2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Range Rover was considered as "The Rolls Royce of SUVs" for a very long time but then, Daddy came out with the Cullinan. The Range Rover has been an icon for several decades and one the greatest examples of British craftsmanship at that. In recent times, it has come under threat from its rather outlandish competitors, but it still remains one of the most versatile luxury SUVs you can buy.

The Range Rover comes in several trims and engine options but the real brute is the Land Rover Range Rover SV and it even comes in a long-wheelbase variant. The LWB brims you with luxury in your rear seats and is powered by a 5.0L, Supercharged, V8 engine which produces 557 horsepower. Priced at $208,200, it's still cheaper than its Bentley and Rolls Royce counterparts and still sumptuously luxurious. Being a Land Rover, it can also go off-road making it one of the most capable luxury SUVs. It is like Bear Grylls wearing a Loius Vitton Suit. 

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Pros

Sophisticated looks

The rear seats are the best in class

Great off-road credentials for a luxury car

Great performance from a Supercharged V8 engine

Superb Ride Quality and Balance

Cons

Steering might be too heavy at highway speeds for some

Infotainment system is sometimes slow to respond

What's New?

Minor visual changes to the front and rear bumpers

New Grille design

New Wheel designs New TouchPro Duo infotainment screens

Some redesign to the rear executive seat layout


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Styles

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Aintree Green Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Dynamic

Dynamic

power
557 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
16 combined

$178,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Dynamic 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $178,500 MSRP (14/16/19) 557 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV LWB

LWB

power
557 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
15 combined

$209,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LWB 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $209,500 MSRP (13/15/19) 557 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 4

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial October 10, 2019


A few years ago, the Range Rover would have gone uncontested. Recent trends have however invited some competition in the form of the Bentley Bentayga, the Mercedes-AMG G63, and even the Lamborghini Urus. In spite of such a diverse range of competitors, is the big old Rangie the best luxury SUV in the market? Read more to find out. 

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Features

The Range Rover Long-wheelbase comes in two trims – Autobiography and the SV Autobiography. There is only one engine option available with the LWB variant and that is the 5.0L, Supercharged, V8 engine and it comes in two states of tune – 518 hp and the 557 hp SV variant. You can have them in either bench seat configuration or individual executive seats. The SV variant comes with the executive seats as standard and a lot more goodies too.

Trim

Autobiography

SV Autobiography Dynamic

MSRP

$148,595

$208,200

Key Features

In addition to Range Rover Vogue, Key Features in Autobiography include:

In addition to Range Rover Autobiography, Key Features in SV Autobiography include:

 

21" 7 split-spoke with Light Silver Diamond Turned finish

Unique grille with Graphite Atlas mesh and Bright Chrome inserts

 

Pixel LED headlights with signature DRL

Unique exterior design cues and interior features with unique badging

 

Front Fog Lights

21” seven-spoke 'Style 7006' with High Gloss Polished finish

 

Four-zone Climate Control

Quilted perforated Semi-Aniline leather 24-way heated and cooled, 'Hot-Stone' massage front seats

 

Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting

Fixed center console

 

Sliding panoramic roof

Executive Class Comfort-Plus rear seats

 

Perforated Semi-Aniline leather seats

Meridian Signature Sound System (1700W)

 

Executive Class rear seats

Pixel-laser LED headlights with signature DRL

 

24-way heated and cooled, massage front seats with

 
 

Terrain Response 2            

 

We’d Recommend

Depending on what you are looking from your Range Rover, there are several trims you can choose from. If performance and luxury, both are your priorities, you should opt for the SV Autobiography. If you just love your luxury, the standard Autobiography should suffice you. If you are eco-friendly then the plug-in hybrid is the variant for you. Or if you just want a big family luxury car, the Supercharged trim should suit you fine. 

2019 Red Range Rover SV Autobiography Front 3 Quarters
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2019 Red Range Rover SV Autobiography Rear 3 Quarters
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Engine

“Sporty SV Autobiography models do a surprisingly good job of controlling body roll, but fore-aft pitch is a problem across the lineup. It drives well enough if not pressed, but compared for over-the-road agility against high-performance SUVs such as the BMW X5 M and the Mercedes-AMG GLS63, the Land Rover is downright sloppy.” – Car and Driver

The Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB is powered by a 5.0L, Supercharged, V8 engine which produces 557 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Range Rover is a luxury vehicle and for most often the engine would be doing its job silently under the hood but put your foot down and this thing really pulls. You’d be surprised by how fast this engine really pulls this heavy machine. The throttle response is immediate but the sound is not overwhelming for a V8 engine.

Models

Land Rover SV LWB Autobiography

Mercedes-AMG G63

Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini Urus

MSRP

$208,200

$148,495

$235,525

$200,000

Engine

5.0L, Supercharged, V8 engine

4.0L, Twin Turbo, V8 engine

6.0L W12 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.0L, Twin Turbo, V8 engine

Transmission

8 Speed Automatic

9 speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

557 hp@ 6000rpm

577 hp @ 6,000 rpm

600 hp@ 5000rpm

641 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

627 lb-ft @ 2,500 – 3,500 rpm

664 lb-ft@ 1350 rpm

627 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm

The engine is very refined and smooth and the torque is really exceptional. Sometimes, when you put your foot down hard, you do hear the rumbling V8 too. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and that too is very efficiently. Leave it in auto and the shifts would be effortless, always on time. You could also use the paddles on the steering wheel and response then too is immediate. However, the gearshifts are more optimized for luxury cruising and not so much for sporty driving in that it does not really rev out the engine before shifting cogs.

range rover sv autobiography engine

 The Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB goes against the Mercedes AMG G63, Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus. All have around 600 horsepower from supercharged or turbocharged V8 engines except for the Bentley which uses a W12 engine. The Range Rover is the least powerful while the Urus is the most powerful but the Range Rover is not so much about numbers but real-world capabilities. All are mated to 8-speed automatic gearboxes except the G63 which has a 9-speed.

Acceleration

The Range Rover LWB sprints from naught to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. That may not sound quite as fast but when you consider that it weighs well over 5000 lbs, that number seems pretty impressive. The Range Rover is the slowest to 60 mph but it never intended to have great acceleration figures. The longer wheelbase has added 0.1 seconds from the standard wheelbase.

Models

Land Rover SV LWB Autobiography

Mercedes-AMG G63

Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini Urus

0-60 MPH

5.5 sec

4.4 sec

4.1 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter mile

13.2 sec

12.6 sec

12.2 sec

11.4

Engine

5.0L, Supercharged V8

4.0L V8 Twin Turbo

6.0L, Twin Turbo, W12

4.0L, Twin Turbo, V8

Emission

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

11.0

13.7

11.8

8.6

Also, it’s the least powerful here and the result is no surprise. The fastest SUV to 60 mph is the Lamborghini Urus at 3.6 seconds and it’s the most powerful. Who else would really be the fastest if not a Lamborghini? The Bentley and the Mercedes follow suit and they all are in the decreasing order of power they have.

Braking

The Range Rover SV LWB has 15-inch steel discs at the front and 14.4-inch discs at the rear and they bring this massive SUV to a stop from 60 mph in just 117 ft. It’s not best in the competition but a very good number considering the size and weight of the car.

Model

Land Rover SV LWB Autobiography

Mercedes-AMG G63

Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini Urus

Brake Front (in.)

15

15.7

15.8

17.32

Brake Rear (in.)

14.4

14.6

15

14.57

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5727

5842

5379

4850

60-0 MPH (ft.)

117

 N/A

119

111

The Range Rover is also one of the heavier vehicles here and it stops better than the Bentayga which has still larger brakes and is lighter. The Lamborghini Urus has massive 17.3-inch carbon-ceramic discs at the front and it is also the lightest in the competition and thus stops the best – a whopping 111 ft which is very impressive.

