Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA – or is there more to it? CarBuyer.com.sg rates the best small luxury SUVs currently on sale in Singapore
Why you should trust us:
CarBuyer.com.sg is the online version of CarBuyer Singapore, which is currently the only homegrown car magazine on newsstands here and has been in circulation since 1997, pointing out the good, bad, and ugly of Singapore’s car market.
Why are these cars ‘the best’?:
Cars here have been tested and voted on by CarBuyer’s editorial team. We have a combined experience of more than 70 years in the industry and have tested thousands of cars. In short, you can rely on us to tell you what’s worth your time and dollars – or not.
UPDATED September 2021 – updated BMW X1
First published: August 2020
It’s not hard to see why the small luxury sport utility vehicle (SUVs) segment is having its moment right now: Match a price tag that’s still within the general range of affordability (less than S$180k with COE) for a wide audience with real practicality, attractive design, and the allure of a luxury brand and you have a winning formula.
But unlike other segments where the German Big Three rule the roost almost by default, there is a little more to consider when it comes to the small lux SUV segment. Audi and BMW have one-upped Mercedes-Benz with recently refreshed/new models, but the three-pointed star isn’t done yet, and there’s strong showing from Lexus now, plus outsider choices that are also worth consideration.
Note: Cars are placed in alphabetical order, not merit.