Car Comparison: Which midsize luxury SUV is right for you?

Many drivers don’t want a monster of a vehicle, but could use a luxury SUV with just a little more space inside. In this Car Comparison, WTOP looked at three larger midsize SUVs.

Buick Enclave Premium

Price as driven: $55,735

The redesigned Buick Enclave is big step up from the first generation model that was around for a decade. Space is the three-row Enclave’s biggest asset; the cabin is huge.

While offering all that space, it’s still more maneuverable and easier to park than, say, a Cadillac Escalade.

The new interior includes better materials than the old, cheap hard plastics it used to feature. The V6 is a willing engine eager to accelerate, but the economy-minded transmission keeps it in check.

BMW X5 xDrive40i

Price as driven: $73,980

The X5 is now more hushed on the road and handles bumps better. The turbo 6-cylinder has plenty of punch. Like the Buick, the interior materials also seem nicer than before.

It loses some of the sporty character from before, but it’s probably for the best. It now does a better job of coddling occupants and being a luxury crossover, while still handling competently.

The X5 is now more hushed on the road and handles bumps better. The turbo 6-cylinder has plenty of punch. Like the Buick, the interior materials also seem nicer than before.

Lincoln Black Label Nautilus

Price as driven: $67,630

Ours featured big, stylish wheels and burgundy leather all over the place.

The powerful optional twin-turbo V6 brings the SUV to life.

In addition to good acceleration, the Nautilus offers a very quiet ride.

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