2013 Land Rover LR4 vs. Its Competition

2013 Land Rover LR4
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

In terms of price and luxury factor, the Audi Q7 is the LR4's closest competition, though it's opposite in almost every other measure: sleek, low, and modern in looks with little emphasis on off-road ability, but a more accessible third row.

Lexus' GX 470 is more recently updated than the LR4, and it offers many of the same strengths as the Land Rover, with trucklike ability and a boutique interior.

The Volkswagen Touareg is perhaps the middle ground between these two alternatives, with more off-road capability than the Q7, while the Porsche Cayenne turns its focus more to the road and high performance.

Mercedes-Benz's M Class can be a more efficient alternative with the ML350 Bluetec diesel, and it offers a well-executed, refined interior.

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Quick Specs
The 2013 Land Rover LR4 is a confident, capable off-roader with an upscale luxury interior, but it's all SUV--and it drives like it.
The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense.
For families who want off-road or towing ability, but not a third row of seats, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class is one of the most enjoyable, secure utility-vehicle picks.
The 2013 Porsche Cayenne spans a wide range of capabilities, from basic family hauler to track-worthy sports SUV, with a few stops in between--including a brand new diesel.
The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg delivers good performance and a luxurious interior--although it's a mainstream brand asking for a luxury-vehicle price.
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12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
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4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 4WDSport Utility Vehicle 2WDSport Utility Vehicle 4WD4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
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4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door ML 350AWD 4-Door Manual4-Door VR6 Sport
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
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Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4 Door
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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