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in 2012 Luxury Large SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $57,201 - $89,191
Original MSRP: $79,425 - $94,820
MPG: 12 City / 18 Hwy
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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Interior

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Reviewers are impressed with the plush interior of the 2012 Range Rover, as is expected for a luxury SUV. Shoppers should keep in mind that most of the Range Rover’s high-tech features are optional, so they’ll bump the price up even higher. Some configurations of the Range Rover Autobiography can cost more than $141,000.

  • "Interior materials are of high quality, and the assembly job looks first rate. The tasteful and understated cabin may look a bit more upscale outdoorsy than uptown opulent, but nothing disappoints and the wood trim adds warmth.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "The tech-laden cabin is incredibly welcoming and swathed in a mixture of top-shelf textures.” -- Autoblog
  • “Expect to find all manner of leather coverings inside the opulent cabin of a Range Rover. … And if you're not touching leather, you're touching wood -- up to 14 pieces of premium satin black and natural wood trim finishes that complement the rich surroundings.” -- Edmunds

Seating

The Land Rover Range Rover has seating for up to five. Reviewers say all seating is comfortable and many note that the back seat is comfortable for adults. Relatively thin pillars and Land Rover’s signature “command seating position” aid visibility, which reviewers say is good.

  • "The Range Rover's high seating position and abundance of glass provide lighthouse attendant levels of visibility, while the power-adjustable front seats are a Recaro-meets-La-Z-Boy mix of capable and comfortable." -- Autoblog
  • "(The rear seat has) Adult-size headroom and legroom. Some riders may find that narrow thresholds and the tall ride height combine for awkward entry and exit.” -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

Reviewers appreciate the combination of old-world elegance and modern technology that Land Rover includes standard on the Range Rover. Wood trim, leather-appointed seats and dash and front and rear parking sensors all come standard on the base Range Rover HSE. Reviewers also say that the touch screen navigation, media and climate interface is easier to use than offerings from other luxury automakers like BMW or Mercedes. Shoppers who want to further upgrade their luxury SUV can choose options like a rear-seat entertainment system, an upgraded audio system or the vision assist pack, which includes blind spot monitoring, adaptive headlights and a surround camera system that shows the driver a top-down, 360-degree view of the SUV.

  • “This old-world English luxury contrasts with the decidedly modern thin-film dash display, which presents essential driver and vehicle information through graphics and virtual gauges. It also offers the ability to customize the screen contents, useful for monitoring various systems while off-road.” -- Edmunds
  • "Most major controls use well-identified buttons and knobs that are easy to locate and use. Some secondary controls are accessed through the navigation system's touch screen. Setting Terrain Response, hill-descent control, and other off-road gear can puzzle the uninitiated.” -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Range Rover (Supercharged)'s interior and tech are top notch, but one thing we need to take issue with is the key fob. It's roughly the size and weight of a bar of Lava soap. That wouldn't be that bad if the key could stay in your pocket, but the Range Rover doesn't sense the key when you approach, so it must be taken out to unlock the doors. This sounds like we're whining about a very minor problem, and we are, but if a $20,000 Nissan Altima knows when we're standing next to it, a $103,000 luxury SUV should be able to do the same.” -- Autoblog

Cargo

The Range Rover’s maximum 74.1 cubic feet of cargo space is smaller than most luxury large SUVs, but is ample for most day-to-day uses. With the rear seats in use, that number shrinks to 35.1 cubic feet, but still has plenty of space for two golf bags or a load of groceries. Reviewers find that storage space around the cabin is plentiful. 

  • "Ample room for most needs behind the rear seat, but overall cargo room isn't exceptional for the class. Interior small-item storage is good and includes dual gloveboxes and door pockets. Thirsty riders may wish the door pockets offered additional drink holders.” -- Consumer Guide
  • “Rear-seat passengers will enjoy the optional reclining seats, but we deduct points for the Range Rover's abbreviated cargo capacity. At just 74 cubic feet, it offers less room than most competitors.” -- Edmunds

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