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electronics...are a bit nervous
more power equipment
fussy dashboard controls
There are gadgets aplenty on the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover, but while they are useful, they can be temperamental.
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover comes in two trims, differentiated by the engine. The standard Land Rover Range Rover is the HSE, while the other Land Rover 2008 trim is the Supercharged. Neither should be confused with the Range Rover Sport, which is actually an entirely different model.
"Luxuries like heated leather front and rear seats and a navigation system" are standard on the Range Rover 2008, according to Cars.com. Cooled front seats and 20-inch wheels are options, as well as a dual-screen DVD entertainment system for rear seat occupants.
For all the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover's available gadgetry, none of it seemed particularly user-friendly. AutoWeek reports that the Land Rover Range Rover's touch screen, while sophisticated in its combination with the hard button interface, "doesn't do anything quite completely or easily."
Edmunds comments that the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover's "controls are very button-heavy...and in fine British tradition, ergonomics can be a tad befuddling." Although the Land Rover Range Rover's dashboard is described as "automotive art" by Kelley Blue Book, ConsumerGuide calls the gauges "small and hard to read in certain light conditions." This source also noticed that while the steering wheel could be tilted upward even when the engine was not running in order to facilitate ingress and egress, the wheel on their test model would fall back into driving position on occasion.
Cars.com reports that audiophiles can rejoice: entertainment options "include Sirius Satellite Radio and a rear-seat six-DVD changer" to go with twin flat-screen monitors in the front-seat headrests.
The Range Rover 2008, Cars.com reports, also offers adaptive cruise control. The optional system maintains a preset distance between the vehicle and anything moving ahead of it through radar.
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover is packed with standard and optional features, some on the cutting edge of high tech.