4. Lexus LX 570
It should be no surprise that a Lexus model offers a high level of refinement that makes traveling in town or on the open road a joy. The LX 570 has a completely different side that comes out once the tires leave the pavement behind. Few SUVs can perform as well on rough trails, and even fewer provide three rows of seating for up to eight passengers. All of that off-road capability is augmented by a number of electronics designed to help the driver traverse rugged terrain like mud or sand, taking some of the guesswork out of outdoor excursions. The SUV’s utility is married with an interior that is sumptuously appointed with leather and wood, making it more comfortable than some people’s homes. Audiophiles will enjoy the available Mark Levinson sound system with its 19 speakers.