Lamborghini Urus Review & Prices
The Lamborghini Urus one of the fastest SUVs on sale and has a fantastic V8 engine, but it’s incredibly expensive and is not made to go far off-road
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A Lamborghini SUV? Really? Well, yes, and actually, the Lamborghini Urus isn’t the Italian firm’s first, either. That was the LM002 launched back in the mid-Eighties, which had the power, but not the handling to go with it, preferring to be off-road instead.
The Lamborghini Urus, on the other hand, is very much a road machine. The LM002, then, is a bit like rugged, outdoor-friendly Columbia clothing, where the Urus is more like Adidas’s Y-3 brand, which puts equal emphasis on style and performance.
In standard form the Urus is one of the fastest SUVs out there, going from 0-62mph in about 3.6 seconds – but you can only find them on the used market now. The S has replaced this for new buyers and it is a bit quicker, but if you really want to go toe-to-toe with the Ferrari Purosangue, you’ll need the ultimate, track-focused Urus Performante.
Watch: Lamborghini Urus v Urus Performante
To make the most of all this performance, you get adjustable air suspension as standard, allowing you to raise and lower the Urus as well as stiffen the suspension for better cornering.
However, if you’re looking for a performance SUV that’ll handle life away from the Tarmac with ease, you’re better off looking at a Range Rover Sport SVR, which has higher ground clearance and far more advanced off-road gadgetry.
Still, the Lamborghini Urus will go further than most people need off-road: the majority of these performance SUVs will do no more than scale the kerb outside The Dorchester hotel or cross the training ground car park.
No, on road is where it matters, and the combination of spongy air suspension and a slick eight-speed automatic gearbox help make it comfortable to drive around town, while six different driving modes, active anti-roll bars and four-wheel steering are responsible for making the Lamborghini Urus feel more nimble than its near-2.2 tonne kerbweight suggests.
The Urus takes all the theatre and performance you love about Lamborghini and wraps it up in a practical SUV
Inside the Urus very much benefits from Lamborghini’s association with the Volkswagen Group. There’s a suitably lavish interior and a triple-screen infotainment system a bit like the one you’ll find in an Audi Q8, including a set of digital instruments for the driver. Leather sports seats and a leather sports steering wheel are, naturally, included too.
The Urus comes with four or five seats depending on your preference, and its rear seats fold flat, making it the most practical Lamborghini ever made. That said, if practicality is paramount, there are better large SUVs, with its sloping roofline not lending itself to outright space – the Bentley Bentayga is more spacious, for example.
Still, if you’re prepared to stump up the six figures you’ll need to buy one – and don’t mind watching the price roll further on after a wander through the options list – then it’ll be the Lamborghini Urus’s badge and performance that are most important. As such, there are few SUVs that are as in your face, or as quick.
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The Lamborghini Urus has a RRP range of £185,512 to £213,744. The price of a used Lamborghini Urus on carwow starts at £199,258.
Whichever version of the Lamborghini Urus you go for, you’ll be lucky to get change from £200,000 once you’ve ticked a few option boxes. You can choose from winter, all-season or more performance-focused, summer friendly tyres, a shoutier Akrapovic exhaust system, carbon-fibre for the engine bay, and a heated, heat-resistant windscreen to name just a few of the upgrades available.
Dare we say that almost sounds like a bargain when you consider the Ferrari Purosangue starts north of £300,000. That said, the Ferrari doesn’t share parts with more budget-friendly models, making it a much more exclusive option.
The Urus handles more like a supercar than an SUV, but you really feel how wide it is when driving down a narrow country road
The Urus is by far the easiest and most comfortable Lamborghini to drive around town. When you’re pootling along at low speeds you can put it in its comfort mode and it’s just about as relaxing to drive as the Audi SUV it’s closely related to.
Much like that car, it has light steering and irons out bumps in the road, so you can forget you’re in something so fast it would leave exotic supercars red-faced away from the lights. You also have good visibility looking forward, but the view out the back is poor because of the narrow rear window.
On the motorway
Out on the open road, the Urus is just as at home. With its big alloy wheels there’s a bit more road noise than you might expect in a regular Audi Q8, but again, the Urus is really comfortable. Not long ago the idea of enjoying a cross continental road trip in a Lamborghini would require commitment and compromise, but not anymore.
Keep the car in comfort mode and it’s only larger road imperfections that bother the cabin. The standard exhaust is fairly reserved in everyday driving too, so you’re not constantly accompanied by a drone as you might be in other performance cars.
On a twisty road
While the Urus feels a bit like an expensive Audi in normal driving, it feels like a proper Lamborghini when you find yourself on a winding road. It’s incredibly impressive how little the car leans in corners, so you almost forget you’re in a big SUV.
