2020 Land Rover Range Rover

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Review: Ultimate Offroad Luxury

by Adam Lynton

The Range Rover was originally imagined as a proper SUV and was one of the first of its kind. But it soon proved to be more than just a practical people carrier and hauler, making short work of muddy or otherwise challenging off-road terrain. These days, the Range Rover has evolved into one of the most luxurious vehicles available but has still retained its trademark off-roading prowess, setting it apart from less capable rivals like the BMW X7 and Porsche Cayenne. The luxury SUV is available with a number of engines and a choice of two wheelbases, all of which are connected to a four-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Buyers can choose between a new 3.0-liter twin-charged inline-six with a mild hybrid system with either 355 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque or 395 hp and 406 lb-ft; a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel with 254 hp and 443 lb-ft; or a full-fat 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 518 hp and 461 lb-ft or 557 hp and 516 lb-ft - depending on which trim you opt for.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2019 Range Rover?

The supercharged V6 engine available in the 2019 model has been done away with, now being replaced by a brand new 3.0-liter twin-charged inline-six hybrid, but unlike conventional setups, the supercharger runs off electric power. The new powertrain utilizes a mild-hybrid system that is made up of a belt-driven starter-generator and harvests kinetic energy that would normally be lost during acceleration, storing it in a 48V battery. It can either increase the engine's torque directly, or it can feed the electric supercharger to fill the gaps between low rpm turbo lag and maximum boost, improving both acceleration and economy, as the engine doesn't have to work as hard to spool up the turbocharger. The trim formerly known as Supercharged has also been renamed for 2020, now called P525 HSE (525 refers to the output in metric horsepower).

Pros and Cons

  • Outstanding off-road ability
  • Phenomenal interior quality and luxury
  • Numerous customization options
  • Various available engines available
  • Understated class is standard
  • Floaty ride in comfort settings and terrible body composure in bends
  • Cheapest models are still nigh on $100,000
  • Infotainment system is counter-intuitive

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Trims

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Base
3.0-liter Twincharged Inline-6 Hybrid
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$90,900
Td6
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Diesel
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$91,700
P400 HSE
3.0-liter Twincharged Inline-6 Hybrid
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$96,150
Td6 HSE
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Diesel
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$96,950
P525 HSE
5.0-liter Supercharged V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$105,950

Range Rover Exterior

The Range Rover is distinctively styled, and although it has evolved a lot over the years, it's still immediately recognizable. The floating roof returns, along with switchback LED headlights and taillights that are connected by a singular body line that is only interrupted by the slim door handles. The front doors feature gills that are a unique styling accent rather than a functional set of vents, while wheels feature in various designs and sizes, from 19 inches to 22 inches on upper trims.

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Dimensions

The 2020 Range Rover is available in either short or long-wheelbase body styles. SWB versions measure 196.9 inches in length and have a wheelbase of 115 inches, while LWB models are 204.7 inches long with a wheelbase of 122.9 inches. These longer models afford rear passengers 7.5 inches more legroom. Height varies between 73.3 and 73.6 inches, with the supercharged SVAutobiography being the lowest. Ground clearance on this model is 8.3 inches and tops out at 8.7, but thanks to standard air suspension, that can go up to 11.7 at the push of a button. Curb weights vary depending on engine and body style, with short-wheelbase versions weighing between 4,940 lbs and 5,545 lbs, while long-wheelbase models are predictably heavier and weigh between 5,385 lbs and 5,725 lbs. Off-road, the Range can wade depths of up to 35.4 inches. The maximum approach angle is 34.7 degrees with departure angle at 29 degrees, while the maximum breakover angle on SWB models is 28.2 degrees and 25.6 on LWB models.

