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in 2009 Luxury Large SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $30,436 - $38,298
Original MSRP: $77,675 - $93,325
MPG: 12 City / 18 Hwy
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2009 Land Rover Range Rover Interior

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Our analysis shows the interior of the Range Rover is comfortable and luxurious, with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship.

  • "The Range Rover is designed to cosset its well-healed owners in an opulent cabin as they ford streams and cross the highlands of the Upper Hebrides. The unique and handsomely rugged furnishings do plenty of cosseting when fording and crossing mall parking lots, too." -- Edmunds
  • "And while some of the vehicle's coolest gadgets are geared to its 4x4 underpinnings, it has plenty of tech to keep the Type As that typically drive this vehicle connected, entertained, and suitably pampered." -- Inside Line

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Seating

The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover offers seating for five, and reviewers for the most part agreed that all seating positions are comfortable.

  • "We were struck by the comfort and support provided by the seats, which struck the balance between being sufficiently padded for everyday comfort and providing the requisite firmness when jouncing over steep ridges." -- CNET
  • "The exquisite Connolly leather pampers your posterior like nothing else in the automobile universe. If you can't get comfortable in one of these, you're not going to get comfortable in any vehicle." -- New Car Test Drive
  • "enough head room in front and back to please even our long-torsoed engineering editor, with similarly generous leg room. . . . What's more, it's not unreasonable to have adults ride three abreast on the Range Rover's wide back seat." -- Road and Track
  • "For such a large vehicle, I was surprised Range Rover didn't offer a third row seat." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "The seats are comfortably supportive, though some testers wish for more travel in order to find an optimal driving position." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

The 2009 Land Rover Range Rover comes with a long list of standard features to match its meaty price tag. Satellite navigation is standard, as is a Sirius satellite radio receiver (a Sirius subscription requires a monthly fee). Also included on all models are: an auxiliary audio jack for MP3 players, an automatic, triple-zone climate control package, heated seats and heated steering wheel, Bluetooth, and a rear-view backup camera.

Interior upgrades in the 2009 Range Rover Supercharged include higher-quality oxford leather on seating and door surfaces, as well as an upgrade from American Cherry wood accents to Grand Blackwood accents. The Supercharged Range Rover also comes with auto-dimming mirrors and (noteworthy) cooled, as well as heated, seats.

Reviewers particularly like individual headphone jacks for rear seat passengers, which allows each to select their audio source from radio, satellite radio, CD and any auxiliary sources. However, the navigation system didn't get overwhelmingly positive reviews.

  • "For parents with kids old enough to want their own music choices [rear seat headphone jacks are] a priceless feature and the resultant silence is golden." -- Inside Line
  • "Most controls are handy, with the climate system deserving special praise for its ease of use. Most of the other controls are subject to cryptic markings that take time to fully understand. The navigation system is separate from the climate controls, but it integrates most audio functions, complicating what should be simple adjustments." -- Consumer Guide
  • "One of the biggest complaints I have with the British automakers is a consistently pathetic navigation interface. Land Rover, Aston Martin, Bentley, and, to a lesser extent, Jaguar are saddled with infotainment systems that really trail most American, German, and Asian infotainment systems." -- Automobile Magazine

Cargo

Cargo space in the 2009 Range Rover is 74 cubic feet, somewhat less than other vehicles in its class. The Range Rover also lacks a third-row seat, making it a poor choice for larger families. Still, with a 60/40 folding rear seat, the cargo and seating space that's available should be more than enough for most buyers. 

  • "Range Rover's liftgate has opening glass and a clamshell design that creates a drop-down tailgate section. This design is less useful than a power one-piece tailgate, which is standard equipment on most of Range Rover's rivals. Dual gloveboxes and large door pockets make for good interior storage." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Range Rover boasts 74 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity, which is a bit less than what's offered by some competing vehicles." -- Edmunds

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