- Serious off-road capability
- Strong powertrain
- Luxurious cabin materials
- Supple, quiet ride
- Bold styling
- No third-row seating
- Fuel efficiency
- Non-intuitive controls
- Poor mechanical reputation
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
Though it lacks the precision and raw power of its German counterparts, and the American offerings have more room, the Land Rover Range Rover remains one of the most luxurious, most competent on- and off-road SUVs available.
Slab-sided and yet sleek, the Range Rover marries its classic heritage with modern style for a unique, eye-catching, and instantly recognizable look.
Whether you're cruising the boulevard or climbing the Rubicon, the Land Rover Range Rover is more than up to the task. It's one of the few truly capable off-road luxury SUVs, and perhaps the very best.
It's also very good inside, where comfort and quality meet to form what many consider a cabin to rival the Rolls-Royces and Bentleys of the world.
Likewise, safety is a priority. Despite the absence of crash test data from the IIHS or NHTSA, the standard safety package is enough to recommend its security in an accident. Upgrade with the optional extras, and you'll feel even better.
As you'd expect from a luxury SUV in this price range, there are plenty of features, and plenty of ways to choose them. High-tech doesn't even begin to describe the available equipment in the latest Range Rover--in some ways, it's a rolling supercomputer.
What you won't get with the Range Rover is a peaceful, easy feeling when it comes time to fill 'er up: this is a large, powerful, and heavy machine, and it drinks its fill accordingly.