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The Top Gear car review:Land Rover Range Rover

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Overall verdict
One of the best luxury cars money can buy: this really is a bit of an all-round superstar.


It’s basically a Bentley crossed with the offroad ability of a tractor


Only bare pricing: it's a long way from cheap


What is it?

The latest version of Land Rover’s full-size Range Rover, this time equipped with a new aluminium monocoque that cost the company a billion quid to develop. It’s bigger but lighter than the old car (up to 430kg less in the case of the new-to-Range Rover 3.0-litre V6 diesel), faster but more efficient and tangibly better to drive.

It might look very much like an evolution of the old model, and the styling is very much of the ‘if it ain’t broke’ school of car design, but the car is all-new underneath. Fresh for 2014 was a long-wheelbase version with an even more cosseting rear and up to a £111,050 (!) price tag. Then there’s the ultra-lavish SVAutobiography, which in LWB form tops out at £165,500…

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
5.0 V8 S/C 565 SVAutobiography Dynamic 4dr Auto
5.1s 294g/km 22.1 565 £139,525
The cheapest
3.0 TDV6 Vogue 4dr Auto
7.4s 182g/km 40.9 258 £75,940
The greenest
2.0 P400e Autobiography 4dr Auto
6.4s 64g/km 101.0 404 £105,795
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