2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV

MSRP $45,000

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

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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If the regular Land Rover Range Rover PHEV wasn’t enough for you and you want to get draped in luxury and still have a plug-in hybrid Range Rover, Land Rover might have just the right thing for you. The 2022 Range Rover SV Autobiography is available in three powertrain options with the Plug-in Hybrid unit being one of them. As a product of Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, the SV Autobiography is the best of what the British Manufacturer has on offer and is focused on being the best all-round SUV that you'll ever have. 

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Pros

Exceptional off-roading prowess

A wide range of customizable options

Best-in-class legroom

Impressive premium sound system

Cons

Engine unit lacks performance

Not the best in terms of driving dynamics

Costlier than its rivals

What's New?

The newest addition to the lineup


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

557 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

516 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

196.9 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

5505 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

NA/16/14 mpg

highway range

522.5 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$45,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV 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

7.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

3.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.0

Overall Rating


The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid is as big as it sounds. The SV Autobiography already came with a plethora of special edition features and a wide range of optional extras and with the plug-in hybrid unit now being available, it has opened up its doors for a wider range of audiences as well. The Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV is only available in a long wheelbase or ‘LWB’ trim and prices start at $193,000. It competes with the 2022 PorscheCayenne Turbo S e-hybrid and the 2022 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid.


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

3.0/10
Competition


2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Features

The 2022 Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV comes only in an LWB body type as the SWB is only reserved for the V8 SV Autobiography Dynamic. Its prices start roughly at $193,000 and with a wide range of customization options that the SVO program opens up for you, each SV Autobiography seems to come out as a bespoke specimen of true passion and craftsmanship that goes into making the Range Rover. The exterior gets SV Autobiography design accents and the interior too has its own set of gimmicks and features that truly exude luxury and the level of craftsmanship that SVO has on offer.

Trims

SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid

MSRP (AWD)

$193,000

Key Features

Unique exterior accents exclusive to the trim level

 

Knurled finishes and SV Autobiography paddles

 

Quilted perforated semi-Aniline leather seat trim

 

1700w Meridien Signature sound system with 29 speakers

 

24-way heated and cooled hot stone massage front seats

 

Individual captain seats in the second row

Which trim should you buy?

There aren’t any trims available under the Range Rover SV Autobiography badge, but you surely can opt for a plethora of optional extras that come along with the Range Rover and spec your SV Autobiography PHEV as per your taste and needs. 

And if you don’t find what you need in the SV catalog, the SVO program can customize things for you and let you have a tailor-made Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV just for you.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The SV Autobiography segment has expanded and now offers three powertrain units for the 2022 Range Rover SV Autobiography. The PHEV unit on offer consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine along with a hybrid electric motor that produces a combined power output of 398 horsepower and torque output of 472 lb-ft. The powertrain unit not only has an adequate amount of power and grunt to move this goliath of an SUV, but it also has a good fuel economy and range on offer that helps the PHEV to be a better alternative over the other powertrain unit if you need the best of both worlds. The power delivery is smooth as a hot knife through butter with the powertrain feeling ready and energetic at all times without any lag or loss of power. 

The transmission unit is a clever 8-speed automatic ZF unit with paddle-shifters that offers the best gear transitions in the segment. The whole experience of traveling in the SV Autobiography makes you feel like you are on some floating chariot and the transmission system has a big part in making you feel so. All Range Rovers are AWD SUVs for sure and their impressive off-road capabilities are the major differentiating factors when you compare them with other SUVs. Even the SV Autobiography PHEV, despite almost being a land yacht has impressive off-road capabilities on offer with a host of features that help it get through rough terrains with ease. The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and covering a quarter-mile distance in 14.4 seconds. It has a top speed of 156 mph.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid

