Parkers overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 3.7

Verdict: 3.7 out of 5.0

If we're being sensible, it's hard to recommend the G-Class. Considering most luxury SUVs will spend their lives on road, it's a thirsty and expensive option that isn't as comfortable or handy around bends as the best in class. That it's not available with seven seats and has a relatively small boot also counts against it.

However, the G-Class is compromised in these areas because it's so uncompromised off-road and has that iconic styling. Few SUVs, Range Rover included, are as capable on the rough stuff and none combine such effortless ability with the levels of luxury available here.

If you need that ability in your life, we'd avoid the G63 as it's overpowered and less able off-road than our recommended G400d. Opt for this diesel and you won't be stopping for fuel quite so regularly, and it's a comfier companion to boot. Just bear in mind that if you are going to spend all of your time on road, a BMW X7 is just better to drive, even more luxurious and far more spacious, while a Range Rover is still a great off-roader and better on Tarmac, too.

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