Review: Land Rover Range Rover (2002 – 2013)


Sophisticated image backed up by superb refinement. Luxurious and stylish cabin. Feels well built. Excellent off-road ability. Carries more status than most rival 4x4s.

Not cheap to buy new. Doesn't handle on-road as well as other large 4x4s. Slow steering and sometimes a lot of weight transfer.

Land Rover Range Rover (2002 – 2013): At A Glance

On sale from February 2002 and went increasingly upmarket with one version shown at Geneva in 2011 priced at £130,000.

What does a Land Rover Range Rover (2002 – 2013) cost?

List Price from £80,075
Buy new from £69,270
Contract hire from £737.24 per month
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Real MPG average for a Land Rover Range Rover (2002 – 2013)

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13–33 mpg

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What have we been asked about the Land Rover Range Rover (2002 – 2013)?

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Is Shell fuel really that much better than supermarket fuel?

I've always used Shell V Plus diesel in my Range Rover TDV8, with 160,000 miles on it. My neighbour said it was a waste of money, so I switched to Asda diesel. My car now has worse fuel economy and runs rougher. Is it just my imagination or is Shell V Plus really that much better than supermarket fuel?
Don't listen to your neighbour. This is precisely why I recommend Super and specifically Shell V-Power. Get back into it and there's a chance it will clean up your engine's fuel system as it used to do. This comes from more than 20 years experience in more than 1000 cars, plus 1,000,000 reader's letters and emails.
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