The new 2019 Land Rover Range Rover didn't become a leader of its segment overnight. The British automaker continues to refine its luxury SUV since its debut almost 50 years ago.
Today, it's still the object of many a person's desire. It has outstanding luxury features, and adventurers also love it for its strong off-road capabilities.
Land Rover offers both a short- and a long-wheelbase Range Rover. The short base can be a base, HSE, Autobiography, or SVAutobiography trim. The long base can only have the upper two trims.
There were plans to release a new Range Rover coupe, but the company canceled it.
This year's new Land Rover does something few others of its class do: It drives exceptionally well both on pavement and off it.
The Rover meets the dynamic needs of its niche. It delivers more power than most others on the market.
Simply put, the Land Rover is a vehicle with high performance. This is because of its range of drivetrains, its off-road capabilities, and its cabin comfort.
With the short Range Rovers, you'll get a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 gas engine. The engine is capable of generating 340 horses and 332 pound-feet of torque.
It's a versatile engine that can match many driving styles. Whether you're taking the family out for dinner or going for a weekend in the woods, you'll get great performance.
It also comes with that iconic whining sound as you take the seven seconds to accelerate from zero to 60. The max speed is about 130 mph.
If you opt for diesel instead of gas, know that the vehicle becomes even more powerful. The 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel fires up the luxury family SUV with 254 horses and an excellent 443 pound-feet of torque. This engine also takes 7.5 seconds to reach 60 mph, and you don't lose or gain on the top speed.
In both cases, you'll use an eight-speed automatic transmission capable of shifting smoothly.
The Land Rover experience for the new Range Rover is all about pushing the limits. It packs plenty of performance power underneath its hood regardless of where you're taking it.
On the pavement or on pure land, the vehicle is more than capable of handling its own. Off-road is where its reputation truly shines, though. This year, the Range Rover only continues to prove that point.
The 2019 Land Rover runs on full-time four-wheel drive, splitting the energy evenly between the axles until otherwise needed. It continually monitors the land and checks for the need to grip or to restrict power for composure.
In some configurations, the dynamic SUV comes with a locking rear differential that works side by side with the terrain-traction system to tackle inclement weather. Automatic modes handle changes in terrain that you can't see. This eliminates the guesswork for the best Land Rover experience.
The street-friendly tires help the vehicle achieve great handling in spite of its substantial mass. Across the board, Rovers have precision steering. This instills driver confidence even when driving the long-wheelbase with an adult passenger in every seat.
Just take one for a test drive at your local dealer, and you'll recognize how special the handling of this vehicle is.
Thanks to an air suspension, the luxury SUV allows up to 10.2 inches of front wheel travel and more than 12 inches in the rear axle. On pavement, the air suspension is firm, but it doesn't suffer on rocky roads.
With the height-adjustable suspension, the Rover can lower itself for easy loading. It can also rise over 12 inches for strong off-road protection.
The new Land Rover can tow up to 7,716 pounds. The max gross train weight is 14,484 pounds. It can also carry up to 220.5 pounds on the roof, which includes the weight of the roof rails.
Few other vehicles have the volume and refinement of the 2019 Rover. It's an opulent cabin, considering the exceptional range of materials Land Rover uses to accommodate drivers and passengers alike.
Across the board, the 2019 Range Rovers have highly adjustable front seats that even include built-in massage functions. The driver and front passengers have more than enough headroom, shoulder room, and legroom. Storage pockets line the cabin as well, and the center console is usefully deep.
Note that the Range Rover doesn't come with three rows of seats, so it can't accommodate a large family. Instead, Land Rover dedicated the space behind the second row to real storage.
With 31.8 or 75.6 cubic feet to spare, depending on the wheelbase, there's more than enough room for storing luggage or other gear. The floor is a bit high, but you get access to a loading mode with the air suspension, which helps.
If you love the luxury design of the Range Rover SUV, then you'll hardly want to leave the cabin.
A Range Rover equipped with a turbodiesel V-6 engine returns great EPA ratings for its segment. The EPA ratings are 22 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined. Compare that to some luxury sedans, and the Rover actually outclasses them.
The new 2019 Range Rover is a versatile car that matches or exceeds competitors in nearly every way.
Folks with the money to spare will enjoy its luxurious cabin and the quality of its parts. Adventurers will love its off-roading capabilities, especially with a foot of ground clearance to take them through serious obstacles. Families will appreciate the comfortable cabin and the spacious trunk for completing daily errands.
Performance and luxury are the two big bywords for this year's new Range Rover. The cabin will soothe you with its high-resolution display, premium leather upholstery, and wonderful wood trims. Meanwhile, the full range of off-road technology will impress you, especially with features like the traction control system.
At the end of the day, the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is worth putting on your shortlist of new cars.
The Land Rover Range Rover debuted in 1970 with a V-8 underneath its aluminum hood.
Between 1974 and 1987, Land Rover only sold its models through the grey market, but Range Rovers officially arrived in the U.S. in March of 1987. Since it was the only model in America, Land Rover poured its focus into marketing the SUV for the next six years.
Since then, Range Rover has undergone a few design and technology changes. The automaker revealed the Range Rover Sport in 2004 at the North American International Auto Show. In 2012, it was the Range Rover Evoque's time to shine at the Geneva Motor Show.
That brings us to today: The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover lacks for nothing when it comes to off-road capability, hauling utility, and cabin comfort.