The fourth generation Land Rover Range Rover is back with a vengeance. The biggest surprise for 2013 is its new all-aluminum frame. By outfitting both the body and the engine with this lightweight material, engineers have lightened the Range Rover's weight by 500 pounds. This translates into more agile handling, improved fuel economy, and lower emissions.
The 2013 Range Rover retains much of the previous model's classic shape, but with more rakish design elements. Rear passengers have nearly four extra inches of legroom. And with an increased wading depth of just under three feet, the Range Rover can go places no luxury SUV has gone before.
Three trim levels are available: the 375-horsepower Base and HSE, and the 510-horsepower Supercharged with a starting price that gives buyers only $5 in change from $100,000. Each trim comes standard with 4WD, a 5-liter V8, and an updated 8-speed automatic transmission. The variable intake manifold boosts torque and horsepower, and the all-new Terrain Response 2 system monitors ground conditions, selecting the best drive settings for optimal traction and comfort. Features such as the all-new adaptive air suspension system, dynamic stability control, and cornering brake control give drivers confidence in a variety of road conditions. The base Range Rover is equipped with sturdy 19-inch alloy wheels, but can be upgraded to 20 inches. The largest 22-inch wheels are reserved for Supercharged models.
The Range Rover's overall theme is streamlined elegance with a focus on performance. The cabin is quiet, even when elements on the other side of the windshield are harsh, and a well-tuned suspension handles smooth roads and rutted trails will equal skill. Tri-zone climate control, a heated leather steering wheel, a satellite HD radio, a hard disk navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a top-of-the-line Meridian sound system are all standard. Neatly sidestepping a dash full of buttons and gadgets, the Range Rover groups all technology selections into two user-friendly touch screens.
The base Range Rover has a 375-horsepower 5-liter V8, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and 19-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch wheels are optional. Also standard are four-wheel drive, an all-new Terrain Response system, and an increased wading depth of just under 3 feet. Exterior features include xenon headlamps, heated and adjustable power folding exterior mirrors, and automatic headlamps.
Interior features include hand-finished leather upholstery; wood and chrome trim; heated front seats; tri-zone climate control; a heated leather steering wheel; a Meridian sound system; a satellite system with HD radio, voice control and Bluetooth connectivity; and a center console hard disk navigation system.
The HSE adds 20-inch alloy wheels; soft oxford leather upholstery; xenon headlamps; auto-dimming and power-folding heated exterior mirrors with approach lamps; automatic rain-sensing wipers; front and rear parking sensors; and heated seats, front and rear.
Available HSE option groups include the Rear Seat Entertainment System with touchscreen remote control, wireless headphones, and an extra USB port; a Front Seat Climate Comfort package including multi-way adjustable front seats with massage function, and a front cooler box; and a Vision Assist package with a surround camera system, blind spot monitoring, close vehicle warning, adaptive xenon headlamps, and reverse traffic detection.
The Supercharged Range Rover adds a 510-horsepower 5-liter V8; 21-inch alloy wheels; power-assisted lower and upper tailgates; soft door close; keyless entry and pushbutton start; adaptive cruise control; a rearview camera; and blind spot monitoring.
Optional upgrades include a rear seat entertainment system and an enhanced 825-watt Meridian surround sound system. In addition to the Front Seat Climate Comfort and Vision Assist packages available on the HSE, Supercharged option groups include: an optional Four Zone Climate Comfort package with power reclining rear seats and lumbar support, front climate seats with massage, solar glass on the front windshield; and a Tow package that also comes with a spare tire.
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|Build & Price|
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque$42,990 | 11,018 mi
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$49,877 | 39,108 mi
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$52,993 | 31,775 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$44,895 | 36,592 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$44,985 | 47,532 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$45,895 | 46,340 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover$47,495 | 48,038 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$49,990 | 23,100 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$51,990 | 35,071 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover$53,894 | 32,819 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover$56,985 | 31,819 mi
2011 Land Rover Range Rover$66,877 | 25,556 mi
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$41,295 | 50,862 mi
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$42,985 | 35,571 mi
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$43,895 | 42,934 mi
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$46,695 | 18,047 mi
2010 Land Rover Range Rover$58,500 | 36,204 mi
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$25,891 | 99,381 mi
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$33,990 | 60,304 mi
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$34,885 | 55,012 mi
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$34,891 | 54,370 mi
2007 Land Rover Range Rover$19,575 | 112,055 mi
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$21,777 | 95,777 mi
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$23,395 | 53,300 mi
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport$24,495 | 99,074 mi
2006 Land Rover Range Rover$24,991 | 94,804 mi
2001 Land Rover Range Rover$10,977 | 61,076 mi
1987 Land Rover Range Rover$19,900 | 59,218 mi
Much lower starting price with comfortable interior, but engine performance is lacking
Swank exterior with an interior to match, but less comfortable off-road ride
Powerful engine and built like a tank, but the interior is uncomfortable, and the interactive features are hardly user-friendly
Extremely capable and powerful off-road, but with less backseat space and softer handling