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Top Gear's top five posh SUVs
Range Rover Sport
Our choice: SDV6 HSE Dynamic
Specs: 302bhp, 516lb ft, 0-62mph 7.2secs, 130mph top speed, 40.4mpg, CO2 185g/km
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…
Our choice: SDV8 Vogue SE
Specs: 334bhp, 546lb ft, 0-62mph 6.9secs, 135mph top speed, 33.6mpg, CO2 219g/km
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.
Our choice: Diesel S
Specs: 381bhp, 626lb ft, 0-62mph 5.4secs, 157mph top speed, 35.3mpg, CO2 209g/km
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.
Our choice: M50d
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.
Audi A6 Allroad
Our choice: 3.0 BiTDI Quattro
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.