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Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6
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Rivals

BMW X5 4x4

4.3 out of 5 4.3

The popular BMW X5 SUV is 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 It has been replaced by the fourth generation version, which arrived at the end of 2018 with a more aggressive look and more technology available than ever. You can read the latest... 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

Porsche Cayenne (10-18)

4.5 out of 5 4.5

When Porsche first introduced the Cayenne in 2003, it prompted a lot of head-scratching - what the hell was a well-established sports car manufacturer doing in the 4x4 market? The naysayers had got it wrong, however: the Porsche Cayenne had plugged into a target audience that wanted a sporty high-riding off-roader and it became Porsche's most... read more

PROS

Spacious, sharp handling, fine performance, precise steering, classy interior

CONS

4.8-litre offers no real benefits, ride can be notchy in sport mode, complicated dash layout

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

4.1 out of 5 4.1

The appeal of a Range Rover badge is stronger than ever – signalled by the fact that you can go for the full fat Range Rover, the baby Range Rover Evoque and the sleek Range Rover Velar – as well as the Range Rover Sport, the second rung down from full Range Rover-dom. As its name suggests, the Sport is the Range Rover for keener drivers. Despite... read more

PROS

  • Luxurious and cossetting interior
  • Agile handling for such a big car
  • Lots of engine options
  • Excellent long-distance comfort

CONS

  • It's far from cheap and options are dear
  • Won’t be cheap to run in any form
  • Some reliability and quality concerns

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