Our cars: Range Rover and Renault Captur
Read the latest updates on the What Car? long-term test fleet. Our Range Rover’s creature comforts and supreme practicality impress, and the Captur gets its first service...
Every day, we take a look at a few of the cars that we are living with. Today, it's the turn of the Range Rover and Renault Captur.
As soon as spring turns to summer, there are always opportunities to spend the day at big open air events that demand you park in a rain-lashed field and spend all day worrying if you'll ever get out again. Unless, of course, you have four-wheel drive.
The Range Rover isn't alone in that, but it does keep on giving. The drop-down tailgate, for instance, makes for a perfect perch so you can shelter from the rain or drop in and out of muddy shoes without having to clamber all over the car first. Once inside, there are home comforts to enjoy, too, from the quick-fire heater to heated seats. Life just gets that bit better that bit quicker.
These facts alone are not enough to recommend a Range Rover over its rivals, but they are small parts of an equation that makes it so formidable.
By Jim Holder