Ride and Handling

The Range Rover gets air suspension as standard across the entire range and it rides like any luxury limousine. The ride quality is supremely comfortable and irons out every bump and pothole underneath it. It’s compliant, composed and feels every bit like a luxury vehicle, wafting along across the road surface and you wouldn’t know the condition of the tarmac underneath you or if there is any tarmac at all.

But you wouldn’t expect this vehicle to be able to take on corners, would you? Surprisingly, the Range Rover can take on corners at fairly high speeds and be flat through them. The SV autobiography gets specially tuned suspension by SVO and hydraulic anti-roll bars which keep this large barge flat and composed through corners. It’s not sporty by any means but you can carry more speeds in a corner than you can think and come out confidently on the other side.

2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Steering Wheel

The steering is well-weighted. It’s light and easy at low speeds and easy to maneuver such a large car in the city. At higher speeds, the steering weighs up a little too much but still remains precise and direct. You will be able to place the car exactly where you point it to. The traction from the full-time all-wheel-drive system gives you lots of confidence when you really want to push it hard.

Where the Range Rover really impresses is in its off-road credentials. No other luxury SUV can tread off the road as confidently as the Range Rover. It comes with rear locking differentials and terrain response system which works amazingly well. Choose one of the modes depending on the surface you are in and the system will very intelligently optimize throttle response, suspension travel, torque distribution and every possible thing to get you out of any obstacle you throw at it. You wouldn’t ever be able to take the Range Rover to its off-road limits because you would be too scared to scratch such an expensive SUV but there probably isn’t another SUV that can do it better than this big old Rangie.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Fuel Economy

The Range Rover SV returns 15 miles to the gallon combined which is pretty good for an SUV with a V8 engine. It’s on par with the competition. The Range Rover even comes with a dedicated Eco driving mode. If you want still better fuel economy, you could consider the plug-in hybrid version which has some really impressive fuel economy figures.

Model

Land Rover SV Autobiography

Mercedes-AMG G63

Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini Urus

MPG (city)

13

13

14

12

MPG (highway)

19

15

20

17

MPG (combined)

15

14

16

14

Tank Capacity (gal)

27.7

26.4

22.5

22.5

When compared to other vehicles in this bunch, the SV returns more miles to the gallon than the Benz and the Urus. With 14 MPG (city) and 20 MPG (highway), the Bentley Bentayga is the most fuel-efficient in this group. Having said that, when it comes to vehicles of this segment, the fuel economy doesn't really matter all that much. Does it? 

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Interior

“The Range Rover is a quiet SUV, a revelation considering its boxy design. There's a definite luxury slant to its ride character, but it could be better at filtering out sharp edges. The seats are firmer than we'd like.” - Edmunds

Design

Carrying over from the exterior, the interior design too is very neat and elegant. Straight lines, a clean layout and just lots and lots of expensive materials around. The dashboard is dominated by two screens flowing down beautifully along with the center console. There are two dials integrated seamlessly on the bottom screen as well. The screens give way to the main center console with the rotary gear selector, several switches for your off-road goodies and a dial to operate the lower screen. There are also cup holders hidden under a wooden trim on the main center console.

2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Infotainment

The dashboard is otherwise completely clean and wrapped in leather. There are nice silver accents along with the main center console and every surface you touch is either wood, leather, metal or digital screens. There is even a capacitive screen on each of the doors along with the window buttons to control various things in the car. The instrument cluster is all digital like you would expect and the steering wheel to has its own capacitive touch screens for various controls. These controls might feel and seem very cool, they do get a little finicky to use after a while. 

The center console continues at the rear along the length of the car if you opt for the executive seats and houses a tray table, rear AC vents, climate controls and whatnot. There’s even refrigerator in between the seats and you can also have infotainment screens mounted at the rear of the front seats from where you can control everything in the vehicle. You could also opt for the bench seat in which case you do not get the fridge but you can seat three people in the back seat comfortably or use the fold-down armrest and cup holders.

