I have read the same review too. Doesn't surprise me that it came out worst with off road capability as it uses a compromised part time Haldex system (4wd) compared to the Land Rover and Toyota Land Cruiser with full time AWD.
The article is generally badly written though. Look at the measurement page and the spec at the bottom states it is for an SE L TDI when in the bulk of the text it refers to the Edition.
You are quite correct. Very few so called 4WD vehicles have REAL 4WD. As you say Landy family, Landcruiser & Subaru together with Mitsubishi PHEV, have real 4WD.
Softroaders such as Honda CR-V, HR-V and all Skodas use the Haldex system which is fully automatic. If a front wheel slips by about 1/8th of a revolution the rear wheels will be brought into play. The driver has no choice. No Hi-Lo ratios. The Haldex system is not bad at getting you out of a wet, grassy field, but for serious mud plugging you need proper 4WD.