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6.8

Overall

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Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 8.0
Total Cost of Ownership: 4.7
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Review

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover finishes near the bottom of our luxury large SUV rankings. It has powerful engines and standard four-wheel drive, but its high total ownership costs, low predicted reliability rating, and fussy infotainment system stifle its appeal.

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent off-roader
  • Powerful available engines
  • Swanky cabin
  • Poor predicted reliability rating
  • Frustrating infotainment system

New for 2016

  • Turbodiesel V6 made available
  • InControl Remote smartphone integration introduced
  • HSE trim's V6 gained 40 horsepower

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Overview

Is the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover a Good Used SUV?

It's hard to recommend the 2016 Range Rover. This luxury large SUV features an upmarket cabin and superb off-road ability, but it also has a poor predicted reliability rating and an above-average price. You're bound to find a better-valued competitor with more appealing attributes.

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To give you a complete overview of the 2016 Range Rover – and make your car-shopping experience easier – we analyzed 24 Land Rover Range Rover reviews alongside reliability ratings, safety scores, and more.

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How Much Is the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover?

Based on 202 listings for this vehicle on our site, the 2016 Range Rover will cost between $72,000 and $118,000. The average list price is $84,500. Prices vary based on each vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Cost to Own?

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's ongoing expenses for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs are projected to be priced at about $34,750 over five years (or $6,950 per year). Comparatively, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz GLE are priced at roughly $34,970 and $36,870, respectively.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Range Rover?

There are few differences between the 2016 and 2018 Range Rovers, so you may want to stick with a used model to save money. However, your upkeep costs will be much greater with a 2016 model. The primary difference between the models is that the 2018 Range Rover has a 10-inch touch screen and an SVAutobiography Dynamic trim.  

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Consider purchasing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS over the 2016 Range Rover. This luxury large SUV features a roomy cabin, more cargo space, a user-friendly infotainment system, and available amenities that you can't get in the Range Rover, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The GLS also comes with a generous list of safety tech and a more powerful group of engines, and its base price is $7,800 less than the average starting price of a Range Rover.

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How Reliable Is the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover?

The Range Rover's predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power is below average among all vehicles. Three out of five is average. The 2016 Range Rover Sport gets the same rating, but the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE gets a much higher score of four.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Recalls

As of this writing, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover has three safety recalls. The frontal passenger air bag may not deploy, the front seat belt pretensioners (which tighten the seat belts in the event of a collision) may not function properly, and any of the doors may unexpectedly unlatch. If these recalls affect the 2016 Range Rover model you are considering, make sure the issues are resolved before you buy. 

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Which Model Year of the Land Rover Range Rover Is Best?

The 2016 Range Rover is part of a generation that started in 2013 and includes the 2018 model year. The 2016 model added a turbodiesel V6 engine to the lineup. Land Rover also improved its smartphone integration technology for this model year. The 2017 Range Rover adds a 10-inch touch screen and a new SVAutobiography Dynamic trim.

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Which Used Land Rover Range Rover Model Is Right for Me?

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover comes in five trims: Range Rover (base), HSE, Supercharged, Autobiography, and SVAutobiography. The best buy for most shoppers is the HSE trim. Its supercharged V6 engine delivers better acceleration than the base engine. Standard amenities in the HSE trim include a sliding panoramic roof and premium leather upholstery. The upper trims offer more-powerful engines and other standard niceties, but they cost much more.

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Certified Pre-Owned Land Rover Range Rover Warranty

Land Rover extends its original new-car warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles for certified pre-owned vehicles. Every CPO Land Rover must pass a 165-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Land Rover warranty page carefully. The model's original sale date determines whether it is eligible for the CPO program. Among luxury brands, Land Rover has an average CPO program.

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How Safe Is the Range Rover?

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published crash test results for the 2016 Range Rover.

A rearview camera with front and rear parking sensors comes standard. Available crash avoidance features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. Some models have additional driver assistance features like a 360-degree parking camera system and automatic parallel park assist.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover or 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport?

There are many similarities between the smaller 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and its larger corporate sibling. Both vehicles feature a powerful engine lineup, a posh cabin, and spacious seating for five. The Sport, however, delivers a better ride over bumpy roads, and it has an available third row. Still, the larger Rover comes with a more abundant cargo bay, an available long-wheelbase model, and standard features that are optional in the Range Rover Sport – including a Meridian sound system and a two-speed transfer case for better off-road performance. If you can do without these extras, we recommend the more affordable Range Rover Sport. It's a better value.

Which Is Better: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover or 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE?                                      

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE is essentially the renamed version of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, which was discontinued in 2015. Like the Range Rover, the GLE's interior is sizable and comfortable. That said, the Mercedes is a superior choice. The GLE is substantially cheaper than the Range Rover, and it features a user-friendly infotainment system and extra cargo space. Unlike the Range Rover, the GLE maintains a comfortable ride over broken pavement. The GLE also has a much higher predicted reliability score, and its base engine doesn’t feel strained like the Land Rover's.

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2016 Range Rover Performance

How Does the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Drive?

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's base powertrain is a 340-horsepower, supercharged V6 engine that's mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Some models come with a more powerful turbodiesel or supercharged V6. The base engine feels taxed under the vehicle’s weight, but the rest of the lineup is more energetic. The Rover's drivetrain is a full-time four-wheel-drive system with various driving modes, which contributes to its outstanding off-road ability. Additionally, this Land Rover is comfortable around turns – but it isn’t very agile compared to class rivals. Rough surfaces hinder its ride quality. 

Does the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Get Good Gas Mileage?

At 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, the Land Rover Range Rover's base fuel economy estimates are average among luxury large SUVs. The 2016 Range Rover Sport gets the same ratings, but the 2016 GLE is rated at 18/23 mpg city/highway.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Towing Capacity

The Range Rover can tow up to 7,716 pounds when properly equipped.

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2016 Range Rover Interior

How Many People Does the 2016 Range Rover Seat?

The Range Rover seats five and has a good amount of space in both rows. You can get an extended-wheelbase Rover with more rear-seat legroom, but it only seats four.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover?

There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the Range Rover's rear outboard seats. There's a good amount of space for installing car seats in the second row, but the lower anchors and upper tethers are difficult to access.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Features

The Range Rover has plenty of standard features. Highlights include tri-zone automatic climate control, a 13-speaker Meridian audio system, and navigation. A standard 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system can be sluggish and has a complicated interface. A smartphone app, InControl Remote, lets you adjust some vehicle functions with your phone.

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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Dimensions

Land Rover Range Rover Cargo Space

The 2016 Range Rover has 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in use and 71.7 cubic feet with the seats folded. This is below average compared to rivals.

2016 Range Rover Length and Weight

The 2016 Range Rover is 16.4 feet long in standard models and 17.1 feet long in extended-wheelbase models. Curb weight ranges from 4,839 pounds to 5,562 pounds.

Where Was the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Built?

The 2016 Range Rover was built in Solihull, United Kingdom.

 

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