The closest rival to the LR4, in terms of price and luxury, is the Audi Q7.
Truly, the Q7 is a polar opposite of the LR4, though, with its sleek aero silhouette, its low stance, its more accessible third-row seat, and its modern perspective on off-road performance.
The Volkswagen Touareg is a little more closely matched, as it's positioned with a little more emphasis toward trucklike ability, while the Porsche Cayenne is the high-performance pick--a bit lighter and more road-oriented.
The Lexus GX 470 was new last year; like the LR4, its appeal is a rather narrow band that wants some off-road ability with a boutique interior.
The Mercedes M-Class offers another intriguing alternative for those who are conscious about gas-guzzling: the diesel ML350 Bluetec, which is much more fuel-efficient and has a beautiful new interior and improved refinement for 2012.
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|2012 Land Rover LR4Browse Used Listings||2012 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz M ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2012 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Supercharged Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD||Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4WD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium||4MATIC 4-Door ML 350||AWD 4-Door Manual||4-Door VR6 Sport|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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|2012 Land Rover LR4 vs. 2012 Audi Q7||2012 Land Rover LR4 vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class||2012 Land Rover LR4 vs. 2012 Porsche Cayenne||2012 Land Rover LR4 vs. 2012 Volkswagen Touareg|