Land Rover 2018 Reviews

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How Much Does the Land Rover Range Rover Cost?

The Land Rover Range Rover’s base price is a bit above $87,000, which is a lot of money even by luxury large SUV standards. Only a couple of class rivals have higher starting prices, while several have base prices in the $70,000s or lower.

In its higher trims, the Range Rover can get really expensive. Higher trims feature much stronger (and more expensive) engines, and they’re also available in a long-wheelbase model, which further ups the price. Put it all together, and you’re looking at a starting price north of $200,000 for the long-wheelbase version of the top trim, the SVAutobiography Dynamic.

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Land Rover Range Rover Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Land Rover Range Rover or Toyota Land Cruiser?
The Range Rover and the Toyota Land Cruiser are close in our class rankings. When you think of the Land Rover, you think of off-roading. However, the Land Cruiser has excellent off-road abilities as well. The Land Cruiser also has a perfect predicted reliability rating. By comparison, the Range Rover has a below-average rating. While the Toyota can’t keep up with the Range Rover’s engine options, the Land Cruiser’s lone power plant still has plenty of oomph. The Land Cruiser also has a higher max towing capacity. Still, the Range Rover delivers a smoother ride and better gas mileage.

On the inside, the Land Rover is the clear winner. It seats more people (eight versus the Land Rover’s five), but the Land Rover has a nicer and more comfortable interior. The Range Rover also has a more user-friendly infotainment system than the one in the Land Cruiser. In terms of cargo space, both SUVs are pretty even. Choosing between the two will come down to what you value the most. While the Land Rover is more refined and has better performance, the Land Cruiser costs less. For a more practical vehicle, go with the Land Cruiser. If you’re willing to spend extra, go for the Range Rover.

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Which Is Better: Land Rover Range Rover or Mercedes-Benz G-Class?

In its 4×4 trim, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class delivers tremendous off-road prowess, and it has a higher predicted reliability rating. On all other accounts, however, this luxury large SUV doesn’t really live up to the Range Rover. The Mercedes-Benz has a posh cabin, but the Land Rover offers better seating comfort and a tad more cargo space. Moreover, the Land Rover is easier to drive, has better handling, and gets superior fuel economy estimates. The Mercedes-Benz has an easier-to-use infotainment system, but the G-Class’ base price is significantly higher than the Range Rover’s, with the G-Class’ upper trims being even more costly. There really isn’t much of a reason to purchase the G-Class over the Range Rover.

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Range Rover Interior
How Many People Does the Range Rover Seat?
The Range Rover seats five people (four in some models), which is less than most other SUVs in the class. Both rows of seats have plenty of space and excellent comfort.

Range Rover and Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors. There’s plenty of room for most car seats to fit, but neither the lower anchors nor tether anchors are the easiest to connect to.

Range Rover Interior Quality

This Land Rover has a stunning cabin that looks great and is brimming with premium materials. Overall, this is one of the nicest interiors of any SUV.

Range Rover Cargo Space

The Range Rover has less cargo space than many competitors, but it still has a usable cargo area. You get more than 32 cubic feet of space with all seats in use – enough space for the family’s weekend vacation luggage or for the gear you need for a beach day. Fold the rear seats down, and you’ll have nearly 72 cubic feet of space (nearly 83 cubic feet in long-wheelbase models). That’s room for snowboards, bicycles, and other large outdoor gear.

Range Rover Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features in the Range Rover include a 10-inch touch screen, navigation, a 13-speaker Meridian sound system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a 29-speaker Meridian audio system.

You may not love the Range Rover’s touchscreen. It’s slow to respond to inputs sometimes and requires several steps to adjust settings. On the bright side, the dash is well-organized, making it easy to find the controls you need. The lack of advanced smartphone connectivity features, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, means some rivals have a leg up on the Range Rover. For more information, read What Is Apple CarPlay? and What Is Android Auto? Then, see the Best Cars With Apple CarPlay and Best Cars With Android Auto.

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Range Rover Performance

Range Rover Engine: No Shortage of Choices
There are nearly a half-dozen engine configurations to choose from with the Range Rover. They range from the 340-horsepower supercharged V6 base engine to the 557-horsepower supercharged V8 in the SVAutobiography Dynamic trim. There’s also a turbodiesel engine. With any engine, you’ll get plenty of power. The higher-horsepower engines also deliver strong acceleration.

Range Rover Gas Mileage: Better Than Many Rivals
Because it comes with a V6 instead of a V8, the Range Rover gets better fuel economy than many competitors. It earns 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with the base engine. Compared to V8-powered rivals like the Toyota Land Cruiser and Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the Range Rover will save you about $150 and $1,300 per year in fuel costs, respectively. The only reason it’s close between the Range Rover and the Land Cruiser is that the Range Rover requires premium gasoline (like most luxury vehicles), and the Toyota doesn’t. For even better fuel economy, the diesel engine is thriftier (22/28 mpg city/highway, to be exact).

Range Rover Ride and Handling: Both Good

The Range Rover is manoeuvrable for a large SUV, making it pretty easy to drive on most roads. It also delivers a supple ride, and its air suspension soaks up bumps in the road with ease.

Range Rover Off-Road Performance

The Range Rover has a bevvy of standard and available off-road-oriented features that help cement its standing as a stellar off-road vehicle. Regardless of what terrain you want to traverse, this SUV is up for the task.

Range Rover Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the Range Rover can tow up to 7,716 pounds.Read more about performance »

Range Rover Reliability

Is the Land Rover Range Rover Reliable?
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover earns a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

Land Rover Range Rover Warranty

The Land Rover Range Rover is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile warranty, which is a similar term to several class rivals.

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