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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Review

by Frank

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover comes in five chief configurations: base model, HSE, P525 HSE, Autobiography, and SVAutobiography. While the base model 2020 Land Rover Range Rover comes well-equipped, the HSE provides you more standard features. The P525 HSE is similarly equipped but includes a supercharged V8. Then, the Autobiography supplies more luxury features and driver-assist systems, and the SVAutobiography adds more ability and sportier suspension tuning. The long-wheelbase versions of this P525 HSE, Autobiography, and SVAutobiography add 7.3 inches of rear legroom.

Though most owners will rarely venture off paved streets, the 2020 Range Rover is among the more competent SUVs available, using a sophisticated 4WD system that enables it to go almost everywhere, an adjustable air suspension and the ability to wade through water up to 35 inches deep.

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover also spoils the driver and occupants with lavish interior furnishings and a quiet, comfortable ride. An impressive variety of driver-safety and driver-assistance attributes are also available, such as parallel and perpendicular parking assistance, high-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping help and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capacity and steering assist.

The base model 2020 Range Rover has an MSRP of more than $90,000 and the top-shelf SVAutobiography spec tops $175,000 so the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover is clearly for high rollers. It’s very capable on and off-road, and it features a suite of amenities that few vehicles can match.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Engines2020 land rover range rover configurations

Base and HSE models are powered by a supercharged 3.0L V6 engine capable of 355 horsepower. In the Supercharged trimmed Range Rover, a supercharged 5.0L V8 is utilized. The V8 makes 518 horsepower — enough to make the Range Rover startlingly fast. The SVAutobiography takes things a step further with a 557 hp version of the same engine. The maximum speed on models so equipped is 155 mph. A turbocharged 3.0L V6 petrol makes a superb compromise between power and efficiency. It makes 254 horsepower but an extreme 443 lb-feet of torque. The highway fuel economy is estimated at 29 mpg.

If saving money on gas prices is important to you, Land Rover provides two alternative powerplants. A fuel-sipping, diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 — that Land Rover calls the Td6 — is available on base model and HSE trims. It generates 254 hp and 443 lb-ft.

There is also a plug-in hybrid powertrain (that Land Rover calls the PHEV) available in HSE and Autobiography trims. It employs a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and an electric motor to come up with an impressive 398 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Land Rover quotes the plug-in hybrid will reach 22 kilometers of all-electric range before the gas engine kicks on.

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Drivetrain

All 2020 Land Rover Range Rovers are outfitted with Terrain Response 2 Driving Technology, Land Rover’s next-generation patented system which allows drivers to select one of several modes that optimize performance on a variety of different surfaces. The system provides enhanced capability across every terrain and automatically adapts to driving conditions and road surfaces. Furthermore, 2020 Range Rovers feature a fixed 4-wheel drive system that splits torque 50/50 front to rear, together with a 2-speed transfer case for low and high ranges.

With a towing capacity of up to 7,716 pounds and by integrating tailored technologies, the Range Rover can manage the toughest of tasks without difficulty. Enjoy the advantage provided by Advanced Tow Assist and Rear Height Adjust.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Features

2020 land rover range rover features

Standard features on the entry-level model 2020 Land Rover Range Rover comprise of 19-inch alloy wheels and tires, LED exterior lights, an adaptive air suspension, a hands-free liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, 16-way heated front seats with memory settings, a 60/40-split rear seat and leather upholstery.

Tech features include dual 10-inch touchscreen displays, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and a 13-speaker Meridian sound system. Front and rear parking sensors, low-speed forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning will also be standard.

HSE

Next up is the HSE, which adds the more potent engine, 20-inch wheels, and tires, soft-close doors, upgraded front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, in addition to access to a larger catalog of features. Additionally, it contains the safety-related Drive and Park packages, which are optional on the entry-level model Range Rover. Choosing the plug-in hybrid powertrain further adds the Terrain Response 2 system and a 19-speaker sound system.

P525 HSE

Next is the Range Rover P525 HSE, which only adds the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and 21-inch wheels and tires.

Autobiography

The Range Rover Autobiography adds more content, like the Terrain Response 2 and All-Terrain Progress Control systems, an active rear locking differential, a 360-degree parking camera, a head-up screen, four-zone climate control, 24-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats with massage, heated and ventilated rear seats, upgraded leather upholstery, plus a 29-speaker Meridian audio system. Additionally, it adds a couple of packages that cannot be found on other models, such as Drive Pro and Park Pro that include more driver assistance features.

SVAutobiography

If you want the sportiest most expensive Range Rover, buy the Range Rover SVAutobiography. Its contents include an uprated version of the supercharged V8, a lower ride height, a more competitive on-road suspension calibration, quilted leather upholstery, and extra rear-seat adjustments.

The long-wheelbase models all share the identical extended chassis and supply extra rear legroom. As the top dog, the SVAutobiography LWB begins with SVAutobiography content along with a front cooler under the center armrest, together with an even more lavish rear-seat atmosphere.

Interior and Cargo

2020 land rover range rover interior

Each 2020 Land Rover Range Rover comes standard with leather seats, a heated leather steering wheel, and wood-veneer configuration. When you move up into the more expensive models, that leather is extended to the headliner, the chairs add a massaging feature, and the carpeting that outlines the cargo compartment can be swapped for handsomely finished wood. That is to say nothing of those alloy armrest-adjustment knobs, satin-brushed metallic cupholders, and bottle cooler which arrive in SV Autobiography models. The Range Range’s 32 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row might appear impressive, but it is surprisingly close to the base of its segment. Nonetheless, it can accommodate 13 carry-on cases when the rear seats are in use, which is more than enough for many four- or five-person families.

Infotainment

Dubbed InControl Touch Pro Duo, the Range Rover’s infotainment system debuted on the smaller Range Rover Velar crossover and has quickly spread across the rest of the lineup. Its glossy screen tilts from the dash when the Range Rover is opened up. The secondary display, mounted lower on the dashboard, provides access to vehicle settings, climate controls, and driving styles. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standards across the lineup.

Safety Features

The 2020 Range Rover hasn’t been analyzed by both of the U.S. crash-test bureaus so that I don’t have info on how it may perform in a crash. Land Rover offers a lot of the most sought after driver-assistance technology but innovative features like adaptive cruise and lane-keeping help are optional–surprising given the Range Rover’s price tag.

Warranty and Maintenance

The Range Rover’s warranty policy mostly matches up with the offerings of its own luxury competitors, but it does not include free scheduled maintenance; competitors like the X5 M and the Volvo XC90 both comprise of three years or 36,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance at the purchase price.

Conclusion

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover represents the pinnacle of the Land Rover lineup with a lavish cabin, a plethora of tech goodies, and a six-figure price tag to match. It is still highly competent off-road–perhaps even more so than the first –but the Range Rover tackles both suburban and trails byways while still giving a comfy ride, richly upholstered chairs, real wood spec, and touchscreen infotainment.

The boxy exterior styling is synonymous with wealth and standing, so parking one on your driveway is the automotive equivalent to owning a Rolex Submariner or a pair of Manolo Blahniks. Like most everything, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover does not come without compromise: Fuel economy is not great, driving dynamics are clumsy, and its infotainment system is buggy. If you’re looking for status and luxury, though, not a lot of SUVs will offer both quite like the Range Rover.

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