2010 Land Rover Range Rover

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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Review

A luxury tank second to none

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview
While the full title of the Land Rover Range Rover sounds like a tongue twister, the vehicle's exceptional quality is evidenced by the many professional athletes, celebrities, politicians, and Wall Street big wigs demand the Range Rover. The vehicle has impressive style, sophistication, and superior on the road handling.

From its impressive air suspension that couples a heavenly ride with off road functionality, to the vehicle's spectacular Terrain Response functions, the Range Rover is a nice change of pace for those seeking a reliable vehicle. The vehicle has a V-8 enging churning out 510 horsepower and it is a first class vehicle. The consumer wanting to express him or herself will find the Range Rover a high class, grade A option.

The Range Rover has a spectacular reputation and it can handle just about any kind of Terrain. Whether you want to ride through Los Angeles or the jungles of Africa, this ride is easy, smooth, and you will love the price too. This is a vehicle emblematic of the exceptional; a vehicle coveted by those with elite tastes.

The Range

Bodystyle: SUV
Engines: 5.0L V-8, 5.0L supercharged V-8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Models: HSE, HSE LUX, Supercharged, Autobiography

What's New

Like its only slightly less opulent LR4 sibling, the Range Rover benefits from new Jaguar-sourced power for 2010 -- including the LR4's 375-horse unit in the HSE and a 510-horse blown version in the Supercharged edition. Other updates include refinements to the suspension, a restyled interior, a new surround-view parking system, blind-spot monitoring, and more.

Exterior

You don't mess with a classic: minor freshening carries the Rover shape onward. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard on the HSE, while the Supercharged wears standard 20s. Regal bearing included, no charge.

Interior

They don't get any nicer than this. Or more loaded. Standard equipment includes voice-activated nav, Bluetooth, surround-sound audio, and tri-zone climate control. Options include ventilated front seats and a heated wood and leather steering wheel.

Performance & Handling

With its boosted engine, the Supercharged is a real road rocket. And the hardware upgrades don't stop under the hood. Other S/C features include Brembo brakes, an electronically locking rear diff, adaptive suspension damping, and blind-spot detection. Even in "base" HSE trim, though, the Range Rover has all the competence of a military machine. But would you dare risk a scratch?

Safety

In addition to a full suite of airbags (including one for the driver's knee), the Rover boasts standard front and rear parking sensors and a parking camera whose display reveals a 360-degree "overhead" view.

EPA Fuel Economy

HSE: 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway
Supercharged: 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway

You'll Like

  • Extravagant luxury
  • Peerless competence
  • Sublime ride
  • Eating crumpets in the Amazon

You Won't Like

  • Making the monthly payments
  • Making friends at the gas station
  • Howler monkeys scratching your paint

Sum Up

A luxury tank second to none

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