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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
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Rivals

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 It has been replaced by the fourth generation version, which arrived at the end of 2018.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

Maserati Levante SUV

4 out of 5 4.0

A hornet gargling TCP through a loud-hailer; routing MDF with a blunt powertool; rapidly opening and closing a soundproofed door on a soprano with stomach cramps… These are the sort of high-revving V8-sponsored noises of which, tradition has it, inevitably accompany the rapid progress of any Maserati. Perhaps, then, the biggest shock to the system... read more

PROS

  • Low-slung and good-looking
  • Class-leading aerodynamics
  • Quiet cabin with improved build quality
  • Handles better than Ghibli saloon
  • Competitive pricing

CONS

  • Diesel doesn't sound like a Maserati
  • Petrol S is a lot more expensive
  • Front-seat comfort questionable
  • Steering heavy

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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