Range Rover Review & Prices
The Range Rover is one of the best luxury SUVs in the game thanks to its smooth drive, posh interior and fantastic looks. It’s a big car, though, and not everyone will like that
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The Range Rover has always been a sign of luxury and prestige, and this new version is no different, winning a 2023 carwow Buy It Award within months of arriving on UK roads. If you want a posh SUV, this is one of the best in the business - and that’s no small feat when alternatives include the likes of the BMW X7, the Mercedes GLS, and even the Bentley Bentayga.
With impressive off-road capability and tonnes of on-road elegance, the Range Rover is a lot like a modern, high-tech mansion: it’s got the looks, it’s got the luxury toys, and it’s got plenty of space for the family. In fact, for the first time ever you can even have your Range Rover with seven seats.
It’s still a very handsome beast, too. Land Rover has grafted a sleeker front end on, and its sides are so smooth it looks like it’s been sculpted out of marble. You also get some trick slim-line tail lights around the back, which are hidden behind some black panelling when the car is switched off. Looks-wise, the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but that’s no bad thing.
The interior is pretty slick, too. There’s an all-new large display in the centre console, while the digital driver’s display is clear and shows all the important information. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available, as is Amazon Alexa.
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When it comes to space, the Range Rover is near-peerless in the large SUV world. Alternatives like the Mercedes GLS and BMW X7 do come close, but the Range Rover offers business class levels of space for rear passengers especially. The middle seat isn’t the widest, but there’s so much headroom, even with the panoramic sunroof in place. The similarly-sized GLS does beat the Range Rover for boot space though.
The quality of the cabin overall is excellent. All the major touchpoints – the steering wheel, gear lever, infotainment controls and switches – feel properly high quality, with plenty of soft leather and metal used. However, there’s some surfaces around the doors, boot and lower down that aren’t quite as good as you’d expect in a high-end SUV costing close to £100,000.
As for engines, you get a pretty wide selection. There’s a high-powered V8 petrol, a couple of 3.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, and a few plug-in hybrid models. If money is no object then you’ll probably want the exciting V8 model, while company car drivers will find the lower taxation on the PHEV super appealing. For everyone else, the six-cylinder diesels are a pretty good bet. All engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. What you may want to wait for is the electric version, which is due in 2024.
In Autobiography trim, the Range Rover has all the kit you’ll ever need. Paired to the plug-in hybrid it is super serene
Where the Range Rover has always impressed is its on-road comfort and capability. This new version is even more refined and comfortable when you’re cruising, even on large 22-inch wheels (you can even get 23-inch alloys if you really want to). You might feel the occasional bump at low speeds, but generally driving the Range Rover is like riding on a magic carpet.
Performance feels very impressive for such a big car, but there’s a slight delay if you press your foot flat to the floor. There’s limited wind and road noise too, thanks to an extremely effective noise-cancelling sound-system. The best thing though is the four-wheel steering; it makes this potentially cumbersome SUV feel really agile in town and around tight turns.
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The Land Rover Range Rover has a RRP range of £103,720 to £207,260. However, with carwow you can save on average £387. Prices start at £102,699 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £1,314. The price of a used Range Rover on carwow starts at £51,751.
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The Range Rover isn’t a cheap car and as a premium SUV, you’re likely to be spending over £100,000 to get the model you want.
That puts it well above the Mercedes GLS and BMW X7, with both being markedly cheaper while offering the German executive feel. The image of the Range Rover does take it above both of those though and in some ways justify the price.
The Range Rover is surprisingly manoeuvrable alongside being incredibly comfortable, but it can still feel bulky and heavy
There’s no denying the Range Rover is quite large. It’s only 30cm narrower than a London bus, and on tighter streets and car parks, it can feel really big. You almost feel like you’re breathing in to get through some spaces.
But where Land Rover has made a huge improvement is by adding four-wheel steering. With this fitted, the turning circle drops as low as 11m. That’s pretty much the same level of manoeuvrability as you’ll find in a Volkswagen Golf or Mercedes A-Class - which isn’t bad for an SUV the size of a battleship.
At slow speeds the mid-sized 22-inch alloys can cause a few lumps and bumps to be felt in the cabin, but even so the Range Rover is far from uncomfortable. Air suspension, and a special sensor system that can read the road ahead of you to help keep the car as level as possible all helps here.
On the motorway
The Range Rover is almost perfect for long motorway drives. The air suspension smooths any bumps out, while engaging the adaptive cruise control means that you can let the car slow down and speed up for you in traffic.
The large wing mirrors do mean that there’s some wind noise, and the larger wheels do mean you can hear the tyres on the tarmac, but generally this is an extremely refined car. An active noise cancelling system that plays opposing frequencies through the car’s sound system plays a huge role here, and really helps to keep things serene.
With the well-cushioned seats, you’re in plenty of comfort, and if you feel like being chauffeured around, the space in the rear is excellent – especially when you put the seat back for a more relaxed position.
On a twisty road
While the Range Rover is never going to be the most agile machine around, it does better than you might think. It’s very tall so there’s some roll through tighter turns, but switching to the dynamic driving mode firms up the air suspension and reduces the amount of lean, while also sharpening throttle response.
With the all-wheel steering system, placing it on the road is simple. But under heavy braking and through faster corners you can feel the Range Rover’s immense weight working against it. Excellent visibility and accurate steering all helps to make this a very easy car to guide down a twisty road - though you’ll probably just want to keep to a more relaxed pace.
