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.
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|2012 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2012 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2012 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Lexus LX 570Browse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas/Ethanol V8||Turbocharged Diesel V6||Gas V8|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A|
|4WD 4-Door HSE||AWD 4-Door 35i||2WD 4-Door Base||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||4WD 4-Door|
|4-Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility||4 Door SUV|
|Automatic||Automatic||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic|
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|2012 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2012 BMW X5||2012 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2012 Cadillac Escalade||2012 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class||2012 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2011 Lexus LX 570|