Every big luxury SUV wants to live up to the Range Rover reputation for fine taste, and the latest Range Rover itself takes the standard several notches higher.
It's truly a fabulous machine in many ways, while the QX56 almost matches it on fine finishes and exceeds it with three more spots for passengers.
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes off a little more coolly, but as a diesel it gets great fuel economy, and has even more SUV credibility bent into its sharp fenders and its available off-road package.
The Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator are still battling it out for the bling buyer, with the Escalade winning on longevity but losing on its unconscionably high purchase price.
The Lincoln? It's...hanging in there.
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|2012 INFINITI QX56Browse Used Listings||2012 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2012 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Turbocharged Diesel V6|
|N/A||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|2WD 4-Door 7-passenger||2WD 4-Door Base||4WD 4-Door HSE||2WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic|
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|2012 INFINITI QX56 vs. 2012 Cadillac Escalade||2012 INFINITI QX56 vs. 2012 Land Rover Range Rover||2012 INFINITI QX56 vs. 2012 Lincoln Navigator||2012 INFINITI QX56 vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|