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2012 Infiniti QX56 vs. Its Competition

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2012 Infiniti QX56 2WD 4-door 7-passenger Angular Front Exterior View
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Every big luxury SUV wants to live up to the Range Rover reputation for fine taste, and the latest Range Rover itself takes the standard several notches higher.

It's truly a fabulous machine in many ways, while the QX56 almost matches it on fine finishes and exceeds it with three more spots for passengers.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes off a little more coolly, but as a diesel it gets great fuel economy, and has even more SUV credibility bent into its sharp fenders and its available off-road package.

The Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator are still battling it out for the bling buyer, with the Escalade winning on longevity but losing on its unconscionably high purchase price.

The Lincoln? It's...hanging in there.

2012 Infiniti QX56 2WD 4-door 7-passenger Angular Front Exterior View2012 Infiniti QX562011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2012 Cadillac Escalade2012 Land Rover Range Rover2012 Land Rover Range Rover2012 Lincoln Navigator2012 Lincoln Navigator2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Side Exterior View2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class2010 Lexus LX 570 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2010 Lexus LX 570
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Infiniti's civilized the full-sized SUV about as well as Land Rover has--but does the world still need big utes like this one?
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The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters.
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It can't rightly be called a value, but the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover delivers a truckload of ability and exclusivity along with its admittedly huge Monroney.
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Lavish and large, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is luxury, American-style, but its powertrains are a step behind those of the competition.
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With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover.
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The 2010 Lexus LX 570 won't turn heads like a Range Rover or an Escalade, but it is a high-tech and worthy choice.
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Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V8
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N/AN/A4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
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2WD 4-Door 7-passenger2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door HSE2WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC4WD 4-Door
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility4 Door4 DoorSport Utility VehicleSport Utility4 Door SUV
Automatic w/ODHD Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
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