The 2010 Land Rover Range Rover earns a perfect 10 for comfort and interior quality from TheCarConnection.com. Upgrades to the interior materials and finishes push the new Range Rover into even more premium territory, with high-quality plastics and satin-finish real wood in abundance. A high-tech virtual instrument panel makes for a modern feel and conveys a wealth of information about the car whether on-road or off.
Spacious, comfortable seating for five is complemented by triple air conditioning with independent rear-seat controls. Without a third-row seat, there's no chance of hauling seven people around, but it does allow for plenty of cargo space in the rear and ample legroom for the second row. Plush carpeting and leather-upholstered door pillars and door casings round out a premium cabin.
Not all reviewers find the five-seat layout entirely satisfactory. Kelley Blue Book warns that it "has excellent room for four passengers, though it is designed to hold five." Cars.com points out the materials quality, noting the leather on the seats "would befit any six-figure car." The raised stitching does "dig into" the reviewer's back at times, however. Autoblog lauds the Land Rover Range Rover's "supportive seats" that make easy work of "staring down long stretches of bitumen." Eschewing the third row of seating allows for "excellent legroom and headroom," according to Edmunds. They remark that the "seating position is notably upright," however.
Even skipping the third-row seat, the "overall cargo volume is tight for its class," says ConsumerGuide. Edmunds blames the small cargo space on a "high load floor," though Cars.com points out it's still only able to hold 74.2 cubic feet of material.
Interior quality was a strength in the previous version, but it's even better in the 2010 Range Rover. Car and Driver calls the interior "opulent" and makes special note of the "Gorgeous brown leather seats are trimmed in fat, beige piping." AutoWeek asserts the Range Rover is "barely rattled by anything the back roads can dish out." ConsumerGuide finds the interior to be "premium all the way." Kelley Blue Book says the interior "fit and finish...lead[s] one to believe it was handcrafted."
ConsumerGuide goes on to remark that the V-8 engine churns out a "refined snarl during acceleration," but otherwise makes no noise. Not even the wind or the road intrudes much, with "virtually no coarse-surface tire thrum."