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Top Gear's top five posh SUVs

Published: 24 Apr 2015
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Range Rover Sport

Our choice: SDV6 HSE Dynamic
Price: £66,255
Specs: 302bhp, 516lb ft, 0-62mph 7.2secs, 130mph top speed, 40.4mpg, CO2 185g/km

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It was little short of a transformation when the thuggish old Range Rover Sport made way for the most multi-talented car in the class. SDV6 is the one to have if you're being sensible, crackers new 542bhp SVR the choice if you're not...

Read Top Gear's full verdict on the Range Rover Sport

Range Rover

Our choice: SDV8 Vogue SE
Price: £87,560
Specs: 334bhp, 546lb ft, 0-62mph 6.9secs, 135mph top speed, 33.6mpg, CO2 219g/km

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The large SUV to be seen in. All-new Range Rover redefines luxury in the SUV class, to the point where it's now a proper rival for the Mercedes S-class. JLR's special ops SV Autobiography goes gunning for Bentley.

Read Top Gear's full verdict on the Range Rover

Porsche Cayenne

Our choice: Diesel S
Price: £62,099
Specs: 381bhp, 626lb ft, 0-62mph 5.4secs, 157mph top speed, 35.3mpg, CO2 209g/km

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We must be heretics - condoning a Porsche SUV, and saying the diesel is best, at that. But Porsche has the Cayenne nailed now; it drives better than a Panamera. If you must go petrol, the GTS is the one to have.

Read Top Gear's full verdict on the Porsche Cayenne

BMW X5

Our choice: M50d
Price: £64,520
Specs: 381bhp, 545lb ft, 0-62mph 5.3secs, 155mph top speed, 42.8mpg, CO2 173g/km

There may be something a bit generic about the latest X5, but fitted with the tri-turbo diesel engine, it's hard to have complaints. Same can't be said about the debate-stoking X5M, mind.

Read Top Gear's full verdict on the BMW X5

Audi A6 Allroad

Our choice: 3.0 BiTDI Quattro
Price: £51,620
Specs: 316bhp, 479lb ft, 0-62mph 5.5secs, 155mph top speed, 43.5mpg, CO2 172g/km

For the SUV lover who doesn't want to be seen in one. Audi's latest generation Allroad has four-wheel drive and raised ride height, bit with estate car looks and road manners. Twin-turbodiesel engine an absolute corker.

Read Top Gear's full verdict on the Audi A6 Allroad

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