2013 Land Rover Range Rover Review
The Range Rover comes powered by one of two direct-injection engines. HSE and HSE Lux models utilize a 375-horsepower, 5.0L V8, while the SC models get a510-horsepower, 5.0L V8. Both engines are shared withJaguar but tweaked for the Land Rover and are mated to a 8-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel-drive system. Both engines feature variable camshaft timing that enhances performance, optimizes emissions and provides respectable fuel consumption. The HSE can get to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds, while the SC can make the same dash in 5.9 seconds.
Inside, the Range Rover makes use of a 12-inch thin-film display screen with virtual dials and displays. A touch-screen system commands navigation, audio, and entertainment functions from the center console. The cabin is trimmed in satin black and a range of natural wood veneers, which complements acres of soft leather upholstery.
Top options on the Range Rover are aimed at spicing up this luxury SUV’s appearance even more. Highlights include special woods such as Ash Burl or Prussian Blue Burr Maple Wood, special paint hues like Mica Pearl, or showy 20-inch polished wheels. Reclining rear seats are now optional in HSE Lux and Supercharged models, as is a 1200-watt, 19-speaker Harmon/Kardon stereo system.A new Autobiography Black edition celebrates Land Rover’s 40th anniversary and adds Barolo Black exterior paint, 20-inch aluminum wheels and unique exterior accents. Inside, a host of luxury features, including special upholstery with embossed headrests, wood veneer throughout and illuminated doorsills. Heated and ventilated reclining rear seats are included in the package