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2012 Land Rover Range Rover vs. Its Competition

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Land Rover says no vehicle competes with the Range Rover, and while we tend to agree, we can think of a handful of vehicles that make great substitutes.

The BMW X5 lacks the tastefulness baked into the British SUV, but it's quite capable off-road, and has a sizzling M companion with 555 horsepower.

The Cadillac Escalade offers up different body styles and glitzy bling for its dedicated fans, while the Lexus LX crushes the earth with the usual application of expected luxury features in the customarily unexciting way.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has the same old-school military feel, but its luxury is glued on; the GL-Class does a more convincing job on the luxury front and has seating for seven, as well as a diesel option for very good fuel economy.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover2012 Land Rover Range Rover2012 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View2012 BMW X52011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2012 Cadillac Escalade2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Side Exterior View2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class2011 Lexus LX 570 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2011 Lexus LX 570
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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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It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve.
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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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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 2011 Lexus LX 570 is no Range Rover or Escalade, and it isn't a serious trail crawler either; what's left is a luxurious and well equipped SUV, but one with limited appeal.
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$79,425Browse Used Listings$47,500Browse Used Listings$63,170Browse Used Listings$61,570Browse Used Listings$79,455Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V8Turbocharged Diesel V6Gas V8
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4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A
Style Name    
4WD 4-Door HSEAWD 4-Door 35i2WD 4-Door Base4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC4WD 4-Door
4-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport Utility4 Door SUV
AutomaticAutomaticHD Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
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