For 2020, the classic Land Rover Range Rover V6 will be replaced by an inline six-cylinder sourced from Jaguar Land Rover’s Ingenium line. The engine uses an electric supercharger to pump out 355 horsepower (to start), an increase of 15 hp over the previous generation. The new engine comes with a small battery and a mild hybrid system to run the supercharger and boost fuel efficiency.
The bigger news is the addition of a plug-in hybrid to the lineup. Starting with a tuned version of a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the plug-in hybrid adds 13.1-kWh battery and a 141-hp electric motor. The result is even more horsepower and torque than the new inline six.
Choosing Your Land Rover Range Rover
At launch, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover comes in four trims: Range Rover, HSE, Autobiography, and SVAutobiography Dynamic. The three upper trims are also available with a long wheelbase body. Pricing starts at $92,195 including destination for a base Range Rover and climbs all the way to $210,795 for a long wheelbase SVAutobiography Dynamic.
The Range Rover comes with no fewer than six different engine choices, although two are just higher tunes. The new inline six-cylinder should bring trademark Jaguar smoothness to the SUV.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|P360 3.0L Inline 6-Cylinder||355 hp||365 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
|3.0L V6 Turbodiesel||254 hp||443 lb-ft||24 mpg|
|P400 3.0L Inline 6-Cylinder||395 hp||406 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
|P400e Plug-In Hybrid||398 hp||472 lb-ft||Not Yet Rated|
|P525 5.0L Supercharged V8||518 hp||461 lb-ft||18 mpg|
|P565 5.0L Supercharged V8||557 hp||516 lb-ft||16 mpg|
All engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base model is only available with the P360 and diesel engines; the HSE can be had with the diesel, P400, P400e, and P525 powertrains; the Autobiography is available with the P400e and P525; while the P565 engine is reserved for the SVAutobiography Dynamic.
The plug-in hybrid may be more popular among American buyers than the diesel, but the diesel will likely equal or better its fuel economy, and it’s available at a lower price point. Notably, the plug-in hybrid powertrain is cheaper than its gas equivalent at the HSE trim level.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Range Rover seat five passengers. Cargo capacity starts at 31.8 cubic feet behind the second row, or 68.6 with the seats folded. These figures drop to 28.3 and 65.1 cubic feet, respectively, on plug-in hybrid models. For long-wheelbase vehicles, cargo capacity behind the first-row seats swells to 75.6 cubic feet.
The Range Rover comes with a healthy amount of active safety tech. Parking sensors and automatic emergency braking are standard, along with the sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. Features like blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control are standard on higher trims.
Infotainment is controlled via two touchscreens stacked in the dash. The upper screen controls navigation and audio, along with media functions like Bluetooth pairing. Land Rover will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for $300.
The lower screen handles climate control as well as vehicle functions like the off-road traction modes. All told, the system eliminates most auxiliary buttons and is intuitive to use.
Although it’s the starting point for the lineup, the base Range Rover is far from unpleasant, which we’re glad for, given the starting price. It gets grained leather upholstery, a sliding panoramic sunroof, a powerful Meridian sound system, and heated and powered front seats
The best safety tech is divvied out in the Drive Pack, Drive Pro Pack, and Driver Assist Pack (priced at $410, $2,170, and $4,790, respectively), which include features like blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a surround-view camera system.
While many Range Rovers will stick to the pavement, off-road aficionados can add all-terrain progress control ($170) and Range Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system ($155).
Upgrading to HSE trims brings softer leather, a heated steering wheel and rear seats, three-zone climate control, and luxury touches like soft-close doors. More active safety tech is standard, like lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring. The exterior gets 20-inch wheels and signature LED headlights.
To get your Range Rover ready to haul, the $1,085 Towing Pack equips a tow hitch receiver, an activity key, and an advanced tow assist system.
Approaching the opulent end of the model line, the Autobiography adds some of the brand’s finest luxury features. That means semi-aniline leather, heated and cooled front and rear seats, four-zone automatic climate control, wood and leather trim, a surround-sound audio system, and a power-operated center console.
The full range of active safety tech is standard, including adaptive cruise control and a head-up display. In case you want to take your palace off-road, an active locking rear differential and the Terrain Response 2 system are standard.
A 10-inch entertainment display complete with a CD/DVD player and plug sockets comes with the Signature Entertainment Pack for $2,375.
Topping the line is the formidable SVAutobiography, which gains another 49 hp thanks to a more aggressive tune of the V8 engine. To match the extra power, this trim gets a retuned suspension and exclusive exterior accents. Seating is luxurious as well, with quilted and perforated leather.
Although the plug-in hybrid is a good value at the HSE trim level, the turbodiesel is another contender for best value in the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover lineup. Both offer good power and efficiency at prices that don’t approach Bentley territory.