2016 Land Rover Range Rover

MSRP $84,950

Ranked #7 in Suv

8.3

Overall Rating

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 7, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover comes with a lot of changes and additions for this year. Starting with a new turbodiesel V6 engine now available on the first two trims, the HSE trim gets a higher-powered version of the base V6 engine, and the last change is the all-new infotainment interface. The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover thus sees a price bump of approximately $1,500 and now starts at $84,950 for the base trim.

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Pros

Luxurious cabin

Powerful engine choices

True-blue off-roader

Available LWB version

Cons

Floaty ride quality

Low-reliability ratings

Expensive in higher trims

What's New?

Standard V6 engine on the HSE trim gets a 40 hp bump in power

Comes with a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 engine

Gains the InControl Remote smartphone integration and InControl Remote Protect for emergency services.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$84950

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

184 cu.in.

horsepower

340 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent frnt duble wishbne suspensin w/anti-rll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspensin w/anti-rll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

196.8 in.

width

81.6 in.

height

72.2 in.

curb weight

4839 lbs.

ground clearance

8.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

71.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/23 mpg

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


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SE$84,950 onwards

Autobiography$139,995 onwards

Base$139,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2016 Land Rover Range Rover in Aintree Green Metallic color
Aintree Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.5

Engine and Performance

8.3

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.5

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.3

Overall Rating


The Range Rover, unlike the competition, only has two-row seating even on the Extended Wheelbase version, thus for hauling large families, Range Rover isn’t the best choice. Speaking of competition, the 2016 Range Rover rivals the likes ofMercedes-Benz GL-Class,Infiniti QX80, andToyota Land Cruiser.


9.5/10
Features

8.3/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety


2016 Land Rover Range Rover Features

9.5/10

For 2016, the Range Rover is offered in five trims with engine options varying from a 340 hp supercharged V6 to a 550 hp supercharged V8 engine. Prices for the 2016 Range Rover starts at $84,950 for the base trim and climbs to an atrocious $199,495, just shy of two hundred thousand grand, for the top-of-the-line SV Autobiography trim. All the trims offer extreme luxury along with trims of premium and exotic materials, however, the top three trims of the Range Rover will be reviewed separately.

Trims

Base

HSE

MSRP

$84,950

$91,950

Key Features

340 hp, 3.0L Supercharged V6 engine

Adds or upgrades to ‘Base’

 

19-inch alloy wheels 

340 hp, 3.0L Supercharged V6 engine

 

Adjustable air suspension

20-inch alloy wheels

 

Terrain Response w/ selectable four-wheel-drive modes

Panoramic sunroof

 

Automatic xenon headlights

Auto-dimming side view mirrors

 

Automatic wipers

Power-closing doors

 

Front and rear parking sensors

14-way power front seats w/ ventilation

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Spending above $100,000 on a Range Rover can be hard as they do depreciate sharply. However, the HSE trim offers a higher state of tune supercharged V6 engine and is more fuel-efficient than the available V8 yet costs under $100,000. With enough power and the same off-road ability, the HSE trim makes for a good choice.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Engine and Performance

8.3/10

The 2016 Range Rover comes with three engine choices and two state-of-tune for its gas-powered engines. The standard one is a 3.0L supercharged V6 that generates 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, while the same engine in the HSE trim puts out 380 horses. The second engine option is a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 engine available on the base and the HSE trim. Moving to the trims above HSE gets you a 5.0L supercharged V8 engine that churns 510 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque, while the same engine in the SVAutobiography trim puts out 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. All three engines as standard are clubbed with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a full-time 4WD system.

Models

2016 Land Rover Range Rover

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL 450

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

2016 Infiniti QX80

MSRP

$84,950

$66,200

$83,825

$66,350

Engine

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

5.7L V8

5.6L V8

Drivetrain

4WD

AWD

4WD

4WD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower (hp @ rpm)

380 hp @ 6500 rpm

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

400 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

332 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

369 lb-ft @1800 rpm

401 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

413 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.2 sec

6.0 sec

6.7 sec

6.2 sec

Quarter mile (sec)

14.7 sec

14.6 sec

15.1 sec

15.0 sec

Top Speed (MPH)

N/A

130 MPH

N/A

113 MPH

The 380 hp V6 powered Range Rover manages a 6.2 seconds 0-60 mph time and takes 14.7 seconds to cover the quarter-mile. The same Range Rover with a V8 slashes the 0-60 mph timing to just 4.7 seconds and quarter-mile timing to 13.1 seconds. As for the rivals, the GL 450 clocks the fastest 0-60 mph timing of 6.0 seconds and covers the fastest quarter-mile in 14.6 seconds. 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Fuel Economy

5.0/10

As per the EPA, the base trim and the HSE trim with the supercharged V6 return a similar 17 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. The turbodiesel takes that figure to 22/29/25 mpg in city/highway/combined, respectively, while the bigger V8 manages a subpar 14 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. Regardless of the engine choice, a 22.5-gallon fuel tank is standard on the Range Rover.

Models

2016 Land Rover Range Rover

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL 450

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

2016 Infiniti QX80

MPG (city)

17

17

13

13

MPG (highway)

23

21

18

19

MPG (combined)

19

19

15

15

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

22.5

26.4

24.6

26.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

383/ 518/ 427

449/ 554/ 502

320/ 443/ 369

338/ 494/ 390

If we compare the numbers on paper, it is no doubt the big and heavy Range Rover manages to beat all the fuel economy figures of the rivals. The closest is the Mercedes-Benz GL 450 that returns similar gas mileage in the city but 2 mpg less on the highway compared to the Range Rover. The one advantage it has over the Range Rover is in the form of the bigger 26.4-gallon fuel tank that helps it beat the Range Rover’s overall range from a tankful of gas by a margin. 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Interior

9.0/10

The cabin of the Land Rover Range Rover is no less than that of a luxury coach, and with the power of the money, you can get every visible spot inside the cabin of this SUV covered in leather. As standard, you only get leather-trimmed seats and a suede headliner. The seats are power-adjustable and offer heating as standard. The amount of comfort in both rows is unparalleled. The only disadvantage the Range Rover has against the competition is the passenger capacity of only five even with the extended wheelbase. 

Models

2016 Land Rover Range Rover

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL 450

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

2016 Infiniti QX80

Passenger capacity

5

7

8

7

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

39.3/ 60.7/ 42.5

41.2/ 58.5/ 40.3

38.3/ 61.0/ 42.9

39.9/ 63.8/ 39.6

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

39.2/ 59.4/ 40.2

40.0/ 58.3/ 38.5

38.9/ 61.1/ 34.4

40.0/ 63.5/ 41.0

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

38.9/ 50.5/ 35.0

35.8/ 62.3/ 28.3

36.8/ 60.5/ 28.8

Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)

32.1

16.0

16.1

16.6

Being a two-row SUV, the Range Rover has a cargo capacity of 32.1 cubic feet, which is enough for a luxury vehicle. The rear seats cannot be folded, so that’s all you get here. As for the rivals, they offer seating for seven to eight passengers but can’t beat the cabin space in the first two rows of the Range Rover. Among the rivals, the Mercedes-Benz GL 450 has the most generous head and legroom, while the Land Cruiser has the highest third-row shoulder room. Key interior features include:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats w/ driver’s seat memory function
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable steering column w/ heated steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview

How intuitive is the Land Rover Range Rover’s infotainment system?

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen that runs on the Range Rover’s latest InControl interface. This interface allows for a seamless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard audio setup is a 12-speaker Meridian sound system while available options include a top-of-the-shelf 29-speaker Meridian surround sound system with a total 1700 watts output. Key infotainment features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Meridian sound system
  • HD Radio
  • Navigation

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Exterior

9.0/10

The 2016 Range Rover is unmistakably the most elegant-looking SUV on the market today. The thin pillars and swooping contours are its signature design cues. It's also lighter than the competition at 4,839 lbs. The front grille along with the headlights look classy and aggressive at the same time. The overall stance is high and commanding, and it surely catches a lot of eyes on the road.

Models

2016 Land Rover Range Rover

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL 450

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser

2016 Infiniti QX80

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,839

5,371

5,815

5,878

Length (in.)

196.9

201.6

194.9

208.9

Width (in.)

81.6

84.3

77.9

79.9

Height (in.)

72.2

72.8

74.0

75.8

Ground clearance (in.)

8.7

8.5

9.1

9.2

Wheelbase (in)

115.0

121.1

112.2

121.1

Dimensions wise, the Infiniti QX80 is 12-inches longer, 3.6-inches taller, and has a 0.5-inches higher ground clearance than the Range Rover, while the Mercedes-Benz GL 450 is 2.7-inches wider and has a 6.1-inches longer wheelbase than the Range Rover. When comparing the ground clearance, Infiniti has the most at 9.2 inches. Key exterior features include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Power-folding outside mirrors
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Available adaptive headlights w/ automatic high beam

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Safety

8.5/10

Being a luxury SUV, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover hasn’t been crash-tested by either the NHTSA or the IIHS. Although being the halo product, the Range Rover comes with a bevy of safety and driver-assist features to ensure a safe ride for its occupants. Available advanced driver-assist features on the Range Rover include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, self-parking, traffic-sign recognition, etc. Key safety features include:

  • Terrain Response 
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 360 Parking Aid Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot Sensor
  • Emergency Braking Assist w/ Reverse Traffic Detection
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Back-Up Camera w/Washer

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Final Verdict

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover comes with a lot of engine options and is one of the most capable things on the wheels out there. Luxury, ruggedness, and the ability to reach places in extreme conditions are what made Range Rovers so iconic. The 2016 iteration takes that further with a more luxurious cabin and powerful engine choices. Being a two-row SUV, it is short in terms of passenger carrying capacity and practicality but a luxury machine like this is second to none in all the other comparisons.