The Land Rover Range Rover is the brand’s flagship, an imposing SUV loaded with luxury. Today’s Range Rover is the model’s fourth generation, which dates back to a 2013 redesign.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2021, changes to the Range Rover are in a couple of new trim packages. One is the limited-production Fifty, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the model; the other is the Westminster Edition.
Range Rover trim levels are HSE, Westminster, Autobiography, Fifty, SV Autobiography, and Autobiography Dynamic. Depending on which trim you choose, you get a 3.0L turbodiesel V6; a 3.0L gas inline six with mild hybrid assist; a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder; or a supercharged 5.0L V8 offered in standard or high-output configurations.
There are also standard and long-wheelbase body styles.
Note that Land Rover also sells the Range Rover Sport, which is a smaller, less-expensive model covered in a separate buyer’s guide entry.
Outside, HSE trim comes with LED headlights with washers, signature daytime running lights, a panoramic roof, rain-sensing wipers, LED taillights, height-adjustable suspension, auto-dimming/power-folding/heated side mirrors, 20-inch wheels, a hands-free tailgate, soft-close doors, and keyless entry with push-button engine start.
Inside, HSE has an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 20-way front-seat adjustments, perforated leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel with power adjustments, ambient lighting, a 10-inch infotainment display, a digital gauge cluster, navigation, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, heated front and rear seats, and three-zone climate control.
HSE’s driver assists include forward collision warning with automatic braking, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, a driver condition monitor, 360-degree parking aid, clear exit monitor, and traffic sign recognition with an adaptive speed limiter.
Westminster trim adds automatic high beams, 21-inch wheels, four-zone A/C, configurable ambient lighting, a front console refrigerator, walnut veneer, ventilated front seats, a head-up display, lane-keep assist, and high-speed emergency braking.
Autobiography’s main additions are a more sophisticated off-road traction control system, a locking rear differential, a wood-and-leather-trimmed steering wheel, lighted door sills, 24-way adjustable front seats and executive-class rear seats, and semi-aniline leather.
The Fifty package is largely a cosmetic affair, with 22-inch wheels and trim-specific interior and exterior accents.
SV Autobiography and Autobiography Dynamic get a tow hitch receiver, advanced tow assist, power-closing rear doors, a rear-seat entertainment system, massaging front seats, a rear-seat refrigerator, and 110-volt power outlets.
In HSE trim, a vision assist pack adds fog lights, high beam assist, configurable ambient lighting, and a head-up display.
A driver assist package adds surround cameras, adaptive cruise with steering assist, and park assist (which is also offered as a stand-alone extra).
An entertainment package brings a rear-seat entertainment system, a CD/DVD player, and a 110-volt power outlet.
A towing package gains advanced tow assist, a hitch receiver, and Land Rover’s activity key.
As we write this, Land Rover has not published its 2021 fuel consumption estimates for the Range Rover, but the 2020 figures should carry forward. Those are 10.7/8.3 L/100 km (city/highway) for the diesel engine; 12.2/9.4 L/100 km for the gas six-cylinder; 14.4/11.2 with the standard 5.0L V8; and for the uprated V8, 17.1/12.6 L/100 km in Dynamic trim, and 17.9/12.7 for the SV Autobiography model in long-wheelbase form.
Land Rover’s competition for the Range Rover includes the Porsche Cayenne, the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the BMW X7, the Cadillac Escalade, the Lincoln Navigator, the Bentley Bentayga, and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed