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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
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Audi Q7 SUV

4.4 out of 5 4.4

Since the original Audi Q7 was introduced in 2006 the German company's full-sized SUV has been a notable success, finding more than 500,000 homes. In 2015, the second-generation Q7 was introduced – with a much less imposing style, and a raft of updated technology. It's lighter, more efficient, better to drive than the Q7 it replaces – and the most... read more

PROS

  • Easy to drive, less bulky than old model
  • Exemplary build quality, inside and out
  • Acres of interior space, front and rear
  • Hugely impressive SQ7 performance model
  • Hybrid E-Tron boasts good CO2 and mpg figures

CONS

  • Lacks ultimate off-road ability
  • Expensive in relation to rivals
  • No engine smaller than 3.0-litre
  • Some features have proven unreliable
  • E-Tron five-seater only

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

4.3 out of 5 4.3

It's easy to understand why Land Rover is so popular in the premium SUV market. Its cars look good, drive well, and still have an enviable image that its upstart German rivals would kill for. The Range Rover Sport has been on sale since 2013, and in a way that's typical for Land Rover, it still looks desirable, up-to date, and boasts an interior... read more

PROS

  • Luxurious and rapid in all forms
  • Agile handling is a real surprise
  • More effcient than ever

CONS

  • It's far from cheap and options are dear
  • The rest of the range looks very similar
  • Reliability and quality lag behind German rivals

Picking up where the outgoing M-Class left off, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 4x4 goes up against luxury off-roaders including the BMW X5, Audi Q7, and Range Rover Sport. In fact, this represents a facelift and re-naming of the M-Class rather than a new car, but since Mercedes-Benz changed its naming strategy, we treated it as a... read more

PROS

  • Decent range of engines
  • Comfortable seats
  • Great off-road
  • Hybrid works well

CONS

  • Rivals better to drive
  • Cabin could be finished better
  • High hybrid load lip
  • Air suspension unsettles ride

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