Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Land Rover Range Rover OVERVIEW
The original luxury SUV, the Land Rover Range Rover represents the best the brand has to offer in terms of craftsmanship and sheer prestige. Along with abundant luxuries, you get indomitable off-road performance and a certain old-world charm that its competitors have yet to duplicate.
What's New for 2014
In search of higher efficiency, Land Rover has replaced last year’s base V8 with a 340-horsepower supercharged 3-liter V6 with auto stop/start technology. The carryover supercharged V8 gains an auto stop/start feature of its own. LED headlamps are now standard across the board.
Choosing Your Land Rover Range Rover
Every Range Rover features four-wheel drive with low range and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which optimizes traction for five driver-selected road (or trail) conditions. The five-passenger interior is festooned with fine wood and leather as only the British can do.
The Range Rover is offered in four trim levels:
A long-wheelbase L model is being prepped for a mid-year introduction. Available in Supercharged or Autobiography trim, the L will provide 6 extra inches of rear legroom along with power window blinds and additional seating configurations.
Our choice is an HSE, but we won't blame anyone who wants an even fancier Range Rover.