2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV

MSRP $143,800 - $150,300

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9.3

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is a very unique SUV in the sense that it is one of the only cars that are equally capable off the road as it is on it. The ultra-luxurious Range Rover Autobiography cocoons you in utmost comfort and is one of the longest lists of convenience features. This year the Range Rover line-up comes with new powertrains and so on, that keep it updated and fresh.

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Pros

Spacious and opulent cabin

Good off-roading prowess

A long list of standard features and equipment

Cons

Ride quality can be improved

A bit too expensive

Slow infotainment system

What's New?

Carried over from the 2019 model 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$143800

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

305 cu.in.

horsepower

518 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

461 ft-lb. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15/14.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

196.9 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

5254 lbs.

ground clearance

11.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

68.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

payload capacity

1732 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/21 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 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

Base$143,800 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV in Aruba Premium Metallic color
Aruba Premium 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

Engine and Performance

9.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.0

9.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.3

Overall Rating


Changes for the Autobiography versions are minimal and are mostly carried forward from the previous model year. The SUV that comes closest to it is the Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63, but otherwise, the only comparable vehicles are the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the BMW X7 M 50i. How does the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography fare in this category? We shall find that out in this in-depth review.


9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.9/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior


2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Features

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover model line-up is quite extensive and almost doubles in price as you go from the lowest trim level to the highest trim level. You also see a wide range of engines and equipment throughout. Autobiography versions are more on the expensive side. One gets both regular and long-wheelbase versions as well as the SV editions, which are reviewed separately. It is a very modern car with the choice of features and best of technology, presented in a very sophisticated package. The SUV comes with a long list of standard features and equipment, some of them have been listed in the table below. 

Model

Range Rover Autobiography

MSRP (SWB)

$1,49,500

MSRP (LWB)

$1,57,980

Key Features

22-inch, alloy wheels

 

Powered liftgate

 

20-way power-adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats

 

Heated, reclining rear seats

 

Premium Windsor leather upholstery

 

Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

4-zone automatic climate control

 

1700-watt, 29-speaker Meridian surround sound system

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Blindspot monitoring

 

Lane departure warning

 

Driver condition monitor

 

High-speed emergency braking

Which trim should you buy?

Since we are only covering the P525 versions in the review, the choice is restricted between the regular and the long-wheelbase version. This 5 L V-8 is one of the most powerful engines that we can find in SUVs and is extremely capable and refined. The car comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect a car in this price range to come with. However, we feel that the regular wheelbase version is very much enough for most use cases and also is more capable off the road. Hence we would prefer this over the long-wheelbase version.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is powered by a 5 L supercharged V-8 engine that is an insanely powerful and engaging unit. The powertrain delivers 518 horses along with 461 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the drivetrain is four-wheel-drive to make it capable. It is the most powerful unit that is offered in the line-up and delivers excellent acceleration and produces some great sounds.

In the straight line, it does 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, which makes it very competitive but not exactly supercar quick. However, this is not the target crowd for Range Rover with this particular SUV as it has plenty of other merits. The transmission is smooth and shifts are delivered seamlessly, making the experience very refined and luxurious.

Models

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2020 BMW X7 M50i

MSRP

$149,500

$126,500

$156,450

$99,600

Engine

5.0L Supercharged V8

4.0L Turbocharged V8

4.0L Turbocharged V8

4.4L Turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

4WD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Paddle-Shifted Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

518hp@6,000rpm

541hp@5,750rpm

577hp@6,000rpm

523hp@6,000rpm

Torque

461lb-ft@2,500rpm

568lb-ft@1,960rpm

627lb-ft@2,500rpm

553lb-ft@1,800rpm

0-60 MPH

5.1 sec

4.1 sec

4.4 sec

4.5 sec

Quarter Mile

N/A

N/A

12.5 sec

14.1 sec

Top Speed

N/A

183 MPH

150 MPH

155 MPH

Despite how fast it is, the Range Rover has the lowest power and torque numbers in the competition and hence it is the slowest of the lot. The Mercedes is the most powerful but it is the Porsche that is the fastest of the lot in terms of 0-60 mph acceleration. The Mercedes has a lot of power but is unable to translate that into real-world performance. Hence we can conclude that some of its rivals are more engaging in a sporty sense but they do not have the same prowess in terms of off-road abilities. 

How well does the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography handle?

The Range Rover’s steering feels a little vague. While this lightness is appreciated inside the city for being easy to maneuver, you do not get the kind of feedback you would want. Off-center, the feel is good but it is not the best setup for driving fast. It gets air suspension, and even if it can be adjusted, one can clearly see that it is tuned for comfort and not handling. The SUV soaks almost all the bumps and potholes. 

