most expensive SUV is predicted to be an even bigger hit with customers in China.
While most buyers of the Cullinan will purchase it for prestige and the ultimate luxurious comfort it provides…
The Rolls Royce Cullinan is well capable of clocking a top-speed of 155 mph (249.4 km/h) and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds.
And not to forget…its “magic air ride” suspension comes as standard.
And there you have it…the top 10 most expensive SUVs in the world!
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