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Drive in Luxury With These Pristine SUVs That Will Turn Heads Throughout Orange County

Written By: Jamee Lind Best Luxury SUVs

Gone are the days of having to choose between a solo sports car or an off-roading family tank. In 2019, fashionable SUVs coexist with functionality. Unique interior detailing and customizable sound systems bring the bachelor allure to the modern family vehicle. As with anything big and fast, a high-tech engine is required—ready for a journey through a campsite or a daycare drop-off. The ultimate SUV has to entertain, protect and deliver a lot of different types of riders at one time, all of which these SUVs strive to deliver.


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The Audi Q5

Ready to take on a virtual cockpit in the Audi Q5? A fully digital 12.3-inch display will get you where you need to go with the additional offer of classic and infotainment modes for customized, streamlined use. “The Audi Q5 is an excellent crossover with good technology, reasonable pricing and great sizing for families and solo drives alike,” said expert Doug DeMuro, an American Automotive Columnist. The alluring theme of this SUV maximizes style and functionality by combining its sleek design with a bunch of hi-tech features, topped off with its distinctive Singleframe® grille and available full LED headlights, as well as 3-zone automatic climate control with rear digital display. 

Native Knowledge: The Q5 is one of the best choices among compact luxury SUVs according to Consumer Reports. With nimble and secure handling, it delivers a ride as safe as it is silent. A few other advanced safety features included in the Q5 are a blind spot warning, a rear cross traffic warning, and a lane keeping assist.

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375 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Mercedes-Benz GLC

Big wheels and a wide track maximize the spacious Mercedes-Benz GLC, with added stability and sportiness. Its handcrafted Nappa leather seats, mixed with multicolor ambient lighting and a giant Panorama roof, make the drive as fashionable as it is functional. “The Mercedes-Benz GLC brings some much-needed unique styling to the world of the compact luxury crossover,” said DeMuro. Plus, its 9-speed, a turbo GLC 300, can rush to 60 in just 6.3 seconds. 

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The Bentley Bentayga

“The Bentley Bentayga is a truly fantastic SUV filled with gorgeous finishes and trim, combined with a really muscular available 12-cylinder engine,” DeMuro said. Take your SUV seating situation to the next level with the Bentley Bentayga’s patented sliding and folding seat, giving you and your riders the choice between being covered by the tailgate during the day or illuminated by the built-in stage lighting from above at night. The Bentley Bentayga is as personalized as you would it like it to be, with the option to choose between five standard color splits, including a new duo-tone coloring. 

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The Lamborghini Urus

Pure Lamborghini design mixed with outstanding performance creates the Lamborghini Urus. A showstopping drive includes a distinct Lamborghini engine sound. The ANIMA (Adaptive Network Intelligent Management) Selector delivers specific settings for the best driving dynamics. The Urus attains the best weight-to-power ratio with 4-wheel-steering, 4-wheel-drive system with active rear torque vectoring, adaptive air suspension with active dampers, a roll stabilization system with continuous and immediate response, carbon ceramic brakes and rims up to 23 inches with mixed tires. “The Lamborghini Urus is an incredible performer, with daring styling and a thrilling driving experience—truly the Lamborghini of SUVs,” DeMuro said.

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The Porsche Macan

High-quality leather interior and an ascending center console complement the optional heated multifunction GT sport steering wheel. “Among compact crossovers, the Porsche Macan is the most exciting, enjoyable one to drive—and the latest Macan adds some desirable new technology,” DeMuro said. The Porsche Macan can be customized with an ionizer for improved air quality and the BOSE® Surround Sound System and Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System. It also includes the Porsche Traction Management (PTM), ensuring outstanding steering and exceptional handling.


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The Lincoln Navigator

Capable of producing 450 horsepower, paired with six selectable Lincoln Drive Modes, the Lincoln Navigator performs like a pureblood racehorse. Versatile cabin features include one-touch tilt-and-slide second-row seats and a power-reclining third row. A combination of comfort, space and style, the Navigator also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that enables up to 10 devices to be connected at the same time. “The Lincoln Navigator is the best big luxury SUV, with bold styling, excellent technology, supremely comfortable seats and a commanding driving position. It puts Lincoln back at the top of the full-size SUV game after years [of] playing second fiddle to better competitors like the Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover,” DeMuro said.

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The Jaguar F-PACE

Turn up your expectations for driving exhilaration with the efficiency of the Jaguar F-PACE. With the capability to handle every road you end up on, the F-PACE is considered a performance SUV with the DNA of a sports car. The powerful exterior look and aerodynamically enhanced F-PACE SVR features, including a new front bumper and hood vents, shed light on its enormous power. “The Jaguar F-PACE is a nice-looking crossover with sharp handling—and it finally brings a much-needed SUV to the Jaguar brand,” DeMuro said. Offering a range of engines, like the new 5.0-liter 550 hp V8 supercharged gas and lightweight aluminum architecture deliver refinement, it’s a top tech car. 

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The Audi Q8

A panoramic sunroof is the most bragworthy feature a California car can have, giving the Audi Q8 major style points. Named a 2019 Top Safety Pick when equipped with the HD Matrix Design LED lighting package, it is both safe and able to animate the taillights. With a bigger backseat and a turbocharged V-6 engine, the Audi Q8 provides deliberate acceleration and a roomy ride. 

Native Knowledge: The best of the best, the Q8 holds a 335-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Both wider and lower than the other Audi SUV models, it allows seating for up to five passengers and room for extra cargo, as told by Consumer Reports.

Audi Fletcher Jones
375 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
949.791.1500