2018 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel SUV

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in Midsize SUVs
2018 MODEL
$89,350 - $96,050 See Inventory Prices

Detailed Review

All those videos of local Mafia stepping out of their Range Rover definitely intimidates a lot of us, this persona is now available in a diesel variant. This diesel variant adds more torque and brute to this beast.


The 2018 Ranger Rover Base starts at $87,350 and is the most basic variant of the 2 types of versions offered, Standard Wheelbase and Long Wheelbase, with each having various trims. The Rover Base belongs is offered under the Standard Wheelbase. It is powered by a 3.0L V6 Supercharged engine, which churns out 340 hp and 332 lb-ft torque, with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the drivetrain is an AWD.

While the luxury SUV is an all-terrain vehicle and is considered one of the best offered in the price range, it still has a tough competition against the likes of Lexus LX 570, its archnemesis Toyota Land Cruiser, and the Lincoln Navigator, all whose prices are around the same, or cheaper in the case of the Navigator.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Features

Standard Wheelbase

The 2018 Range Rover Base starts at $87,350 and is offered under Standard Wheelbase, one of the two versions offered by Land Rover. The other version, Long Wheelbase, has its base price starting at a costlier tag of $108,895 and comes with an enhanced set of features, updated interior and exterior design elements, and more powerful powertrain.

The Standard Wheelbase comes in 5 trims, with different engine, features, comfort and interior features, tweaked design changes, and other optional features, offered in each successive models. While the Range Rover Base comes equipped in a decent package, the HSE or the Supercharged looks like the sweet spot if you'd want to buy a standard wheelbase range rover. Both the trims offer good amounts of features while also being powerful and fuel efficient, with the Supercharged being better on those aspects. However, if it does seem too expensive, then the Base model still is a decent buy.

Trim

Range Rover Base

HSE

Supercharged

Autobiography

SV Autobiography Dynamic

MSRP

$87,350

$94,050

$104,850

$141,995

$177,200

Feature

  • LED headlights 
  • Front and rear parking sensors 
  • Three-zone climate control  
  • 13-speaker Meridian sound system are standard. So is Land Rover's InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with a 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen and a second touchscreen to handle other cabin controls such as climate and seating adjustment

Range Rover HSE that includes a few more standard features such as

  • 20-inch wheels
  • power liftgate, soft-close doors, upgraded 20-way power-Adjustable front seats, and access to a greater catalog of options.
  • You can get the HSE with either the Td6 diesel V6 from the standard model or a powered-up version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (380 hp, 332 lb-ft)
  • Range Rover Supercharged, which is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 (518 hp, 461 lb-ft).
  • The Supercharged variant comes with 21-inch wheels
  • More capable Terrain Response 2 system and All-Terrain Progress Control, which is basically the off-road version of cruise control. These off-road systems are available as optional extras on the lower trim levels

The Autobiography packs the same supercharged V8 as the Supercharged, and it features significantly more content, such as

  • surround-view camera system
  • 29-speaker Meridian sound system
  • 24-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, and heated and ventilated rear seats with remote power-folding.
  • It also includes a gesture-operated sunblind for the panoramic sunroof and standard driver assist systems such as blind-spot monitoring and lane departure intervention

Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic.

  • It uses an uprated version of the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 gasoline engine and produces 557 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. The Dynamic variant also features a lowered ride height and a more aggressive on-road suspension calibration.

Long Wheelbase

The Long Wheelbase offered by Range Rover offers better and stable driving, and more comfort and space. There are 3 trims offered under this version; Supercharged, Autobiography, and SV Autobiography LWB. Similar to the differences in the Standard Wheelbase, the Long Wheelbase differ in successive models with better overall package. The Supercharged LWB seems like a better buy here for it offers similar features to its standard counterpart, while for an extra $4,000 it offers a longer wheelbase.

Trim

Supercharged

Autobiography

SV Autobiography LWB

MSRP

$108,895

$148,295

$208,200

Feature

  • Range Rover Supercharged, which is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 (518 hp, 461 lb-ft).
  • The Supercharged variant comes with 21-inch wheels 
  • More capable Terrain Response 2 system and All-Terrain Progress Control, which is basically the off-road version of cruise control.
  • These off-road systems are available as optional extras on the lower trim levels
  • The Autobiography packs the same supercharged V8 as the Supercharged, and it features significantly more content such as
  • surround-view camera system
  • 29-speaker Meridian sound system
  • 24-way power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, and heated and ventilated rear seats with remote power-folding.
  • It also includes a gesture-operated sunblind for the panoramic sunroof and standard driver assist systems such as blind-spot monitoring and lane departure intervention
  • SVAutobiography LWB comes with reclining executive-class seats which includes deployable tables, a center console cooler with glasses, and a rear-seat entertainment system

