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Volkswagen Touareg

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The second-generation Volkswagen Touareg may have a similar appearance to its predecessor, but it is a significantly different car. True, the exterior shape is similar albeit with the new front end first seen on the 2009 Golf, and facelifted again in 2014 to resemble others in the VW line-up, but in every other respect this is a considerable... read more

PROS

  • Premium cabin
  • Superb refinement
  • Economical 3.0 V6 TDI
  • Off-road prowess

CONS

  • No seven-seat option
  • Hybrid inferior to V6 TDI
  • V8 model thirsty

Toyota Land Cruiser

3.5 out of 5 3.5

Offroaders that are truly capable off-road are becoming harder to find with most 4x4s designed primarily for tarmac roads than muddy tracks. But the Toyota Land Cruiser sticks to its traditional roots as a vehicle that has the ability to go pretty much anywhere. On difficult terrain it's hugely impressive, helped by sophisticated and genuinely... read more

PROS

Amazingly capable in difficult terrain, very well equipped as standard, robust and reliable, seven seat option

CONS

Poor on road, vague and lifeless steering, sluggish performance, button-heavy dash

This is the third generation of Mercedes ML that was first launched in 1998, though visually it does not look a lot different from the previous model. However, there has been some major work done under the skin. This includes further work to the electronic systems to improve the ML’s already considerable off-road performance, but even more notable... read more

PROS

  • Strong performance both on and off road
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Simpler engine choice
  • Good level of standard trim
  • Good value compared to competitors

CONS

  • No seven-seat or manual gearbox options
  • Visually similar to previous model
  • More acronyms than a five-star general

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