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Most Affordable Luxury SUVs On The Market In 2022

7 minute read

By John Warbuck

If you’ve never considered buying a luxury SUV due to the price tag, you’re in luck. They are now more affordable than ever. In fact, numerous luxury SUV models start at around $35,000. That’s certainly enticing for many car buyers. However, it’s also important to now allow price to be the only factor in your buying decisions. When it comes to luxury SUVs, you also need to look at standard equipment packages, cost of ownership, and warranty coverage too. All of these factor into how much value you’ll get from your luxury SUV.

Whether you’re looking for the latest technology or just enjoy a spacious cabin and a comfortable ride, there are many affordable options. So many, that you might not even know where to start looking. That’s where we come in. This article will run down some of the most affordable luxury SUVs that you can buy in 2022.

Lincoln Corsair

The Lincoln Corsair is delightfully affordable at a base price of only $36,105. On the highway, it gets up to 29 mpg. There are quite a few improvements to the Corsair this year. You can now upgrade to a Revel 13-speaker stereo system and add the power liftgate, rear heated seats, heated steering wheel, adaptive headlights, and ambient lighting. That’s not all, though. You can also select rain-sensing windshield wipers, a wireless phone charger, 24-way adjustable seats, and extra USB ports in the Grand Touring trim.

The Corsair provides plenty of bang for your buck with an extensive standard equipment package. It includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, automated emergency braking, the ability to recognize pedestrians, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.

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Acura RDX

The Acura RDX offers a spacious and elegant interior, plenty of cargo space, a muscular appearance, and responsive handling. It starts at $40,100, but comes with new standard features. Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are now all included in the base infotainment system. Acura paid special attention to the vehicle’s sound insulation, meaning you’ll enjoy a quiet ride without wind or road noise.

The RDX is quite fuel-efficient. It can get up to 28 mpg on the highway. It also comes with driver assistance and a safety package that provides added security. Adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and automatic emergency braking are just a few of the standard safety features.

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Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 has a base price of $42,650 and features state-of-the-art Google technology. It boasts the most accurate and intuitive onboard navigation system in its class. It also offers connectivity through Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Google Assistant. You even get in-vehicle WiFi and control everything with the power of your voice.

The infotainment system, new engine options and improved driver assistance technology, along with some minor cosmetic improvements, are all new for the 2022 model. The XC60 also offers an upgrade that includes semi-autonomous driving. When cruising on the highway, you can turn it on and let the car take the wheel for you.

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Infiniti QX50

The Infiniti QX50 has stepped up its game for 2022. It now offers adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in its standard equipment package. It has an affordable starting price of $39,000. Other changes for this year include new interiors on upgraded trim levels, all-wheel drive, and a 360-degree surround view camera system.

The QX50 interior upgrades feature quilted leather wood trim and a reclining rear row. The interior materials are stain-resistant, which is great if you have pets or children that routinely occupy the backseat.

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Lexus NX

The Lexus NX has been completely redesigned for 2022 and the result is striking. Its exterior appearance combines rugged athleticism with the sophistication you expect from a luxury SUV. The starting price of $39,025 is also quite enticing. You can choose from four powertrains and two of these options are hybrids. The plug-in hybrid allows you to make short trips without using a drop of gasoline.

The interior has also been updated. It includes a premium sound system and infotainment screen, with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You get a large standard safety package that includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring.

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Lincoln Nautilus

The Lincoln Nautilus received an upgraded interior in 2021, with top-notch materials and a modern aesthetic. So there aren’t many notable changes for 2022. However, it’s still loaded with awesome technology. There’s the ability to lock and unlock the car with your phone (along with a remote start option), a power liftgate, onboard navigation with voice recognition, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and an impressive safety package.

The Nautilus has a base price of $42,500. While the standard features certainly provide value, some of the more impressive upgrades are only found on the Reserve and Black Label trims. However, we think they’re well worth the extra cost, if you can afford it.

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Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 has one of the lowest starting prices in the luxury SUV segment at a base MSRP of $36,400. Updates for 2022 include more standard technology and an available convenience package. That package includes power-adjustable front seats, a camera system that can see around the entire vehicle, power-folding mirrors, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener.

The top Q3 trim isn’t that much of a leap in cost. That makes it a great value if you want the latest and greatest. The infotainment system is really easy to use and comes with satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a premium stereo, and a wireless phone charger.

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Lexus UX

If you need the utility of an SUV but don’t want to give up the thrill of a sporty sedan, the Lexus UX is perfect. It offers gasoline and hybrid engine options that don’t sacrifice responsiveness and solid handling. Upgrading to the F Sport trim gives you upgraded tires, a sport tuned suspension, and a boost to the engine’s horsepower.

There’s not much new in 2022 for the UX, aside from new color options and slight exterior modifications. It has a base price of $34,225, which makes it one of the most affordable options on our list.

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The BMW X1 returns in 2022 with the same classic look and no real changes. It has an attractive starting price of just $35,400 but you need to upgrade to get the best technology.

The X1 has a ton of cargo space and a turbo-charged engine to blend the utility of an SUV with a sporty driving experience. With up to 29 mpg on the highway and a comprehensive maintenance plan, the X1 offers a lower cost of ownership as well.

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Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 has very few changes in 2022, but its sharp lines and classic body make this a great luxury choice. It starts at only $35,100 and sports a roomy interior that can hold an impressive amount of luggage. The infotainment system stands out with its ease of use and connectivity. Plus, you get Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, hands-free calling, onboard navigation, a USB charging port and premium speakers.

The XC40 received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA; its standard safety package includes lane departure warning, automatic high beams and forward collision warning and mitigation.

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Cadillac XT4

The Cadillac XT4 boasts impressive fuel economy with up to 30 mpg on the highway and offers Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay through its connective infotainment center. The rearview mirror isn’t actually a mirror but shows what’s behind you through a camera so that you have a much better view.  The XTS has plenty of interior space and the best-in-class rear legroom so that your rear passengers can enjoy the same comfy seating as your front passenger.

The Cadillac XT4 starts at $35,795 and doesn’t have any significant updates for 2022.

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BMW calls the X2 a sports activity coupe, and it certainly feels like it. Aside from a couple of new cosmetic options, there are no new changes for 2022. The X2 impresses with its low stance and powerful engine. It’s a rocket with the ability to accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds while offering the interior room and cargo space you need for a small family.

The X2 has a starting price of just $36,600 but if you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can upgrade to an engine that races from 0-to-60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

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John Warbuck


John Warbuck is a seasoned freelancer and ghostwriter who has covered a variety of topics throughout the years. When he is not at his keyboard, he can be found at the gym, mastering new recipes, learning more about the universe, or teaching his Australian Shepherd math problems.



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