Top-end SUVs might seem to be out of the picture for many drivers considering a change in 2020, but life is not always as it seems. Take the two German rivals, the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the BMW X5, both relative newcomers, and you see what’s on offer, especially if you are trading up from another SUV.

The new BMW X5 has powerful performance with new levels of safety specification. Entry prices start from €87,390 or £57,640 in N. Ireland.