I drive a BMW X3, which I enjoy a lot but my family's grown to the point where I'd like a vehicle with three rows (2 kids, but we have lots of guests). I'm considering a LR4 and an X5. I'm not a huge Mercedes guy, and while I like the Cayenne it's a little small for my needs. Here are my thoughts on the aforementioned vehicles, any other insights from drivers, outsiders? LR4 Pros 3rd row seat is very roomy Great acceleration Real off-roading (I would go off road maybe once or twice a year, so it's more the idea) Smooth driving on the highway More unique, more prestige (I'm superficial)? Heated front windshield Subwoofer LR4 Cons Not nimble, especially on turns Touch screen is a disaster (slow, no scrolling through sat radio stations) Owned by an Indian company (strikes me as a bad thing), although still produced in the UK MPG (13-15) laughably bad Family car? X5 Pros Drives great in city, highway iDrive navigation is better than Land Rover German Sleeker look Probably less expensive (though optioned out could be equal) Better audio quality (I always get premium sound in vehicles) Good gas mileage (19-20 mpg, IIRC) X5 Cons Not going to be as good in bad weather, off road Everyone has one New model comes out soon (redesign) 3rd row seats less comfortable Any other comments? That may have been the most long-winded post of my SF career. Oh yes, I live on the East Coast of the US (outside Philadelphia), so we have some weather but nothing major.