Which 4×4 is on your Christmast wish list?

With Christmas approaching Car leasing is proving very popular right now as everyone looks to manage their budget and cost out their finances far in advance.

In homage to the current popularity of vehicle leasing and also the fast growing popularity of 4x4s, we’re taking a look at some of the best leasing deals we can find in the vehicles where practicality and style are combined in perfect harmony.

The high-end 4×4 market has suddenly hotted up, and there’s really no surprise why.

They look better than 4×4’s ever have before,  they perform well on the road and can be transformed from stylish business vehicle to family car in just a few short seconds. On the list we’ve got the Mercedes GLE and the Audi Q7, and we’ll be comparing them both to the long anticipated addition to the market, the Jaguar F-Pace. Take a look…

Mercedes GLE

The GLE 250d 4MATIC Sport 5dr 9G-Tronic is muscular, dominating and really boisterous on the road – just what you’d expect from a Mercedes SUV. Its striking design, sophisticated style and substantial equipment list mean it’s one of the most sought-after high-end SUVs of the moment, here’s why.

Performance

0-62mph  –  8.6 seconds

Top speed   –  132mph

Engine power  –  204bhp

Equipment

Driver aids Speedtronic cruise control
  Collision prevention assist
  Rear view camera
  Active park assist
Communication Bluetooth with hands-free connectivity
Driver Information 8” colour display screen
  COMMAND online HDD Nav with media interface
 
Entertainment DAB radio
  USB/SD card/ aux input
 
Body glass Privacy glass
  Electric one-touch front & rear windows
 
Heating/cooling/ventilation Thermotronic automatic climate control
 
Brakes Hill start assist
  Electronic four-wheel traction control

 

Audi Q7

It’s not all that long ago that the Q7, the luxury Audi SUV, had a complete overhaul to make it lighter, more efficient and better equipped.

This make-over has meant that the Q7 is once again made its way back into the league of luxury, sophistication and class. We’ve particularly taken a shine to the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 218 Quattro SE 5dr Tip Auto – because the deals everywhere seem to be pretty immense – so here’s what you can expect.

Performance

0-62mph  –  7.3 seconds

Top speed –  134mph

Engine power – 218bhp

Equipment

Driver aids Speedtronic cruise control
  Collision prevention assist
  Rear view camera
  Active park assist
 
Communication Bluetooth with hands-free connectivity
 
Driver Information 8” colour display screen
  COMMAND online HDD Nav with media interface
 
Entertainment DAB radio
  USB/SD card/ aux input
 
Body glass Privacy glass
  Electric one-touch front & rear windows
 
Heating/cooling/ventilation Thermotronic automatic climate control
 
Brakes Hill start assist
  Electronic four-wheel traction control

 

Jaguar F-Pace

Finally, it’s the new kid on the block, the one everyone’s been waiting for, but is it really going to out-do the likes of the Audi and Mercedes? How about the Volvo XC90 and the BMW X5, can it really go straight to the top of the food chain? Why yes it can – check out the credentials.

With a starting price of £34,170 it’s already got one thing under its belt and that’s price, with the base model coming in at far cheaper than the GLE and Q7.

With the GLE mentioned having an on-the-road of just over £49,000 and the Q7 sitting pretty at almost £48,000, it makes sense to evaluate The F-Pace S 3.0 TDV6 300PS AWD Diesel Auto with an estimated OTR of £51,000. So, what do you get?

Performance

0-62mpg  –  5.8 seconds

Top speed  –  150mpg

Engine power  –  300bhp

Equipment

As you can see from the above, for such a big car, it’s a real swooner on the road but that’s not all the F-Pace has to offer. Check out this extensive equipment list (this isn’t even all of it):

  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Hill launch assist
  • JaguarDrive Control
  • Interior mood lighting
  • JaguarSense
  • Heated front seats
  • DAB radio
  • InControl touch SD navigation
  • InControl WiFi
  • InControl apps
  • InControl Protect
  • Eco Mode
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • 5” full colour TFT display
  • Meridian digital sound system
  • Front & rear parking aid
  • Rear view camera
  • Lane departure warning
  • Traffic sign recognition an adaptive speed limiter
  • Valet mode

All three of the cars we’ve looked at here are great rivals and to be honest, there’s really not that much between them. They’ve all been amazingly adapted to fit the luxury 4×4 scene, they’re vehicles you can use to transport your family while at the same time, you wouldn’t be embarrassed to turn up to a fancy dinner in either.

On this one, we think the Jaguar just has the edge. It’s the newest model and therefore full of the latest gadgets and gismos. The engines have been perfectly tuned and the vehicle itself, well it just looks magnificent. To be honest though, we’d definitely give all three a good test drive!

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