We Recommend

The Range Rover Sport costs less than its larger brother – the Range Rover. Still, it’s almost as good off-road, as luxurious inside, and as imposing outside. Still, if you really must have the “Real” Range Rover, spend more and get one. For most of us, the Sport is more than enough.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Engine

Powered by a 3.0L V6 Supercharged engine and an 8-speed automatic, the Range Rover produces a power of 340 hp and a 332 lb-ft torque, taking 7.1s to reach from 0-60 mph and 13.9s to reach the quarter mile. For $2,000 more, an optional turbocharged V6 Diesel engine, is also provided by Land Rover.

Whichever engine one chooses, the Range Rover is butter smooth when driving. The power delivery is right on spot, with no hiccups in shifting gears nor while cutting them. It drives pretty well without a strain of noise. The gas pedal responds absolutely without a problem while the stop-go system is well optimised.

It's competitors, the Lexus LX 570 offers a bigger 5.7L DOHC engine with a similar 8-speed transmission, while the Toyota Land Cruiser offers a V8 5.7L DOHC engine with 8-speed transmission and the Lincoln Navigator, offering a similar V6 3.5L though turbocharged, engine.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

MSRP

$87,350

$90,380

$84,315

$72,055

Engine

3.0L V6 Supercharged

5.7L V8 DOHC 32V

5.7L DOHC 32-Valve V8

3.5L turbocharged V-6

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed automatic

Power

340 hp

383 hp

381 hp

450 hp

Torque

332 lb-ft

403 lb-ft

401 lb-ft

510 lb-ft

The Lexus LX 570 offers a bigger engine with better displacement, but fails to compete in acceleration. The Toyota Land cruiser offers similar output to the Lexus, and is quicker than the Range Rover in the 0-60 mph range, but fails to catch up in the quarter mile. The Lincoln Navigator, on the other hand, performs similar to the rest of the field yet fails to catch up with the Range Rover in the quarter mile.

While every other car provides a more powerful engine and better displacement, the Range Rover still performs at par amongst them. The Lincoln Navigator costs less than the rest of the field, and proves to be the better choice if performance is one of the biggest criteria.

2018 Range Rover Base Acceleration

With a 3.0L V6 supercharged engine, and an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Range Rover reaches from 0-60 mph within 7.1s and takes around 13.9s to get to the quarter mile distance. That is impressive, considering the fact its competitors, the LX 570, Land Cruiser, and the Navigator, all are powered by better powertrain and have better displacements, yet fail to reach the quarter mile distance as quick as the Range Rover.

The timings for 0-60 mph are a different story; while the Toyota Land Cruiser and Lincoln Navigator are way quicker than the Range Rover, around 0.4 and 0.6 seconds respectively, the Lexus is 0.2 seconds slower. These numbers do not really make that huge a difference when on the road, and don't really matter much in real life, it is good to see the Range Rover still able to keep up with a powertrain which gives out lesser displacement than its rivals.

The Range Rover also has the crown on emissions produced. It is the greenest car when compared to its rivals, with the Lincoln Navigator right behind it and the Lexus and Land Cruiser performing the worse in this segment.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

0-60 MPH

7.1 sec

7.3 sec

6.7 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

13.9 sec

15.6 sec

15.1 sec

15.1 sec

Engine

3.0L

5.7L

5.7L

3.5L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.2

11.8

11.7

9.3

2018 Range Rover Base Handling and Steering

The Range Rover is one of the most - if not the most - fantastic and capable off-road vehicles on the market. It handles beautifully, while steering with such ease and comfort. The suspension doesn't feel too stiff nor too soft, yet balanced enough to provide a comfortable ride.

Maneuverable and secure - two words which fit best when describing the Rover's steering capabilty. While off-roading, the car is rock solid while maintaining good comfort level for the passengers. Handling takes a hit only when taking sudden, twisty turns, but otherwise, the car is behaves well and feel sturdy.

2018 Range Rover Base Braking

The front brake measures 14.3in while the rear measures 13.8 on the Range Rover. The car has a curb weight of 4974lbs. It takes a good 124ft to come to a standstill from 60 mph, which isn't too shabby for a car of this size. The Range Rover has an overall great brake system, with the pedals responsive while appearing a bit too deep inside to travel to, and doesn't jerk when panic braking.

