2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV

MSRP $30,240

Ranked #2 in Fullsize Suv

7.9

Overall Rating

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 22, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Hailed as the Rolls Royce of SUVs, until unless, of course, Rolls-Royce actually builds one on its own, the Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is an ultra-luxurious and very capable SUV. It is one of the very few SUVs that can go hard on the roads but can still pamper you in luxury on the inside. And now, with its plug-in hybrid iteration, it has gone a bit softer as per its nature and chugs less fuel than it used to.

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Pros

Spacious cabin

Plenty of standard creature comfort features

Large cargo area

Cons

Performance curve can be a concern

What's New?

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$30240

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$30,240 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV in Balmoral Blue SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss color
Balmoral Blue SVO Ultra Metallic Gloss

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

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

7.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


It is almost impossible to find an SUV that can combine both technology and luxury in one vehicle better than the Range Rover Autobiography. The powertrain front will still be powered by a 5.0L Supercharged V8 coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Owing to its high ground clearance and ability to traverse some of the roughest terrains, it is also a great SUV for off-roading. With an anticipated starting price tag of $148,000, the RR Autobiography will compete with the likes of Mercedes-AMG G-63, BMW X7 M50i, and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Front View
2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Rear View

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Features

The Range Rover Autobiography itself is a trim level. It is available in two variants, Short WheelBase and Long Wheel Base, which will be reviewed separately. The Short Wheelbase Base Autobiography is priced at $144,500 approximately. It is a great SUV with plenty of power and off-roading abilities. Additionally, one of the main highlights of this SUV is its spacious and comfortable cabin. 

Inside, you get most details as standard and plenty of optional creature comforts are available keeping the consumer's comfort and luxury in mind. Among its many notable features are the Meridian Signature Sound System, Rear Executive Class Seating, Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Heated Armrests, and 4 screens. 

Trims

Autobiography

MSRP AWD

$144,500

Key Features

Meridian Signature Sound System

 

Heated Armrests

 

Rear Executive Class Seating

 

Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control

 

24-way heated and cooled massage front seats 

 

Hands-free tailgate

 

4 digital screens

Which Trim should you buy?

There is only one trim level available for the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography. There is not much choice when it comes to trim levels but you get plenty of customization options. You get a supercharged V8 under the hood and a unique Autobiography badge. This trim has been slightly upgraded in terms of comfort.

Release Date

The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is slated for launch by the last quarter of 2021. 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Engine and Performance

7.0/10

For the 2022 Range Rover Autobiography, the powertrain is very likely to remain unchanged. Land Rover is reportedly planning an electrification strategy in partnership with BMW, as some news reports state. However, we do not think that any changes will be made for this year. Under the hood, it will house the same 5.0L supercharged V8 engine that will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain will be able to push 518 horses and 461 lb-ft of torque. As standard, the vehicle will be in AWD configuration. 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV In Acceleration Mode

The Autobiography can also be had as a plug-in hybrid with a P400e engine that churns out 398 hp and 472 lb-ft. The PHEV variant will be reviewed separately. Coming back to the V8, the Range Rover Autobiography will still fall short of its rivals in terms of performance as the power figures remain the same. Nevertheless, the Autobiography would be able to handle extremes for which the brand is known. It boasts a lot of confidence with its optional all-wheel-drive system that is standard on the Autobiography trim, regardless of the road conditions. The SUV sprints from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and is also capable of towing a maximum of 7760 pounds. Additionally, it is one of the more refined options in the segment. With user-friendly driving dynamics, a smooth suspension system, and responsive steering, the SUV is fun to drive and even road undulations are not a problem.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2021 BMW X7 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

MSRP

$144,500

$156,450

$99,800

$127,800

Engine 

5.0L Supercharged V8

4.0L Biturbo V8

4.4L Twin-Turbo V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power 

518 hp @ 6,000 rpm

577 hp @ 6,000 rpm

523 hp @ 5,500 rpm

541 hp @ 5,750 rpm

Torque

461 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

627 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

553 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

567 lb-ft @ 1,970 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.1

4.5

4.5

3.9

Quarter mile (sec)

