2008 Land Rover Range Rover vs. Its Competition

2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

None of the vehicles in this group is quite as commanding as the Range Rover, but the military-spec Mercedes-Benz G-Class is just as upright and can be nearly as plush.

The Lexus LX 570 is essentially a trimmed-out Toyota Land Cruiser, and off-road performance is the equal, if not superior, to the Range Rover.

The Cadillac Escalade is more of an on-road vehicle, but it's blinged out to the max.

BMW's X5 has a third-row seat and a V-8 version.

2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE2008 Land Rover Range Rover
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid2009 Cadillac Escalade
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2008 BMW X5-Series 3.0si2008 BMW X5
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2008 Mercedes Benz G Class 5.0L2008 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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Quick Specs
9.0
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
8.6
The 2009 Escalade Hybrid sacrifices no performance, capability, or luxury, yet it uses a fraction of the fuel.
8.4
The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant.
7.4
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class climbs rocks the old-fashioned way, with the looks to match.
MSRP From   
$77,175$61,130$46,200$88,200
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas I6Gas V8
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4WD 4-Door HSE2WD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door 3.0si4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L
Drivetrain   
4-Wheel Drive2WDAll-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5755
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODHD Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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