As to what you see as the LR4's top rival, it depends how you plan to use the LR4.
If what you want is a gussied-up body-on-frame SUV, the Lexus GX 460 might actually work quite well.
The Lexus doesn't ride as well, and we don't think it handles as well either, but there's a lot of appeal in its boutique interior -- at least for some.
In terms of pricing and luxury cachet, the Audi Q7 might be one of the LR4's closest rivals.
Although the Audi is a different king of vehicle entirely, with a sleek, low, and modern profile, and very little emphasis on off-road ability, but a more accessible third row.
Mercedes-Benz's M Class can be a more efficient alternative with the ML350 Bluetec diesel, and it offers a well-executed, refined interior.
The Volkswagen Touareg is perhaps a middle ground between these alternatives, with more off-road capability than the Q7 (although its badge is far more modest), while the Porsche Cayenne turns its focus more to the road and high performance.
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|15 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
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|4WD 4-Door LUX||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus||4WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door ML350||AWD 4-Door Diesel||4-Door V6 Sport|
|Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MOTION|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|