The quality of materials is simply outstanding and the build quality is amazing. The craftsmanship in the Bentayga is far better but the Range Rover combines the best of luxury and technology. The huge panoramic sunroof adds further to the premium feel and the simplistic and clean design exudes luxury and looks really classy. The many screens add a contemporary touch.

Seating and Comfort

This is where it really gets special in the LWB variant. It comes with the individual executive seats as standard and there are acres of legroom. The center console continues down the entire length of the car. There are climate controls, cup holders, and even tray tables hidden away in the center console. There’s even a fridge in between the two seats to store your expensive bottle of wine. 

Model

Land Rover SV LWB Autobiography

Mercedes-AMG G63

Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini Urus

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

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

39.3/60.7/NA

41.9/57.8/52.5

40.3/NA/41.7

NA

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

39.2/58.3/NA

40.5/57.4/41.9

38.0/NA/40.9

NA

The seats in the SV themselves are very sumptuous and comfortable. The backrest reclines up to 40 degrees and there’s retractable calf support with the seats and even a footrest on the rear of the front seats. The seats are of course heated or cooled and come with several massage functions with multi-way power adjustability to find your most comfortable position. Once you are seated on your throne, there are screens mounted on the rear of the front seat for your entertainment while you enjoy your flute of wine. 

In comparison to other vehicles in this group, the G63 offers the most amount of head and shoulder room due to its boxy shape. When it comes to legroom, the Range Rover offers the most due to its longer wheelbase. The "LWB" really comes into play here. 

Infotainment System

The new TouchPro Suo system is really cool. The screens look really slick and premium. The top screen is for navigation and entertainment while the bottom screen looks after the climate controls, seats, off-road functionalities and several other vehicle settings. The graphics are really nice and the system is easy to use but they can be a bit slow at times to respond to touch commands and you really have to go through many options on the screen to do access even some basic operation which is quite inconvenient.

In fact, it’s better to use the rotary dial on the center console when you can. It’s difficult to use all touch controls when driving and screens also tend to pick up fingerprints but that’s the way of the future and everybody is just obsessed with screens these days. The digital instrument cluster is really cool though. They are very customizable and you can configure the screen to show you what you want and it’s quite easily operated through the capacitive touch buttons on the steering wheel.

Interior Features

  • Quilted and Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seats
  • 24-Way Power Heated and Cooled 'Hot-Stone' Massage Front Seats
  • Executive Class Power Recline Comfort-Plus Heated and Cooled Rear Seats
  • Perforated Leather Headlining
  • Sliding Panoramic Roof with Power Gesture Blind
  • Remote Intelligent Seat Fold
  • Wood and Leather Steering Wheel
  • Four-Zone Climate Control
  • Configurable Ambient Interior Mood Lighting
  • Meridian Signature Surround Sound System (1700W)
  • Surround Camera System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Head-Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Clear Exit Monitor
  • 360° Parking Aid

Cargo Capacity

The Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB comes with quite a large boot at 24.5 cu.ft which is the second largest in the competition after the AMG G63. However, It’s much smaller than the standard SV autobiography because they had to allow more space and goodies in the second row. The boot is still pretty large to pack in all you would ever want to pack in a car. The split tailgate is also very convenient for a multitude of purposes.

Model

Land Rover SV LWB Autobiography

Mercedes-AMG G63

Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini Urus

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

24.5

34.3

17.1

22

The AMG G63 has the largest boot in this segment with 34.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. This can again be attributed to the shape of the vehicle.  The Land Rover is a far second with around 24 cubic feet, closely followed by the Urus with 22 cubic feet and lastly the Bentayaga with a mere 17 cubic feet. The Bentaga really disappoints when it comes to cargo capacity specially considering the size of the vehicle. 

