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Old 10-19-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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Question Luxury SUV Recommendations

Probably going to be in the market for a new car for Jennie after the first of the year. Her Infinity QX56 is 7 years old. It has about 115k miles and has been a great car but she's recently been talking about a new one. Considering just getting another Infinity, but also considering other makes and models. Literally considering everything at this point. In years past, she had to have something that seated all our girls, their friends, gym bags, grocery bags, etc. Our last two girls start driving next summer, so we don't have to have 7-8 seats anymore. Shipt handles all her grocery needs.. In the last 20 years, she's had an Excursion, an Escalade (POS) and a two Infinity QX56.

So if you have a recommendation on a luxury SUV, please share your experiences. I will say that I had a Yukon XL for work and she HATED it...so no GM products.

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:31 PM   #2
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G Wagon, G Wagon....just because it’s in so many rap songs

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:32 PM   #3
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we have about 30K miles on a 2017 QX80. it has been an outstanding vehicle, much better than the lexus LX570 my wife had previously.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:33 PM   #4
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:34 PM   #5
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we have about 30K miles on a 2017 QX80. it has been an outstanding vehicle, much better than the lexus LX570 my wife had previously.
Yessir. Our QX56 is the predecessor to the QX80. It's probably in the lead right now. Plus, Sewell Infinity has the best service...before, during and after the sale....than any dealer I've ever used.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:39 PM   #6
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We have the Lexus 570. No complaints through 70k miles.
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Old 10-19-2019, 09:44 PM   #7
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Lincoln Nautilus and Aviator are pretty awesome as well as the Explorer ST. That ST is the fastest suv Iíve ever driven. Ridiculous how a suv can come stock with 400hp these days. Wife works for Ford/Lincoln so Iíve driven them all. Currently has the ST.


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Old 10-19-2019, 10:30 PM   #8
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Probably not considered exactly a luxury SUV but my wife sure loves her Explorer Limited with all the bells and whistles. The leather is much better quality than earlier versions IMO and the front and rear heated-cooled seats are nice. We traded in her Volvo XC60 on the Ford and never looked back. Much more leg and overall cargo space. I have to admit it’s a really smooth, quiet and comfortable ride.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:06 PM   #9
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My wife had a QX56 for 6 years and put a little over 120k miles on it. It was great a vehicle and when we got rid of of it, we traded it on QX80. We've had it for a little over 3 years and it's been great too. I'm sure we'll get another one when we trade this one off in a couple of years.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:13 PM   #10
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Mercedes G Class, Porsche Cayenne, Infiniti QX80, Toyota Landcruiser
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:15 PM   #11
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When I think "luxury", the Bentayga or G63 come to mind.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:05 AM   #12
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Wife is on her second qx80, looked at other rigs (all of them) before we bought the second one this summer and didn't find anything she liked better.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:19 AM   #13
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That anniversary trip really worked.



I would go back with a black infinity. Yíall will need the room, Iím sure yíall will have another few grand babies before too long.


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Old 10-20-2019, 08:28 AM   #14
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Wife is on her second qx80, looked at other rigs (all of them) before we bought the second one this summer and didn't find anything she liked better.
Same here. My wife really likes her Infiniti and on second one as well. I am not really a car person, but I don’t care for the aesthetics compared to some other large SUVs. A lot of our friends have switched to the new Lincoln navigators and, in my opinion, they are the nicest large SUVs out there. Previous models were not very nice in my estimation, but these new ones sure are! At least worth a look.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:35 AM   #15
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Down size to the GLE350
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:42 AM   #16
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About to trade in the wife’s LX570 which has been a great car without a single problem. However, the interior and electronics are pretty dated at this point. The 570 is actually in the shop right now because I launched a deer with it at 80 mph, and my wife is driving a new loaner Expedition.

