2014 Land Rover Range Rover vs. Its Competition

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long-Wheelbase Autobiography Black, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

With few real competitors, the Range Rover's mix of true off-road ability and luxurious on-road comfort make it stand out in the marketplace.

The Mercedes-Benz GL Class is impressive in its own right, especially in fuel-efficient diesel GL 350 trim, but lacks some of the panache.

Mercedes' G Class has the panache, and some real off-road ability, even in hardcore G63 AMG, but lacks the refinement and space of the Range Rover.

BMW's X5 is the Range Rover's equal on-road, or nearly so, with the sharp handling and fierce power of the X5 M raising the bar--but the X5's a bit bland in the styling department.

The Lexus LX shares its genes with the Toyota Land Cruiser, and therefore inherits some rugged off-road-worthiness, but in its latest iteration, the LX is expensive, complex, bloated with features, and not particularly engaging.

Infiniti's QX80 (previously known as the QX56) is more a competitor to Cadillac's Escalade, leaving real off-road ability behind in favor of blingy design.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover adds long-wheelbase comfort and Autobiography Black style to an already impressive all-purpose vehicle.
The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear.
If you're looking for a luxury SUV with legitimate off-roading potential, vehicles like the QX80 fit your niche interests.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz G-Class looks and feels more luxurious than ever, but it's still a hardcore rock-crawler under all that leather.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
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14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
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Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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