2019  Range Rover SV Autobiography Rear Seats
2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Rear Seats
2019  Range Rover SV Autobiography Front Seats
2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Front Seats
2019  Range Rover SV Autobiography Rear Seats
2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Rear Seats
2019  Range Rover SV Autobiography Rear Seats
2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Rear Seats
2019  Range Rover SV Autobiography Cargo Area
2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Cargo Area

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Exterior

“The Range Rover acquired its basic shape nearly 50 years ago, and it’s not giving up on it yet. Blocky and angular are two ways to describe it. So are modern and timeless—if not a bit austere. The Range Rover’s appeal will last for a very long time, we think.” – The Car Connection

Design

This big Rangie has the classic SUV silhouette and proportions. It looks classy and sophisticated, not shouty at all and still, you know there’s a beast lurking inside. With a traditional boxy shape and that huge wheelbase, it sure commands a lot of presence on the road.

The front is distinctly Land Rover and the new chrome detailing on the honeycomb grille is a really nice touch. The detailing in the LED headlamps is amazing and the knurling even on the ‘Range Rover’ lettering on the hood are details that really stand out. The bonnet is absolutely clean. The slats on either side in the bumper are garnished in silver trims for the LWB variant with another black strip for the LED fog lamps down below. The silver skid plate at the bottom gives out that rugged feel you would expect from a Land Rover.

 At the sides, you have the signature vertical slats on the front doors which lets you know it’s the big Rangie. There is a character line along the length of the car from the headlamps to the tail lamps and that looks extremely pleasing. Even the all-glass window line along the entire length and wrapping around at the back give it a very premium look. The 21-inch gloss finished wheels add further to the luxury quotient of the Range Rover.

2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Headlight

At the rear, the story is quite similar. Neat lines, a sloping rear window, a mild spoiler and double-decked LED tail lamps to complete off the look. The entire design is very simplistic characterized by neat, straight lines exuding elegance. The paint finish is particularly amazing and the boxy design gives it a lot of presence and personality. There’s a special dual-tone paint scheme which is another class apart. It really exudes luxury in SUVs like no other.

Exterior Dimensions

When it comes to exterior dimensions, the Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography is pretty big. The Range Rover SV LWB Autobiography is a very large vehicle and commands a lot of presence that way. It’s the widest among all the vehicles here and it’s also one of the heaviest after the G63.

Model

Land Rover SV Autobiography

Mercedes-AMG G63

Bentley Bentayga

Lamborghini Urus

Curb weight (lbs.)

5727

5842

5379

4850

Length(in)

204.7

191.9

202.4

201.3

Width(in)

81.6

79.3

78.7

79.4

Height(in)

73.6

77.4

68.6

64.5

Ground clearance (in)

8.7

9.5

N/A

NA

Wheelbase (in)

122.8

113.8

117.9

118.2

Track width (in) F/R

66.6/66.3

65.1/65.1

66.5/66.7

NA

In the long-wheelbase variant, it is longest and also the second tallest and has the second-best ground clearance after the G63. The Rangie also has the maximum wheelbase. The Rangie is very well proportioned and a typical tall boy SUV with a great stance. It really seems palatial.

Exterior Features

  • 21" 5 Split-Spoke High Gloss Alloy Wheels
  • SV LWB Autobiography Dynamic Exterior Accents
  • Sliding Panoramic Roof with Power Gesture Blind
  • Premium LED Headlights with Signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Land Rover badged Grille
  • Dual Tone paint scheme
  • Split rear Tailgate
  • Chrome slats on the front doors
  • Aluminum Tread Plates with 'Range Rover' lettering
  • Soft Close Doors
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Safety

This is the absolute pinnacle of luxury on wheels and with the kind of people who would be buying this car, safety is of utmost important. This is a car with an array of sensors gauging everything on the road and knows what’s up ahead even better than you. There are driver assist packs which that offer assist drivers in throttle and steering inputs. It even knows when you are dozing off behind the wheel and would urge you to take a break. It has some level of semi-autonomous driving technology and your life couldn’t be better protected on any other set of wheels.

