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Upper-Large SUVs Under $100k

Toyota Landcruiser
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  • The Kakadu is one of the best off-roaders in this price bracket; Fuel efficient engine; Stacks of room inside with tech to keep the kids happy; Now with a 3000kg braked towing capacity

  • Engine lacks punch, especially when loaded with passengers; Some off-road tech only works in low-range; Infotainment system fiddly and missing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Nissan Patrol
  • Solid as a house and loaded with classic 4x4 charm; outward visibility; comfortable for its years; long range

  • Showing its age in equipment and cabin design; engine and transmissions likewise due for retirement; bounce-about ride at low speeds

Upper-Large SUVs Over $100k

Range Rover
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  • Fully electric off-road mode is excellent and works well; drive experience is quiet and luxurious especially in EV mode; as capable as we expect a Range Rover to be

  • Petrol engine can't match larger variants when EV mode isn't available; some pre production shunting in the driveline which should be gone by production time; most of us still can't afford one!

Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Plenty of cabin space and comfort, despite second row not being as spacious as we'd like; street presence ensures it makes a statement; diesel engine is the pick of the range

  • We don't think it is the S-Class of SUVs; ride can be a little stiff around town with some body roll; cosmetic upgrades might jar with some buyers who wanted more expansive changes

Bentley Bentayga
  • Tremendously usable powerband from the tri-turbo diesel engine; comfortable and capable at any legal road speed; clever off-road tech; 107 colour options!

  • Entry price is exactly that - be prepared to tick some boxes; lovely but not otherworldly inside - there are more sensible options; still not the most handsome machine on the road

Lexus LX570
  • Mammoth standard equipment list and a reasonable price for a large luxury SUV; off-road capability with proper low-range and hardcore bits from Toyota; comfortable seats in all rows; electric third-row adjustment; very family-friendly

  • Ladder-frame chassis and air suspension makes for wobbly dynamics; needs to be in Sport or Sport+ for passable body control; V8 petrol only - no diesel or hybrid option, and fuel use is on the high side

Infiniti QX80
  • Vast, plush cabin; smooth and powerful V8 engine; commanding road presence and driving position; ride comfort

  • Colossal thirst for petrol; ‘polarising design’, to be generous; wooly steering with slow rack; fussy instrument fascia and aged infotainment