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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 8.1

The 2018 Range Rover has one of the nicest interiors on the market. It’s beautifully crafted and has abundant top-notch materials. Both rows of seats are roomy and comfortable, but most other luxury large SUVs have more cargo space. The touch-screen infotainment system will frustrate some users.

  • "All materials are supremely high-quality, from the super-thick carpeting to the soft perforated leather seats to the headliner. Almost every interior surface is upholstered, carpeted, or padded. Even the overhead grab handles have a soft stitched touch point. Of course, all storage areas are lined with flocking, and everything fits together well. Some of the switches and buttons could be fancier or more substantial, but that's a very minor gripe." -- Consumer Reports
  • "Comfortable, opulent and artistically crafted, the interior of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover is one of the finest you'll find at any price point. Detailed to perfection it marvelously blends old-world British charm and the build quality of fine custom furniture with modern technology, including two large touch screens and well-thought-out ergonomics." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • The Range Rover HSE looks well built inside and out, but the interior materials in particular look a bit plain and overly conservative. It's more an issue of style than quality, we suppose, but those two often go hand in hand." -- Edmunds (2017)

Seating

The Range Rover is a 2-row SUV that seats five people (four in models equipped with the Executive Class Seating package). Most other luxury large SUVs have three rows and seat seven or more. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and power-adjustable front seats come standard.

Ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated rear seats, front seats with added power-adjustability, massaging front and rear seats, a refrigerated center console, and a heated steering wheel are available. Long-wheelbase models offer 22-way adjustable rear seats and also benefit from more than 7 inches of extra rear-seat legroom.

The front seats are terrific, and they offer lots of adjustability. The rear seats also provide outstanding comfort, and they have plenty of space, particularly in long-wheelbase models. In fact, three adults can ride comfortably in the back. Advanced features like massaging seats further improve interior opulence.

There are two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing child safety seats. The lower anchors are tough to get to, and the tether anchors can be tough to find. On the bright side, the seats have enough room for most types of car seats to fit easily.

  • "The new wider and soft front seats are decadent, providing intense heat and 25 different massage programs. Even the armrests are heated. Rear-seat space is abundant, especially in the long-wheelbase models, which have enough rear legroom for a couple of Shaquille O'Neals." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Three adults can fit easily in the excellent backseats. High and well-padded cushions provide fine support and comfort and the nearly flat floor creates ample foot room. Leg room is spacious as well, even on the standard-wheelbase model. The long-wheelbase version provides an additional seven inches of leg room, making for business-class accommodations." -- Consumer Reports
  • "Climb up into the superb leather buckets and shut the door. Look down at the proletariat with proper smugness (I'm being sarcastic, sorta), and all of life's stresses just drain away. Yes, this is one extraordinary interior front and back; in fact, I suspect more than a few owners spend their time in the back buckets enjoying the leather and wood and plush carpets while others do the driving." -- Autoweek (2016)

Interior Features

Standard features in the Range Rover include tri-zone automatic climate control, a 10-inch touch screen, navigation, a 13-speaker Meridian sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and front and rear parking sensors.

Available features include a panoramic sunroof, quad-zone automatic climate control, Land Rover’s Activity Key, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 29-speaker Meridian audio system, 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, clear exit monitor, and park assist.

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. The Range Rover does offer a cool new feature for 2018 called Activity Key. It’s a Fitbit-esque device that you wear on your wrist and can use to lock and unlock the vehicle – perfect if you’d like to go surfing or hiking without worrying about losing your keys.

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  • "A new standard feature on the 2018 Range Rover is called Activity Key. It's a wearable waterproof and robust device worn on the wrist, much like a Fitbit, and it can lock and unlock the SUV. This allows you to leave the keys behind when surfing, mountain biking or hiking. Clever. " -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The central touch screen, which orchestrates many audio and climate functions, bred numerous frustrations. Shared among multiple Land Rover and Jaguar products, the system has nice clear fonts but a needlessly complicated menu structure that feels outdated. For example, it takes several steps to locate and adjust the seat heaters, even if you use the (poorly labeled) button shortcut to the applicable menu screen. Worse, the screen is often slow to respond or update itself, such as when you try to adjust the audio volume or change a radio station." -- Consumer Reports
  • Driving position is nicely adjustable, and the major controls are for the most part logically placed. A lack of control knobs is annoying, though." -- Edmunds (2017)

Cargo

The Range Rover has 32.1 cubic feet of cargo room with its rear seats up and 71.7 cubic feet (82.8 cubic feet in long-wheelbase models) with the seats folded down. Though these aren’t exactly low numbers, most class rivals provide more space.

A hands-free power liftgate is standard. The air suspension also features a cargo function, which lowers the SUV when parked to make loading items easier. There's not a lot of small-item storage in the cabin, however.

  • The unique rear liftgate opens in two parts. The upper glass swings up while the lower section folds down like a small tailgate. Both sections are powered, controlled from either an interior switch, outside touch pad, or key fob button." -- Consumer Reports
  • The cargo hold is large, and the two-piece tailgate makes it easy to cram it full because the lower half acts as a fence when the hatch is open. The backseat doesn't come close to folding flat, though …" -- Edmunds (2017)
  • "Cabin storage could be better. It consists of upper and lower gloveboxes (both rather small), a small but deep console box, two covered cupholders in the console and two in a fold-down rear armrest, and map pockets." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

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