Luxury SUV


(Towing More Than 4500 Pounds)

Winner: Land Rover LR4
Runner-Up: Mercedes-Benz M-Class

The off-road monster with the posh interior continues on as champion this year. While we were sad to see the 5.0-liter V-8 go, we still love what the LR4 brings to the table: It's fantastic off-road, its cabin is comfortable and quiet, and it's genuinely luxurious. It can also carry seven people and tow more than 7700 pounds. The runner-up -- the M-Class -- isn't as off-road-biased as the Land Rover, but it's also highly capable.


Luxury SUV
(Towing More Than 4500 Pounds)
Vehicle Acura MDX Audi Q5 Audi Q7 BMW X5
Base price $43,275 $38,195 $48,595 $53,725
Wheelbase 111.0 in 110.5 in 118.2 in 115.5 in
Engine 3.5L SOHC V-8 2.0L DOHC T I-4 3.0L DOHC V-6 3.0L DOHC T I-6
Opt engine None 3.0L TD I-4 $9200, 2.0L T H $14,000 3.0L TD $5200, 3.0L SC V-6 $13,750 3.0L TD I-6 $9200, 4.4L TT V-8 $16,700
Power, SAE 290 hp 211 hp (240, 240) 280 hp (240, 333) 300 hp (255,445)
Torque, SAE 267 lb-ft 258 lb-ft (354, 428) 295 lb-ft (406, 325) 300 lb-ft (413,480)
Airbags Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 245/60R18 235/60R18 255/55R18 255/55R18
Fuel cap 19.5 gal 19.8 gal 26.4 gal 22.4 gal
EPA fuel econ 18-20/27-28 mpg 20/28 mpg (24/30, 24/31) 16/22 mpg (19/28,16/22) 19/27 mpg (14/22, none)
Seating cap 7 5 7 7
Curb weight 4025 lb 4079 lb 5192 lb 4680 lb
GVWR N/A 4800 lb 6746 lb 6550 lb
Cargo cap 90.0 cu ft 57.3 cu ft 72.5 cu ft 66.0 cu ft
Towing cap 5000 lb 4500 lb 6600 lb 5952 lb
Vehicle Buick Enclave Cadillac Escalade/ ESV Infiniti QX60 Land Rover LR4
Base price $39,665 $68,965/$71,565 $42,995 $50,595
Wheelbase 118.9 in 116.0/130.0 in 114.2 in 113.6 in
Engine 3.6L DOHC V-6 6.2L OHV V-8 3.5L DOHC V-6 3.0L S/C DOHC V-6
Opt engine None None 2.5L hybrid $6475 None
Power, SAE 288 hp 403 hp 265 hp (250) 340 hp
Torque, SAE 270 lb-ft 417 lb-ft 248 lb-ft (243) 332 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur, knee
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 255/65R19 265/65R18 235/65R18 255/55R19
Fuel cap 22.0 gal 26.0/31.0 gal 19.5 gal 22.8 gal
EPA fuel econ 16-17/22-24 mpg 13-14/18 mpg 18/23-24 mpg (25-26/28) 12/17 mpg
Seating cap 8 8 7 7
Curb weight 4724 lb 5527 lb 4280 lb 5655 lb
GVWR 6460 lb 7400 lb 5937 lb 7143 lb
Cargo cap 115.2 cu ft 108.9/137.4 cu ft 15.8 cu ft* 90.3 cu ft
Towing cap 4500 lb 8300 lb 5000 lb 7716 lb
Vehicle Lexus LX LR Range Rover/ Sport Lexus GX 460 Lincoln MKT
Base price $82,425 $84,195/$63,495 $49,995 $43,945
Wheelbase 112.2 in 115.1 in 109.8 in 117.9 in
Engine 5.7L DOHC V-8 3.0L DOHC SC V-8 4.6L DOHC V-8 3.7L DOHC V-6
Opt engine None 5.0L SC V-8 $18,695/$15,605 None 3.5L T V-6 $1995
Power, SAE 383 hp 340 hp (510) 301 hp 303 hp (365)
Torque, SAE 403 lb-ft 332 lb-ft (461) 329 lb-ft 278 lb-ft (350)
Airbags Fr, side, cur, knee Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 285/50R20 255/55R20 265/60R18 235/55R19
Fuel cap 24.6 gal 27.7 gal 23.0 gal 18.6 gal
EPA fuel econ 12/17 mpg 12/17 mpg (14/19) 15/20 mpg 16-17/22-24 mpg (16/21)
Seating cap 8 7-May 7 7
Curb weight 6000 lb 4850/5093 lb 5305 lb 4702 lb
GVWR 7385 lb 7055/N/A lb 6600 lb 5500 lb
Cargo cap 83.1 cu ft 71.7/62.2 cu ft 91.9 cu ft 75.9 cu ft
Towing cap 7000 lb 7716 lb 6500 lb 4500 lb
Vehicle Lincoln Navigator /L Mercedes- Benz M-Class Porsche Cayenne Volkswagen Touareg
Base price $57,160/$59,325 $48,715 $50,595 $44,905
Wheelbase 119.0/131.0 in 114.8 in 114.0 in 113.9 in
Engine 5.4L SOHC V-8 3.5L DOHC V-6 3.6L DOHC V-6 3.6L DOHC V-6
Opt engine None 3.0L TD V-6 $1500, 4.7L $9030, 5.5L $46,330 3.0L TD $9900, 4.8L V-8 3.0L TD V-6 $3500, 3.6L H $18,630
Power, SAE 310 hp 302 hp (240, 402, 518) 300 hp (240,400) 280 hp (240, 380)
Torque, SAE 365 lb-ft 273 lb-ft (455, 443, 516) 295 lb-ft (406,369) 266 lb-ft (406, 428)
Airbags Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur Fr, side, cur
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 255/70R18 255/50R19 255/55R18 255/55R18
Fuel cap 28.0/33.5 gal 27.7 gal 22.4 gal (26.4) 26.4 gal
EPA fuel econ 13/18 mpg 18/23 mpg (19/28, 20/24) 15-17/22-23 mpg (20/28,16/22) 17/23 mpg (20/29, 20/24)
Seating cap 8 5 5 5
Curb weight 5780/6031 lb 4652 lb 4398 lb 4711 lb
GVWR 7500/7720 lb 6239 lb (est) 6100 lb (est) 6415 lb
Cargo cap 103.3/128.2 cu ft 80.3 cu ft 62.9 cu ft 64.0 cu ft
Towing cap 9000/8700 lb 7200 lb 7716 lb 7716 lb
Vehicle Volvo XC90      
Base price $40,615      
Wheelbase 112.6 in      
Engine 3.2L DOHC I-6      
Opt engine None      
Power, SAE 240 hp      
Torque, SAE 236 lb-ft      
Airbags Fr, side, cur      
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS      
Tires 235/60R18      
Fuel cap 21.1 gal      
EPA fuel econ 16/23 mpg      
Seating cap 7      
Curb weight 4667 lb      
GVWR 6080 lb      
Cargo cap 85.1 cu ft      
Towing cap 4960 lb