I have one of the new Mercedes GLS 580 on order, but now she’s saying she really likes the expedition due to the size and large fuel tank. So... the Mercedes might get canceled. I can’t really see her being happy with a Ford long term but we might go look at the Navigator.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:43 AM   #17
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:16 AM   #18
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Curt,
We have the qx80 as well and I like it much better than the lexus we had before. That being said, they are releasing a new one in 2020 I think so it should be even better. The current one is way behind in the tech department even compared to my f250.

Look hard at the new Lincolns. My dad liked his rover. BMW has a new x7 I hear is nice. But she really deserves that new Urus.

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:25 AM   #19
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Sounds like it might be a good idea to just stay with Infiniti. I bet you can find a great deal as their sales are getting hammered. QX80 sales were down 50% last month and that was only like their third or fourth worst performing model.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:40 AM   #20
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Yep, Infiniti or the land cruiser if I was buying a a lux suv. Lexus lx570 are super nice and reliable but some of the tech is typical toyota.

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:42 AM   #21
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I know all the car publications have great reviews and awards to the Volvo XC90.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:44 AM   #22
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Hope ya find something.

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:46 AM   #23
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:58 AM   #24
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Those look very nice
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:58 AM   #25
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My wife has been driving a new Lincoln Navigator for a year. She loves it, and I actually enjoy driving it. I would look into them for sure!

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Old 10-20-2019, 10:08 AM   #26
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Take a look at Tesla. The model X is their SUV. No experience there. But I got to drive a model S hatchback recently and the cargo space with rear seats folded down is nuts. Room for two adults to sleep in the car (with ample battery to run the A/C all night). Plus cargo space under the hood.

2.4 second 0-60 is nice as well.

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Old 10-20-2019, 12:07 PM   #27
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Curt,
We have the qx80 as well and I like it much better than the lexus we had before. That being said, they are releasing a new one in 2020 I think so it should be even better. The current one is way behind in the tech department even compared to my f250.

Look hard at the new Lincolns. My dad liked his rover. BMW has a new x7 I hear is nice. But she really deserves that new Urus.

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She does deserve a Urus. But, she probably should have married someone that would buy one.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:35 PM   #28
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When I think "luxury", the Bentayga or G63 come to mind.
When I think of people not allowed to discuss vehicles with my wife, MadHatter comes to mind.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:38 PM   #29
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:39 PM   #30
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I'm certainly not a connoisseur on the finer things in life but we rented a 2019 Lincoln Navigator for some work related training out of town and that thing was super nice and drove like a dream.

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She does deserve a Urus. But, she probably should have married someone that would buy one.
Lol. I tell my wife all the time, want in one hand and crap in the other and tell me which one fills up first. Fortunately, she knows anything close to an Urus would never happen. Funny thing is how close they are to the big Audi on the exterior. Same platform I know, but may be worth a look. They just depreciate like a rock. I kind of want a trackhawk for fun personally. Maybe when my kids are grown and gone.

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My daughter drives one, the technology is incredible, a little too incredible for me. Car rides nice but road noise is more noticeable than other nice rigs I've been in.
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G Wagons are absolute tanks. My aunt has one and I fall a little more in love with it everytime I get to ride in it.
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2020 Lincoln Aviator looks pretty sweet. 400 hp V6
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I drive by SMU almost daily. It cracks me up all the 19 yr olds in G Wagons and Range Rovers with California plates and sorority stickers

Definitely more appropriate over 40
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Xc90ís are where itís at! I wasnít a fan until I drive one and then saw a cut-away of the body structure.

Look on Copart auctions at the wrecked/rolled Xc90ís, they are tanks!
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If you enjoy weekly check engine lights and hanging out in the nearest land rover service dept coffee/pastry lounge .
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If you enjoy weekly check engine lights and hanging out in the nearest land rover service dept coffee/pastry lounge .
RR Sport has been more dependable for us than Escalade.

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My wife has been driving a new Lincoln Navigator for a year. She loves it, and I actually enjoy driving it. I would look into them for sure!

This right here Curt, at least give it a look.
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I believe you just messing with you based off our experience, Iíve heard they are doing better.
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