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Why Lease The Range Rover?

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Land Rover Range Rover Review 2023

The Land Rover Range Rover has always stood as a pinnacle of luxury and off-road capability. The latest iteration of this iconic vehicle takes that legacy to new heights, seamlessly blending opulence, cutting-edge technology, and rugged versatility.

Rivals to the Land Rover Range Rover include the BMW X7, Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7 and even the Bentley Bentayga.

Our Land Rover Range Rover review covers:

Land Rover Range Rover Key Features

  • Refined exterior design with iconic clamshell hood and distinctive front grille
  • Sumptuous interior that exudes class and sophistication
  • 725-litre boot, expanding to 1,841 litres with rear seats down
  • Range of efficient engines that strike a balance between power and fuel economy
  • Four trim levels are available: SE, HSE, Autobiography and SV

Land Rover Range Rover Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Luxurious Interior
  • Off-Road Capability
  • Smooth Ride and Handling

Cons:

  • Price
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Potential Reliability Issues

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the new Land Rover Range Rover is a harmonious blend of sophistication, elegance, and ruggedness. It retains the iconic silhouette that has characterized Range Rovers over the years, with a sleek and aerodynamic shape that exudes a premium and commanding presence on the road.

The exterior design is characterized by clean lines, a bold front grille, signature clamshell hood, and well-proportioned bodywork. It features carefully sculpted surfaces and aerodynamic elements that enhance both aesthetics and efficiency. Inside, the design is luxurious and opulent. High-quality materials such as premium leather, wood veneers, and metal accents adorn the cabin. The layout is thoughtful, emphasizing comfort, functionality, and a modern aesthetic. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is evident throughout the interior.

Land Rover Range Rover Exterior

The Land Rover Range Rover offers practicality in various aspects, making it a versatile choice for both daily use and adventure. It typically offers seating for five occupants in standard configurations, with the option for a third-row seat in some versions, expanding the seating capacity to seven. The seats are comfortable and provide ample support, suitable for long journeys. The interior is highly configurable, allowing for various seating arrangements and fold-down options to maximize cargo space when needed. The Range Rover also offers impressive towing capabilities, making it practical for hauling trailers, boats, or other heavy loads.

The Land Rover Range Rover, whether in its shorter or longer wheelbase five-seater variant, offers a substantial boot capacity of 725 litres. However, opting for the long wheelbase model with two additional seats and folding them down reduces the capacity by 12 litres, resulting in 713 litres of space. When all seven seats are in use in the long wheelbase version, the available boot space decreases to 229 litres. When you fold down the rear seats, the Range Rover transforms into a capacious cargo carrier. The standard model boasts an impressive 1,841 litres of space, while the long wheelbase version provides an even more generous 2,601 litres of storage capacity.

Interior and Trims

Similar to its predecessor, the latest version of the Range Rover showcases intelligent styling, with Land Rover making notable updates to the interior design. The focal point is a 13.1-inch central touchscreen that exhibits significantly improved graphics compared to the previous model. However, usability from the driver's perspective can be a bit intricate.

The interior aesthetics prioritize the prominence of large screens, with a substantial reduction in physical buttons. Land Rover has adopted a touch-sensitive panel approach, though these can be sensitive and occasionally challenging to operate. Physical buttons and dials are primarily reserved for essential functions such as start, drive mode select, and temperature controls.

Within the infotainment system, the graphics are clear, and easy access to commonly used features is facilitated through a user-friendly layout. Wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available, encouraging utilization of the extensive display for seamless interaction. Integrating built-in Alexa enhances voice control capabilities, connecting with both home devices and smartphone functionality. Even without a connected smartphone, the Alexa system employs artificial intelligence to assist while on the move.

Positioned behind the steering wheel, an additional expansive display offers the option to navigate through various screens, including satellite navigation and efficiency data. The speedometer and rev counter remain in a fixed position, while the central area can be customized based on individual preferences.

Four trim levels are available: SE, HSE, Autobiography and SV.

Considering the Range Rover's positioning as a luxury vehicle, even the base SE model comes generously equipped. Standard features for this trim level include adaptive cruise control, three-zone air conditioning, a 13.1-inch touchscreen interface, and front seats that are heated, ventilated, and adjustable in 20 different ways. Additionally, blind spot monitoring and a 360-degree parking camera are included as standard.

