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Pedigree everything at the top end of the sport-utility market, and no SUV has more pedigree than the Rover Range Rover. The Rover name dates to when the Rover group building bare-bones 4×4 with extraordinary off-road The Range Rover emerged this off-road tradition in billed as the first Land civil enough to be driven by a in a business suit. This SUV was stylish, yet quite primitive by standards, but it was immediately popular wealthy U.K. consumers a taste for the safari aesthetic.

in the United States started in though quite a few Range were imported through the market in the years preceding.

Now in its generation, the Land Rover Rover still carries prestige. From an off-road it’s one of the most capable available at any price. From a perspective, it’s probably the elegant and distinctive utility on the market, despite a few rough

High pricing keeps all but the rich from buying a new Rover, a fact that adds to the appeal of this 4×4.

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The 2013 Range Rover is a luxury SUV available in two trim both featuring 5.0-liter The HSE model produces 375 horsepower and 375 of torque, while the Supercharged’s V8 an impressive 510 hp and 461 lb-ft. Both are paired with a six-speed transmission with manual control.

A permanent four-wheel-drive is standard on all Range Rovers, with low-range gearing and 11 inches of maximum ground The standard Terrain Response allows the driver to customize suspension and electronic stability and systems to best handle predetermined off-road conditions.

in the late 1990s during the period when BMW owned Rover, the Range Rover is aging quite well. It unibody construction (instead of architecture) and a fully independent (instead of solid axles). changes make all the difference cruising on pavement, as the Range now delivers the composed ride and handling expected of a true SUV.

Yet BMW engineers went about work carefully so as not to compromise ability.

Cabin design is a mix of and modern in the new Range Rover. The seating position, blocky and large steering wheel the feeling of an old-school Land while supple leather (with contrasting piping), inlays and a navigation system both on- and off-road mapping you that this is indeed a luxury vehicle. The cabin, the exterior, manages to be both and modern at the same time, with the new gauge cluster is, in fact, a large LCD screen.

its controls can be rather arcane in British tradition. A roomy rear seat makes it to carry a pair of adults or children in back, but cargo is only average due to a high floor.

If you’re looking for a SUV with unparalleled off-road and a legendary pedigree, the new Range is an obvious choice. If you want to some money and get a bit more talent with that legendary pedigree, the Range Sport is a good compromise. any Land Rover has an albatross around its neck in the form of reliability.

Buying one has been known to headaches (and breakdowns), is certainly ironic given status as go-to vehicles for to Outer Mongolia.

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The present-generation Range Rover back to its introduction for 2003. then and ’05, a BMW-sourced V8 rated for 282 hp was the only engine It came with a five-speed transmission.

However, in 2006, company Ford replaced engine with a pair of V8s. The HSE featured a 305-hp V8, while the Supercharged had a 4.2-liter V8 was (surprise!) supercharged to produce 400 hp. The number of transmission gears and system were employed as in the Rover.

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The current 5.0-liter V8s up for 2010.

Buyers interested in will want to pay particular to year-by-year changes when for used Range Rovers of generation. The navigation system was until Land Rover it for 2005 (although it’s again a bit behind the times). A back-up camera and adaptive were added to the standard list for 2006.

There were significant made for 2007 when the was given a mild refresh, twin gloveboxes, new cupholders and a more intuitive control The customizable off-road settings that year along an upgraded rear differential and an parking brake. Airbags also relocated for better and a driver’s knee airbag was

For 2010, there were exterior updates, a new LCD instrument and navigation system, adaptive control, blind spot and a 360-degree parking assist Updates were also on the adaptive suspension, Terrain and stability control systems.

were two previous generations of the Rover. Both are coveted on the market, but potential buyers know what they’re into, because Range have been phenomenal but reliability is poor and repair are high.

Sold from the second-generation Range Rover is the bet of the two for buyers seeking a luxury Note that 1995 was an year: Rovers bearing a 4.0 SE are the new model, while those County Classic or County LWB are the old design. For 1996, Land added a high-line 4.6 HSE model, and for the of acceleration alone, this is the bet: The Range Rover 4.0 SE was by a 188-hp 4.0-liter V8, while the 4.6 HSE a 222-hp 4.6-liter V8 with more torque.

A four-speed automatic transmission and drive were standard on all as were leather upholstery, trim and a high-end audio Interior furnishings were by the standards of the day, with comfort for front and rear

Second-generation Range Rovers had solid axles front and but engineers fitted self-leveling air to improve their manners on There’s only so much you can do old-fashioned hardware, though, and to other high-end SUVs, the Rover Range Rover’s quality was harsh and body was excessive around corners.

for a first-generation Range Rover make sense if you’re for a dedicated off-road vehicle and mind repair bills or your own repair work. a four-door version of the Range came to the U.S. and initially it had a V8 (rated for anywhere from hp, depending on the year) and a four-speed transmission. A long-wheelbase model as the County LWB joined the lineup for and not only did it have another 7 of rear legroom, it upgraded to a 4.2-liter V8.

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