Range Rover Review

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Range Rover Review

Range Rover ReviewRange Rover Review | Part TwoRange Rover Road Test

Finding the ideal driving position is easy the drivers' seat is electrically adjustable in all directions (with a memory function) and so is the steering wheel and the external mirrors.

Ease of Use

Due to the height of the Range Rover getting in and out is a considered affair fortunately you can lower the air suspension (there is even a button on the door to lower the car) but it is still a bit of climb, especially if you have short legs, side steps might be the answer.

Once you are in the front I would defy anyone to say that the Range Rover is not palatial. Front leg and head room is excellent and all round vision is very good.

Finding the ideal driving position is easy the drivers' seat is electrically adjustable in all directions (with a memory function) and so is the steering wheel and the external mirrors. It would be nice if the interior rear view mirror moved electrically as well.

Access to the rear might be a little troublesome for those of you with mobility problems you might wish to invest in a side step. The rear door access is quite narrow and then there is the height of the vehicle - make sure the car is set on 'air suspension access mode' before exiting.  Rear leg room is perhaps not as good as you would expect from such a big car.

Despite the high driving position all round vision is very good you do have to be aware of other road users and pedestrians below your line of vision. Parking is relatively easy as long as you will fit in the space (that does require some consideration) our test car was fitted with a reversing camera which relays a colour image of what is behind the car, utilising the colour TFT screen in the dashboard.

Comfort and Refinement

There is no doubt that the Range Rover Vogue SE is a comfortable place to be in fact in our opinion it is pretty much peerless.

The interior is luxurious and well appointed the leather electric front seats are not only heated but they can be cooled as well. Even the multi-function steering wheel is heated from which you can control the cruise control settings, audio and telephone controls.

inner part of the bend or junction when turning. There are rain sensitive wipers with manual speed adjustment that automatically come on at the mere hint or drizzle of rain. There is internal auto dipping rear view mirror which houses three buttons ('Homelink') to remotely control items such as garage doors or electric gates.

Range Rover ReviewRange Rover Review | Part TwoRange Rover Road Test
Range Rover Road Test Data
Model ReviewedLand Rover Range Rover Vogue SE
  
Body Type4x4
ColourSumatra Black - Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph7.8 seconds
Top Speed 130mph
  
Transmission8 Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban24.6mpg
Extra Urban34.5mpg
Combined30.1mpg
  
Insurance Group20
Euro NCAP Rating4 star
Warranty3 years / Unlimited miles
Price (when tested on the 10/03/11)£76,635 OTR

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