The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is the top of the automotive food chain. A luxury car ride, Sports car handling, and go anywhere capability. The only thing not to like is the price. It is a real shame that 99.9% of these vehicles will never see any off-road use.
With its unbelievable Terrain Response traction control and its Adaptive Dynamic suspension controls, the Range Rover makes anyone an off- or- on road star. These features, along with every safety gadget available, make the Range Rover one of the safest SUVs anywhere.
Inside, the interior is unbelievably opulent. From the 14 way adjustable heated and cooled leather front seats to the 720 watt Surround Sound System, the Range Rover has it all. If you can think of it, it probably already has it.
I can’t think of one manufacturer that has combined the good handling, capability, or luxury of the Range Rover. Of course, the $87, 945 price of my test vehicle means that this vehicle may be outside most folks budget.
Engine: 375 Hp Aluminum V8 with 375 FT Lbs of torque
Transmission: 6 Spd AT Full Time AWD W/2 Speed Transfer Case
Highest MPG City/MPG Highway: 12/18
Trim Designations: Loaded – If it doesn’t have it, you don’t need it.
Base Price: $79,425 $87,945 as tested.
What I Liked: What is NOT to Like except the price?
What I Would Change: How about a cheaper 2WD Version?
Star Rating: 5 out of 5
Jim is an automotive and outdoor lifestyle journalist living in the Texas Hill Country. A journalist by education, he took the long way around though retail operations, business management, manufacturing and supply chain operations that kept him in touch with his automotive interests.
Jim achieves his journalist goals by creating and contributing product reviews, industry news and feature content for electronic and print publications. Jim’s personal ride is a 2008 Inferno Red Chrysler Crossfire Roadster with just 22,000 miles on it.