In its previous-generation form, the X5 couldn't quite match the impressive handling of the Porsche Cayenne, but the Cayenne only seats five passengers, its interior isn't up to the richness we see in the 2014 BMW X5.
As for the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, it's a strong rival to the X5's seating layout and off-road capability, but it's a little more rugged and traditional-looking.
The Lexus GX 460 has a body-on-frame, true-truck layout, although some might not love its gaudy look.
The Cadillac Escalade is the leader for boldness on the truck side; there's an all-new version on the way for 2015, but in the meantime it's offered with plenty of traditional luxuries.
The Land Rover Range Rover is all-new for 2013, and with dramatic weight savings, rugged off-road ability, and unparalleled elegance, it's the leader for those who want more of a rugged, traditional top-luxury SUV.
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|2014 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2014 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2014 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2014 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2014 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Gas/Ethanol V8||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Standard SUV 4WD||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|RWD 4-Door sDrive35i||2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*||4WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||AWD 4-Door Manual|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||4MATIC||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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