Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover is a long running luxury vehicle for the Land Rover company. The first Range Rover prototype was built in 1967 with a finalized design in 1969. The Range Rover was introduced to the public in 1970. When it was introduced, the Louvre, a famous museum in Paris, exhibited it as ""an exemplary work of industrial design"".

The first generation is still considered a classic of SUV design. The popularity of the Range Rover has continued; the vehicle is still produced today.

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About the Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover is known for its long history of innovation and exemplary design from the first generation to the current one. No single SUV was more influential in the luxury market for so long.

The Range Rover is not without its critics. Poor CO2 emissions and high fuel consumption makes the Ranger Rover one of the worst vehicles to drive if you’re at all concerned for the environment.

Land Rover Range Rover Features

The 2012 Range Rover is available in three models: the HSE, the HSE LUX, and the Supercharged.

The HSE model is the base, starting at $80,275. Underneath the hood is a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that puts out 375 horsepower with a 375 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed transmission using the CommandShift system controls the engine. A Hill Descent Control is also standard. All of the vehicles share driver and passenger airbags as well as curtain and thorax airbags.

The HSE LUX, starting at $84,645 has better trim than the HSE model. Oxford leather is used for the seats, new colored door handles, Range Rover branded wheel caps, and body-colored side grills make this model all flash. The 19-inch seven-spoke alloy rims are increased to 20-inch ""style 8"" rims.

The Supercharged Range Rover starts at $95,670. Those wheels are upgraded again, this time to 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels called the ""Style 11"". Twenty-inch diamond turned style 14 and style 19 are available as option. The engine on the Supercharged is upgraded as well, hence the name. A 5.0 supercharged V-8 engine produces 510 British horsepower. The engine can get even the heavy body of the Range Rover moving at 140 miles per hour tops, with a 0 to 60 of 5.9 seconds. Command Shift gives you better gear response.

The Autobiography is a limited edition version of the Supercharged. Inside is the same engine but the trim features on the interior are greatly refined. Semi-aniline leather seats, full leather facings on the door panels, and a veneer trim consisting of 14 wooden pieces make a luxurious interior.

Land Rover Range Rover Evolution

The first generation Range Rover wasn’t sold in the United States until 1987. The car went through many changes since.

The first generation model was introduced in 1970 in Britain. It was seized upon by wealthy denizens of the island leading to the Range Rover’s introduction in the U.S. The first Range Rover was a body-on-frame design. It used coil springs, four-wheel drive, and four disc brakes. Inside, the first Range Rovers had vinyl seats and plastic dashboards, bucking the idea that luxury meant leather.

Under the hood, the first models had a 3.5-liter V-8 that originally produced 135 hp. In 1984, Lucas fuel injection improved performance to 155 horsepower. In 1990, the 3.5 liter was increased to a 3.9-liter, and a 4.2 was introduced in 1993. Turbodiesel engines ranging from 2.4 to 2.5 liters were also made available starting in 1988.

The first generation was also used as service vehicles in airfields, including the Carmichaels International six-wheel Fire Tender. These models had a water pump attached to the front of the vehicle to put out airport fires.

The second generation was introduced in 1994. These vehicles had an updated Rover V-8 engine in 4.0 and 4.6-liter variations. The second generation ran between 1994 and 2001.

The third and current generation was introduced in 2002 and is still made today. Range Rover Sport and Evoque models were introduced during this generation as well. The Sport has increased engine output.

The Range Rover is one of those luxury status symbols the public hates to love. It’s hard to argue that the Range Rover is a fine vehicle. The engine combined with the mechanics makes the Range Rover suitable for both on and off-road driving. The plush interior screams class and luxury. If you are in the market for a superior SUV and aren't concerned with the environmental impact, go for a Range Rover.

Select a Land Rover Range Rover Year

2013 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


A luxury vehicle that delivers on every level, the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport features a host of great interior and exterior features, extensive options, solid safety equipment, and quality performance.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $78,123

MPG
12-20
Seats
5

2012 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


You don't mess with a classic: The Range Rover gets minor tweaks for the 2012 model year. The latest model year marks the third consecutive Range Rover to use the same 5.0-liter V-8 seen in sibling Jaguar's lineup.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $56,305

MPG
12-18
Seats
5

2011 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is a luxury SUV that offers both an opulent interior and excellent offroad capability.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $45,134

MPG
12-18
Seats
5

2010 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


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.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $40,310

MPG
12-18
Seats
5

2009 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover is the top-end model offered by Land Rover.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $27,022

MPG
12-18
Seats
5

2008 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover has many great qualities.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $23,569

MPG
12-18
Seats
5

2007 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


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.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $20,451

MPG
N/A
Seats
5

2006 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 2006 Land Rover Range Rover offers pure luxury.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $16,041

MPG
13-18
Seats
5

2005 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The Land Rover Range Rover is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) designed by BMW.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $12,650

MPG
12-16
Seats
5

2004 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 2004 Land Rover Range Rover serves as a full-size SUV built by the English automaker Land Rover.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $10,798

MPG
12-16
Seats
5

2003 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 2003 Land Rover Range Rover continues a legacy.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $8,870

MPG
12-17
Seats
5

2002 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 2002 Land Rover Range Rover is the premiere European made rough house off-road sport utility vehicle for the jet set.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $4,631

MPG
12-15
Seats
5

2001 Land Rover Range Rover
ESTIMATED RESALE: $4,279

MPG
12-15
Seats
5

2000 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The England-based Land Rover company has a long tradition of producing ultra-premium sport utility vehicles.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $4,090

MPG
12-17
Seats
5

1999 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The Land Rover Range Rover has a history of luxury, and the redesign in 1999 brings this even further.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $3,540

MPG
13-16
Seats
5

1998 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


Dating back to 1948, when it began as a basic four-wheel-drive vehicle, the Range Rover marks a tradition in .

ESTIMATED RESALE: $3,290

MPG
12-17
Seats
5

1997 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 1997 Land Rover Range Rover provides a luxury, four-wheel-drive SUV manufactured by Land Rover.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $3,090

MPG
12-17
Seats
5

1996 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The 1996 Land Rover Range Rover is essentially the quintessential luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) on the market.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $2,806

MPG
12-17
Seats
5

1995 Land Rover Range Rover

SUV, Utility/Offroad


The Land Rover Range Rover is a top-of-the-line, luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) that backs up its opulent interior with high-level off-road performance.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $2,681

MPG
12-16
Seats
5

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