2011 Land Rover Range Rover

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2011 Land Rover Range Rover Review

Luxury vehicle suitable for city, country, and adventure travel

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is a luxury SUV that offers both an opulent interior and excellent offroad capability. To prove that it does both of these disparate things well, it holds the 2011 Polk Automotive Loyalty Award in the Luxury SUV category.

The Range

Body style: SUV
Models: HSE, Supercharged
Engine: 5.0-liter V-8

What's New

The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover features improved ascent and descent control, an optional 19-speaker audio system, and optional reclining rear seats.

Exterior

Standard equipment on the HSE model includes 19-inch alloy wheels and 255/55R19 performance tires, a chrome grille, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, privacy glass, a rear defogger, an intermittent rear wiper, a power glass sunroof, remote power door locks, power heated mirrors with reverse tilt for curb view when the vehicle backs up, power windows, cruise control, engine immobilizer, fog lights, dusk-sensing xenon HID (High-Intensity Discharge) headlights with high-pressure headlight washers, stability control, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, a post-collision safety system, and tire pressure monitoring.

The Supercharged version includes all of the standard options in the base model and adds a locking rear differential, adaptive suspension damping, and Brembo brakes.

Interior

The interior features include speed-proportional power steering, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and cruise control functions, a manual flip-up liftgate window, a rear split liftgate door, cargo tie downs, mechanical center differential, descent control, electronic hi-lo gear selection, center locking differential, a brake hill holder, MacPherson strut front suspension, double wishbone rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, four-wheel ABS (Antilock Braking System), front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted curtain airbags, a remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, multi-level driver and passenger seats, a 12-way power driver seat with power lumbar support and height adjustment, a 10-way power passenger seat with power lumbar support, leather upholstery, a split-folding rear seatback, rear ventilation ducts with fan control, a front console with storage, a universal remote transmitter, 12-volt outlets throughout the interior, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, interior air filtration, three-zone climate control, leather and wood interior trim, a self-dimming rear-view mirror, memory settings for three drivers, a tachometer, a trip computer, external temperature display, and a Harman Kardon AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB/Satellite premium audio system with 14 speakers. A hard-drive-based display with voice activation and navigation/cell phone/Bluetooth capability is also available.

The Land Rover offers numerous interior, exterior, and convenience option packages to help you customize your vehicle to meet your needs. In addition, several stand-alone options include reclining rear seats, a rear DVD entertainment system, four-zone climate control, and different wood trims.

The Autobiography package adds blind spot monitoring, a 360-degree parking assist camera, a heated windshield, full leather interior, quad-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic headlights with high beam assist, reclining rear seats, and an upgraded audio system with 19 speakers.

Performance & Handling

As a prime example of a luxury SUV, the Land Rover combines the power and performance of its 5.0-liter, 375 hp V-8 engine and full-time four-wheel drive with a shiftable six-speed transmission. It comfortably seats up to five passengers in its spacious interior.

Safety

Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control provide security to the driver by helping to control rolling when on a steep grade. Its high ground clearance improves its offroad ability.

Vision Assist provides adaptive front lighting, blind spot monitoring, automatic high beams, and cameras to provide a 360-degree view of the vehicle. Emergency Braking Assist pre-charges the brakes to decrease stopping distance if the vehicle’s sensors detect that the Range Rover is too close to a vehicle in front of it.

EPA Fuel Economy

HSE: 13/18 mpg city/highway.
Supercharged: 12/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Seating for five people
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Ample standard features

You Won't Like

  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • Poor reputation for reliability

Sum Up

Luxury vehicle suitable for city, country, and adventure travel

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