2013 Land Rover Range Rover Interior
This interior review was written when the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover was new.
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover’s cabin earns mostly high praise for its modern design and high-quality materials. One reviewer says that the redesigned Range Rover’s cabin raises the bar on automotive luxury.
- "A decade ago, the third-generation Range Rover established a new benchmark in sport-utility interiors. No automaker before then had managed to apply vast expanses of supple leathers and beautifully crafted wood veneers quite so tastefully and expertly in an SUV cabin. The overall effect was a stunning aesthetic success, but Land Rover's design team has managed to raise the bar again." -- Automobile Magazine
- "Like the exterior, the interior also doesn't necessarily move the Range Rover in an all-new direction. However, the upgrades are evident throughout, and they add up to a truly premium cabin." -- Left Lane News
- "Interiors don't get much nicer than this. Virtually every surface is either padded with leather or covered with wood or bright trim." -- Consumer Guide
- "The instrument panel is equally clean and appealing, and somehow the dashboard looks substantial without being too tall or deep to easily look over." -- Automobile Magazine
The Range Rover seats five and comes standard with leather seats, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Upper trims get higher-quality leather, as well as heated rear seats and climate-controlled front seats with massage.
Reviewers generally find the front seats to be comfortable and that the seating position allows for good outward visibility. One critic mentions that the rear seat isn’t especially comfortable. More than one reviewer says that the headrests are comfortable as well.
- "Seats are comfortable, and there's plenty of headroom and legroom. Shorter folks many find the step-in to be high, though the suspension can be set to squat down for easier ingress and egress." -- Consumer Guide
- "And while rear-seat space is genuinely improved, the cushion fails to provide decent under-thigh support, and the almost nonexistent side bolsters simply aren't supportive enough." -- Edmunds
- "Headrests don't normally warrant a mention, but these were so soft they seemed stuffed with chinchilla fur." -- The Los Angeles Times
- "With its longer wheelbase, the Range Rover redesign makes rear-cabin ingress easier, with pronounced stadium seating allowing midrow-seat occupants to look over the shoulders of front occupants (bear in mind, though, it's still a goodly step up, even if the adaptive suspension is lowered to "access" mode)." -- The Wall Street Journal
- "Drivers enjoy a ‘command’ seating position with excellent visibility. The headrests, front and back, are among the best we've felt." -- Kelley Blue Book
The Range Rover comes with a host of standard and optional features. Among its standard features are tri-zone climate control, navigation, front and rear parking sensors with a visual display screen, Bluetooth, a 13-speaker Meridian stereo and USB ports. Features available as stand-alone options and/or on higher trim levels include a surround camera system, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 19- or 29-speaker Meridian audio system, a refrigerated front center console and four-zone climate control.
One reviewer says that the new LCD gauges are easy to see. The Range Rover also has an 8-inch touch-screen display that controls the stereo and climate controls. Critics offer varying opinions on this new screen. One reviewer is pleased that the redesigned Range Rover’s dashboard features fewer buttons than the previous model, while another says the touch screen system complicates functions that should otherwise be simple. Another reviewer says the optional 19-speaker stereo system sounds fantastic.
- "The ‘virtual’ gauges are easy to read if somewhat odd to the eye. As is now the norm with luxury vehicles, adjusting the audio and climate controls can be confusing. The 8-inch dashboard screen absorbs nearly all audio functions, and too many that should be simple require multiple steps. Climate-system controls are mostly separate, but mode and some minor functions are controlled through the screen, and that likewise makes them harder to change. Furthermore, although the controls are mounted high on the dash, many are quite a stretch away." -- Consumer Guide
- "Unfortunately, the mechanics of the Range Rover's interior left something to be desired. The touch screen for the navigation and infotainment system was slow and onerous, with counterintuitive menus and commands. This is the same system that plagues other Land Rovers, and it will be a fine day for buyers when the company gives it the boot." -- The Los Angeles Times
- "The optional 825-watt, 19-speaker Meridian surround system sounds great. I haven't heard the standard 380-watt, 13-speaker system to know if the louder option is really worth the additional $1,850 cost, but it sounds darn good in its own right. I've had issues with the Meridian surround system's audio staging in previously tested vehicles, but the setup in the Range Rover sounds spot on, filling the cabin with sound and placing the bulk of the soundstage in front of the driver's seat." -- CNET
- "Land Rover deserves some serious credit in my book for actually reducing the number of buttons from the old Range Rover without reducing the functionality. The steering wheel was well laid out and felt great in my hands." -- Jalopnik
The Range Rover offers 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and up to 71.7 cubic feet with the rear row folded. These figures are less than what most other luxury large SUVs offer, but these rivals are larger and have three rows of seats. Reviewers are pleased with the available cargo space. One test driver mentions that small-item storage in the cabin isn’t very impressive. A power-operated lift- and tailgate are standard.
- "Two rows of seats hold up to five passengers, and there's still plenty of cargo room in back for luggage." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Cargo room is quite good, and though the seat backs can be folded nearly flat to expand it, doing so results in a 1-inch step up from the cargo floor, which makes it more difficult to load bulky objects. Cabin storage could be better." -- Consumer Guide