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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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  • Whisper quiet electric drive fits the Range Rover brief; four-cylinder engine actually copes well on its own; cabin ambience and build quality defines luxury

  • Petrol engine can be noisy and thrashy higher in the rev range; price won't encourage more people to buy it than other models; electric-only range isn't quite far enough

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
  • The craftsmanship inside feels bespoke; Powerhouse new twin-turbo V8 is a masterclass piece of engineering with huge power reserves; Active roll bars are brilliant; Astonishing levels of refinement

  • Looks are still polarising; Central infotainment screen is small by today's standards

Mercedes-Benz G
  • Will go almost anywhere; will carry almost anything; ADF contract means long-time spare and support; idiot proof 4WD adventuring; undeniably cool

  • Capability doesn’t come cheap; minimal towing ability; cab-chassis means cab-chassis, you need to add the body; driving up steps in town may create unwanted attention

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