Looking for a used luxury SUV that doesn’t overlook safety? These reliable and popular 2018 luxury SUVs have high IIHS and NHTSA scores, but they also have plenty of room for everyone. With three good sport utility vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Acura to choose from, you won’t even need the unreliable option at the bottom of the list.
The reliable and popular luxury SUVs of 2018 were no match for the Mercedes-Benz GLC
When it comes to popular luxury SUVs, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC was at the top of this US News ready. This SUV has plenty of luxury, a refined interior, and a quiet cabin. It seats five passengers and gets between 241 and 469 hp for some of the AMG models. JD Power gave the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC an expected reliability rating of four out of five, which is above average for the segment.
The base GLC 300 still gets forward collision warning, emergency braking, and driver drowsiness monitoring. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC also received a Top Safety Pick Plus award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Not only is it a reliable and popular luxury SUV, it’s safe too.
Average Price Paid: $34,386 – 69,570
The 2018 Acura RDX is a reliable and popular luxury SUV
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There are a few reasons why the 2018 Acura RDX is such a popular luxury SUV. It has roomy seating for five and enough cargo space in the rear to carry passengers’ belongings. JD Power gave it an expected reliability score of 3.5 out of five, which is still above the segment average.
If you can find one with the AcuraWatch Plus package, it has a collision warning system, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2018 Acura RDX an overall safety rating of five stars.
Average Price Paid: $27,809 – $32,104
Don’t overlook the 2018 BMW X3 as a luxury option
Everyone seems to like the 2018 BMW X3. The SUV has room for five people and comes standard with all-wheel drive. The BMW X3 had 28.7 cubic feet of space behind the seats and 62.7 cubic feet with the seats folded down; this SUV has more space than most of its rivals. The X3 also managed to earn a reliability rating of four out of five from JD Power.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2018 BMW X3 high scores in many of its tests, including moderate frontal overlap, side impact, and rear crash. If possible, find one equipped with forward collision warning and automatic braking. This version earned the IIHS’s highest superior rating for frontal crash prevention.
Average Price Paid: $37,310 – $46,444
You may want to skip the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport is off-road and has a luxurious interior. Buyers can opt for one of two turbocharged engine options, both of which are powerful enough to move the SUV around town. JD Power only gave the Discovery Sport an expected reliability rating of 2.5 stars.
While the 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport did come equipped with safety features like a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, that was it for standard equipment. Blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control are available. Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA rated the Discovery Sport for its safety. In general, there are better SUVs for the money.
Average Price Paid: $32,022 – $42,343
These three options are great for the most reliable and popular luxury SUVs of 2018. Safety is an essential topic that Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Acura address with standard safety equipment.
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