2008 Land Rover Range Rover vs. Its Competition

2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE
Marty Padgett Marty 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 2009 Cadillac Escalade
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2008 BMW X5-Series 3.0si2008 BMW X5
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2008 Lexus LX 5702008 Lexus LX 570
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2008 Mercedes Benz G Class 5.0L2008 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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Quick Specs
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.
Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant.
The 2008 Lexus LX 570 comes loaded with worthwhile technology, but it's not as distinctive as a Range Rover or an Escalade.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class climbs rocks the old-fashioned way, with the looks to match.
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Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas I6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4WD 4-Door HSE2WD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door 3.0si4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L
4-Wheel Drive2WDAll-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door SUV4 Door
Automatic w/ODHD Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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