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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

BMW X5 4x4

4.3 out of 5 4.3

This is the third generation of the popular BMW X5 SUV, the Munich marque’s challenger to premium-badged, sporty off-roaders such as the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Range Rover Sport. It has been replaced by the fourth generation version, which arrived at the end of 2018. Read: We've driven the new 2018 BMW X5 Buy: BMW X5 cars for... read more

PROS

  • Imposing styling
  • Quality interior
  • Loaded with technology
  • Plug-in hybrid version

CONS

  • Expensive to buy and run
  • Doesn't feel as special as some rivals
  • Feels very large to drive around town

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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