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8.3

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 7.9
Safety: N/A
Reliability: TBD

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Review

Though it only finishes in the middle of our luxury large SUV rankings, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is a comfortable, capable 2-row SUV and a solid contender in this class.

Pros & Cons

  • Unparalleled off-road capability
  • Cushioned ride
  • Powerful engines
  • Posh, spacious seats
  • Frustrating infotainment system
  • Rivals have more cargo space

Is the Land Rover Range Rover a Good SUV?

Yes, the Range Rover is a good SUV. Few vehicles can match its off-road prowess, but it brings plenty of other positive traits to the table as well. This luxury large SUV offers several powertrain options, delivers a smooth ride, and is agile for its size. It's well-built inside, with two rows of spacious, comfortable seats. It's not perfect, however. Some rivals have superior infotainment systems, and many offer more cargo space. But overall, the Land Rover measures up well against the competition.

Should I Buy the Land Rover Range Rover?

The Range Rover is an appealing choice for all the reasons listed above, but its price tag far exceeds that of most competitors', meaning that for all its quality, this Land Rover isn't a great value. You may want to see how it stacks up against rivals like the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lincoln Navigator.

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Should I Buy a New or Used Land Rover Range Rover?

The 2019 Range Rover belongs to a generation that began with the 2013 model year. The big change for 2019 is the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the lineup. It puts out 398 total horsepower and has a 31-mile electric range (according to Land Rover estimates). There have been a few notable additions over the past few years as well. For 2014, Land Rover introduced a long-wheelbase version, as well as a new base engine (a supercharged V6). New available driver assistance features were added for 2015, while an available turbodiesel V6 engine debuted for 2016. The 2017 Range Rover gained a larger standard touch screen, and the 2018 model received minor interior and exterior styling updates.

You can potentially save thousands of dollars by purchasing an older Range Rover, but you may miss out on the newer models' updates. If you are interested in a used model, read our reviews of the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Range Rover, and check out our Used Car Deals page to learn about incentives on used vehicles.

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How Much Does the Land Rover Range Rover Cost?

The Range Rover's base price sits right around $89,000, making it one of the most expensive luxury large SUVs. Things are even more pronounced at the high end of the lineup, where the SVAutobiography Dynamic trim sports a starting price of about $177,000.

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Land Rover Range Rover Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: Land Rover Range Rover or Toyota Land Cruiser?

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the few luxury large SUVs that can hope to keep pace with the Range Rover when the pavement ends. However, it's not as agile as the Range Rover, and it doesn't ride as smoothly. It also has only one engine option (which gets horrible gas mileage), whereas the Range Rover offers several. The Land Cruiser does have a higher towing capacity though. The Range Rover has a swankier interior, though the Land Cruiser can carry more passengers thanks to its third row of seats. These are both expensive SUVs, but the Toyota is about $5,000 cheaper. All in all, these two are similar in a lot of ways, which is why they're neck-and-neck in our class rankings. The better choice comes down to personal preference.

Which Is Better: Land Rover Range Rover or Lincoln Navigator?

The Lincoln Navigator is one of our highest-rated luxury large SUVs. It has arguably the nicest interior in the class, it comfortably seats up to eight people, and it has much more cargo space than the Range Rover. Both SUVs have plenty of tech features, but the Lincoln's infotainment system is decidedly easier to use. The Navigator comes with a powerful twin-turbo V6 and can tow more than the Range Rover. However, the Land Rover has more varied powertrains, like its diesel and plug-in hybrid options, and the Lincoln has no answer for the Range Rover's high-performance V8s. Both SUVs ride smoothly, but the Range Rover is unquestionably the better off-roader. Overall, the Navigator is the superior SUV, and it costs about $16,000 less. Unless you really need to go off road, go with the Lincoln.

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Range Rover Interior

How Many People Does the Range Rover Seat?

The Range Rover seats five people. That's a slight knock compared to rivals, as many competitors seat up to eight. You won't complain about the seats, though. Both rows are incredibly spacious and comfortable, and the long-wheelbase models have enough room for NBA players to ride in the back without feeling cramped.

