Lexus RX 350
The first contender in the battle for the best SUV in Australia is the Lexus RX 350. With a revised chassis and suspension calibration that are sure to be a hit with consumers, the RX 350 is still as stylish as other vehicles for which the Lexus brand is known. The RX 350 is available as the Luxury Wagon 4dr SA 6sp 4×4 3.5i, which is priced around $84,816 or the Sport Wagon 4dr SA 6sp 4×4 3.5i has a bit larger price tag of $93,216. In either case, the Lexus RX models feature sophisticated interior and above average fuel economy. For fans of the Lexus brand, who are accustomed to luxury as well as dependability, the Lexus RX is right on target.
Next up on the 2012 list of best SUV’s between 70K-100K, we take a comprehensive look at the Audi Q5. While its five passenger capacity is not as appealing to larger families, the Q5 has a more compact design, making for a smoother driving experience. In addition, the Q5 offers a simple, yet elegant interior that some SUVs have chosen to omit, and the Audi Q5 price starts lower than comparable SUVs in its class. With Audi Q5 prices beginning at just $70,373, this car should develop a following in no time
Not to be forgotten, the Volvo XC90 has some appealing qualities. Throughout our Volvo XC90 review it is clear that Volvo stays true to its reputation for safety. Offering an array of safety features, the XC90 is a perfect choice for families. Still, with no significant design improvements to the XC90 since it arrived on the scene in 2003, many consumers may feel it is too dated to compare to alternatives. And with the Volvo XC90 price starting around $77,238, many consumers may simply choose to spend their money elsewhere. However, the Volvo XC90 price is about what you would expect from the brand. Concluding the Volvo XC90 review, this SUV is not as impressive as some others in this class, but its take on safety is definitely second to none.
Range Rover Evoque
No search for the best SUV 2012 would be complete without a Range Rover Evoque review. With numerous models, the Range Rover Evoque certainly has a cornucopia of options to suit a variety of needs. However, being the smallest model, as well as the first two door model offered by Land Rover, the Range Rover Evoque is very different from what is typical of Land Rover. But with the Range Rover Evoque price ranging from around $73,000 to over $86,000 there is a broad spectrum to choose from. Plus the Range Rover Evoque’s price is lower than others in its class. So, to conclude this Range Rover Evoque review, deviating from the ordinary Range Rover may have found a new model that works in its favour.
Finally, we will explore the BMW X3. In the BMW X3 review we find a classy, sporty SUV. The X3 is a practical model with a spacious cabin and plenty of cargo room. Plus the X3 provides a special system, called the BMW Mobile Office, which features a family agenda and calendar updates to keep busy families on track. The BMW X3 price begins in the low $70,000 range, which is less than the Lexus RX350. But the BMW X3 price, can be as much as $84,000 for the higher end model. In the BMW X3 review, it is easy to see why BMW is such a popular brand: with a combination of style, function and options that are not available elsewhere.
Choosing the best SUV for you is all about your individual preferences, but this should provide you with some additional perspective on what each model is doing better than its competitors. So, are you considering one of these SUVs? Or perhaps you have something altogether different in mind for your next SUV purchase. Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions below, we are always happy to answer any questions you might have or just hear your opinion about what attributes you think should be present in the next designs of the best SUVs from between $70 -$100K.
About Tim Marsh:
Tim Marsh, author of New Cars Plus’s Car Reviews and Blog, has been covering the car beat for the last 8 years. Tim specialises in finding the best deals on wheels and offering advice on making your car last.
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