This gives you confidence to make the most of the Urus’s abilities, as does the steering, which is fairly light but so precise and quick that it makes this big SUV feel more like an agile sports car.
And when it comes to stopping, the carbon brakes make more sense when you’re pressing on. They can be a touch grabby in town, where the steel brakes are a bit smoother, but the expensive carbon ones do a fantastic job of reigning in the Urus’s heft at higher speeds.
It’s not all perfect, though, because the Urus is a wide old beast and can be quite intimidating to drive on narrow roads, which is pretty common out in the British countryside.
The Urus is really practical, with a big boot and lots of storage in the cabin, but rear headroom is a bit limited
You sit fairly high in the Urus, which gives a commanding view of the road ahead, but you can drop the driver’s seat low to make it feel more like a sports car.
What’s less sports car-like is the practicality, with large door bins, a spacious cubby hole under the arm rest, cup holders, and a decent-sized glovebox.
Up front, you’d have to be so tall that you regularly headbutt door frames to feel at all cramped, with lots of legroom and headroom, and enough space between passengers to avoid bashing elbows.
Space in the back seats
It’s a little less comfortable for those in the back. The sloping roof means that passengers up and around six feet tall will find their head quite close to the headliner. There’s no problem with kneeroom, though, as you can push the driver’s seat all the way back and sit behind it without bashing your shins. You can fit your water bottles in the door bins and there are seat-back pockets, too.
Three adults will fit across the back and it’s only a little cosy shoulder-to-shoulder, though the central passenger sits a little higher and has to put their feet either side of a hump in the floor.
While Lamborghini buyers might be used to having to squeeze their weekend bags into a cramped ‘froot’, you’d have to throw everything but the kitchen sink at an Urus to fill it.
With 616 litres of space it’s much bigger than the 473 litres found in a Ferrari Purosangue, but even though it’s a bit smaller than the Aston Martin DBX’s 632 litres, it should be more than spacious enough for everyday duties.
Despite this, there is a small lip, which could make it slightly trickier to lift heavy items out, though there is a ‘kneeling mode’ that drops the car’s rear down to make things easier. One more irritant is that the rear seats can’t be folded from the back of the car, meaning you have to walk around to the rear doors to drop them.
The interior design is lovely and gets high-tech screens, but some parts are clearly borrowed from less expensive Volkswagen Group models
Lamborghini’s extroverted style is obvious from the outside, but it’s also good to see that that continues inside. There’s a cool multi-layered design with high-quality materials everywhere you touch, including squishy leather on top of the dashboard with fancy stitching that really elevates the luxurious feel.
A key part of luxury these days is top-end technology, and here the Urus excels (with a little more help from Audi). The triple-screen set-up works brilliantly and is carried over to the Lamborghini almost unchanged.
That means you get a large central touchscreen for the infotainment system that controls all your media and navigation, while the lower screen is for the climate controls. It works really well, because you get haptic feedback like when typing on a smartphone, so there’s less guesswork knowing when you’ve clicked.
A third screen sits in the instrument binnacle and displays all of your driving information with fancy Lamborghini-specific graphics.
Fuel economy might not be the first thing you think of in a car with more than 650hp, but it’s more pertinent than usual here, what with this being the first Lamborghini you could consider your main car.
Whether you go for the S or the Performante, the official figures are the same. That means fuel economy of 20mpg in mixed driving, though if you make the most of the power on tap that will quickly drop. CO2 emissions are 320g/km, meaning you’ll be paying the highest band for first-year vehicle excise duty.
Speaking of power, the original Urus’s 650hp V8 engine was beefed up to 657hp for the S and Performante. The latter is the fastest to 62mph, completing the sprint in 3.3 seconds (the S will do 3.5 seconds).
Low volume cars like the Lamborghini Urus are rarely safety tested by Euro NCAP, and that’s the case here. However, we can look at the Audi Q8’s five-out-of-five rating as a good guide. Its adult occupant score of 93% is hugely impressive, while the child occupant rating of 87% is also excellent.
Various security systems are in place to give you peace of mind that your pride and joy remains safe when you leave it, including a tracking system and alerts that warn you if your car is being used while you’re not with it.
When you are with your car, there are advanced driver assistance systems in place to help avoid incidents or mitigate the outcomes of them, such as autonomous braking and adaptive cruise control.
It’s tough to get a clear view of the Urus’s reliability because relatively few are sold, but there don’t appear to be any major recurring issues with this super SUV. The Audi Q8, with which it shares many parts, has a pretty good reliability record, though Audi’s overall reputation is patchy. With this being a Lamborghini, though, parts will likely be expensive if there is an issue.
All Lamborghinis come with a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty. If you buy a certified used model, you can also purchase a 12-month warranty extension for cars up to 10 years old and having done fewer than 62,000 miles. This is longer than the seven years/43,000 miles for other Lamborghini models.