  • Length 196.9 in
  • Wheelbase 115.0 in
  • Height 73.6 in
  • Max Width 78.1 in
  • Front Width 66.6 in
  • Rear Width 66.3 in

Exterior Colors

Numerous paint options are available for your Range Rover, in solid, metallic, ultra-metallic, and pearlescent hues. On the Autobiography models, you can also specify a duo-tone paint job, or if none of the available options suit you, you can bring a sample to Land Rover for them to match and replicate on your paint. Available colors you can order from the factory include various shades of blue, gray, black, and green, along with more adventurous shades like Madagascar Orange and Spectral Racing Red. Pricing for optional colors ranges from $1,835 for premium metallic paint to $4,550 for ultra-metallic. Special paints cost $9,180, but custom colors are not priced. If you have to ask, you can't afford them. Duo-tone paint jobs, only available with the long-wheelbase Autobiography, can cost between $14,280 and a wallet-melting $23,460.

  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
  • Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
  • Aruba Premium Metallic
  • Fuji White
  • Eiger Grey Metallic
  • Indus Silver Metallic
  • Byron Blue Metallic
  • Yulong White Metallic
  • Portofino Blue Metallic
  • Rosello Red Metallic
  • Narvik Black
  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Firenze Red Metallic

Range Rover Performance

The Range Rover lineup is considerable, with numerous outputs and engine types, all of which are smooth and strong. The exception is the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 available on top trims, as that is just insane. Acceleration is mind-blowing, managing 0-60 mph in just 5.1 seconds, even in the lesser-powered model. The top speed on V8 models is 130 mph but increases to 140 mph if you spec the larger 22-inch wheel. The rest of the range also offers top speeds of either 130 mph or 140 mph, but acceleration figures vary. The slowest of the lot is the diesel, which completes the 0-60 mph dash in 7.5 seconds, while the inline six-cylinder variants manage the sprint between 5.9 and 6.6 seconds. The impressive acceleration is a by-product of the four-wheel-drive system that is fitted more for its off-road abilities than its performance advantages. Regardless of configuration, the 2020 Range Rover can tow up to 7,716 lbs, which is impressive when you consider the weight of the massive luxury SUV. Whichever model you choose, performance is unlikely to disappoint, and the clever eight-speed auto will make changes smoothly and efficiently.

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Engine and Transmission

The available engines on the 2020 Range Rover are diverse in configuration and output, starting with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel that produces 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque in the Td6 model. The 3.0-liter inline-six is a gas-powered engine with a mild-hybrid system attached, developing 355 hp and 365 lb-ft in the base model and more in the HSE; here it puts out 395 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine produces 518 hp and 461 lb-ft in the P525 HSE and Autobiography models, and 557 hp and 516 lb-ft in the SVAutobiography Dynamic and SVAutobiography Long WheelBase models. All variations of the Range Rover feature four-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Power delivery is smooth and is supplemented by a wave of torque that makes getting off the line from a standstill an undramatic and smooth affair. The gearbox manages shifts crisply with an almost imperceptible smoothness, always selecting the correct gear. In models equipped with the supercharged V8, however, drama is possible. Although acceleration is not as ferocious as in its Range Rover Sport sibling, the supercharged V8 is still a massive powerplant that just keeps pushing you towards the horizon. With the mild-hybrid variants, things are more sedate but still impressive, the supplementary electric boost doing a good job of hiding turbo lag. The diesel models offer less power and can be a little sluggish when contending with the troublesome inertia that is inherent of such a heavy behemoth, but once moving, you'll find that overtaking is not a scary undertaking.

  • Engines
    3.0-liter Turbo V6 Diesel, 3.0-liter Twincharged Inline-6 Hybrid, 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    4X4

Handling and Driving Impressions

Anyone who expects the Range Rover to corner like a Lotus had best look at other more athletic options like the Porsche Cayenne or BMW X7. However, the adaptive air suspension still does a decent job of keeping body roll composed, particularly in the Dynamic model that has sportier suspension tuning. The Range Rover focuses on comfort and a whisper-quiet ride, attempting to instill tranquility no matter the road conditions. Smaller bumps and divots are soaked up with ease, but the ride is not perfect. Larger undulations and sudden elevation changes can make the SUV feel floaty and disconnected, and at highway speeds, the steering doesn't loosen up enough. The benefit to this is precise control when navigating a low-speed off-road trail or muddy back road, but it can feel like you're having to work a little harder than you'd expect from a luxury car when cruising on the freeway.

