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2018 Land Rover Range Rover / Range Rover Supercharged

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/27/2018 Drew Dorian, Annie White
2018 Land Rover Range Rover in Depth: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Ritzy exterior styling makes the Land Rover Range Rover one of the flashiest options on four wheels-and what makes it the status symbol that it is today. © Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc Ritzy exterior styling makes the Land Rover Range Rover one of the flashiest options on four wheels-and what makes it the status symbol that it is today.

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Over the course of the past five decades, the full-size Range Rover has evolved from an off-road workhorse to a refined, ultra-luxury SUV. It has retained its off-road prowess-in fact, its high-tech rock-crawling gear would put the O.G. Range Rover to shame. Ritzy exterior styling makes the Range Rover one of the flashiest options on four wheels, especially when optioned with one of the insane available paint jobs, one of which adds more than $14,000 to the price of the already eye-wateringly expensive long-wheelbase SVAutobiography model. The cabin of this status symbol is decked out in fine materials, filled with tons of technology, and provides spacious and eminently comfortable seating for up to five passengers.

What’s New for 2018?

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Parent company Land Rover has turned up the luxury in the Range Rover for 2018 by adding optional 24-way-adjustable front seats with heat for both the seat itself and the armrests and, in long-wheelbase models, optional power-reclining and -massaging rear seats with heated seats, footrests, and armrests, all of which can be adjusted from a smartphone app. On the tech front, Land Rover's new InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system-originally introduced in the compact Range Rover Velar-is now standard in the Range Rover and features two screens with touch-sensitive controls for most of the vehicle's functions. The sunroof shade can now be closed and opened by way of a gesture control, and Land Rover's Activity Key wearable wristband key fob is also now available. The Range Rover V-6 and diesel powertrains carry over unchanged, but the Supercharged model's V-8 now makes 518 horsepower; the SVAutobiography trims-the short-wheelbase Dynamic and the $200,000-plus long-wheelbase edition-now boast 557 supercharged ponies under their long, flat hood. Outside, a new lower bumper, revised grille, restyled LED headlamps, wider exhaust tips, and a redesigned hood keep the Range Rover looking fresh; two new colors join the options sheet in the form of Rossello Red and Byron Blue.

Trims and Options We’d Choose

The privilege of owning a Range Rover comes with a princely price tag no matter which model you choose, but since it's all about the luxury, we'd go with the more expensive long-wheelbase model. It boasts extra rear-seat legroom, and we'd pay the $610 to upgrade those rear seats to feature a power reclining feature with heat and ventilation. We'd also select the $1630 Drive Pro package, which adds:

• Adaptive cruise control 
• Automated emergency braking
• Blind-spot monitoring
• Lane-keeping assist

Other luxuries we'd splurge on are the $410 four-zone automatic climate-control system and the $510 wood-and-leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. With these few features, our V-8–powered long-wheelbase Range Rover sports a $113,050 price tag.

For details about the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover, see our in-depth review.

Continue Reading: 

• 2018 Land Rover Range Rover – Overview and Pricing
Engine and Transmission
Fuel Economy and Driving Range
Performance and Driving Impressions
Interior and Passenger Space
Audio and Infotainment
Cargo Space and Storage
Exterior Design and Dimensions
Safety, Driver Assistance, and Warranty

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