13.3

12.5

14.1

N/A

Top Speed (MPH)

140

155

155

155

*2021 MY data used for reference

From the table mentioned above, it is very clear that the Range Rover Autobiography would be the slowest SUV in its class. The power produced by the AMG G 63 of 577hp comes out as the highest and it is pretty fast in acceleration as well. But, the Porsche Cayenne with its lightweight, aerodynamically superior body and comparatively small dimensions easily beat every other SUV here in terms of straight-line, third-acceleration It can go from a standstill to 60mph in about 3.9 seconds which is pretty insane. On the other hand, the BMW X7 is one of the quicker options in the short run tests, however, in the quarter-mile run it loses out against its competitors taking 14.1 seconds. 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The fuel economy of the 2022 Range Rover Autobiography would be the same as the previous model as no changes are likely that would affect the fuel consumption. The vehicle returns 16 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on highways which is the segment best figure. Also, in a mixed drive condition, you will get 18 impressive MPG. You get a 27.3-gallon fuel tank that can cover 577 miles on the highway before coming to a stop. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2021 BMW X7 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

MPG (City)

16

13

15

15

MPG (Highway)

21

16

21

19

MPG (Combined)

18

14

17

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

27.5

26.4

21.9

23.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

440/577/495

343.2/422.4/369

328.5/460/372

356/450.3/402

*2021 MY data used for reference

The Range Rover Autobiography beats all the other competitors with its excellent MPG figures and big fuel tank. The BMW X7 M50i and Porsche Cayenne, on the other hand, are very close to that of Autobiography in terms of MPG figures averaging 17 MPG, but they sport rather less voluminous fuel tanks. In comparison, the Mercedes-AMG G63 is the least efficient of the lot but gets a sizable tank of 26.4-gallons. 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Interior

8.0/10

The interior of the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography sets the standard for luxury. An elegant and intuitive touch screen in the center stack controls some of the most innovative comfort features. Land Rover attempted to maintain luxury and comfort at the highest level with an effortless design. The cabin is comfortable and quiet, with supple leather seats and leather trim on the steering wheel,third-row, and other frequent touchpoints. The engineers also incorporated the latest innovation into the cabin-like gesture control to control the sunroof, tailgate, and interior lightings. 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Dashboard

As standard, you get 24-way power-adjustable, massaging front seats and second-row captain chairs. Additionally, the seats are heated, cooled, and have memory functions. Also, the second-row seats are equipped with a reclining feature. The cushioning inside the seats, armrests, and side door panels were also designed to provide maximum comfort. Overall, this SUV's cabin is one of the best in its category because it provides both luxury and comfort in a single space.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2021 BMW X7 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Seating Capacity

5

5

7

5

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

39.5/60.9/39.1

41.9/57.8/38.7

41.9/60.0/39.8

N/A

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

39.4/59.0/39.3

40.5/57.4/39.5

39.9/58.1/37.6

N/A

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

N/A

N/A

36.6/47.9/33.3

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

24.5

38.1

12.8

26.3

*2021 MY data used for reference

The front row of the Range Rover Autobiography is generously spacious but it falls a little short in front of its other competitors. But, in the rear seats, the legroom provided in the Autobiography is much better. The cargo space is again good but the winner here is the BMW X7 M50i with 48.6 cubic feet of space when you remove the third-row seating. However, with a rather large and boxy opening, the Mercedes-AMG’s trunk is the easiest to access. 

Standout interior features:

  • 24-way power-adjustable, massaging front seats
  • Captain's chairs
  • Wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Reclining Second Row Seats
  • Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Ambient Lighting

What’s there to keep you entertained?

If you spend over $100 grand on a luxury vehicle, you expect to have the best choices in infotainment gear. 2022 Range Rover Autobiography meets this expectation perfectly. It, as three display screens inside the cabin. There is a 10" dual-screen system on the center console for controlling all the features using a touch.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Infotainment System

A head-up display and another 12" driver's information display are also available. It is also equipped with a 28-speaker Meridian Surround Sound system with 3D technology. Aside from that, it is equipped with an infotainment system for the rear seats, along with all the other basic infotainment and connectivity systems.

Standout infotainment features:

  • 10.0” Dual Touchscreen display
  • Apple Carplay & Android Auto
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wireless Charging
  • Navigation
  • Meridian surround sound system

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Exterior

9.0/10

There may be a few small cosmetic changes in the Autobiography's exterior. According to spy shots, the 2022 Range Rover Autobiography will have four exhaust systems, a roof spoiler, and a split tailgate. Land Rover is also expected to debut its MLA (Modular Longitudinal Architecture) platform, which would prepare it for making electric vehicles in the future. As with most of the competitors, the Autobiography follows a boxy shape. 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Front Angle View

From every angle, the design appears clean and stunning. The front signature grille also adds a touch of luxury to its appearance. A rectangle-shaped LED headlamp and LED daytime running lights are also included in the feature list. At the rear, you will find LED brake lights and a hands-free tailgate that can be controlled with gestures. Apart from the above, you get 21-inch alloy wheels as standard.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography

2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63

2021 BMW X7 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Curb weight (lbs)

5235

5842

5661

5056

Length (inches)

196.9

191.9

203.3

194.0

Width (Inches)

78.1

78.1

78.7

78.1

Height (Inches)

73.6

77.4

71.1

65.9

Ground clearance (inches)

8.3

9.5

N/A

7.4

Wheelbase (inches)

115.0

113.8

122.2

114.0

*2021 MY data used for reference

The bodyweight of the Range Rover Autobiography is very low compared to other rivals. But, Porsche Cayenne is the lightest of the lot weighing only 5056 lbs. The highest ground clearance is provided by AMG G 63 followed by RR Autobiography of 8.3 inches. In terms of wheelbase, the BMW X7 M50i tops the table here at 122.2 inches, almost 7 inches longer than the Range Rover, which explains why it can seat 7 people and still have plenty of cargo space.

Standout exterior features:

  • Automatic Tailgate with gesture control
  • Heated, Power-Folding Adjustable Mirrors
  • Power Sunroof 
  • LED Headlamps With LED DRL’s
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Locking rear differential

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Safety

6.0/10

Range Rover Autobiography has not been tested by NHTSA or IIHS ever. Crash testing agencies rarely test vehicles over $100 grand because they serve a very narrow market segment. Nevertheless, we believe this SUV will perform well in terms of safety and rigidity. In addition, it is equipped with a host of advanced safety technologies to ensure maximum passenger safety. 

Standout safety features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Break-resistant glass
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Roll Stability Control 
  • Panic alarm
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Blind Spot Monitor 
  • High-speed Emergency Braking
  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Competition

7.0/10

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography vs 2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63

When it comes to luxury and comfort, the 2022 Range Rover Autobiography is slightly ahead of the AMG G63. Additionally, the amenities inside the Autobiography are slightly better than those inside the Mercedes-Benz AMG G 63.

2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63

On the other hand, the AMG indeed offers better performance than the RR Autobiography. As well, the G 63 is designed to have more off-roading capabilities, and it certainly stands out on that front.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography vs 2021 BMW X7 M50i

To some extent, there is a large gap between X7 M50i and Autobiography. There is a huge price difference between those two. Performance-wise, the Autobiography easily beats the X7 and also gets better fuel economy.

2021 BMW X7 M50i

Therefore, if you are interested in spending more and want a premium yet sturdy SUV, then opt for the RR Autobiography, or else the BMW X7 M50i is also a good option considering its affordability and practical space on offer.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Based solely on performance, we would choose the Porsche Cayenne Turbo for its amazing acceleration and excellent handling.

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

While the Range Rover Autobiography delivers the best fuel economy and provides a superior level of comfort and luxury inside, it also has a higher ranking for its vehicle's interior features. Between the two, if you are more into luxury and comfort, then the Range Rover makes sense.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography SUV Final Verdict

It is true that if you are among those who prefer performance and luxury over budget, the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography is a great fit for your garage. When it comes to comfort and luxury, there is no doubt that this SUV takes the top spot. It offers a fine balance between luxury, performance, and fuel economy. In terms of pure performance, you can also take into consideration rivals like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Mercedes-AMG G 63.