The Land Rover Range Rover is a top-of-the-line, luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) that backs up its opulent interior with high-level off-road performance. Not surprisingly, the Range Rover is an expensive option, but it does have a good return on the investment.
When combined with the huge interior, the Range Rover is a very comfortable vehicle to drive or ride in. The generally smooth ride further reinforces the feeling of comfort and refinement. Despite the emphasis on luxury, the Land Rover Range Rover is still a high-performance vehicle. The eight-cylinder engine gives the Range Rover a large amount of power, even outdoing the already-impressive engines found in the Land Rover Defender and Discovery. The Range Rover lives up to its name, with very capable off-road performance that lets it range out over just about any terrain.
Body Styles: sport utility vehicle (SUV)
Engines: 3.9-liter eight-cylinder, 4.0-liter eight-cylinder, 4.2-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Land Rover Range Rover 4.0 SE, Land Rover Range Rover Country Classic, Land Rover Range Rover Country LWB
The Land Rover Range Rover 4.0 SE is a new model introduced in 1995.
The Land Rover Range Rover measures 183.0 inches long, with a wheelbase of 108.0 inches. The Range Rover has a four-door body with a hatch to access the rear cargo area. A roof rack, alloy wheels, trailer hitch, fog lights, and chrome bumpers are standard equipment on the Range Rover. Special factory paint is available as an optional feature.
The Land Rover Range Rover has a large, spacious interior that is filled with many different accessories as standard equipment. Air-conditioning, a power moon roof, cruise control, power leather seats, auto-dim mirrors, power heated mirrors, power windows, power locks, an anti-theft system, an AM/FM radio, and a cassette player are all standard features in the Land Rover Range Rover.
Performance & Handling
The Land Rover Range Rover is one of the best-performing off-road SUVs on the market. While the Land Rover Discovery and Defender are quite close, the Range Rover still manages to outdo them. The powerful engine in the Range Rover gives it good acceleration and helps pull it through difficult terrain. Four-wheel drive and traction control allow the Range Rover to keep its grip in slippery conditions. Maneuverability is good, but is far more impressive off-road than on paved streets.
The Land Rover Range Rover has dual-front airbags, traction control, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard safety equipment. The addition of traction control puts the Range Rover ahead of the Discover and Defender in terms of safety features.
EPA Fuel Economy
Land Rover Range Rover 4.0 SE: 11/15 mpg city/highway
Land Rover Range Rover Country Classic: 11/17 mpg city/highway
Land Rover Range Rover Country LWB: 11/15 mpg city/highway
- Excellent off-road ability
- Smooth off-road ride
- Standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes
You Won't Like
- Poor fuel economy
- High price tag
Perhaps the quintessential off-road vehicle.
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