HSE models share a similar set of features with the SE cars but bring notable enhancements. This specification now includes a premium surround sound stereo and a head-up display as standard. The Park Assist function, which assists with steering during reversing into parking spots, is a valuable addition, especially for a vehicle as spacious as the Range Rover.

The Autobiography, positioned as a mid-range luxury variant of the off-road capable vehicle, incorporates an Autobiography exterior pack and illuminated branded kick plates. It also introduces features such as an auto-folding load cover and an upgraded version of the Meridian surround sound audio system.

At the pinnacle is the Range Rover SV, distinguished by specific styling elements both inside and outside. However, the standout feature is the Executive Class Comfort Plus rear seats. These seats are power-adjustable, heated, cooled, and provide massages. They also come with memory functions, headrest pillows, power-deploying cupholders, and an 8-inch touchscreen to control entertainment and climate settings.

Power and Performance

Almost all of the available powertrain options incorporate some form of electric assistance. The exception is the P530, a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which achieves a rather uneconomical 24.3mpg and emits 264g/km of CO2.

Another petrol variant, the P400, features mild hybrid assistance, although the fuel efficiency gains are not substantial. Anticipate approximately 29.3mpg with the electric assist and CO2 emissions of around 218g/km.

Both diesel engine choices are equipped with a mild hybrid system, offering superior efficiency compared to their petrol counterparts. The base D300 variant delivers a respectable 36.7mpg and emits 202g/km of CO2, while the slightly more powerful D350 achieves 36.5mpg and emits 203g/km of CO2.

Land Rover Range Rover Interior

For those prioritizing fuel efficiency, the plug-in hybrid options, P440e and P510e, are the way to go. Among the two, the less powerful P440e stands out as the most efficient, delivering an impressive 333.8mpg and emitting a mere 19g/km of CO2. The more powerful P510e is slightly less efficient, achieving 321.1mpg and emitting 20g/km of CO2. However, reaching these figures necessitates frequent charging and maximizing the usage of electric power.

The plug-in hybrids boast an impressive all-electric range of up to 70 miles, though real-world performance is likely closer to 60 miles. With the convenience of charging, you can handle most daily commutes and drives around Knightsbridge emission-free. The 38.2kWh battery pack can be swiftly charged using a DC charger in under an hour, while a 7kW home charger can fully charge it overnight.

If these options don't align with your preferences and you're seeking a completely silent Range Rover, you'll have to hold off until 2024 for the release of the all-electric model.

Overall, the new Land Rover Range Rover sets a new standard in the luxury SUV segment. It's a blend of refined aesthetics, advanced technology, and exceptional performance. Whether you seek luxury, adventure, or both, this vehicle delivers an experience that's nothing short of extraordinary and makes a great luxury leasing option.

Leasing vs Buying

The Land Rover Range Rover is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £102,100.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £1,257.92.

If you're considering leasing a Land Rover Range Rover, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Land Rover Range Rover can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.

Customer Reviews

Land Rover Range Rover
Average Rating Based on 3 reviews
3.1 out of 5

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1.6 out of 5
Paul Land Rover Range Rover 3.0 D300 Westminster Black Auto

Crap

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3.9 out of 5
Andrew Land Rover Range Rover 2.0 P400e Autobiography Auto

Love the vehicle. Only reason I wouldn't lease it again is because I like to try different vehicles.

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4.0 out of 5
James Land Rover Range Rover 5.0 V8 S/C Autobiography Auto

Love everything about the car EXCEPT 1. hate the touch screens, would much prefer normal buttons to access most functions. On start-up have to make 3 entries on touch screen to get radio favourites....why not start radio in the favourites position? 2. significant loss of boot space with the Executive rear seats....not flagged up anywhere that this would happen with this option. Also with Exec seats, unable to partially lower the seats, its all up or all down, nothing in between. Also with seats down, normal driving position is not attainable, you end up "scrunched up", probably due to the Exec seats being larger. None of these drawbacks are flagged up in the spec. 3. On full power acceleration from a low speed there is significant "tramping" of the front wheels. Having said that the power and handling in general are magnificent for such a large car.

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