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Why Purchase an Armored SUV? a Review and Guide

Updated on September 29, 2017

Top Choice Review and Guide For Popular Armored SUVs, The Most Common Personal Armored Car/Vehicle

Many times people will feel very insecure while out driving in this day and age. At some point, with an increase in gang violence, driveby shootings, potential terrorists attacks as well as kidnapping thoughts on their minds, people will consider purchasing an armored car for personal use and safety.

Looking at statistics, one can read that in recent years, in the U.S. alone, over 4,000,000 violent crimes take place in any given year.

Overall it is estimated that throughout the world there are 40,000 up to 60,000 kidnappings taking place annually.

The continued escalation in Mexican drug cartel activities and drug related gang violence spilling across the border is another reason that many people are choosing to invest in a personal armored car for the overall safety factor of themselves, family and friends.

The popular choice, by far, is the armored SUV. These vehicles are originally constructed to be tough and endurable. Once you add the feature of being armored to them, you have a vehicle that will provide you endurance and confidence that you and your family will remain in a much safer environment when traveling locally or over a distance.

Once you choose the particular SUV you would like to own, you would contact a company that will armor your vehicle. The cost of armor varies with the amount of armor you would like as well as how well you would like to be protected. There are various levels of protection from light to heavy. The other option is to contact a company that sells vehicles that are already armored and ready to go.

There is quite a large market out there for used armored cars for sale as well if one should not be able to afford a new vehicle.

An Armored 2010 Cadillac Escalade

Armored Cadillac Escalade
Armored Cadillac Escalade

Armored Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is known as a vehicle of luxury, comfort and style. As you travel you are surrounded by elegance. The armored Cadallac Escalade offers a variety of protection levels from moderate to the most severe depending on the company chosen to armor the vehicle and the price one pays.

The armored Cadillac Escalade is a wonderful choice for long trips as well as daily commuting to and from work, school, shopping, etc.

Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition Features:

  • 6.2L V8 flex-fuel engine
  • Up to 14 cty/18 hwy mpg
  • All-wheel drive
  • Navigation System
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod input
  • Satellite radio
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Third row seats
  • Traction Control

Armored Cadillac Escalade
Armored Cadillac Escalade

Armored Lexus LX 570

Armored Lexus LX 570
Armored Lexus LX 570

Armored Lexus LX 570

The Lexus LX 570 is the flagship of the Lexus SUV line. This vehicle sets the standard for known luxury not only in style and comfort, but overall performance as well.

Lexus has a well earned history of being one of the most durable and dependable vehicles that one can purchase today. For those who are operating in remote locations including those very rugged locations, the Lexus is the people's choice for delivering passengers to locations in comfort.

With the armor package added, the Lexus LX 570 becomes a top of the line SUV that will offer personal safety to yourself, your family and your business associates.

Lexus LX 570 Features:

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Bucket Seats
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Leather Interior
  • Power Door Locks
  • Driver Side Power Seat
  • Passenger Side Power Seat
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Traction Control

Armored Lexus LX 570
Armored Lexus LX 570

Armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series

Armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series
Armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series

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Armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series

With many years of proven durability and dependability, the Toyota Land Crusier has become legendary in its own right. Known to be a SUV that will carry occupants safely through all kinds of terrain without armor, it is also proven to have an excellent history as being a great armoring platform.

The armored Toyota Land Cruiser has been the main choice for many years to transport government officials in a safe manner. Many private security companies have come to rely on the Land Cruiser as the backbone of their fleets due to the durablity and comfort, along with safety, that is provided to their clients.

Ideally the choice for those operating in the most extreme remote locations.

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series Features:

  • Seating for up to eight
  • 18-inch wheels
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and reversing camera
  • USB input
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Auto-leveling HID Headlamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Leather Interior
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Multi-Terrain Select System

Armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series
Armored Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series


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  • Stevenkidman profile image

    Stevenkidman 5 years ago

    Awesome Suv. ultimate Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition features are too good. I also like a drive an Armored SUV, but it out of my range. If ant time you need a Chauffeurs , then call me in


  • Dale Hyde profile image

    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting, p10kabhijita. I wish I could afford one as well. :)

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    Abhijit Aswath 5 years ago from India

    Those machines look fantastic. Great guide, wish I can afford one of these one day :)

  • Dale Hyde profile image

    Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

    Hello, tamron. You are correct in that most can not afford the simple SUV, much less an armored SUV. Companies are the largest buyers of the armored SUV's overall, with the exception of those that make a few dollars more a year than me, lol. :)

    Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting. :)

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    tamron 5 years ago

    Unfortunately most people can't afford an SUV not alone one that is armored.

    Your review is great for people who can afford an armored SUV and looking for more security outside the home.