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2000 Land Rover Range Rover Review
Good enough for the Queen of England.
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The England-based Land Rover company has a long tradition of producing ultra-premium sport utility vehicles. It rolled out its first Range Rover in the United States back in 1987, giving consumers a vehicle that has a good balance of off-road performance and luxury.
Engines: 4.0-liter V-8 engine, 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Land Rover Range Rover County, Land Rover Range Rover SE, Land Rover Range Rover Vitesse, Land Rover Range Rover HSE
The 2000 Land Rover Range Rover, although still a gas guzzler, is now classified as a vehicle with low emissions. The car manufacturer upgraded the exterior and interior of the vehicle to give it a better feel and look. The line-up also offers the new models in the form of the Vitesse and the County.
The 2000 Land Rover Range Rover still sports its body-on-frame architecture that makes use of a sturdy steel frame and lightweight sheet metal made from rustproof aluminum. For this model year, the body hardware has been freshened. The bumpers, exterior mirrors, and front spoilers now follow the color of the body. The signal lights, in front and at the back, make use of smoke-gray lenses that give the ride a sportier feel. The Range Rover also has new fog lamps and headlamps similar to its slimmer Discovery Series II cousin. The SE models come with 16-inch alloy rims with lightning design. Land Rover also introduced new colors like the Kent Green and Alveston Red.
The 2000 Land Rover Range Rover has a very roomy interior that can comfortably accommodate five adults. It's packed with standard provisions. Aside from the leather and walnut trim, it also comes with automatic controls for the cabin climate, an air filter to make sure the air inside the cabin is clean, heated seats in front, and a sunroof. The stock entertainment system is by Alpine and it comes with a Radio Data System, CD changer, and a weather band. For the 2000 model, Range Rover gets some upgrades inside. This includes new graphics for the instrument panel, redesigned cup holders, and chrome trim. The 2000 Land Rover Range Rover has an air suspension system that automatically lowers the vehicle to allow easy exit and entry. It also adjusts the height of the ride depending on the driving conditions and speed of the vehicle.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Land Rover Range Rover is not a yuppie SUV. It lives up to the standards of having exceptional off-road capabilities without any compromise. The SE model has a four-liter, V-8 engine that can produce 188 horses. The HSE model has a 4.6-liter V-8 that can give out 222 horses. These models come with four-speed automatic gearbox. The four-wheel-drive system for these Range Rovers always is engaged to make sure that it provides the best traction possible. The four-wheel drive also makes engine power available while on the low rev range, which makes climbing down and crawling up the mountain a lot easier. The ride also is equipped with four-wheel traction control.
The 2000 Land Rover Range Rover is still a very smooth ride, even when you step on the gas pedal. The ride might feel a bit sluggish when you are on the Normal gear mode, so it’s better to keep it on the Sport setting. The tall suspension of the vehicle also makes it more prone to some body lean during turning. However, the vehicle’s stability and grip will make passengers feel very safe. The Range Rover has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to wind noise.
The 2000 Land Rover Range Rover has standard safety features, such as driver and front passenger airbags, three-point seatbelts, front and side impact beams, crumple zones in front, and knee bolsters for the front cabin occupants. The vehicle also can automatically stop the flow of fuel and turn on the headlamps during collisions.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Off-road excellence
- Premium image
- Solid design
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- Very high tag price
Good enough for the Queen of England.
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