What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover? What does it compare to?
The Range Rover created the luxury-SUV niche now filled with vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, BMW X7, and Cadillac Escalade. The Range Rover remains at the pinnacle; you’d have to spec out a Bentayga or a Cullinan to come close to its prestige, and accept lesser off-road ability.
Is the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover a good SUV?
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It’s an exceptional machine with great on- and off-road ability, matched by a serene cabin and a shape that endures design trends with untold patience. It’s aging more than gracefully, and though it’s due to be replaced next year, it still merits a TCC Rating of 7.8 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover?
This year, the Range Rover lineup gets pared down to two mild-hybrid inline-6 models and two supercharged V-8s. It’s the finale before a new 2023 Range Rover appears this fall. Though it’s been on the road since 2013, the current SUV has a stoic but elegant grace, with perfectly rendered details and a cabin that warms up brightly when trimmed in traditional materials—or avant garde color schemes.
A mild-hybrid inline-6 with either 355 or 395 hp powers lesser models; it’s quick, but the supercharged V-8 has the throaty roar and 518- or 557-hp output to slingshot the Range Rover to 60 mph in about five seconds. Coupled to an 8-speed automatic, paired with full-time four-wheel drive, and damped by an impressively tuned air suspension, the Range Rover can explore further than its drivers may dare to, whether that’s down a lightly marked trail or deep into a twisted canyon run.
Even the base Range Rover comes clad in plush materials and suited up for five-seat comfort. At its zenith, the Range Rover in four-seat spec has 20-way adjustable seats, refrigerated console coolers, perforated leather upholstery, extra-strength leg room, and more than 75 cubic feet of space for the inevitable custom-crafted luggage. It’s so comfortable it risks making us slightly uncomfortable; in other words, it’s perfectly British.
Range Rovers come standard with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors. A surround-view camera system and adaptive cruise control join in as options or as standard on the more expensive models.
How much does the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover cost?
For about $93,000, the base Range Rover has the usual standard features, but we’d opt into a long-wheelbase V-8-powered HSE Westminster for the multi-adjustable front seats and high-output Meridian sound. It’s possible to spend a quarter-million dollars on a Range Rover and leave some options on the table. Don’t say we didn’t egg you on.
Where is the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover made?
In the UK.