There's abundant room inside the Range Rover for all, alongside decent boot space, but there's a bit of a step up into the cabin for children
As it is the size of a mansion, space is not at a premium in the Range Rover. With a panoramic roof and light-coloured trim, the cabin feels bright and airy. Headroom is abundant, there’s a lot of shoulder and legroom for both the front and rear passengers too.
This is also the first Range Rover to be fitted with seven seats, and for those with a bigger family who can also afford this, you won’t find a better family cruising machine. That said, the seven-seat layout is only available on the pricey long-wheelbase model. The regular short-wheelbase version reviewed here only gets five seats.
Space in the back seats
If you’re on the shorter side, you might find you struggle a bit with just how high up the step is into the Range Rover’s cabin. Children especially will need help getting into the rear seats, with the step up even for some adults being quite excessive.
As standard, the rear seats come with electronic adjustment, which can make long distance journeys easier to bear. You can fit three across the rear bench, with the middle seat slightly raised up from the outer seat cushions. There’s plenty of shoulder room though.
Folding the middle armrest down does show covered cupholders and a slim storage space, but there’s some cheap materials you wouldn’t expect from a car of such prestige.
Up front, there’s central cupholders in the high-set centre console alongside more storage, while a deep bin further back can be specced as a mini fridge. You also get two sizeable gloveboxes.
Boot space in the short and long wheelbase five-seater is 725 litres, while adding the two extra seats and folding them down removes 12 litres in the LWB model. With all seven in place in the long wheelbase version, there’s 229 litres.
With the Mercedes GLS measuring 335 litres behind all three rows, while the BMW X7 is similarly larger at 326 litres. The Bentley Bentayga does have less with seven seats though, with the boot measuring 213 litres.
Folding the rear seats down does give you a cavernous space. In the standard model there’s 1,841 litres, while the long wheelbase offers 2,601 litres.
There's a clean, near-buttonless finish at the front that looks pleasing, but this touchscreen-dominated setup is quite glitchy
As with the previous Range Rover, the styling of this new version is very smart but Land Rover has done a good job of updating the interior design even further. The centrepiece is the 13.1-inch central touchscreen, which has much clearer graphics than the previous model. That being said, it can be pretty fiddly to use from the driver’s perspective.
The overall look of the cabin is more focused on the large screens, and there’s also a lot less buttons, with Land Rover opting for the touch-sensitive panel approach. Those can be very temperamental to use, and it’s the same case here. Where there are buttons and dials, it’s only for the start, drive mode select and temperature gauges.
On the infotainment, the graphics are pretty clear and all the main items to navigate to the most common functions are on the left side of the screen. You do get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto though, so more likely than not you’ll use the huge display for that.
With built-in Alexa, you get voice control that can connect to your home devices, while also controlling the smartphone connection. If you don’t have your smartphone connected, the Alexa system uses artificial intelligence to help you while on the move.
Behind the steering wheel is another large display, where you can scroll through different screens like the satellite navigation and efficiency data. The speedo and rev counter are permanently in place, with the central area depending on what you want.
All bar one of the power options has electrical assistance, with the odd one out being the petrol twin-turbocharged V8, labelled P530, that can achieve a wallet-emptying 24.3mpg and 264g/km CO2.
The other petrol motor – the P400 – comes with mild hybrid assistance, but that doesn’t give much better returns. Expect close to 29.3mpg with the electrical assistance and 218g/km CO2.
Both diesel engine options come with a mild hybrid setup, and as you would expect, they’re more efficient than the petrol units. The base D300 version can return 36.7mpg and 202g/km CO2, with the slightly punchier D350 returning 36.5mpg and 203g/km CO2.
But if you’re after the most efficient Range Rover currently available, you need to look towards the plug-in hybrid P440e and P510e versions. The less powerful P440e is the most efficient, achieving 333.8mpg and 19g/km CO2, while the punchier P510e returns 321.1mpg and 20g/km CO2. That said, you ‘ll really have to make the most of their ability to run on electric power alone, and charge their batteries frequently, to get anywhere near those figures.
With the battery power, you can go up to an impressive 70 miles. In the real world that’ll be closer to 60 miles but if you have the place and time to charge it, you could do most commutes and cruises around Knightsbridge on zero emissions. The 38.2kWh battery pack can be charged on DC in just under an hour, while a 7kW home charger can fully charge it overnight.
If these don’t tickle your fancy and you want a completely silent Range Rover, you’ll need to wait until 2024 for the all-electric model, which will of course be the most eco-friendly. Just don’t expect it to be particularly cheap.
The Range Rover scored five-out-of-five in Euro NCAP safety testing, scoring over 80% in adult and child occupant protection, as well as for its assistance systems.
As standard, all Range Rovers feature an impressive level of safety equipment to keep you safe on the road. Emergency braking, blind spot assist, lane keep assist, occupant protection assist and driver condition response are all included from the entry SE model.
To add to that, you get a 3D surround view camera, rear traffic monitor and adaptive cruise control with steering assist to help you when parking and out on the motorway respectively.
Land Rover has also ensured that the crash structure is both as lightweight and stiff as possible to ensure minimal impact on driving and interior refinement.
Jaguar Land Rover has not had a great reputation in recent years with reliability, but there’s hope that the firm can turn a corner and do well with the Range Rover. The main issue with the previous Range Rover was its electrical equipment and many of its advanced features. With Land Rover adding plenty more technology on this latest Range Rover, it remains to be seen whether things have improved.
For some peace of mind, you get a three-year, unlimited mileage warranty, during which time you will also have 24/7 roadside assistance. Extended warranties are also available at extra cost.
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