The prototypical luxury SUV, the 2021 Range Rover is Land Rover’s flagship model slotting in above the Range Rover Sport and Evoque. It’s only offered in one body style, but can be had in two wheelbase lengths and with engines ranging from 254 horsepower to 550.
Long before every automaker and its sister brand were getting into the luxury sport-ute game, Land Rover was producing the Range Rover. Its heritage stretches back to 1970, with the original model staying in production through 1996. Now four generations later and with over a million sold, it remains one of the most pampering – and most capable – off-roaders on the market.
The current Range Rover is offered in North America with three engine options: a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 rated at 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 churning out 254 hp and 440 lb-ft, and a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 now available in two states of tune, producing either 510 hp and 461 lb-ft or 550 hp and 502 lb-ft. (A larger 4.4-liter turbodiesel V-8 is only offered overseas.) All engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, but buyers can choose between standard or long wheelbases and several trim levels.
Prices range from $84,950 for the base, standard-wheelbase model all the way up to the SVAutobiography that nudges close to $200,000.
The Range Rover features a staggering array of active safety systems – a list which has only grown longer for 2021. It comes standard with lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and rear parking sensor, to which buyers can add blind-spot monitor, intelligent cruise control, traffic sign recognition, driver condition monitor, lane keep and blind spot assist, and a new tow assist system. It also packs front, side, curtain, thorax, and pelvis airbags to keep occupants front and rear safe in the event of a collision.