2012 Land Rover Range Rover

MSRP $79,425 - $94,820

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Updated on: January 4, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Land Rover Range Rover is a true chauffeur-driven vehicle that screams opulence and stature from each angle. It is the benchmark of luxury SUVs and comes equipped with standard features, you’d often find in cars above its class. Its palatial in its design, however, having not been redesigned for quite some years now, the full-sizeSUV has started to lose its charm against the contemporary styling of its competitors.

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Pros

Luxuriant cabin design

Nimble ride quality

Potent off-roader

Cons

Substandard fuel economy

Relatively expensive

What's New?

No major changes


2012 Land Rover Range Rover Consumer Reviews and Ratings

5.8

based on 5 ratings


5.8/10Features
5.8/10Interiors
6.4/10Design
6.2/10Safety
4.8/10Reliability
5.0/10Deal Value

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Frederick Powers

2012 Land Rover Range Rover

HSE LUX 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 6A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 4, 2022

sporty style compact SUV

Pros - Unique and stylish design, refined ride quality, powerful engine and good off-roading capability.

Cons - Less interior room, limited cargo space and not very reliable as well.

luxurious compact SUV with a powerful engine and less practicality. This is a vehicle to avoid. Avoid purchasing this one, whether new or old. Don't be deceived by its good appearance. It won't last. The automobile was in the shop 10 times during its 23-month tenure. The most recent maintenance was repairing the gasoline pump, and the dealership informed us that no parts were available. Our car waited for over a week before they were able to find the components. I always crave for more cargo space while going on weekend trips. And although the 8 cylinder engine provides ample off-roading power, it’s very fuel thirsty. Very disappointed by the reliability, utility and practicality of the luxurious comp...

6/10
Features
5/10
Interior
7/10
Design
6/10
Safety
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

OB

Olivia Baurer

2011 Land Rover Range Rover

HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl 6A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: December 30, 2021

Transmission problems after 100K!

Pros - Powerful V8 engine, Posh cabins, Solid build quality

Cons - Transmission issues, Compromised realiability, Expensive maintenance

Getting aged and unreliable I still have to wait for the service engineers to call and inform the service cost estimate; after a week of parking it in the service bay to repair its auto transmission. The rides became jerky and I felt more vibrations in the steering wheel and seats while driving in traffic conditions. It made a strange noise and took more time to shift up when I pressed the gas pedal. I got it pre-used for $24,990 from a dealer in Atlanta, GA, and completed 100K miles last week. Most probably, its torque converter might require a replacement and I'm afraid about the repair cost. The salesmen negotiated the deal and finalized it for a reasonable price with their skills. The financ...

4/10
Features
6/10
Interior
4/10
Design
5/10
Safety
3/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

EM

Eitan McKenna

2014 Land Rover Range Rover

4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) w/ Prod. End 12/13

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 14, 2022

Handsome and well built luxury SUV

Pros - Sharp handling, spectacular interior design, magnificent exterior looks, and remarkable off-road ability.

Cons - Less cargo space, choppy ride quality and heavy steering effort at highway speeds can get tiresome.

Comfortable and capable off-roading SUV Over the past few years my 2014 Range Rover has served us quite well. It, according to me, is at the pinnacle of the lux-u-vee food chain. It's lavishly appointed for a modern luxury SUV and is quite capable off-road as well.The steering is light and precise at low speeds which allows for easy maneuvering around town, but it becomes somewhat heavy at highway speeds, and the suspension makes the highway ride choppy. Apart from these minor flaws this vehicle has been a very dependable daily commuter for me. Service is simple to arrange. The staff is quite kind and helpful. They will not try to offer you a service that you do not need at the moment. The work ...

6/10
Features
4/10
Interior
7/10
Design
6/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Deal Value
7/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$79425

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

167 mph

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

305 cu.in.

horsepower

375 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

375 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

113.4 in.

length

195.8 in.

width

77 in.

height

73.9 in.

curb weight

5697 lbs.

ground clearance

11.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

74.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

payload capacity

1358 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

12/15/18 mpg

highway range

496.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

HSE$79,425 onwards

  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Fog/Driving lights
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Rear air conditioning with controls
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Sirius AM/FM/HD/Satellite
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof

HSE LUX$80,275 onwards

  • 14-way power driver seat
  • Auto dimming exterior mirrors
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats

Supercharged$94,820 onwards

  • 20-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sirius AM/FM/Satellite

Colors and Styles

2012 Land Rover Range Rover in Anthracite Gray color
Anthracite Gray

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

7.9

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


For the MY 2016, the Land Rover Range Rover remains unchanged. Consequently, it is still a viable choice for both on- and off-road stints. While it does have its flaws, it continues to shine despite them. In its segment, it competes directly with the likes of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Infiniti QX56, and Cadillac Escalade.


