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2007 Land Rover Range Rover

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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Review

Not cheap but comes in a package of style with a blend of on- and off-road capabilities.

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Overview

Among one of the best and first luxury SUVs to hit the market, the 2007 Land Rover Range Rover is still a defining vehicle in the segment. Over the years, it has been a status symbol for most folks and retained popularity solely on that fact, even though the actual product was average. Buyers wanted the prestige of owning one of these upper-end SUVs. With all of the redesigns seen over the years and especially the complete overhaul that the SUV received in 2003, it now offers quality, as well as a respectful reputation. There are two choices for Range Rover buyers: the Supercharged model and the HSE model. Many features are now standard, like full-power accessories, a power sunroof, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, and power front seats. Upping to the performance-oriented Supercharged model will add the powerful engine and bigger wheels. Overall, it has a wealth of amenities, along with a premium sport-utility capability from the gravel to the highway.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.2-liter V-8
Transmissions: six-speed automatic
Models: Land Rover Range Rover HSE, Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged

What's New

To enhance storage space and luxury, Land Rover revised the Range Rover’s cabin for the 2007 model year. Buyers will enjoy new cup holders, twin glove boxes, a revamped center console, and a dash organized with metal and wood trim. A knee airbag was added for the driver, and other airbags were relocated to improve performance. Climate control is now more quiet and capable. Ventilated seats have been included in front and heated seats are standard this year. Other updates include additional settings for the Terrain Response system and electronic parking brakes.

Exterior

Coming in two trim levels, the 2007 Land Rover Range Rover is a luxury SUV that has a distinctive exterior style. The base level HSE has a big listing of standard features such as xenon HID headlights, rear parking sensors, skid plates, a trailer hitch, cargo tie-downs, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Stepping up a notch to the Supercharged model not only features the bigger engine, it also adds the bigger, 20-inch wheels. This upper-level model also includes adaptive headlights, privacy glass, a rear defogger, and the same aforementioned features of the HSE models. All features of the supercharged model are also offered as options on the HSE.

Interior

The 2007 Land Rover Range Rover offers standard interior features that include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood trim, leather upholstery, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a front passenger’s seat with 10-way adjustability, parking sensors for back and front, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic tri-zone climate control, and a 710-watt, 14-speaker, Harmon Kardon premium sound system. As if these upgrades were not enough, Supercharged models add ventilated, 14-way power-adjustable front seats and a better grade of leather upholstery. These are optional on the HSE models, along with the entertainment rear-seat system and DVD six-disc changer. It has an interior with a unique personality that is full of luxury and upscale ambience with a bit of ruggedness to go with the off-road spirit. Many of the premium-grade materials set it above the rest, with the walnut or cherry wood accents placed throughout the cabin. Seating is roomy and supportive, and the back-seat passengers even have their own power-adjustable headrests and climate controls for extra comfort.

Performance & Handling

Even though some buyers purchase for bragging rights instead of off-roading aspects, the 2007 Land Rover Range Rover is built for durability and driving luxury. The HSE’s 4.4-liter V-8 is sufficient for some drivers with the ability to produce 305 horsepower (hp) with 325 lb-ft of torque, while more serious power comes with the supercharged model’s 4.2-liter that can get 400 hp with 420 lb-ft of torque. The low-range gearing, permanent four-wheel-drive system, and the height-adjustable suspension all come as standard equipment, as well as the ground clearance of eleven inches. For customizing the off-road experience, the suspension, electronic systems, and powertrain can be regulated with the built-in Terrain Response system.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2007 Land Rover Land Rover include side airbags, stability control, curtain airbags, knee airbag for the driver, rear and front parking sensors, and anti-lock brakes.

EPA Fuel Economy

Land Rover Range Rover: 12/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Supercharged model gives powerful performance
  • Comfortable ride
  • Handles well off and on pavement
  • Rugged yet classy interior
  • Roomy backseat

You Won't Like

  • Higher price
  • Less cargo space

Sum Up

Not cheap but comes in a package of style with a blend of on- and off-road capabilities.

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