I’ve contemplated upgrading to the D5 from the LR3, but it’s been a tough sell. Style wise, I’m a big fan of the squarish shape of the LR3. Had a D5 loaner and have to say I disagree on the visibility being better in the 5- it seems to be a bit less and somehow lower- I felt like I was in my wife’s xc60, but raised slightly. The tech was nice- and it was more stylish/posh interior, once again felt like the Volvo. It felt bigger but at the same time smaller, likely due to less headroom. The engine is smoother in the D5, slightly quieter, and incredibly more stable in turns, but the V8 “seems” more powerful, though at the same time the LR3 feels heavier. Didn’t really spend enough time with it to gauge the cargo space, other than noticing the height difference. I’m going to wait until the defender is released, 7-seater, to make the final decision.