The VW Group builds three SUVs that compete directly with the Land Rover LR4.
Closest is the Audi Q7, which is a polar opposite of the LR4 with its sleek aero silhouette, its low stance, its more accessible third-row seat, and its modern perspective on off-road performance.
Two of those vehicles offer fuel-conscious diesels.
The five-passenger Mercedes M-Class offers another intriguing alternative for those who are conscious about gas-guzzling: the diesel ML320 CDI, which gets 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway.
The BMW X5 has a slightly higher price tag but also offers a third-row seat and, this year, adds a high-performance M version.
The Lexus GX 470 was new last year, and in an interesting turn of events, dials back its styling to a more straight-edged era, keeping its tall, narrow body and its five- or seven-passenger capability.
|2011 Land Rover LR4Browse Used Listings||2011 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2011 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2011 Lexus GX 460Browse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz M ClassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD|
|4WD 4-Door V8||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||AWD 4-Door 35i||4WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door ML350||AWD 4-Door Manual|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4-Door SUV||4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Manual w/OD|