Used Car: 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Review
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover impressed reviewers with its opulent interior, strong acceleration, great off-road capability and composed, smooth ride on pavement.
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is ranked:
Automotive journalists said the 2012 Range Rover’s base V8 engine is smooth and powerful, delivering quick acceleration. They added that upgrading to the supercharged V8 gives the Range Rover sports car-like acceleration. All 2012 Range Rovers comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. According to the EPA, the 2012 Range Rover gets 12/18 mpg city/highway with either the base or supercharged V8, which is a bit low for the class. Reviewers reported that the Range Rover has a very smooth ride and poised on-road handling for a large SUV. With standard full-time four-wheel drive, high ground clearance and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which can adjust vehicle settings to account for different off-road surfaces like snow or sand, critics agreed that the Range Rover is a very impressive off-road SUV.
Reviewers were pleased with the handsome design and rich leather and wood materials that fill the 2012 Range Rover’s interior. Unlike many large SUVs, the Range Rover does not have a third row, so seating capacity is limited to five. Test drivers said that the Range Rover’s front and rear seats are extremely comfortable, and that outward visibility is excellent. Since it only has two rows of seats, the Range Rover's maximum 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space is low for the class. The Range Rover comes standard with leather upholstery, front seats that are heated and power-adjustable, a heated steering wheel, a rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a USB input, satellite radio, navigation and Bluetooth. Available features include a rear-seat entertainment system, a 360-degree camera system, blind spot monitoring, four-zone automatic climate control, a 19-speaker audio system, ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated rear seats and adaptive cruise control.
Other SUVs to Consider
Reviewers said that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has a luxurious interior and great off-road capability. The G-Class received praise from critics for its powerful V8 and quick-shifting seven-speed automatic transmission. The G-Class has more a bit more cargo space than the Range Rover.
The 2012 Lexus GX 460 has quite more cargo space than the Range Rover and has three rows of seats. Test drivers noted that the GX performs well off-road. It also has a good reliability rating for the class.