Safety Features

  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • High Speed Emergency Braking
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • The Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Rear Camera
  • 360° Surround Camera
  • 360° Parking Aid
  • Rear Traffic Monitor
  • Clear Exit Monitor
  • Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Competition

Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB vs Bentley Bentayga

The Bentley Bentayga was one of the first luxury SUVs which really stood up against the Range Rover. The Range Rover enjoyed an autonomy before all luxury brands came into building SUVs. Being a Bentley, the Bentayga certainly outdoes the Range Rover on the luxury front. Spec your Bentayga with the Mulliner package and the luxury is on a whole different level. The Bentley is also more powerful and faster of the two and it also rides better.

However, there are other things that the Range Rover does better. Theirs is no beating the Rangie when the tarmac end and it gets genuine off-road goodies like rear locking differential and terrain response system. Also, the Range Rover is more intelligent and the technology in the Rangie is far better than the one in the Bentayga. With all its understated looks, the Range Rover also looks classier than the Bentayga and it is quite cheaper than the Bentayga as well. In the end, if money is no concern, the Bentayga should be your pick but if you want to save some money and also have some genuine off-road capabilities, the Range Rover SV is absolutely brilliant.

Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB vs Mercedes AMG G63

The Mercedes AMG G63 and the Range Rover SV are quite similar in character. Both are traditional boxy luxury SUVs with genuine off-road credentials. In fact, the G63 is the only luxury SUV that could challenge the Range Rover on an off-road course. The G63 too gets locking differentials and off-road driving modes and they both are equally capable. The G63 benefit a little from its higher ground clearance but the system on the Range Rover is smarter and can pull you out through anywhere.

On the performance front, the G63 is a little more powerful than the Rangie and also faster. The AMG engine in the G63 is really a beast and there’s no beating the Mercedes there. On the other hand, while the G63 is luxurious enough, it simply does not match the sense of occasion of the Range Rover. The Rangie is easily the more premium of the two. Having said that, the Range Rover is also more expensive and makes for a more complete package. It feels worth the premium over the G63 but the G63 is also a great buy at its money for its performance and the engine.

Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB vs Lamborghini Urus

Even Range Rover never might have thought that it would go against a Lamborghini. With the Urus, Lamborghini promises mighty performance with off-road credentials too in an SUV. There is certainly no beating the Urus on the performance front. It’s the most powerful SUV and the fastest as well. It can also be driven on the track and it actually handles brilliantly.

The Range Rover performs well enough, but not enough to come close to the Urus. But the Range Rover is still better off-road. While the Lambo comes with off-road credentials too, it’s more suited to rallycross than genuine off-roading. Also, the Urus is nowhere near as luxurious as the Range Rover and that is where the Rangie excels in. The Lamborghini is also more expensive of the two. If you want sheer performance and the ability to carry your family around, buy the Urus. If you want luxury, off-road credentials, family-hauling and performance, certainly not as great as the Lambo, buy the Range Rover SV.

2019 Blue Range Rover SV Autobiography
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2019 WHite Bentley Bentayga
2019 Bentley Bentayga
2019 White Mercedes AMG G63
2019 Mercedes AMG G63
2019 Silver Lamborghini Urus
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2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Final Verdict

The Range Rover is one of the first and original luxury SUVs and it still remains an adequately competent even today, in spite of tough competition from other luxury brands like Bentley, Lamborghini and even Rolls Royce now. It still excels at being a luxury vehicle and still not be exorbitantly expensive like a Bentayga or a Cullinan.

With the SV Autobiography LWB, it looks stunningly handsome and classy, probably the best in the luxury SUVs with its traditional box shape design. This time with the LWB, the rear seats are sensational with a great sense of occasion. With its supercharged, V8, SVO engine, it is also a brilliant performer – well the competition is better at this but the Rangie is certainly not far behind – and then there are the off-road capabilities that simply has no match by any other vehicle, okay the G63 comes close. When viewed as a whole, the Range Rover SV combines all of this to make for a great package and that too at a very reasonable price.