Land Rover Range Rover Review

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4.0 rating

If you’re looking for a statement SUV, the Land Rover Range Rover should be at top of your wish list. With over 50 years of heritage, it’s been refined over the decades to provide an agile performance across all terrains and a luxury finish for supreme ride and style. The Range Rover has six engine sizes in diesel, petrol and hybrid, and there are nine different trims available, including the Vogue and Autobiography. Premium quality features can be found inside and out, so if you’re after a serious off-roader with that executive feel, you can’t go wrong with a Range Rover.

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What we think about the Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover offers a combination of off-road ability and luxury that few can rival, but its high maintenance costs and low fuel efficiency in the petrol options can be a turn-off.



Luxurious and comfortable


Agile off-road capabilities


Great engine choices


High cost of ownership

Inefficient petrol engines

Other similarly classed vehicles have more room in the back

Launched in 1970, the Range Rover was one of the first luxury SUVs to hit the UK market and has continued to be a popular choice. The 2020 trim choices include the higher-spec HSE and the popular Vogue and Vogue SE. There have also been spec’d-up special editions including the Westminster and the Fifty, launched to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary. The top-of-the-line trim is the Autobiography, with a plush interior and sliding panoramic roof.

Driving performance of the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Driving Rating9 / 10

No matter which engine you opt for, the Range Rover offers excellent performance, especially on longer trips. It has an adaptive air suspension, which can be adjusted through the central console, and offers a softer, more comfortable ride (especially on the 20-inch wheel set-up). The steering is intuitive and well-weighted, but you may find it leans a little at a higher speed in corners, which takes getting used to. You’ll find it a refined yet fun ride that’s incredibly stable both off-road and driving into town – it’s much more comfortable doing the latter than some similarly sized rivals. The eight-speed automatic gears move seamlessly as you accelerate, building up to motorway speeds without much fuss. Again, that’s a welcome find on a big off-road beast like this.

Safety and reliability of the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Safety Rating8 / 10

The Range Rover has a Euro NCAP five-star rating and uses its electronic aids to help prevent accidents. Handily, automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and lane departure warning are offered as standard, and with the Vogue SE trim and above you’ll also get blind spot assist. There are thoughtful features throughout, including Isofix child seat points in the rear and a comprehensive driver and passenger airbag system. We’d recommend regular servicing to keep maintenance and performance in tip-top shape – especially for older models. All new vehicles come with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Under the bonnet of the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Engine Rating9 / 10

With six engine choices available, there are a lot of options to suit your needs and lifestyle. If you’re after ultra-quick performance, the petrol-powered 5.0-litre supercharged V8 in the P565 really delivers a satisfying grunt and 0-60 acceleration of just over five seconds. Most will opt for one of the diesels or hybrids as they offer great acceleration and improved efficiency. That improved efficiency doesn’t mean sacrificing the top-notch performance – the 3.0-litre mild hybrid D350 can reach sixty in just over seven seconds. if you want to take those green credentials a step further, there’s also a plug-in hybrid: the P400e. The performance is still fantastic, achieving 0-60 in 6.5 seconds. It’s also got the added advantage of being able to run on electric power alone for short distances – ideal for fuel economy on high-traffic routes.

What you'll find in the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Design Rating9 / 10

With a prestigious history as one of the forefathers of the luxury SUV, the Range Rover has elite appeal. It’s instantly recognisable, with its beefy front grille and floaty roofline. Additions like the panoramic sunroof in the premium trim have been designed to enhance this luxurious experience even further. Road noise is almost eliminated thanks to its innovative, acoustically laminated windscreen. There’s also the option for a long-wheelbase Range Rover – the perfect choice for those needing a little extra room.

Comfort and interiors in the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Comfort Rating7 / 10

The inside of the Range Rover steals the show. You’ll get tech like three-zone climate control, 20-way heated front seats with memory function and a heated leather steering wheel as part of the entry-level Vogue package. Luxury features such as heated electronic reclining rear seats will keep your passengers happy, too. Two 10-inch touch screen displays provide satellite navigation and infotainment options, as well as the air conditioning controls and off-road options. The dashboard trim oozes quality, and even leather seats are offered as standard. Your high driving position gives you a perfect view of the road ahead, and the Range Rover is perfectly suited for long, comfortable journeys. As you’d hope, there’s good room in the back and boot, though others in the class are larger. You’ll also lose a bit of boot space with hybrids as batteries are stored there, so do keep that in mind.

Land Rover Range Rover interior front

What features you'll find in the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Features Rating7 / 10

As a luxury SUV, the Range Rover is packed with handy features. You’ll find Matrix LED headlights on the Vogue and Vogue SE for great visibility at night, while the Autobiography has Pixel LED headlights, offering automatic adaptive control to the conditions on the road to reduce glare to other drivers. You’ll find 20-inch wheels featured on the Vogue with the Vogue SE, and 21-inch rims on the Autobiography. A rear camera and parking sensors are offered as standard, along with cruise control. Choose the Vogue SE to add tech such as blind-spot monitor and traffic sign recognition. Whatever trim you go for, expect a bevy of excellent tech.

What fuel efficiency to expect from the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Fuel Consumption Rating6 / 10

The Range Rover is not known for its fuel economy, but choosing a plug-in hybrid model will let you achieve up to 85 mpg, making it the most efficient in the range. Diesel engines range between 28-30 mpg and the high-performance P565 model will struggle to reach 20 mpg. On all variants, you’ll find stop-start technology for automatic engine cut-off when stationary in traffic.

Running costs of the Land Rover Range Rover

Our Cost Rating7 / 10

As you’d expect, the Range Rover is a very pricey car, and you can make it much more expensive if you go for one of the premium trims. Sitting at the very top of insurance groupings, the it will have higher-than-average premium costs, and the annual road tax is also at the upper end of the fee structure. Fuel economy is considerably improved with the plug-in hybrid models and you’re also able to run electric-only modes, which can really help efficiency when stuck in slow-moving traffic.

Our verdict of the Land Rover Range Rover

4.0 rating

4 / 5 Gumtree rating

Effortlessly luxurious, stylish and comfortable, the Land Rover Range Rover is an iconic leader in the luxury SUV market. It's a premium ride with bags of features and offers great performance.