9.0/10
Features

7.9/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2012 Land Rover Range Rover Features

9.0/10

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is available in two different trim levels. The base option is the HSE trim that features a V8 engine, while the higher-placed Supercharged trim uses a tweaked variant of the similar engine and upgraded brakes for better performance. Bearing an MSRP of $79,425, the SUV might feel a tad bit expensive than its competitors but has a large number of standard features to justify its price tag.

Trim

HSE

Supercharged

MSRP

$79,425

$94,820

Key Features

Rearview Camera and Rear Parking Aid

Adds to or retains the features of the HSE

 

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Cooled Driver seat

 

Fog Lights

Brembo Brakes

 

14-speaker Harman Kardon Sound system

Power Folding Mirrors

 

Tri-zone Climate Control

Adaptive Suspension system

 

Silver and Luxury Packages

Autobiography Package

We Recommend

Amongst the two trims, the decision will solely depend on the buyer’s appetite for performance as luxury remains paramount on both trims. We recommend opting for the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover HSE, given its lower price tag and an available V8 engine. Its optional packages add to the existing feature load and make the SUV an alluring proposition.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Engine and Performance

7.9/10

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover comes equipped with a single 5.0L V8 engine that is tuned differently on each individual. With the base HSE variant, this engine outputs 375hp and 375lb.-ft of torque, while with the Supercharged it belts out 510hp and 461lb.-ft and delivers a thunderous performance. It comes equipped with a 6-speed Commandshift automatic transmission with an overdrive facility. This duo of the engine and transmission transfers the power to all four wheels of the vehicle.

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover can sprint from 0-60mph in 6 seconds and can complete a quarter-mile run in 14.3 seconds. While it is not a performance car, the SUV’s acceleration capabilities are praiseworthy, and handles itself with great ease, both on and off the road. Dimensions do not cause a bearing on maneuverability and with precise steering response, the ride feels engaging.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover

Mercedes-Benz GL Class

Infiniti QX56

Cadillac Escalade

MSRP

$79,425

$85,300

$60,000

$74,225

Engine

5.0L V8

5.5L V8

5.6L V8

6.2L V8

Drivetrain

4WD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

375hp

382hp

400hp

403hp

Torque (lb.-ft)

375lb.-ft

391lb.-ft

413lb.-ft

417lb.-ft

0-60 MPH

6 seconds

6.2 seconds

6.7 seconds

6.7 seconds

Quarter mile

14.3 seconds

14.6 seconds

15.2 seconds

15.2 seconds

Top Speed (mph)

141 MPH

150 MPH

142 MPH

143 MPH

Compared to its direct rivals, each SUV makes use of a V8 engine to power itself. However, drivetrain and transmission units are distinct and the Infiniti QX56’s RWD setup comes as a surprise in the segment. On the other hand, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade houses the most powerful engine option producing 403hp and 417lb.-ft of torque, slightly edging out the Infiniti. The Mercedes-BenzGL-Class justifies its price tag by delivering quick-firing performance sprinting to the 60 MPH and quarter-mile mark in 6.2 and 14.6 seconds and ranks second in the segment closely following the Land Rover.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover ranks last in the segment when fuel efficiency is concerned. It is rated at 12 MPG in the city, 18 MPG on the highway, and manages the lowest combined mileage of 14MPG. Its fuel tank, however, is the most voluminous and has a total capacity of 27.6-gallons. Consequently, it manages 331 and 497 miles in the city and on the highway, respectively, allowing it to stay on top of most of its competitors.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover

Mercedes-Benz GL Class

Infiniti QX56

Cadillac Escalade

MPG (city)

12

12

14

13

MPG (highway)

18

17

20

18

MPG (combined)

14

14

16

15

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

27.6-gallons

26.4-gallons

26-gallons

26-gallons

Range (miles) (city/highway)

331/497 miles

317/449 miles

364/520 miles

338/468 miles

When compared to the competitors, the 2012 Infiniti QX56 leads the segment with its combined efficiency of 16 MPG, while the 2012 Cadillac Escalade averages 15 MPG. Though the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class manages lower efficiency and despite housing a gigantic fuel tank, it averages the lowest range of 317 city miles and 449 highway miles.

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Interior

8.5/10

In the way that the cabin has been curated, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover fits perfectly into the luxury SUV segment. It features the best of materials, including leather upholstery, soft-touch plastics on the dashboard, and wooden accents on the central console. However, it’s a busy dash with a large number of buttons for multiple controls. The infotainment screen sits centrally and the knobs reek of robustness.

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover feels disadvantaged due to its lower seating capacity of five passengers only. While seats have adequate under-thigh, knee, and lumbar support to provide, the legroom on offer with both the rows is lesser than its competitors. Even in terms of interior space, the trunk volume of 35.1 cubic feet with all seats in an upright position feels underwhelming, and with the second row of seats folded it increases to 74.1 cubic feet.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover

Mercedes-Benz GL Class

Infiniti QX56

Cadillac Escalade

Passenger capacity

5

7

7

7

First (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

39.3/61.4/38.9

40.1/58.3/40.3

39.9/63.8/39.6

41.1/65.2/41.3

Second (head/shoulder/rear) (in.)

38.4/60/35.5

40.6/58.9/39.5

40/63.5/41

38.5/65.2/39.5

Third (head/shoulder/rear) (in)

N/A

38.2/50.5/34.2

36.4/60.5/28.3

38.1/64.7/34.9

Cargo Capacity to 3rd row(cu.-ft)

N/A

14.3

16.6

45.8

Cargo Capacity to 2nd row(cu.-ft)

35.1

43.8

49.6

90

Cargo Capacity to 1st row(cu.-ft)

74.1

83.3

95.1

137.4

When compared to the competitors, all three competitors of the 2012 Range Rover can seat seven passengers and have a usable third row of seats, except for the Infiniti QX56 that lacks legroom in its third row of seating. However, in terms of cargo capacity, it manages 95.1 cubic feet of space, which is considerably lesser than the 2012 Cadillac Escalade that has a maximum carrying capacity of 137.4 cubic feet.

Some of the salient interior features include:

  • Three-zone climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear Cupholders

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover?

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover comes equipped with a sizable touchscreen unit that gets connected to a large number of features and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, as standard. Its basic specifications include Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and USB Connection. The display screen gets connected to the rearview camera and navigation system. Some other infotainment features include:

  • Diversity Antenna
  • Surround Audio System
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
  • Radio Data System
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Stereo Output

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Exterior

9.0/10

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover looks ostentatious and palatial with unabashed muscularity in its design. Though not sleek in its design, the bulky and boxy nature of the SUV adds to its raw charm and visual appeal. It looks on par with its competitors, however, the rather subtle design with unchanged head and taillamps for more than a couple of years, cause the vehicle to look a bit old school. It looks off-road ready with a ground clearance of 9.1 inches and has a wheelbase of 113.4 inches. It is the widest vehicle measuring 80.1 inches, but with a total length of 195.7, it is the shortest SUV in the segment.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover

Mercedes-Benz GL Class

Infiniti QX56

Cadillac Escalade

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5,697

5,545

5,595

5,694

Length (in.)

195.7

200.7

208.3

202.5

Width (in.)

80.1

78.3

79.9

79

Height (in.)

73.9

72.4

75.8

75.9

Ground clearance (in.)

9.1

7.9

9.2

9.1

Wheelbase (in)

113.4

121.1

121.4

116

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is the heaviest in the segment weighing 5,697 lbs, while the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is the lightest with a curb weight of 5,545 lbs. It sports one of the longest wheelbases in the segment and ranks just behind the Infiniti QX56 that is 0.3 inches longer. The latter is also the longest and widest measuring 208.3 and 79.9 inches, respectively. It shares an almost similar height of under 76 inches with the 2012 Cadillac Escalade and also has a similar clearance from the ground.

Some of the standout exterior features of the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover include:

  • Polished Alloy wheels
  • All-season/Performance tires
  • LED Headlamps
  • Fog Lights
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic High Beams

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Safety

9.0/10

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover has not been tested by the federal agencies however, its standard features ensure safety and reliability do not go for a toss. It comes equipped with specifications 4-wheel ABS, ventilated disc brakes for both the front and rear and child seat anchors. Some other salient features include:

  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • High-Pressure Washers for headlamps
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Final Verdict

The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover is penultimate luxury and reflects bespoke engineering. It features two potent engine options that deliver hammering performance but lacks the frugality its competitors possess. While the interior appointments are supremely plush and are furnished with hi-tech specifications, its exterior design does feel old-fangled. We definitely recommend the SUV for its extensive list of standard features, but with speculations of an impending revamp with 2013 MY, we’d wait for any further updates regarding the same. 

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Top User Reviews

5

User Overall Rating

sporty style compact SUV

luxurious compact SUV with a powerful engine and less practicality.

by Frederick Powers

5

User Overall Rating

Transmission problems after 100K!

Getting aged and unreliable

by Olivia Baurer

6

User Overall Rating

Handsome and well built luxury SUV

Comfortable and capable off-roading SUV

by Eitan McKenna

3

User Overall Rating

Never invest dazzled by its stylish exteriors!

Pricey repairs overloaded

by Rebecca

10

User Overall Rating

A Fine blend of power and comfort!

Luxurious rides redefined

by Neil Peake

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