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Bentley Bentayga SUV

4.7 out of 5 4.7

When the Bentley Bentayga was launched it was met with scepticism from critics: here was the firm’s first SUV – shock horror – and just look at that garish front end! It’s with great relief, then, that none of the core Bentley attributes are lost in the move to crossover construction. This car is still monstrously fast with a well-appointed cabin... read more

PROS

  • Spectacular W12 engine
  • Blend of comfort and handling
  • Cabin well-built and generously appointed
  • Lots of personalisation

CONS

  • Styling is divisive
  • Options can double price

Land Rover Range Rover

4.6 out of 5 4.6

The Range Rover SUV’s evolution from countryside workhorse to luxury transport for society’s well-heeled elite means there is more scope for customisation than you could ever really need. There are half a dozen trim levels, two wheelbase lengths, three types of powertrain and even a supercar-baiting SVAutobiography Dynamic model. A Range Rover for... read more

PROS

  • Wide engine range
  • Luxury materials and ride
  • Off-road ability
  • Extensive personalisation

CONS

  • Road focused 4x4s handling better
  • Expensive long wheelbase model
  • Feels enormous to drive
  • Lacklustre 3.0-litre petrol

Porsche Cayenne SUV

4.2 out of 5 4.2

This is the third-generation Porsche Cayenne SUV, the German brand’s larger high-rise performance car. Porsche pompously calls the Cayenne the epitome of the sporty SUV, but people have bought into that idea since the first car was launched in 2003, to the tune of around 770,000 being sold around the world since the first-generation’s launch. The... read more

PROS

  • Performance in spades
  • Fantastic steering
  • Modern, techy interior
  • Lots of space inside

CONS

  • Harsh, sporty ride
  • Feels big on the road
  • Still not a looker
  • Not cheap to run