The Land Rover Range Rover has cemented its place as one of the best luxury SUV vehicles. Although it started as an off-roader, the Range Rover has prospered over the years and transformed into a status symbol. While the model faces stiffer completion in the US, still more than 94,000 were sold in 2019. If you are considering owning a Range Rover, then you are in the right place. Read on to find out everything from pricing to safety ratings.
Price and Value
Modern Land Rover Range Rover models combine the off-road capability of the original Land Rover and a luxury vehicle’s comfort. The brand has kept up with technology over the years. Notable upgrades include the aluminum unibody, air suspensions, traction control, and terrain response system. Whatever the model, Range Rovers are just as comfortable off-road as it is on the city streets.
The Range Rover is no longer the priciest brand in the super-SUV stable. So, it may be more affordable compared to the competition. The exact cost depends on the year, model, and trim you choose. While the latest models start at around $80,000, you can still buy a used one that fits your budget.
Size and Seating Capacity
The size and the seating capacity might help you decide which Range Rover to buy. There are many different models, and most of the trims come with power-adjustable front seats. The flagship Range Rover has a seating capacity of five. You also get a maximum cargo capacity of 68.6 cubic feet.
The Sport model is by far the most spacious model with a third row of seats. There is more legroom in the front for the driver and the passenger. However, the maximum cargo capacity is slightly reduced. The standard cargo capacity is 27.5 square feet, which doubles when you fold the rear seats. Both the Range Rover Velar and the Range Rover Evoque have a seating capacity of five.
Battery, Range, and Engine Specs
There is no shortage of choices when it comes to engine options. Your choices include a supercharged 3L V6, which is capable of producing 340 horsepower. Another option is the 5L V8 with 518 horsepower. The top of the line LR-V8 has an output of 557 horsepower. All the engine options have an 8-speed automatic transmission.
There is also a 2L plug-in hybrid available that delivers 398 horsepower. It is an excellent option if you are looking for a more environmentally friendly vehicle. The P400e has a powerful motor, and according to Land Rover, you cover 19 miles on battery power alone.
Range Rovers can get 22mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway, but this does depend on the model. Almost all trims have an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 8 seconds or less. The maximum speed is around 130 miles per hour. You can switch to a petrol engine to save on fuel, but still expect to spend more at the pump.
Trims and Features
There are a few different Land Rover Range Rover trims. These include the Range Rover, Range Rover HSE, Range Rover Supercharged, Autobiography, and SVAutobiography Dynamic. Here is a breakdown of the features of each trim.
Base Trim – This base model comes with a standard powerful engine and a diesel option. The notable features include a 3L V6 engine with an output of 340 horsepower. The interior has grained leather, three-zone climate control, a 380-watt Meridian sound system, an interactive display system, and a sliding panoramic sunroof. Prices start from $50,000, depending on mileage.
HSE – In addition to the base trim features, this trim comes with a lot of features including driver-assistance capabilities, extra comfort, and dark exterior accents. The most notable addition is the 360-degree parking assistance, heated seats, and heated steering wheel. Prices for used vehicles start from $80,000.
Supercharged – This trim is for a buyer looking for something with a bit more roar and better handling. The first noticeable difference with the base models is the 5L, supercharged V8 engine. The powerful engine produces 518 horsepower and can move from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds. While brand new models cost more than $100,000, you get a used one for around $96,000.
Autobiography – The Autobiography shares many features with the Supercharged except for additional comfort and pampering. In addition to mood lighting, there is cruise control for maximum driving comfort. Other features include four-zone climate control and heated/cooled massage front seats. The price range is between $100,000 to $124,000 depending on the year.
SVAutobiography Dynamic – This is the highest trim of the Range Rover models, unrivaled both in comfort and performance. The LR supercharged engine has an output of 557 horsepower. The quilted semi-aniline seats ensure a cushioned ride. Prices for this trim range from $140,000 to $170,000.
All Range Rover models have safety features to help drivers drive and park safely. The standard features are emergency braking systems, anti-lock brakes (ABS), lane departure warning, cruise control, and airbags. Advanced features in the top of the line trims include blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree parking aid, and intelligent emergency braking.
All these safety features combine to make Land Rover Range Rovers one of the safest SUVs. Neither the National Highway Transport and Safety Authority (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested recent Range Rover models. However, the internationally recognized European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) gave the Range Rover a full five-star rating.
The reliability of the Land Rover brand may have taken a hit in the earlier models, but that is quickly changing. Recent reliability scores are all green, which suggests that there have been improvements. According to the J.D Power Reliability test, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover received an overall score of 76 out of a possible 100. Under quality and reliability, the Land Rover Range Rover managed 80 out of 100.
Previous complaints were mainly about the slow onboard electronics and the drive train. The latest models have excellent transmission and very responsive touchscreen controls. In fairness to the Range Rover, many of the problems were notified once the vehicle hit the 40,000-mile mark. It is possible to get better out of the SUVs with regular servicing.
Hopefully, this guide provides you will all the information you need about the Land Rover Range Rover. Despite the minor issues and complaints, nobody can dispute that everything about the Land Rover Range Rover exudes class and status. It is the reason many people continue to buy this iconic vehicle. The latest model features even more sophisticated technology and provides more comfort.
While a hefty price tag may dissuade many admirers of the brand, you can own one at a fraction of the price by buying a used Land Rover Range Rover. Feel free to browse our extensive inventory for the model and trim of your choice.