It retains the title of the best luxury off roader...
The Range Rover was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and scored a five star rating out of the maximum possible five stars. It scored 91% for adult occupancy, 84% for child occupancy, 63% for pedestrian protection and 86% for safety assist.
Since 2012 the Euro NCAP tests have progressed and testing has become more stringent but the Range Rover remains a safe place to be.
Our test car was fitted with the Rear Seat Entertainment System with Touch Screen Remote Control at £1,900 and the excellent Meridian Signature 1700W Audio System for an additional £4,000 – personally we would want the Meridian system it is highly recommended and all but the most in tune of audiophiles would agree.
The standard HDD navigation / infotainment system supports dual screens, so that front seat passengers can watch the digital TV or video on the move (they have their own headphones) whilst the driver can see the navigation system and listen to another audio source such as the DAB radio . This car was also fitted with rear entertainment system which can keep the children entertained for hours on end – they share the front mounted DVD player and again they have their own headphones. Their system can be split between two sound sources so one can watch a video whilst the other can listen to their favourite recording artists.
- Audi Q7
- Range Rover Sport
- Mercedes Benz GLS
What We Liked
- Overall Packaging
- Fuel Economy
- Engine – performance and engagement
- Peerless on and off-road ability
What We Disliked
- Driver and passenger front seat armrests – they always seem to get in the way
The Range Rover remains at the top its game as a luxury SUV, there is more competition on the horizon but for all round ability they are going to find it a tough market to crack. The Range Rover is as happy on the road as it is off and few can touch its ability and kudos. It retains the title of the best luxury off roader, if not overall the best car.10 January 2015
Range Rover Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Range Rover 4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE|
|Body Type||5-door SUV|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||6.9 Seconds|
|Top Speed||135 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||229 g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||37.2 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5-stars|
|Warranty||3 Years / Unlimited Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 10/01/15)||£84,720|