The Escalade offers more interior room than the Sport, and the 6.2-liter V-8 in the Cadillac helps the Escalade keep up with the Land Rover, even when equipped with the supercharged engine.
But not many buyers need that ability to traverse mud bogs on the way to the country club, and the 2009 Infiniti FX50 and BMW's X6 pose a dilemma for the Range Rover Sport because these all-wheel-drive competitors focus entirely on road performance, which is what so many buyers are seeking.
The choice of SUVs in this price range also includes the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5.
Both are athletic and aggressive but suffer from thick styling.
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|2009 Land Rover Range Rover SportBrowse Used Listings||2009 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4WD 4-Door HSE||2WD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door Manual|
|4-Wheel Drive||2WD||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV|
|Automatic w/OD||HD Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2009 Cadillac Escalade||2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne|