Used Car: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Review
Test drivers reported that the redesigned 2013 Land Rover Range Rover boasts interior opulence, nimble on-road handling and astonishing off-road capability, but it has a confusing infotainment system and a small cargo area.
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Reviewers agreed that the 2013 Range Rover feels very quick when equipped with the base V8 engine. With the available supercharged V8, they reported that acceleration is simply staggering. The Range Rover comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. According to the EPA, the 2013 Range Rover gets 14/20 mpg city/highway, which is good among four-wheel drive SUVs in the class. The redesigned 2013 Range Rover is lighter than the previous model, and reviewers reported that this helps it feel more agile than the 2012 model. They also said the Range Rover has a controlled ride, responsive steering and powerful brakes. They added that the 2013 Range Rover provides superb off-road traction.
Critics said that the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover has an elegant interior and exquisite cabin materials, even for this class of SUVs. Most automotive journalists wrote that the Range Rover’s front and back seats are very comfortable, citing the supremely soft headrests as one of their favorite features. The 2013 Range Rover doesn’t have a third row and its cargo area is among the smallest in the class. Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rearview camera, a power liftgate, navigation, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, a 13-speaker Meridian audio system, a USB port, satellite radio, navigation and a touch-screen infotainment system. Available features include blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic monitoring, parallel park assist, a rear-seat entertainment system, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated rear seats, a surround-view camera system, a 29-speaker Meridian audio system and a cooled center console. Reviewers disliked that the Range Rover’s touch-screen infotainment system has confusing on-screen menus and requires too many inputs to change simple audio and climate settings.
Other SUVs to Consider
Like the Range Rover, critics said the 2013 Lexus LX has both superb off-road capability and composed on-road handling. The LX’s powerful V8 engine appealed to test drivers as well, and it has more cargo space than the Range Rover.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has greater cargo capacity than the Range Rover, and auto writers loved its quiet, attractive cabin. Many added that the GL-Class is one of the sharpest-handling SUVs in the class.