In the snow, the Range Rover is well-composed, with the standard Terrain Response system managing the responses of the engine, gearbox, differentials, and chassis to allow confident driving. The system has settings for grass, gravel, mud and ruts, sand, and rocks too, and the optional Terrain Response 2 system is even more adept at handling various conditions, proving that this is still a genuine off-roader. Dynamic mode lowers the ride height for better composure in more demanding turns but doesn't truly hide the mass of the vehicle. We're nitpicking here, though, and the Range Rover does an excellent job overall of providing a supremely comfortable ride with more than enough off-roading and dynamic ability for most buyers, many of whom will likely never stray beyond the treacherous path of a country club driveway.

Range Rover Gas Mileage

The mild-hybrid gasoline engines in the Range Rover are not the most fuel-efficient, managing 19/25/21 mpg on the city/highway/combined cycles, while the turbodiesel models do considerably better with 22/28/24 mpg on the same cycles and returning a range of around 544.8 miles from the 22.7-gallon diesel tank. However, the mild-hybrids come with a bigger 27.5-gallon gas tank and thus have a better range of around 577.5 miles. Short and long-wheelbase models with the 518 hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 return a range of around 491.4 miles from their 27.3-gallon tanks, with EPA figures of 16/21/18 mpg. The beefier 557 hp supercharged V8 in the SVA Dynamic has worse figures of 14/19/16 mpg and a range of 436.8 miles, while the SVA Long WheelBase is the worst performer, with figures of 13/19/15 mpg and a range of 412.5 miles, despite a marginally bigger 27.5-gallon tank.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    27.5 Gallons
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Range Rover Interior

Luxury is the name of the game in the Range Rover, but surprising seat versatility is also offered. All variations of the Range Rover come outfitted with leather upholstery and tri-zone climate control, with quad-zone available too. Heated seats for the front are standard, with rear seat heating and all-round ventilation as well as massaging functions available too. A head-up display can also be optioned. Regardless of trim level and options, the interior of all Range Rovers is a lesson in beauty and quality, with meticulous attention to detail and outstanding craftsmanship. However, on longer drives, the seats can become slightly less comfortable than originally experienced. The infotainment system too, although pretty, is also a letdown, with slow responses and confusing menus.

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Seating and Interior Space

All versions of the Range Rover are capable of seating five, with impressive legroom and headroom for all. The exception is the SVA Long WheelBase that features ultra-luxurious power-adjustable rear seats and a full-length center console, seating only four. Getting in and out of the Range Rover is also not as difficult as one may expect, as the air suspension lowers the car to make access easier. Finding the perfect driving position is simple, with 16-way power adjustment for the front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel as standard. 24-way power seats are also available for even more fine-tuning, while soft-close doors are available for more grace. All-round visibility is decent thanks to the glasshouse being transparent almost all the way around, but many will want the optional 360-degree camera when parking this hulk of a vehicle.

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 39.1 in
  • Front Head Room 39.5 in
  • Rear Leg Room 39.3 in
  • Rear Head Room 39.4 in

Interior Colors and Materials

All models feature beautiful leather upholstery, with the SVA LWB getting treated to extravagant quilting too. This top trim gets access to unique color combinations like Ebony/Brogue and Navy/Cirrus with exclusive Satin Santos Palisander wood or copper weave carbon fiber on the accents. Other models get seven choices of wood or, in the Dynamic trim, steel weave carbon. If you spec the executive seats, you also have access to a Grand Black veneer with a cut diamond motif on the inlay. Leather can also be had in combinations of Ebony/Pimento, Espresso/Almond, and Navy/Ivory. Across the range, 10 different leather color combos can be optioned, each more luxurious than the last.

