2011 Land Rover Range Rover vs. Its Competition

2011 Land Rover Range Rover 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Lexus LX 570 gets some minor updates for 2011, but it's been essentially the same upgraded Toyota Land Cruiser since 2008.

Off-road performance is very good, though its bland appearance falls short of the competition.

The BMW X5 offers third-row seating, but it's otherwise not at any serious advantage.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, despite its military looks, can be very luxurious.

Cadillac's Escalade offers a more on-road take on the large SUV and flashier looks.

None of these vehicles have the sheer style of the Range Rover, however.

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Quick Specs
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5.
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable.
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is no Range Rover or Escalade, and it isn't a serious trail crawler either; what's left is a luxurious and well equipped SUV, but one with limited appeal.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/AN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
4WD 4-Door HSEAWD 4-Door 35i2WD 4-Door Base4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door G 550
4-Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door SUVSport Utility Vehicle
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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