Discussion in 'Internal Combustion' started by HighestOfHigh, Aug 15, 2012.
Which SUV do you consider the best of the best?
The Geländewagen is epic, no doubt, but I insta-loved the new Rangie.
The G doesn't belong here for obvious reasons (I absolutely love it btw), so I chose the GL. Magestic design, MB at it's best imo.
And the new Range looks, uhm, not so good. The only good parts are leftovers of the previous BMW designed Range Rover.
Rangie all the way...
GL for me, thank you!
Don't know what to say...I agree with klier. The G is a story for its own, the G is something special,so, my vote goes for GL.
Nice thread, but it should have included some other main compeditors like the ridiculously expensive $80,890 Lexus LX570
and of course the $63,170 Cadillac Escalade. What in the world did Range Rover do to it`s main SUV. The styling is a complete mess imo. I don`t like the Jaguar elements in the interior either, it just doesn`t work.
I like the G, but for everyday use, gve me the GL. I`d have to get it in the Sport Pack though.
Nothing will turn more heads than the G but for long distance travel and everyday practicality, I would take the Range Rover.
Tough choice, but the RR is really the top one here IMO. The GL is just too plain on the inside, however nice it is. The G can't match either of the other 2 in the real world, its far too old and dated. Cool factor, G all the way, but real world use and luxury, RR then GL IMO.
G Wagen without a shadow of a doubt. Epic truck.
The basic black interior combo you've shown doesn't help the GL's case HOH.
How about now?
Tough one. Though I like the GL the best styling wise I think, until I see the Rover. I still am "prejudice" to the idea of a Merc SUV unless it's something tank-ish like a G-Class. The Range Rover is more bespoke and exclusive as an "SUV specialist" and that alone makes it more interesting to me than the Merc alternatives that basically look like M-B Wagons on lifters, and have shared interiors with each other.
I got love for the new ML and GL, but if I was *ACTUALLY* buying a Luxury SUV, and not talking about them, I'd go with a Rover. More special.
I like it more than the RR in this nice two-tone interior. The all black pic you chose was a bit boring.
Also, the interior of the Range Rover is a photoshopped press pic from a studio, where the GL is a real life pic from a slightly awkward angle (I am talking about your original interior pics)
Nah, it really doesn't now, come on!
The new RR is so bland and boring to me inside out.The GL with nice interior combos will definitely be more attractive.As for the G,well till the Bentley SUV comes out it's totally untouchable.
The RR, from an engineering point of view, is fantastic. The fact that it lost 700 lbs. (other reports indicate 900 lbs.) while preumably maintaining or possibly enhancing it's off-roading attributes from previous generations...that's just monumental.
And that's what pains me. On paper it seems so perfect, but the design is step-back, IMO. Sure, the basic design is pure RR, but the details make this unnecessarily soft and overwrought. They went a bit overboard with incorporating Evoque design cues on this, and thus comes off a bit too fem. Take for example the the strakes on the front door...it serves no purpose other than to call attention to the fact that it has no gills. It's ornamental. Nothing on a Range Rover ought to look ornamental, and that's its appeal. Well I guess, was its appeal. The interior does come off better executed than I had thought. As some of you may have recalled, based on spy-pics, I lamented how it doesn't have that same feel or look as the outgoing model. Well, I was proven wrong because it is, in fact, an evolution of the outgoing interior. But I think I'm right in the sense that it seems spartan, and almost sterile. The outgoing model had this warmth to it... I likened it to a hunting lodge. Maybe it's the interior color combination they chose for the press pics, but this seems too clinical or industrial. Funny thing is despite this step back, I still prefer it to the worn-out set-up in M-B's. Seriously, M-B needs a new interface that looks elegant, modern, but not too sterile.
So all said and done, the G-wagen gets my vote. It's so utterly dependable and time-tested. It's iconic.
BTW, is it wrong to admit this pic of a station-wagon made my automotive heart swoon just a bit...
LOL are we serious comparing two of MB's best SUVs ever made to RR's ugliest? That sad excuse of a RR looks like a Ford Explorer. I would be less disturbed had RR still be BMW owned, but the fact that Ford likely had a huge say in its design makes me so sad.
More special? Not when there's something~25k for practically the same look! The new GL looks really amazing this time around, and the G has always been majestic. G gets the nod both for its looks and its magnificent, enduring history.
Those hockey-club lights are similar, no doubt.
For me i would take the GL in this round for sure...I like RR and alwasy have as many will no that's one of two non MB cars i have ever owned in my 15 years of driving..I must say this new while it looks good it doesn't make me excited maybe when i see a real one it will change but i haven't seen a real GL either except i own the ML which is close..
One thing i wish was the GL had Wood around the AC buttons....And in the area around the cup holders.