Range Rover Trunk and Cargo Space

Despite its upper-class airs, practicality and versatility are still core focuses of the Range Rover lineup, with the exception of the SVA LWB, which does without the center pass-through and folding seats of the other models. In these less poncy trims, you can have a bench seat with optional power-folding that can even be controlled via an app, and if you spec executive seats, you can deploy and retract the rear center console at the push of a button too. The split-folding tailgate also allows for outward-facing seating when you're parked. When you need to load stuff, the Range Rover has impressive cargo capacity.

On all non-V8 models, cargo capacity is 31.8 cubic feet with the seats up. Folded down in their 60/40 configuration, you get 68.6 cubes. The V8 models reduce this to 24.5 and 62.6 cubic feet respectively as a result of the fancier executive rear seats that come standard on these trims. The loss of space is countered by long-wheelbase models, which have a greater folded area of 67.4, with the exception of the SVAutiobography LWB, which has fixed individual rear seats and a solid center console. Regardless of trim, you should be able to easily fit luggage for five, or at least your dogs if you're out impersonating a member of the British aristocracy hunting pheasants. When you hit the drive-through because pheasants don't taste great, a pair of cupholders in the front and another in the back hold your drinks, while numerous little bins and cubbies are provided for phones and wallets.

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Range Rover Infotainment and Features

Features

All models feature a panoramic sunroof as standard, as well as heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, and a hands-free liftgate. Keyless entry and ignition are also included, along with adaptive air suspension, parking sensors, a rearview camera, lane-departure warning, and low-speed forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Park assist, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, high-speed emergency braking, a heated steering wheel, ventilated and heated seats all round with massaging, quad-zone climate control, a refrigerated cooler box, high beam assist, a head-up display, soft-close power doors, and customizable ambient interior lighting are among the numerous options. You can even get an Activity Key, which is a wearable wristband that replaces your conventional fob. A surround-view camera and numerous off-road assists, including Terrain Response 2, are also available. Another nifty option is the app-controlled folding rear seats, which can also be accessed from within the car, although as far as we're concerned, it's a little bit gimmicky.

Infotainment

The infotainment system in the Range Rover features a pair of 10-inch horizontal touchscreens equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio and HD Radio. This plays audio through a standard 13-speaker Meridian sound system, with the Autobiography model earning an enhanced 29-speaker system for astonishing clarity and a world-first Trifield 3D surround sound. Rear-seat entertainment screens are also available on upper trim models. The system is also Bluetooth and USB compatible, and you can have up to seven USB ports in the cabin, allowing you to charge everything from smartphones to laptops all at once. However, the system is unintuitive to use and the menus can be confusing to navigate. In a vehicle that can be specced to cost well over $200,000, we expect much better.

Range Rover Problems and Reliability

The 2020 Range Rover has not yet been rated by J.D. Power for quality and reliability, but thus far, no recalls have been issued for the model, with only one recall issued for the previous year. Manufacturer warranty coverage includes a basic four-year/50,000-mile warranty, the drivetrain is covered for the same period, during which time you also get free roadside assistance. In addition, you get six years/unlimited mileage corrosion protection.

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles

Range Rover Safety

The 2020 Range Rover has not been rated by either the NHTSA nor the IIHS, but an extensive list of standard and available safety features should provide peace of mind.

Key Safety Features

As standard, the Range Rover gets park sensors, a rearview camera, low-speed forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning. Options include lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, an automatic self-steering parking assistant, a surround-view parking camera, high-speed collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and high-beam assist. Traffic sign recognition with an adaptive speed limiter and a drowsy driver monitor can also be specced for more peace of mind. A clear exit monitor is also available to alert rear passengers to approaching hazards when exiting the vehicle. Dual front, side, and curtain airbags are also standard, along with frontal knee airbargs. A total of 10 airbags can be had around the cabin, maximizing safety.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover a good SUV?

