1996 Land Rover Range Rover

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1996 Land Rover Range Rover Review

A legendary luxury off roader.

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The 1996 Land Rover Range Rover is essentially the quintessential luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) on the market. Backing up luxury with powerful off-road capabilities, it's designed to accommodate whatever drivers want to throw at it. It's an expensive option, but it offers more than almost any competitor provides.

The interior of the 1996 Range Rover is equipped similar to what many near-luxury sedans with only standard equipment. When combined with the huge, spacious interior, it's a very comfortable vehicle for the driver and passenger. The smooth ride further reinforces the feeling of comfort, luxury, and refinement. The performance is no less impressive than the luxury. The eight-cylinder engine gives it a huge 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 tackle most terrain with ease while ensuring to the occupant’s every comfort on the way there.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.0-liter eight-cylinder, 4.6-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Land Rover Range Rover 4.0 SE, Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE

What's New

The 1996 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE is a new model introduced this year.


The 1996 Land Rover Range Rover measures 185.6 inches long with a wheelbase of 108.1 inches. It's a four-door SUV with a rear access hatch for the cargo area. Standard equipment includes a roof rack, alloy wheels, trailer hitch, fog lights, and chrome bumpers. Special factory paint is available as an optional feature.


The 1996 Land Rover Range Rover has a large, spacious interior that is filled with many different accessories as standard equipment such as air conditioning, power moonroof, cruise control, power leather seats, auto-dim mirrors, power heated mirrors, power windows, power locks, an anti-theft system, AM/FM radio, and a cassette player. A CD player is available as an optional feature.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Land Rover Range Rover is one of the best performing off-road SUVs on the market in terms of off-road capabilities. It even outperforms otherwise impressive vehicles, like the Defender and Discovery. The powerful engine gives it good acceleration and helps pull it through difficult terrain. Four-wheel drive and traction control allow it to keep its grip in slippery conditions. Maneuverability is good but more impressive off road than on roadways.


The 1996 Land Rover Range Rover has dual-front airbags, traction control, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard 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: 11/16 mpg city/highway
Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE: 11/15 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Excellent off-road ability
  • Smooth off-road ride
  • Standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes

You Won't Like

  • Low gas mileage
  • High price tag

Sum Up

A legendary luxury off roader.

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