2012 Land Rover Range Rover Safety

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The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover possesses the kind of passive and active safety features that tend to generate top crash-test scores, but it doesn't have actual test results yet.

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has put the current Range Rover through its car-crushing regimen, and it's no surprise. The agencies don't tend to crash high-dollar luxury vehicles, as much for their extremely low sales as for their extremely high sticker prices.

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is stocked with the usual safety features and more, but it hasn't been crash tested.

Still, the Range Rover has a high driving position and great outward visibility, and standard four-wheel drive, to go with the usual array of anti-lock brakes, stability control, and a full complement of airbags, including a driver knee airbag.

New features include a standard rearview camera; Bluetooth; tire-pressure monitors; and active headrests. Land Rover offers optional adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and a "surround-view" camera system for even better protection from small and major accidents.

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