Land Rover Range Rover

5/5
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Verdict

The undisputed king of the luxury SUV market, the Range Rover combines luxury limousine qualities with true off-road capability.

Performance

The Land Rover Range Rover comes with a range of diesel engines including one diesel hybrid option and a high performance petrol engine. Depending on your model choice, you have a choice of two 3.0 diesel V6 variants with 258PS or 340PS, a 3.0 diesel V8 with 339PS, one 3.0 diesel hybrid with 340PS and the range top 5.0 V8 Supercharged with a whopping 550PS. Each engine model provides good power for an SUV of its size while the range Rover is exceptionally refined in all guises. The 3.0 diesel options are the best choice in terms of economy with the hybrid being the ultimate option for mileage.

Ride & Handling

The Range Rover may have grown in size but it has also shed considerable weight. The current model is 420kg lighter than the old model thanks to a lightweight aluminium construction. This means despite its size, the newer more powerful engines can be put through their paces effectively, owed to the Active Lean Control system. Thanks to some clever engineering, the Range Rover is great to drive. Each model comes with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission while the SUV's standard adaptive damping and air suspension provide the ultimate smooth ride.

Refinement

The Range Rover has massive presence no matter what trim line you opt for. It is a modern, striking looking SUV with a regal ambiance. There is a choice of four trims HSE, Vogue, Hybrid and Autobiography with the entry level HSE being very well equipped which includes full leather, digital TV and radio with satellite navigation, an automatic tail gate and 20 inch alloy wheels all as standard. As you move further up the trim you get features like a full driver TFT display and soft closing doors while the top Autobiography trim comes with a panoramic roof, heated steering wheel and bigger alloys.

Quality & Reliability

The Range Rover is the ultimate in SUV refinement and no other rival including the Porsche Cayenne or BMW X5 can touch it for pure luxury. There is a whole different level of detail and indulgence that comes with the finish to the Range Rover. The use of materials is of the highest standard while the fit and build quality are second to none. The standard of equipment and trim levels speak for themselves.

Safety & Security

The Range Rover is one of the safest cars on sale at the moment scoring a full five stars in the Euro NCAP crash safety test. Its lightweight but strong aluminium construction combined with high tech safety features makes it one of the safest cars on our roads today. Standard safety equipment includes a full set of airbags, electronic stability control, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a seatbelt reminder alarm.

Space & Practicality

It may have become more of a premium and luxury item over the years, but the Range Rover never lost it roots in terms of raw practicality. There is more than enough room for five adults to be transported in great comfort in the cabin. It also packs a massive 909 litre boot, that’s almost 400 litres more than you get in a Mercedes S-Class. Its rear seats also fold to create a cavernous 2360 litres of space in the rear cabin. Its split tailgate also means that loading items is done with ease. There is also a long-wheel-base model that adds an additional 200mm in length to the Range Rover, for additional executive comforts.

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Key Facts

New Price
€124,300
Make

Land Rover

Model
Range Rover
Variant
Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 Automatic
Year
2012
Engine (L)
3.0
Transmission
Auto
Engine & Transmission
Automatic
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
SUV

Running Costs

Tax
€750
Tax Band
E
Average L/100km
6.9
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
89
Fuel Tank Range (km)
1290
CO2 Emissions (g/km)
182
Emission Standard EU
EU6

Performance

Driven Wheels
4x4
Break Horsepower
258
Top Speed
210 (kmh)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
7.9
Cylinders
6
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
89
Aspiration
Turbo

Space & Practicality

Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity (L)
909
Tyre Size Front
19
Tyre Size Back
235/65 R19

Safety

Isofix
Yes
Euro NCAP Star Rating
5