Range Rover (2013 – 2022) Review
Range Rover (2013 – 2022) At A Glance
There are plenty of other luxury SUVs out there, but none of them perform such tasks anywhere near as well (if at all) as the Range Rover. And fear not: despite this impressive go-anywhere ability, the Range Rover also has the luxury part more than covered, with a sumptuously finished interior, huge passenger and luggage space, and lashings of luxury equipment. Yes, you’ll pay handsomely for it, but you’ll never feel short-changed.
Huge luxury SUVs are everywhere these days, but this is a trick that the Range Rover has been pulling for decades. There’s some debate over whether Land Rover’s flagship was the very first luxury 4x4, and that’s not a debate we’re going to wade into right now, but what’s certain is that the Range Rover is very much the yardstick by which all other cars of this type are measured.
The latest version follows the same recipe written by its predecessors: have the off-roading ability needed to tow a horsebox off a muddy polo field by day, and by night (after a hose-down, naturally), have the luxury, sophistication and image to let you ‘arrive’ at your favourite Kensington Brasserie.
What’s more, the latest car does all that better than ever before. Land Rover’s flagship has every ounce of the firm’s considerable off-roading know-how thrown into it, so when you’re deep in the countryside, it’ll do things and take you places you might not think possible in a car.
Put it on a road, meanwhile, and it’ll waft you gently along with all the comfort and refinement of a luxury limousine. Granted, it’s not the sharpest-handling car of its type, but who cares when it’s this imperious?
The interior is also the definition of what a luxury car should be. It’s incredibly well made from wonderfully classy materials, and it comes stuffed with all the creature comforts you could possibly think of. There’s bags of space for its well-heeled occupants to spread themselves out, and there’s room in the enormous boot for any number of Burberry bags.
These days, the Range Rover has even gone eco-friendly. Well, kind of. The car is around half a tonne lighter than its predecessor, meaning much better fuel economy across the board, and now, there’s even a plug-in hybrid version that’s capable of doing around 25 miles on electric propulsion alone.
Diesel engines still represent the mainstays of the range, though, the entry-level V6 being our favourite, but if you really want to stick two fingers up at the Greta Thunberg brigade, you can also have a supercharged 5.0-litre petrol V8 with 565PS. Yikes.
Yes, whichever version of the Range Rover you pick, it’s expensive, both to buy and to run. But when a car has such an enormous breadth of abilities, and genuinely does something no other car can do, don’t you think it’s worth it?