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With a name almost as long as the space between its wheels, this SUV sets the standard of true off-road capability with copious luxury.

The Numbers

  • Engine: 5.0 liter supercharged V8
  • Power: 510 horsepower
  • Torque: 461 lb. foot
  • Maximum Speed: 140 mph
  • Acceleration (0 – 60 mph): 5.1 seconds
  • Fuel Economy: 13 mpg/19 mpg/15 mpg (City/Highway/Combined)
  • Maximum Towing Load: 7,716 lbs.
  • Curb Weight: 5,313
  • Off-Road Obstacle Clearance: 11.63 inches (adjustable)

Hits

  • Looks that are commanding and tell others on the road, “I'm in charge.” 
  • Extremely roomy and comfortable cabin accepts the tallest of passengers with ample leg and shoulder room due to the additional 7.3 inches of rear legroom over the standard wheelbase model. One of our 6-foot 4-inch reviewers stated, “This is the best back seat, ever!”
  • For well-funded younger families, LATCH system in outboard rear seats is easy to access and use. The standard power rear seats also make installation of child seats a snap.
  • Panoramic sunroof makes you feel like you could touch the sky.
  • Multiple setting interior lighting design (10 colors) comes standard.
  • Excellent 380-watt Meridian Audio sound system rivals professional audio soundstages.
  • Supercharged V8 boggles the mind since things this big usually can’t move this quickly.
  • QUIET cabin, especially at highway speeds
  • Ride-height adjustable suspension is sublime, you can't really feel bigger bumps.
  • Clamshell tailgate (automatic) punches up the cool factor and use for picnicking.
  • Automatic high beams and heated windshield work extremely well. 
  • Multiple cameras for off-roading and tight parking lots lower slowing-moving induced anxiety levels.
  • The benchmark for off-road luxury performance. 

Misses

  • Even though the suspension is adjustable and allows you to select your drive height dependent upon the terrain, the large SUV feels top-heavy at speed when navigating tight corners.
  • The Dynamic Mode option (available on the shorter Range Rover Sport model) would make this SUV feel more surefooted on the tarmac during spirited driving.
  • Dated infotainment system needs an update in both user interface and resolution. 

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Value Retention

In regards to value retention, three-year-old Range Rover models (2013 model year) have retained 68.8% of their original value. The Large Luxury SUV segment value retention score is 52.4%. Looking back one year, three-year-old 2012 model year Range Rover retention over the same period was 50.1%, a figure slightly lower than the 50.7% segment average.