Although many luxury SUVs say they offer go-anywhere capabilities, few are actually up for an off-road challenge. These five, however, seem like they really could take you pretty far off the pavement — and they can do it in the lap of luxury, boasting amazing capabilities in addition to their luxurious amenities.
Although it’s common to see lifted Chevrolet trucks — and even the occasional lifted Chevy Tahoe or Suburban — it’s unusual to see a lifted Cadillac Escalade. That’s especially true for such a new model, as this 2017 model has been lifted and given off-road tires, even though it’s traveled just 795 miles from new. It’s currently offered by Larson Cadillac in the Seattle-Tacoma area for $89,999.
The Hummer H1 was never strictly a luxury SUV, but the 2006 models got the closest. That’s because they offered a more upscale interior than previous H1 models, and they also used the reliable, highly capable Duramax diesel engine also found in GM trucks. As a result, 2006 H1 models — dubbed the “Alpha” — are the most sought-after Hummer models. This particular 2006 H1 is offered by a private seller in the San Diego area with just 52,500 miles for $132,000.
Although no Land Rover Defender can really be considered “luxurious,” the North American Specification models are certainly available for luxury car prices — and this particular Defender 110 is among the most desirable of all. That’s because this Defender 110 is in excellent condition, and it’s been converted to an automatic transmission, which makes it a lot easier to drive than other NAS Defender 110 models, all of which came from the factory with a manual transmission. It also looks cooler than just about every other luxury SUV on the road, even if it’s lacking some amenities. It’s offered by O’Gara La Jolla, the Bentley-Lamborghini dealership in the San Diego area, for $139,999.
The Mercedes G-Wagen is, of course, a highly capable SUV, with factory triple lockers and amazing ground clearance and approach/departure angles. This particular G-Wagen goes further than most thanks to some desirable modifications, including a lifted suspension and some off-road tires — items many G-Wagen owners would find unthinkable to add to their luxury SUV. This G-Class is also a G55 AMG model, meaning it boasts a supercharged V8 with 470 horsepower — and it’s available at OC Autosource in Orange County, California, with 81,000 miles for $77,888.
This Range Rover Sport is probably the most surprising vehicle on here, as it’s tremendously rare to see a modern Range Rover lifted with off-road suspension and tires. But that’s exactly what someone has done to this Range Rover Sport, also adding a front brush bar and surely improving its capabilities immensely with these modifications. It’s now offered for sale by The Sharpest Rides in the Denver area with 46,300 miles for $47,287.
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