When it comes to handling, the Range Rover is definitely very decent, however. We understand that this kind of setup makes it very easy to adapt to both roads and rough terrain. Its ride is never punishing even when the terrain is. The NVH levels inside the cabin are very low and make you feel completely plush. It also gets Terrain Response 2 and Terrain Progress Control Systems, an active rear locking differential, and so on.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Braking Performance

The Landie has got decent brakes and feels confident when you need it to decelerate. Some rivals are a little better in this regard, but the Range Rover is still very competitive in the segment. Its brakes make the car come to a halt without a lot of drama, which is a lot to ask for in a car that weighs 5235 pounds. It also has 14.9-inch rotors up front and 14.3-inch rotors in the rear which is pretty large, even for its class. The results speak for themselves and can be examined below.

Models

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2020 BMW X7 M50i

Brake Rotors Front

14.9"

16.3"

14.8"

N/A

Brake Rotors Rear

14.3"

14.3"

13.0"

N/A

Curb Weight

5235 lbs

5056 lbs

5842 lbs

5661 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

As we have observed before, the Porsche Cayenne manages to come out on top with quite a margin and seems to be the leader in most aspects regarding performance. It has a very impressive braking performance, with the front brakes measuring as much as 16.3 inches in size. The other cars do not exactly lack in this department either. The Mercedes-AMG and BMW fall back by the heavy amount in this area. The Mercedes is also the heaviest car in this category, weighing almost 5842 pounds while the BMW is not light either.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Fuel Economy

The Range Rover has only one thing going for it in terms of fuel economy and that is the assistance from the supercharger. People buying a vehicle in this segment and price range won’t be worried about fuel economy all that much, but it’s always good to save a few bucks on gas. EPA estimates that this car can do 16 MPG in the city, and 21 MPG on the highway. It gets an EPA rating of 18 MPG combined, which is good considering the size and power of this SUV. The fuel tank is quite massive at 27.3-gallons, and this gives it the best numbers in its class when it comes to overall range.

Models

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2020 BMW X7 M50i

MPG (City)

16

15

13

15

MPG (Highway)

21

19

15

21

MPG (Combined)

18

17

14

17

Fuel Capacity

27.3 gallons

23.7 gallons

26.4 gallons

21.9 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

437/573/491 miles

356/450/402 miles

343/396/369 miles

328/460/372 miles

The Land Rover, even with its V-8 is the most fuel-efficient car in this class by a very small margin. The Porsche delivers 17 MPG combined, which is impressive considering the performance it has. While on the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG delivers 14 MPG combined which is the lowest number in this category. The BMW is nearly on par with the Porsche but has a smaller fuel tank. Hence, it has the least range as the Mercedes makes up a large tank.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Interior

9.9/10

There is a lot of opulence inside the cabin of the Range Rover Autobiography as it is the most luxurious variant in the line-up. We like the Range Rover’s interior design for being simple and subtle. Upfront, there is a large rectangular dashboard with small but effective air-con vents and two screens mounted on it. The presence of two screens makes it easier to have less clutter in terms of buttons. The seats are well constructed and supportive.

Then there’s a beautiful center console made out of shadow walnut, and then you also have the front armrest wrapped in high-quality leather. There are several options in terms of colors and materials available on the inside. The cabin of the SUV is quite spacious, and there’s ample passenger room on offer on both rows. All the materials used on the inside are very well finished. The cabin feels rich and upscale, and Land Rover has improved quite a lot in this area in the past few years. It has 31.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity which is also excellent.

Models

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2020 BMW X7 M50i

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/60.9/39.1

N/A

41.9/57.8/N/A

41.9/60.0/39.8

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/59.0/39.3

N/A

40.5/57.4/N/A

39.9/58.1/37.6

Third row (Headroom/Shoulder room/ Legroom in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity

31.8 cu-ft

26.3 cu-ft

38.6 cu-ft

12.8 cu-ft

Among the competition, if you had to pick the most luxurious interiors out of the four, it would be the Land Rover’s without a doubt. However, when it comes to sheer passenger space, the BMW X7 can accommodate 7 passengers while all the others are built to accommodate just 5. This, however, results in a little less luggage space. The Range Rover is spacious without a doubt and overall, its competitors and also packed with excellent interiors. Standout interior features include:

  • 20-way power-adjustable heated and cooled front seats
  • Power-recline heated rear seats
  • Perforated Windsor leather seats
  • Configurable ambient lighting
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Heater leather steering wheel
  • Walnut wood veneer
  • Full Morzine cloth headliner

