With few real competitors, the Range Rover's mix of true off-road ability and luxurious on-road comfort make it stand out in the marketplace.
The Mercedes-Benz GL Class is impressive in its own right, especially in fuel-efficient diesel GL 350 trim, but lacks some of the panache.
Mercedes' G Class has the panache, and some real off-road ability, even in hardcore G63 AMG, but lacks the refinement and space of the Range Rover.
BMW's X5 is the Range Rover's equal on-road, or nearly so, with the sharp handling and fierce power of the X5 M raising the bar--but the X5's a bit bland in the styling department.
The Lexus LX shares its genes with the Toyota Land Cruiser, and therefore inherits some rugged off-road-worthiness, but in its latest iteration, the LX is expensive, complex, bloated with features, and not particularly engaging.
Infiniti's QX80 (previously known as the QX56) is more a competitor to Cadillac's Escalade, leaving real off-road ability behind in favor of blingy design.
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