With almost limitless options, a wide variety of engine choices, and impressive versatility, the 2020 Range Rover delivers on its promises of exceptional luxury and outstanding on- and off-road performance. Dynamically, the big Brit is comprehensively outgunned by German rivals despite adaptive air suspension as standard, and the available 22-inch wheels can cause a crashing ride with comfort mode being a little too floaty. However, the interior oozes class in buckets, and very little out there announces understated elegance like a Range Rover. The interior finishings and available paint options rival those of the very best from Bentley, if not outright exceeding the feel of a Bentayga. In addition, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that the majority of buyers will opt for before considering anything else is a bruiser of a powerplant, with a seemingly limitless breadth of torque and power. Fuel economy with this engine is shocking, but when you spend well over $100k on your SUV, that's not a problem. The Range Rover is approved by Her Majesty the Queen herself, and with such a majestic and opulent interior and exquisite craftsmanship, this is clearly a vehicle deserving of the royal blessing.

🚘What's the Price of the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover?

Pricing starts at $90,900 before the $1,295 destination charge. This gets you the base model with a 3.0-liter turbo and mild hybridization. The first of the HSE models features a more powerful version of the base engine and starts from $96,150. The Td6 3.0-liter turbodiesel starts from $91,700, while the P400 HSE - also with the V6 diesel - starts at $96,950. The P525 HSE formerly known as the Supercharged model is fitted with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 and sells from $105,950. The Autobiography model gets the same engine and more luxury and off-road ability than any models before it, justifying the jump in price to $143,800. The SVAutobiography Dynamic is the sportiest of the range and gets more power from the same engine. This model costs at least $178,500. The top-tier in the range is the SVAutobiography Long WheelBase and starts at a mesmerizing $209,500 before options. We managed to get our version of this vehicle to almost $260,000 with options like deployable side-steps, $4,500 leather, and $23k duo-tone paint.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Models

Eight models are available to choose from: Base, Td6, P400 HSE, HSE Td6, P525 HSE, Autobiography, SVAutobiography Dynamic and SV Autobiography Long WheelBase.

Base models feature 19-inch wheels, LED lighting, adaptive air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, 16-way power-adjustable heated seats, keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free liftgate, and leather upholstery. You also get front and rear parking sensors, low-speed forward-collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and an infotainment system that features dual 10-inch touch displays, smartphone connectivity, satellite radio, and a 13-speaker Meridian sound system. This is powered by a mild-hybrid powerplant that features a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six with 355 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque.

The Td6 is similar but has a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel with 254 hp and 443 lb-ft.

The P400 HSE model uses the same powerplant as the base model but ups output to 395 hp and 406 lb-ft. It also gets 20-inch wheels, soft-close doors, upgraded front seats, and heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. Perforated leather, 20-way front seats, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree parking aid, drowsy driver monitoring, and traffic sign recognition are also added. You can also delve deeper into the options list than with lesser models.

The HSE Td6 uses the same engine as the basic Td6, but also has more options available and features the same equipment as the gasoline-powered P400 HSE.

The P525 HSE is identical to other HSE models but is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 518 hp and 461 lb-ft and gets upgraded to 21-inch wheels. You can also spec this model as a long-wheelbase version.

The Autobiography uses the P525 HSE engine and gains an upgraded terrain response system, an active rear locking diff, a head-up display, 24-way seats, customizable ambient lighting, four-zone climate control, ventilation for all seats and massage for the fronts. The rears can also be remotely folded. In addition, the speaker count is increased to 29 and you get more driver aids like autonomous parking, high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, and advanced tow assist. You can also spec this model as a long-wheelbase.

The SVAutobiography Dynamic cannot be specced with the longer body but instead gets more power out of the V8, with 557 hp and 516 lb-ft. Quilted and perforated semi-aniline leather upholstery, a perforated leather headlining, and numerous exterior accents are added in addition to sportier suspension tuning and a slightly lower ride height.

The creme-de-la-creme is the SVAutobiography Long WheelBase. This uses the Dynamic model's engine and gets unique wheels, unique exterior accents. It has a fixed center console running the length of the cabin and cannot fold its rear seats, of which there are only two. A pair of 10-inch rear-seat entertainment screens and front and rear refrigerators are added, along with mohair mats and unique wood and carbon trim options.

