Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Top picks for luxury 4x4s
Likes: The interior has been vastly improved along with on-road dynamics and seating space for seven.
Dislikes: Typical bland Audi design cues. The TDI is greatly missed.
Overall: It drives way better than it looks.
Likes: It's striking to look at and to drive. The supercharged six-cylinders are fast but the diesel makes the most sense financially.
Dislikes: The infotainment system is dreadful.
Overall: Jaguar is moving into a direction that we are loving.
Likes: This crossover quite literally defies logic with its excellent road holding manners and powerful range of engines.
Dislikes: It can get expensive very quickly. Volvo has BMW beat in the style department.
Overall: Wait for the next generation of the X5 which should be around the corner.
Likes: Refined and powerful range of engines. Interior is very refined and the overall build quality is top notch.
Dislikes: Styling is a little off-putting. It's not all that engaging to drive, hybrid premium over the rest of the range.
Overall: It's all style and dull everything else, but at least it's super reliable and well built.
Likes: Sleek styling with an interior that's classy in its own right. The turbo engines offer the oomph you'd expect from Maserati but the practicality of a crossover body style.
Dislikes: It doesn't have the flamboyancy that Maserati is known for. Build quality and some materials used in interior look iffy and feel it too.
Overall: FCA iffy quality ruins what is essentially an excellent crossover.
Likes: Dare we say the benchmark of performance crossovers? Dynamically and performance wise it defies logic like crazy! Plus the interior is top notch in quality.
Dislikes: There's so to choose from and the best ones start at the GTS and higher. Porsche is stingy on standard kit but the price of admission is seriously expensive.
Overall: The GTS and turbo versions are the creme de la creme of the range.
Tesla Model X
Likes: The styling inside out is a is futuristic and we love it. Comfortable for seven and you can also option for a five-seat version. Insanely quick acceleration and on-road dynamics.
Dislikes: We have yet to test drive one.
Overall: It's expensive to buy but so worth it if you have the means to keep it recharged overnight.