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12 Luxury SUVs Under $40,000

Motor Trend Logo Motor Trend | Slide 1 of 13: They say that 40 is the new 30. But what if it's really the other way around? Below are 12 luxury SUVs starting in the mid-30s, all fiercely competing in one of the hottest segments today. While they can all be optioned far into the stratosphere, we wanted to see just how much luxury SUV you could get without crossing the $40,000 barrier. But as you inch ever closer to that price ceiling, either-or decisions abound: Should you spring for the all-wheel drive or the upgraded sound system? Navigation or leather seats? What do you mean Apple CarPlay costs extra? It's these compromises that keep the field competitive and interesting.It all comes down to space, features, and, of course, what matters most to you. We've listed some of the most popular options (and packages) below for easy comparison.How will you configure your SUV to reach that magic number—without going over?

They say that 40 is the new 30. But what if it's really the other way around? Below are 12 luxury SUVs starting in the mid-30s, all fiercely competing in one of the hottest segments today. While they can all be optioned far into the stratosphere, we wanted to see just how much luxury SUV you could get without crossing the $40,000 barrier. But as you inch ever closer to that price ceiling, either-or decisions abound: Should you spring for the all-wheel drive or the upgraded sound system? Navigation or leather seats? What do you mean Apple CarPlay costs extra? It's these compromises that keep the field competitive and interesting.

It all comes down to space, features, and, of course, what matters most to you. We've listed some of the most popular options (and packages) below for easy comparison.

How will you configure your SUV to reach that magic number—without going over?

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