What Car? says...
The Range Rover started out as a fairly functional, rugged vehicle, but it's now the very epitome of a full-fat luxury SUV.
While the original was designed so you could hose the mud out of its interior, recent iterations of the Range Rover have been more likely to steal sales from luxury limos than farm vehicles.
There’s also a vast range of engines, as you might expect from a car that’s going to be sold in more than 170 countries, each of which has different attitudes towards – and taxes on – the various fuel types.
There are petrols and diesels, both with mild-hybrid technology, and even plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) with impressive official electric-only ranges of up to 70 miles. (An electric Range Rover will be launched in 2024.)
So, with all that choice, which version should you go for? And how does this luxury SUV stack up against its illustrious rivals? That's what we'll tell you over the next few pages of this review.
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The Range Rover is priced above the likes of the Audi Q7 and BMW X7, although below the Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DBX. Check out our Range Rover deals page for the latest prices.
The latest Range Rover didn’t feature in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Land Rover as a brand came a very disappointing 31st (out of 32 car makers) in the overall league table.
A fully electric Range Rover is due to arrive in 2024, but for now there are two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) options: the P440e and P510e. Both can officially travel up to 70 miles on electric power alone, so they're surprisingly affordable for company car drivers paying benefit in kind (BIK) tax.
The larger, long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover is available with seven seats (unless you go for the top-spec SV trim), with a third row of seats that folds away into the boot floor when not in use.
The Range Rover is a very luxurious SUV, combining an upmarket interior with a great driving position and a largely comfortable ride.
It depends on your priorities. The full-size Range Rover is slightly larger and has a higher focus on comfort – plus it's available with seven seats. The Range Rover Sport, on the other hand, is a five-seater – but it's cheaper and a bit more agile.
Land Rover is the company that builds the Range Rover. The Range Rover is the brand’s flagship model, offering a higher level of luxury than any other model in the range.
|RRP price range||£103,720 - £207,260|
|Number of trims (see all)||4|
|Number of engines (see all)||7|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||diesel, petrol, hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||23.9 - 425.6|
|Available doors options||4|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£924 / £15,140|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,848 / £30,281|