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Range Rover SUVs aren’t exactly known for their reliability. That still doesn’t change the fact that they’re undeniably cool. Even older Range Rovers still look and sound great when they drive by. While the owner of that used SUV may be only moments away from Range Rover-induced financial ruin, people who buy them new probably don’t have as much to worry about immediate reliability issues. To afford a new Range Rover, you have to be prepared to spend big bucks. Luckily, there are plenty of great more affordable alternatives on the market.

The Range Rover Sport is a great Range Rover alternative

If you love the look of the Range Rover but don’t necessarily need the size, take a look at its baby brother, the Range Rover Sport. You can option one well past $100,000, but the Sport starts just under $70,000. Furthermore, it doesn’t skimp on luxury, either, offering high-quality materials, a plush ride, and styling that borrows heavily from the bigger Range Rover. The Land Rover Discovery is even less expensive, starting at $52,000, but the Range Rover Sport has more appeal.

Kia’s midsize SUV is a snazzy family SUV

A green 2020 Kia Telluride midsize SUV is parked.
The 2020 Kia Telluride | Kia

Compared to some of the other SUVs on this list, the Kia Telluride isn’t nearly as capable of an off-roader. We’re sure it can handle some off-roading, but that’s not really what you buy a Telluride for. You buy it because it looks cool while offering the kind of everyday practicality normally reserved for minivans.

While Kia isn’t a luxury brand, many consumers are surprised at just how nice the Telluride’s interior is. Additionally, with a base price of just under $32,000, it’s much easier on the wallet than a true luxury SUV would be.

The Nissan Armada provides great value for the money

Nissan isn’t giving the Armada a lot of the cool off-roading features it includes on the international version called the Patrol. Even without those features, the Armada still has some serious road presence.

If you live in an area where it feels like Range Rovers are a dime a dozen, the Armada will stand out even more for less than $50,000. Or, if you want something more luxurious, the QX80 (Infiniti’s version of the Armada) starts at just under $70,000.

Lexus’ luxury SUV is a real competitor

In an ideal world, Toyota Land Cruisers would be much more attainable. Toyota also sells a less expensive off-road SUV called the Land Cruiser Prado in international markets. We don’t get the Prado here in the U.S., but we do get the Lexus GX, which is more luxurious and has different styling. With a base price of just over $53,000, the Lexus GX can handle some pretty extreme off-roading while still being a comfortable, nicely appointed daily driver.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a winner in its segment

A white Jeep Grand Cherokee midsize SUV is parked.
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee | Jeep

Since it’s not a true luxury SUV, even a loaded Jeep Grand Cherokee can’t rival the luxury of a Range Rover. But with a starting price of just over $34,000, it’s also much less expensive.

Play fast and loose with the options, and you can quickly double the MSRP, but you’ll still be well below the price of a base Range Rover. You’ll also have a comfortable off-roader that still looks cool even though the Grand Cherokee hasn’t been redesigned in a decade. There are plenty of decent Land Rover Ranger Rover alternatives on the market if you know where to look.


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