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Range Rover Review

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It retains the title of the best luxury off roader...

Safety

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.

Infotainment

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.

The Competition
  • 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
Conclusion

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 Melanie Carter
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Range Rover Road Test Data
Model ReviewedRange Rover 4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE
  
Body Type5-door SUV
ColourNara Bronze
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.9 Seconds
Top Speed 135 mph
  
Transmission8-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)229 g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban24.6 mpg
Extra Urban37.2 mpg
Combined32.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group
Euro NCAP Rating5-stars
Warranty3 Years / Unlimited Miles
Price (when tested on the 10/01/15)£84,720

The information contained within this Land Rover Range Rover review may have changed since publication on the 10 January 2015. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Land Rover dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017