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Range Rover has a Touch Pro Duo infotainment system but it is not as great as some of the systems offered in this category. The system basically consists of two screens. The navigation system is nice, there is traffic routing and so on. However, the system is a little slow to respond and that is one of its weak points. The car also gets a 29-speaker audio system from Meridian that is beyond excellent. That takes the whole in-car entertainment experience to the next level. There are also adequate smartphone integration features. Key infotainment features include:

  • 1700 watt Meridian 29-speaker surround sound system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Dual Rear Seat 10-Inch HD touchscreen displays
  • WhiteFire digital wireless headphones
  • HDMI and Mobile HD Link (MHL)
  • Navigation Pro
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • Voice command

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Exterior

9.0/10

Ever since Land Rover debuted this generation of its design language with the Evoque, it has appealed to a lot more people than it traditionally has. It has an imposing stance which is a departure from the classic boxy shape but still retains a lot of family design cues. It also offers excellent amounts of customization on the exterior, which is leaving the exterior looks to the taste of the buyer. But it does bear a lot of attitude on its face. There’s a large panoramic sunroof at the top, and at the back, you have that trademark Range Rover overhang that looks really cool and unique. The long-wheelbase version looks a bit more proportionate but even the regular wheelbase is quite a looker.

Models

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2020 BMW X7 M50i

Curb Weight

5235 lbs

5056 lbs

5842 lbs

5661 lbs

Length

196.9"

194.0"

191.9"

203.3"

Width

78.1"

78.1"

78.1"

78.7"

Height

73.6"

65.9"

77.4"

71.1"

Ground Clearance

8.3"

7.4"

9.5"

N/A

Wheelbase

115.0"

114.0"

113.8"

122.2"

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is the tallest SUV in comparison. In terms of other dimensions, however, it is usually the BMW that is the largest. The Mercedes-AMG has the highest ground clearance in the competition, but it is the Land Rover that is more off-road friendly than any other SUV in the competition. The BMW is the only SUV that offers seating for seven passengers and even with the regular wheelbase, the Land Rover has the longest wheelbase. Key exterior features include:

  • Powered gesture tailgate
  • Sliding panoramic sunroof
  • Power-folded heated outside rearview mirrors
  • Soft Close Door
  • Unibody steel Engine Cover
  • Distinctive LED Headlamps and Taillamps
  • 22-inch unique alloy wheels
  • Electronic Split-Tailgate
  • Rain sensing wipers with heated jets
  • LED tail lamps

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Safety

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography hasn’t yet been tested by NHTSA and IIHS, and neither have its previous models. The same applies to any other car that shares its platform and hence we do not have any data to make a conclusive comparison. That leaves us with nothing to talk about safety ratings. However, Land Rover has generally been a brand that has always focused on providing excellent safety both in terms of structural and technological innovations. Moreover, it comes with some advanced safety and driver assistance features that simply imply that Land Rover has taken safety seriously. Some of the standout safety features on offer include:

  • Lane departure warning
  • High-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Blindspot monitor
  • Driver condition monitor
  • 360-degree camera
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Competition

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography vs. 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The Porsche Cayenne is easily the most sports car-like of SUVs. It is the best handling, fastest accelerating as well as most engaging SUV to drive if you want to drive in fast. If you really need a true, tough, ultra-luxury SUV, then the Land Rover Range Rover is your best bet. It also looks a bit more upmarket and the Porsche and would be more suited to somebody who is engaged with a more elite crowd.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG G 63

The Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63 plans to be the fastest SUV but fails to do so. It has a lot of appeals but is not exactly the most capable one off-road. Of course, it is luxurious on the inside, but it doesn’t quite match the Range Rover in this area. In terms of price, these two are very closely matched to each other and hence it would depend on your priorities and use case to pick between the two.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography vs. 2020 BMW X7 M50i

The BMW X7 is a much more affordable way of having a full-size luxury SUV without making any compromises. Nonetheless, that extra money gets you the snob and presence of a Land Rover. The BMW offers seating for seven passengers which is definitely a USP for some people. It is also the second most athletic SUV in this category after the Porsche.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Final Verdict

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is a truly irresistible package. It has nearly everything one would want in a vehicle but comes at a heavy price. It has one of the best modern V-8 engines, excellent drivetrain technology, safety as well as the most luxurious interiors one can find. However, it falls behind in certain areas when compared to rivals, mostly in terms of infotainment and driving dynamics. It makes less power and is slower than some of its rivals that are priced lower than it. However, since it has many advantages to outweigh these things, we would still buy it in 2020.