All models have four-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic as the only drivetrain options, and LWB models add 7.5 inches of rear legroom.

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Additional Packages

A number of packages are available to enhance safety and driver convenience. The Driver Pro package is $2,170 and endows the base model with adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, a drowsy driver warning, and traffic sign recognition. You can also have a Driver Assist package for $4,790 that adds the abovementioned features as well as steering assist, a surround-view camera, high-speed emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and a clear exit monitor. HSE models have access to the Park Pro package for $815, which self-steers the SUV into a parallel or perpendicular parking space. The Towing Package available on all models for $1,085 adds a tow hitch, advanced tow assist, and the wearable activity key wristband - the thinking behind this being that you're likely going to be towing boats or horseboxes and don't want to be lugging a key around that could get lost.

🚗What Land Rover Range Rover Model Should I Buy?

If you're going to have an SUV that costs over $100,000, you may as well make it a good one. Our pick is the short-wheelbase Autobiography, fitted with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with more than enough grunt at 518 hp. You also get upgraded off-road equipment like an active locking rear diff, Terrain Response 2, a 360-degree parking camera, a head-up display, and upgraded leather upholstery. Besides its enhanced off-road ability and added safety features, this model also entitles you to 24-way front seats with massaging, with all seats earning both heating and ventilation. In addition, the magnificent 29-speaker Meridian audio setup is included. We'd avoid opting for bigger wheels and stick with the standard 21s or even go down a size, thus increasing both ride quality and off-roading ability. In standard guise without any additions, this model will cost $143,800, which is a fairly reasonable point in the scale, costing around $100k less than a fully-loaded model while still offering more than enough to satisfy most buyers.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Comparisons

Toyota Land Cruiser CarBuzz
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Land Rover
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Land Rover Range Rover355 hpTBC$90,900
Toyota Land Cruiser 381 hp13/17 mpg$85,415
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 355 hpTBC$68,650

2020 Land Rover Range Rover vs Toyota Land Cruiser

If you're looking for a supremely capable but still comfortable off-road SUV, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a bargain when you factor in its abilities. A legend in the off-roading community, the Land Cruiser is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine hooked up to an eight-speed auto and a four-wheel-drive system. In addition to its outstanding ability on the trail, it comes with eight seats, meaning that although it's less luxurious than the Range Rover, it's far more practical for everyday use. The $85,000 Land Cruiser is both cheaper and more powerful than the cheapest Range Rover that starts at over 90 grand, producing 381 hp and 401 lb-ft compared to 355 hp and 365 lb-ft. The Land Cruiser also offers far more cargo space, with 81.7 cubic feet with all seats out of the way versus the Range Rover's maximum capacity of 68.6. In addition, you get heated and ventilated front seats and heated rears as standard. Yes, the Toyota will never match the Range Rover for outright luxury, comfort, or on-road driving dynamics, but when most people actually use their off-roaders for more than just attending posh soirees, the Land Cruiser is a far more logical buy.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover vs Land Rover Range Rover Sport

If you like the idea of a Range Rover's luxury and power as well as its off-road prowess, the Range Rover Sport is surprisingly good at covering all the bases with the added benefit of not being completely top-heavy when you encounter anything more than a slight bend. The Sport gets more dynamic styling and a sportier interior, and although you won't get some of the overtly opulent features that the regular Range Rover gets, like an extended wheelbase and mohair carpets, the RR Sport is still a very comfortable vehicle. You can also pick one up for far less than you can a normal Range Rover, as the Sport starts at the bargain price of $69,500. Granted, the excessively overpowered and frankly ridiculous SVR version will embarrass plenty of sports cars and hurt your wallet with its starting price of almost $115,000, but that's not the point. A Range Rover Sport can be had for less than 70 grand and you get leather, navigation, the same towing capacity, brilliant off-roading ability, and the fancy Range Rover badge for a decent price. Unless you absolutely need to be seen as a wannabe celebrity or member of the royal family, the Sport is a great buy.

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