Updated: April 7, 2022
WHY IS THIS INFORMATION IMPORTANT?
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The Land Rover Range Rover (generally known simply as the Range Rover) is a 4×4 motor car produced by Land Rover, a marque and sub-brand of Jaguar Land Rover. The Range Rover line was launched in 1970 by British Leyland and is now in its fourth generation.
Additional models have been launched under the Range Rover name, including the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, and Range Rover Velar.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Range Rover
- Price: Starts at $114,400 CAD
- Comparable to: Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X7
- Maintenance costs: The MDX will cost approximately $18,228 to maintain over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then check out the videos at the end of our vehicle analysis section. If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!
We rank the Land Rover Range Rover #7 in the Full-Size Luxury SUV Category.
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
CNET Road Show: No Score
Kelley Blue Book: 3.6 / 5
Car and Driver: 8.0 / 10
USNews: 7.7 / 10
Edmunds: 6.9 / 10
J.D. Power: 76 / 100
Motortrend: no rating
What the critics have to say…
While the Range Rover can certainly find its way up a slippery slope in the countryside, it’s having a much harder time finding traction against deeply impressive competition from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Even the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator offer features and capabilities that the Range Rover can’t match, and for less money too.
Synonymous with British off-roading and overlanding, the Range Rover name has been around for more than five decades and today is Land Rover’s five-passenger mid- to full-size luxury SUV. It’s available in a multitude of trim and engine options in short- and long-wheelbase varieties, though there are no changes for the 2022 model year. Having been manufactured since 2012, the fourth generation of the Range Rover is getting long in the tooth, but it appears a new generation is on the horizon.
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
The big, plush Range Rover isn’t meant to be a performance machine, but almost any demand taxes its capabilities. The six-cylinder engine in the P400 is smooth and sufficiently powerful, but there’s a noticeable lag between asking for acceleration and getting it. Braking performance is also subpar, and at low speed the grabby brakes can make it hard to stop smoothly.
The soft suspension and slow steering make driving along curvy roads a sloshy, woozy chore. Even in a straight line, the Range Rover requires near constant steering correction, adding to the business of driving the big luxo-barge. On the plus side, the Range Rover is impressively competent off-road.
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Land Rover Range Rover Reliable?
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover has a predicted reliability score of 80 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Land Rover Range Rover Warranty
Land Rover covers the Range Rover with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
Premium vehicles come with high expectations for comfort, but the Range Rover misses the mark. The front seats are big and wide but also relatively flat. We found ourselves tiring of them on longer drives. The suspension irons out most road imperfections, but at the loss of any sort of body control. The soft, floaty ride has the stability of a noodle and might be tough on sensitive stomachs.
One notable strength of the Land Rover is noise insulation: The cabin is cut off from traffic noise, there’s no wind noise to speak of, and what road and tire noise makes it in is filtered down into nonintrusive frequencies.
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
Most of the Range Rover’s controls are well placed, and the use of multiple touchscreens cuts down on button clutter. You have to learn the system menus to adjust settings, and with so many screens it’s not always obvious where to look. In practice, the system is not as sleek to use as it appears.
The Range Rover offers plenty of space all around, and the tall windows only increase the impression of roominess. Those big windows contribute to excellent all-around visibility. The surround-view parking camera system can also help with parking, but our test car’s was buggy and inexplicably switched to the vehicle’s parking sensor diagrams when reversing.
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
Truly a mixed bag. Our test vehicle’s Meridian stereo provided top-notch sound quality. The navigation system is highly functional, with good traffic routing and the ability to easily add points of interest to your route. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration is a pleasant highlight, largely working well and displaying nicely on the crisp screen.
Unfortunately, all of this tech routes through an infotainment system that can be slow to respond. The system is pleasantly customizable and graphically sharp, but it’s also slow to start up, buggy and often irritating to use. The rudimentary voice controls, with their mediocre accuracy, don’t help matters. Driver aids are likewise behind the curve in refinement and functionality.
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
The Range Rover’s cargo area is spacious, though three-row competitors offer more room behind their second rows. The split tailgate design is useful for keeping small or loose items confined to the cargo area, but it also requires you to push bulkier items over carpet to get them situated, which is not ideal for loading big, heavy objects.
In the cabin, there’s some useful storage space, including the dual gloveboxes and several cubbies. The cooler box isn’t really worth it — it eats up storage space and doesn’t do too much to chill food or drinks. The 7,700-pound max towing capacity is among the best in the class, adding utility to the Rover.
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
The Range Rover is one of the pricier large luxury SUVs — it starts around $90,000 and quickly climbs above the $100,000 mark with options. You get a good amount of standard capability, and the cabin materials and construction are top-notch even by luxury standards. But at this highly competitive price point, the Range Rover just doesn’t seem quite worth the money. Other than the off-road features, there’s little else in the Range Rover that stands out.
IS THE land rover range rover A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the Range Rover is a good SUV. A quiet and refined cabin provides decadent seating for five, while any of four engine options – two turbocharged straight-six-cylinders and two supercharged V8s – get you where you’re going quickly. Fuel economy is good for the class, on-pavement ride quality is supreme, and few off-road scenarios prove even the slightest challenge.
However, the Range Rover trails most classmates in cargo space, and many rivals offer more composed handling. Additionally, the much-derided Land Rover InControl infotainment system makes an unwelcome appearance.
SHOULD I BUY THE land rover range rover?
A combination of power, elegance, and off-road fortitude is hard to come by, and if you like the Range Rover’s all-around appeal, it’s worth considering. But the choice becomes a little murkier when you realize you’ll be hard-pressed to spend less than six figures on one.
THE FINAL WORD
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover pairs adventure-ready mechanicals with a country-club interior for a swagger that few other luxury large SUVs exhibit. However, its distracting technology and high price detract from its overall appeal.