When you shop for an SUV, chances are good that you’re looking at a lot more than it’s outward appearance. A stylish exterior and superior performance are great, of course – but since you spend most of your time in the vehicle, you will also benefit from an impressive and comfortable interior space.
The following SUVs are ones you’ll want to check out for 2017, and explore some of the interior features described here.
This luxury subcompact SUV offers a high quality cabin design that provides plenty of great standard features, such as a push-button start and a sound system with seven speakers. The optional features are certainly worth considering: an audio system with 12 speakers, a panoramic moonroof, and an iDrive system that’s been upgraded to include a touchpad controller, 8.8 display, and a navigator.
While BMW model prices can escalate quickly with options, the X1 has a starting price of about $33,000.
The Volvo XC90 was redesigned in 2016 and provides plenty of seating and features for a three-row SUV – seven people can sit quite comfortably. We picked it as a top 2016 three-row SUV.
Some of XC90s appealing interior features include a panoramic moonroof that comes standard, as well as standard perks like a 7-inch infotainment screen, a rearview camera, and an audio system with eight speakers. Optional features include push-button start, a sound system with 14 speakers, and parking sensors for the front.
The Q7 has an elegant, inspired cabin. The front seats of the Q7 offer heated seating, and the second row provides plenty of legroom and headroom. Standard features in this vehicle include an MMI infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof, while optional add-ons include push-button start, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
This new luxury crossover model has an interior that offers a minimalist style without compromising features that today’s SUV buyers expect. This vehicle provides both ample cargo space and seating room, with a leather steering wheel and a sliding roof.
Optional features include a sound system with 17 speakers, monitoring for driver drowsiness, four-zone climate control, and leather seats. As a bonus, the F-Pace also made our list for one of the fastest SUVs under $50,000.
The Cadillac XT5 will not leave you feeling disappointed. It comes standard with luxurious interior surfaces and materials, and it has wide doors and a flat cargo floor that make loading cargo easy.
Other standard features include a sound system with eight speakers and wireless charging for your mobile devices, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; options include a sound system with 14 speakers – and the XT5 is introducing a feature that exceeds what any other vehicle in its class is offering: a rear camera mirror system enhanced by streaming video.
If you’re shopping for a new SUV, these top SUV interiors give you much to consider. Manufacturers seem determined to outdo one another by supplying SUV buyers with as many standard features and add-ons as possible – and some of the interiors are so innovative and comfortable that you might not ever want to do without them again.
For other top SUV interiors, take a look at our post from 2015.