Outstanding supercharged V8 engine; fuel-efficient diesel option; sumptuous interior; more rear legroom on the long-wheelbase model; still an off-road champ
Styling less expressive than previous Range Rovers; similar features can be found on less expensive competitors; jury is still out on long-term reliability
For 2017, the Land Rover Range Rover gains a new, top-of-the-line trim designated as the SVAutobiography Dynamic. The Dynamic is equipped with a 550-horsepower supercharged V8 engine and a performance tuned suspension that improves handling without impacting ride comfort. InControl Pro with a 10.2-in viewscreen is made standard on all trims, while Land Rover offers an expanded version of its Advanced Driver Assistance System across the model range. See the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover models for sale near you
We'd skip the Autobiography that could cost you $130,000-$220,000 and up, but the Supercharged model offers the same glorious 510-hp motor at a considerable discount. We're sold. Worried about fuel economy? A loaded HSE turbodiesel should put your mind at ease. Find a Land Rover Range Rover for sale
A 2-row luxury SUV, the 2017 Range Rover is offered in five main trim levels: base, HSE, Supercharged, Autobiography and SVAutobiography. The Supercharged, Autobiography and SVAutobiography are also available in long-wheelbase models, while the SVAutobiography Dynamic is only offered with the standard wheelbase.
The base Range Rover SE ($86,645) includes 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights with washers, the Automatic Access Height air suspension, a hands-free gesture power tailgate, a rear camera washer, LED lighting accents in the front and rear, a heated steering wheel, wood interior trim, leather upholstery, multi-way power heated front seats with driver memory, a TFT/LCD instrument panel and tri-zone climate control. Also included is a 10.2-in touchscreen infotainment system with voice control, the InControl Pro upgrade, Bluetooth, a hard-drive-based navigation system and a 380-watt Meridian sound system.
The Range Rover SE Td6 ($88,645) includes the same equipment as the supercharged SE but adds the diesel engine.
The Range Rover HSE ($93,645) adds 20-in wheels and a panoramic roof (with optional black trim on the periphery), as well as niceties such as Oxford leather upholstery, heated rear seats, climate-controlled front seats, winged headrests in both rows and available massaging front seats with power-adjustable bolsters. Quad-zone climate control and a self-parking system with automated steering are also offered.
The Range Rover HSE Td6 ($95,645) includes the same equipment as the supercharged HSE but adds the diesel engine.
The Range Rover Supercharged ($104,890 for short wheelbase; $109,890 for long wheelbase) cranks up the power with a supercharged V8 and tacks on 21-in wheels, All-Terrain Progress Control and the Terrain Response 2 Auto adaptive off-road driving system. But otherwise, it's pretty similar to the HSE in terms of equipment.
The Range Rover Autobiography ($141,990 for short wheelbase; $146,990 for long wheelbase) is in a league of its own, as it boasts adaptive xenon headlights, start/stop engine technology, reverse traffic detection with a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, available 22-in wheels, unique color combinations, semi-aniline leather upholstery, 20-way power front seats, a rear-seat entertainment system, an 825-watt 29-speaker Meridian sound system and the option of two executive-style rear seats instead of the standard 3-person bench.
The SVAutobiography Dynamic ($171,990) gains 550-hp V8, unique suspension calibrations, unique exterior trim and wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, 29-speaker 1700-watt Meridian sound system, diamond quilted seat pattern plus black dash and door appliques with red striping.
The SVAutobiography ($200,945) is the ultimate Range Rover, loaded with every possible option including reclining rear seats and a center console cooler. Some of the Range Rover's more extravagant options include a $5,100 wood cargo floor and $14,000 Duo Tone paint job.
Safety options this year include the Drive Pro Package with adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor with reverse traffic detection, traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist, driver condition monitor plus a forward-facing camera capable of recognizing speed limit and road hazard signs. The Park Assist System adds parallel and perpendicular park assist.
Cargo space measures 32.1 cu ft. behind the rear seats and 71.7 cu ft. with the rear seatbacks flipped forward.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class -- Treated to numerous recent improvements, the 2017 G-Class nonetheless continues to employ a chassis that dates to the 1970s. It doesn't matter; we want one anyway.
2017 Infiniti QX80 -- Not traditionally considered a Range Rover competitor, the 3-row QX80 earns its place in this discussion on the basis of its robust 400-hp 5.6-liter V8, bold styling and impressive ride and handling characteristics. It's a great all-around luxury SUV at an appealing price.
2017 Porsche Cayenne -- You give up some off-road ability with the second-generation Cayenne, which lost some weight of its own by shedding its hardcore trail-busting hardware. But the payoff is sports-car-like handling that the Range Rover can't touch.
Used Land Rover Range Rover -- A 2014-15 Range Rover will give you almost everything the 2017 model offers and still have its original warranty, but for less money.