REVIEW: 2017 Land Rover Range Rover



The Range Rover is an unassuming beast of an SUV, with styling that suggests a design-oriented vehicle but an engine and body that can take on any terrain. This year's model stays true to Land Rover tradition but adds an array of features for safety, convenience, and entertainment.

Take one for a spin around Albany to see for yourself, but first check out our full review of the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover so you know what to expect:

STYLING AND INTERIOR
The 2017 Range Rover keeps the boxy frame and classic grille of its predecessors, but has softer lines and subtle details that make it more aerodynamic than previous models. It comes with a standard or extended wheelbase if you need added cargo space, as well as five trim levels – from the well-equipped base model to the SV Autobiography Dynamic. The latter is stocked with every luxury feature you can imagine, including quad tailpipes, Graphite Atlas grille and accents, and 21-inch split-spoke alloy wheels with dark grey finish.

The standard model has heated leather front seats with 10-way power adjust, driver’s seat memory, and 60/40 folding rear seats. Upper trim levels offer Oxford perforated leather seats, 14-way power adjustable front seats, semi-aniline leather seating, 22-way power front seats, winged headrests perforated leather headlining, and xenon headlights with LED signature lighting.

FEATURES
You won’t want your trip to end when listening to the Range Rover’s Meridian sound system, which plays from the next-generation Land Rover InControl Touch Pro infotainment system. This feature has a responsive 10-inch touchscreen, detailed audiovisuals, and a home screen that you can personalize with the apps and features you use most. Additionally, Connected Navigation gives you access to a Wi-Fi hotspot, route planner app, commute mode, arrival mode, and live customer service.

Land Rover honed its climate control system to allow for settings in the front and rear, ensuring all of your passengers ride in comfort. More than just blasting warm or cool air into the cabin, the system utilizes technologies to improve your comfort level beyond air temperature.

SAFETY

Land Rover has made driver assistance technologies available on the 2017 Range Rover, including standard autonomous emergency braking. You’ll also appreciate the adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist with driver condition monitor, parking aids, blind-spot monitor with cross traffic alert, and surround camera system.

ENGINE
You have three engine options when choosing a model of Range Rover. The base is a 3-liter supercharged V6 engine that makes 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, while you can also upgrade to a 3-liter turbodiesel V6 with 254 horsepower and 44o lb-ft of torque. The most powerful option is a 5-liter supercharged V8 that makes 510 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque.

All engine options have 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

PRICING

Starting at $84,950 MSRP
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