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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Its Competition

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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
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The Cadillac Escalade is a larger alternative to the 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The Escalade offers more interior room than the Sport, and the 6.2-liter V-8 in the Cadillac helps the Escalade keep up with the Land Rover, even when equipped with the supercharged engine.

But not many buyers need that ability to traverse mud bogs on the way to the country club, and the 2009 Infiniti FX50 and BMW's X6 pose a dilemma for the Range Rover Sport because these all-wheel-drive competitors focus entirely on road performance, which is what so many buyers are seeking.

The choice of SUVs in this price range also includes the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5.

Both are athletic and aggressive but suffer from thick styling.

2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport2009 Cadillac Escalade 2009 Cadillac Escalade2009 Infiniti FX50 2009 Infiniti FX502009 Porsche Cayenne GTS2009 Porsche Cayenne
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The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is the perfect over-the-top luxury SUV to be seen in.
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Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
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The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
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4-Wheel Drive2WDAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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