The rivals offer similar braking performance as that of the Range Rover. The Toyota Land cruiser offers the best in the field, while the Lincoln Navigator comes last. The Lexus is sandwiched in the middle. Overall, all the cars in this field come with similar braking performance. But the Range Rover weighs the lightest and comes with a bigger front brake.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

Brake Front(in)

14.3

13.9

13.97

13.8

Brake Rear(in)

13.8

13.5

13.58

13.8

Curb weight(lbs)

4974

6000

5815

5760

60-0 MPH (ft.)

124

123

121

125

2018 Range Rover Base Maximum Towing capacity

The Ranger Rover, with a 3.0L engine, can pull an astonishing 7716lbs, more than the weight of the car itself, while the Lexus with a 5.0L can manage only 7000lbs. The Lincoln Navigator, on the other hand, with a similar engine size but much more powerful displacement, manages to tow a capacity of 8700lbs, 1000lbs more than the Range Rover. The Land Cruiser sits in the middle of the field, managing to have a maximum towing capacity of 8100lbs.

While the rest of the field have a more powerful powertrain and displacement and hence can theoretically manage to have a better towing capacity, the Range Rover seems more impressive here, considering the fact it employs a lesser powerful engine.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

Weight (lbs)

7716

7000

8100

8700

Drive Train

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Engine

3.0L

5.7L

5.7L

3.5L

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Fuel Economy

The Rand Rover gives a decent fuel economy when compared to the competition. In fact, it pretty much takes the crown. It is only nearly-bested by the Lincoln Navigator, which comes second. The Lexus and the Land Cruiser both provide almost the same economy.

While one cannot ask too much mpg from an SUV, the Range Rover provides a quite a good fuel economy considering the dimensions, the engine, and the weight of the car.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

MPG (city)

17

13

13

16

MPG (highway)

23

18

18

23

MPG (combined)

19

15

15

19

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Interior

Seating and comfort

So what would you expect to find in Land Rover's finest models, however basic, interiors? Well, the English manufacturer leaves no stone unturned when building each and every single model with high taste in elegance, luxury and comfort. The Range Rover Base has a spacious and comfortable interior with premium quality upholstery. Both the rear and front seats offer excellent shoulder space and legroom, while offering comfortable seating for upto 5. Unfortunately, unlike some of the other models in this price range, the Range Rover cannot does not come with a third row option.

Every other car in this segment beats the Range Rover in terms of seating capacity. The Lexus and Land Cruiser come with 8 passenger seating capacity while the Lincoln Navigator allows 7. While not offering a third row, the Range Rover seems to really give buyers a second thought if seating capacity is one of the criterias.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

Passenger capacity

5

8

8

7

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

39.8/60.7/42.5

38.3/61.0/42.9

38.3/61.0/42.9

41.8/65.2/43.9

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

39.2/59.4/40.2

38.9/59.1/34.4

38.9/61.1/34.4

40.0/65.1/41.1

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

N/A

35.8/62.3/28.3

35.8/62.3/28.3

37.3/64.2/36.1

Interior features

The Range Rover comes with the following interior features:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • 10 inch Infotainment System
  • USB sockets
  • CD/DVD Player
  • Heated Front seats
  • Four-zone climate control

2018 Range Rover Base Cargo volume

When considering an SUV, the general perception is that it has a better boot space because of its obvious dimensions. As the Range Rover does not come with a 3rd row, it make up for that space; it can accomodate a good volume of 31.8 cube feet space. Behind the 1st row, it can house a meagre 68.6 cube feet. While the cargo space seems average, it definitely isn't too shabby although one would wish for a lot more.

On the other hand, the LX 57, the Land Cruiser and the Navigator all come with a 3rd row installed. The Navigator has the best overall boot space while the Lexus and Land Cruiser are similar to each other. The Range Rover only takes the crown in having a better cargo volune behind the 3rd row but that's about it.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

Behind 3nd Row (ft.cube)

31.8

15.5

16.1

19.3

With 3nd row folded (ft.cube)

N/A

41.0

43.0

57.5

Behind 1st row (ft.cube)

68.6

83.1

81.7

103.3

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Exterior

The 2018 Range Rover comes with an updated bumper and grille design, and an integrated exhaust system. While it looks like the same, aged design elements used by Land Rover since the last few years, it still screams out "Range Rover". By all means, it is still a well designed vehicle with no extra jazz or the sort about it; minimalistic and simple yet unique is what comes to mind when one sees a Range Rover.

Dimensions and weight

The Standard Wheelbase Range Rover measures 196.8in long and 78.1in wide, while it is 73.3in tall, with a ground clearance of 8.7in. The wheelbase runs 115in long, and the curb weight is 4974lbs. The car certainly seems a tad compact when compared to its competitors. While all the cars seem to measure and weigh almost similar, the Range Rover weighs the lightest. The Lexus weighs the heaviest, while the Land Cruiser and Navigator are shy of 100lbs of eachother but still more than the Range Rover.

The Range Rover seems like it has decent measurement for an off-road SUV yet the ground clearance does not look like it can take off-roading that easily. While one will still have to be careful about swerving into those marshy lands, one would suggest sticking to the tarmac with this one.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Base

Lexus LX 570 (3 Row)

Toyota Land Cruiser

Lincoln Navigator (Premier)

Curb weight(lbs)

4974

6000

5815

5760

Length(in)

196.8

200.0

194.9

210.0

Width(in)

78.1

78.0

77.95

83.6

Height(in)

73.3

75.2

74.0

76.4

Ground clearance(in)

8.7

8.9

8.9

9.7

Wheelbase(in)

115.0

112.2

112.2

122.5

Track width(in) F/R

66.6/66.3

64.8/64.6

64.9/64.74

67/67.2

Exterior features

The Range Rover comes with the following standard exterior features:

  • All exterior LED lights
  • Heated rear window
  • Standard 20' wheels with option to either increase or decrease
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Safety

The Range Rover Base comes with the following safety features:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Emergency S.O.S
  • Intuitive Park Assist Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Pre-Collision System (PCS) / Forward Collision
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Tire Specific / Low tire Pressure Warning

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Competition

Lexus LX 570

Starting at $90,380, the Lexus LX 570 is powered by a 5.7L V8 DOHC engine which produces 383 hp and 403 lb-ft torque. It does 0-60 mph in 7.3s and the quarter mile in 15.6s. The transmission is 8-speed automatic. It has comfortable seating, posh interiors, much bigger cargo volume, more passenger seating capacity, 3-row seating, great off-roading. But it suffers in fuel economy, a bit expensive starting model, average acceleration, and expensive.

The Lexus is a great alternative to the Range Rover, but if shelling out a couple more grand does not seem to be a concern, the Range Rover has much better to offer on the higher and successive trims.

Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser offers a 5.7L V8 DOHC engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission, producing 381 hp and 401 lb-ft torque, which enables it to reach 0-60 mph in 6.7s and takes 15.1s in the quarter mile distance. It offers a 3-row configuration and 8 passengers while offering a much better boot space. All this for $84,315, which is around $4000 cheaper than the Range Rover.

The Japanese SUV does seem like an excellent alternative to the Range Rover, while hardly posing a problem as to why one should not consider this car in this price range.

Lincoln Navigator

The Navigator offers a 3.5L turbocharged V6 with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain gives out 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a 3-row configuration and can accomodate 7 passengers.

The price tag is significantly cheaper at $72,055, much less than what the Range Rover starts at. It offers a more powerful engine, a great design, quick acceleration from 0-60, huge cargo volume, similar fuel economy, similar emission level rating. The Lincoln is definitely worth considering.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Final Verdict

Priced at $87,350 for the most basic model, the Range Rover sure is expensive. It gets even costlier when you go up the trim and the most expensive model is at an astounding price $208,200. Yet, even the most basic trim, Range Rover Base, offers pretty much all the power, comfort, performance, luxury and elegance that Land Rover is famous for providing.

While there are definitely other cars to consider in the price range, the Range Rover sure is a good pick if you don't mind shelling out the amount. The HSE or the Supercharged trims are recommended in that case, for they offer just about everything one needs in a luxury SUV without getting too generous or extravagant.

Pros

Comfortable seats

Elegant interior

Spacious

Brilliant drivability

Excellent noise cancellation while driving

Cons

Ageing design

Expensive

What's New?

New LED headlights

Updated designs on bumpers, grilles, and integrated exhaust

Optional V6 turbocharged diesel engine



Styles

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Indus Silver Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Td6

Td6

power
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Diesel fuel
mpg
24 combined

$89,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $89,350 MSRP (22/24/28) 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V6, diesel fuel
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5 NA

 2018 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV HSE Td6

HSE Td6

power
254 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Diesel fuel
mpg
24 combined

$96,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE Td6 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $96,050 MSRP (22/24/28) 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V6, diesel fuel
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 5 NA