Range Rover and Car Seats

There are two full sets of LATCH car seat-connectors. The seats have enough room for most types of car seats to fit easily, but the lower LATCH anchors are tough to get to, and the tether anchors can be hard to find.

Range Rover Interior Quality

This Land Rover is beautifully crafted and abounds with top-notch materials. However, some reviewers think its interior styling is a bit muted compared to rival cabins.

Range Rover Cargo Space

Many competitors have more cargo room than the Range Rover, but its standard hands-free liftgate and adjustable body height makes it convenient to load in cargo. You get about 32 cubic feet of room behind the rear seats, giving you enough space for a weekend's worth of luggage or some outdoor gear for a beach day. Fold down the rear seats, and you have 68.6 cubic feet of space in standard wheelbase models and 75.6 cubic feet with the long wheelbase body style.

Range Rover Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features include the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10-inch touch screens, navigation, a 13-speaker Meridian sound system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, 19- and 29-speaker Meridian audio systems, and Land Rover’s Activity Key, which you wear on your wrist and can use to lock and unlock the SUV.

The audio and climate controls are smartly arranged across the dash, but the touch screen will irritate some users because of its complex interface. It requires multiple steps to adjust most settings, and the screen responds slowly to inputs at times.

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Range Rover Performance

Range Rover Engine: An Engine for Everyone

No matter what you want from a powertrain, the Range Rover offers it. There are several engine choices, ranging from the 340-horsepower supercharged V6 base engine to a 557-horsepower supercharged V8. There are also diesel and plug-in hybrid options. Performance-wise, you can't go wrong. All feel energetic and provide quick acceleration, though the V8s are the unquestioned stars in this regard.

Range Rover Gas Mileage: Setting the Bar

The Range Rover gets better fuel economy than most competitors, earning 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with its base engine (according to Land Rover). The diesel currently gets the best ratings in the lineup, earning 22/28 mpg city/highway. Fuel economy estimates for the PHEV are not currently available.

Range Rover Ride and Handling: A Lot to Like

The Range Rover feels stable and composed on winding roads, and it's more agile than many of its classmates. It's also easy to maneuver in cramped areas, which cannot be said about many large SUVs. Perhaps best of all, you'll feel nary a road imperfection while driving because the Range Rover's adaptive suspension easily soaks up bumps in the road.

Range Rover Off-Road Performance

With features like full-time four-wheel-drive, a two-speed transfer case, and Land Rover's Terrain Response system, the Range Rover is one of the most capable SUVs on the market. It can handle all types of terrain and weather, and its off-road capabilities dwarf those of many class rivals.

Range Rover Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the Range Rover can tow up to 7,716 pounds.

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Range Rover Reliability

Is the Land Rover Range Rover Reliable?

The 2019 Range Rover belongs to a generation that typically earns a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

Land Rover Range Rover Warranty

Land Rover covers the Range Rover with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

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Range Rover Safety

Range Rover Crash Test Results

Like most luxury large SUVs, the 2019 Range Rover has not been put through crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Range Rover Safety Features

The Range Rover comes with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and front and rear parking sensors.

Available driver assistance features include a head-up display, driver drowsiness monitoring, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, park assist, and a clear exit monitor, which warns back-seat passengers of approaching vehicles before they exit.

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Which Land Rover Range Rover Model Is Right for Me?

You have plenty of trim options when picking out a Range Rover. All come with lots of features, a powerful engine, and legendary off-road ability, so many buyers will do just fine sticking with the base trim.

The higher trims come with more features and have more-powerful engines, but they cost significantly more, and they aren’t worth the extra money for most shoppers. The Range Rover HSE may be an exception: It's the only trim offered with the new plug-in hybrid powertrain, so if you want a PHEV Range Rover, it's got to be the HSE.

Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover sports a base price of $89,160. It comes with a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a Meridian audio system, a hands-free power liftgate, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, and an infotainment system with two 10-inch touch screens.

