The Range Rover's mix of true off-road ability and luxurious on-road comfort make it stand out in the marketplace, and even with its long history it is still without a direct rival.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class certainly has the panache, and has retained some real off-road ability in its transition from military weapon to mall-lot showpiece, but it lacks the refinement and space of the Range Rover.
Mercedes-Benz's GL-Class is impressive in its own right, especially in fuel-efficient GL 350 diesel trim, but it doesn't quite have the presence or off-road skills of the Range.
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 and, again, not suited for real off-road travel.
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 shouty design.
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|2015 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2015 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2015 Mercedes-Benz G ClassBrowse Used Listings||2015 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Premium Unleaded V-8||Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6|
|N/A||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||N/A|
|4WD 4-Door||RWD 4-Door sDrive35i||4MATIC 4-Door G 550||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC|
|Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel||All Wheel|
|Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||4MATIC|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2015 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2015 BMW X5||2015 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz G Class||2015 Land Rover Range Rover vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|