There are several option packages that range in price from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. They add features like driver drowsiness monitoring, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, a head-up display, a rear-seat entertainment system with 8-inch screens, and more.

For $2,000, you can upgrade to the turbodiesel engine.

Land Rover Range Rover HSE

The Range Rover HSE starts at $94,350. In addition to the base trim’s features, the HSE comes with 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, blind spot monitoring, driver drowsiness monitoring, traffic sign recognition, and a surround-view camera.

Notable options in the HSE include park assist, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, a rear-seat entertainment system with 10-inch screens, and a 19-speaker Meridian audio system. You can add the hybrid powertrain (the new-for-2019 HSE P400e) for $1,100 and the diesel engine for $2,000.

Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged

The Range Rover Supercharged has a starting price of $105,150. Notable standard features include a 518-horsepower supercharged V8 engine, 21-inch wheels, and premium LED headlights.

The Supercharged trim has the same options as the HSE – aside from the turbodiesel engine – plus a locking rear differential ($1,120). You cannot get the turbodiesel engine in the Supercharged trim or in any trim above it. However, this trim and higher are available in the long-wheelbase version.

The Supercharged LWB, which is the long-wheelbase model, starts at $109,195.

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

The Range Rover Autobiography starts at $142,295. This trim comes with a locking rear differential, an upgraded Terrain Response system, massaging front seats, ventilated front and rear seats, a 29-speaker Meridian audio system, a head-up display, park assist, and quad-zone automatic climate control.

Notable options include a rear-seat entertainment system with 10-inch screens and a refrigerated center console. The long-wheelbase Autobiography trim starts at $148,595.

Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

The Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic has a starting price of $177,500. This is the range-topping trim – and the only one that comes with the 557-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. It also includes upgraded styling and comes with nearly all the features you can get in a Range Rover. The only notable options are the rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, and wade sensing. The long-wheelbase SVAutobiography trim starts at $208,200.

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The Final Call

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover may not be the best value in the luxury large SUV class, but there are plenty of reasons to like it. The Range Rover is known for its off-road prowess, but it also delivers the cushioned ride and posh passenger accommodations you want from a luxury vehicle. It looks great, and it stacks up well against most competitors. If you don't mind the high price tag, the Range Rover is worth a look.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.

  • "From its easily recognizable exterior to its simply sumptuous interior, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover remains the pinnacle of luxury SUVs. Offering power, performance and luxury in a vehicle more off-road capable than anything else in its class, the Range Rover can take you places a Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator or Audi Q7 wouldn't dare tread. And, unlike some makes, the Range Rover isn't some dressed-up version of a lesser SUV. It is unique from the ground up. Powerful, comfortable and surprisingly agile for its size, the Land Rover Range Rover is the ultimate expression of ruggedness and comfort wrapped in a very seductive shell." -- Autotrader
  • "It's not an exaggeration to say that the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is one of the most versatile vehicles on sale today. With standard four-wheel drive, configurable traction settings and an air suspension, the Range Rover is capable of tackling muddy trails and wading through water nearly 3 feet deep. Yet it's equally able to tackle the worst of the urban jungle thanks to its cosseting cabin and high-end luxury feature. It's similar to the Range Rover Sport, but the bigger Range Rover offers increased interior room, a nicer interior, and a road presence that the Sport just can't match." -- Edmunds
  • "Opulent, extravagant and refined, with the power of a supercar, the off-road capability of a monster truck and the comfort of a Montauk mansion, the full-size 2018 Land Rover Range Rover is the ultimate large luxury SUV. It's also Land Rover's largest and most expensive model." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)

Buying

Expert Advice

Last Updated: February 14, 2019

Torrid Demand: Range Rover sales improved by 12.8 percent in 2018 relative to 2017. However, Range Rover sales have been booming to start off 2019, as sales figures are up over 100 percent relative to the same period last year. The class sales-leading Cadillac Escalade outsold the Range Rover by almost a 2 to 1 ratio.

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