2022 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

MSRP

$193,000

$165,000

$167,000

Engine

2.0 L, turbocharged, inline-4 with electric assist

4.0 L, twin-turbocharged, V8 with electric assist 

3.0 L, turbocharged, V6 with electric assist

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

398 hp. @ 5500 rpm

670 hp. @ 5750 rpm

443 hp. @ 5000 rpm

Torque

472 lb-ft. @ 2000 rpm

663 lb-ft. @ 1800 rpm

516 lb-ft. @ 1600 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.6

3.9

5.7

Quarter mile (sec)

14.4

12.3

14.4

Top speed (MPH)

156

 198

 165

When you compare the Range Rover’s spec sheet with the rest of the rivals’ in the segment, it might occur to you that the Range Rover isn’t as powerful or quick as its rivals. The Range Rover is built to travel in elegance and it clearly isn’t chasing performance figures like its Porsche rival which is focused more on the performance side. The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid fits in the segment as the Range Rover’s arch-rival and it certainly is as impressive as the Range Rover in a lot of things.

How well does the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid handle?

Along with the double-wishbone suspension setup in the front and some really impressive suspension tech like four-wheel auto-leveling air suspension with front and rear anti-roll bars and other clever off-road friendly equipment onboard, there is no surprise that the Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV performs equally well both on-road and off-road.

The driving experience might not be as exciting as its Porsche’s rival as the Range Rover’s driving dynamics are toned down to give it a much more stable, plush, and luxurious ride quality with a true Land Rover’s off-road capabilities on offer right when you need it.

Braking Performance

Although info on the Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV’s stopping distance isn’t available, we can assure you that Land Rover and SVO have made sure that it gets the best braking equipment on offer. The 15-inch rotors in the front and the 14.4-inch ones in the rear do an impressive job of stopping all the mass that the Range Rover SUV carries with confidence and gives the right amount of feel and feedback. And with the host of safety and braking aids onboard that actively manage the traction and brakes, you can be assured that you will be safe and sound inside the Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV. The SUV weighs around 5,745 lbs., but that doesn’t hamper the braking experience. 

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid

2022 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15

17.3

15.8

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

14.4

16.1

15

Curb Weight (lbs)

5745

5675

5838

60-0 MPH (feet)

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-hybrid is more of a performance SUV and as a result, it gets the largest set of brakes in the segment and weighs the least. This makes its braking performance very dynamic and sharp compared to the Range Rover which has a softer and subtle approach towards braking. The Bentayga Hybrid is the heaviest one here. Yet, it seems to have a similar braking performance and feel to that of the Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Fuel Economy

9.0/10

One wouldn’t expect a good fuel economy in full-size luxury SUVs of the Range Rover SV Autobiography’s caliber as people who are capable of affording such a vehicle wouldn’t mind paying for the gas that it consumes. But since it comes with the PHEV unit now, it offers the best fuel economy in its class and with a combined fuel economy of 19 miles per gallon.

It gets a 24-gallon fuel tank capacity which seems to be the largest in the segment. The tank capacity helps it provide a combined range of 456 miles which is very impressive when considering the fact that most of the gasoline-only SUVs of the Range Rover’s class can’t offer such a good range.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid

2022 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

MPG (City)

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Combined)

19

18

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

24

19.8

19.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

N/A/N/A/456

N/A/N/A/356.4

N/A/N/A/376.2

Having a large fuel tank certainly helps the Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV offer a better range compared to the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, which despite offering the same combined fuel economy can’t offer more than 376.2 miles of combined driving range due to its smaller fuel tank capacity. The Cayenne Turbo S e-hybrid on the other hand is a performance-based SUV and hence, fuel economy takes a step back.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Interior

8.0/10

Being a product of the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicles Operation, the Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV has an amazing array of elegant design features and creature comforts that drape you in luxury.

The dashboard has the same design layout as that of the regular Range Rover but it gets a wide range of color options for the leather upholstery and stitching along with the metal and wood trim insert options that make the dashboard look regal. Voice-activated dual-zone automatic climate control with individual controls for all our seats, a panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled cupholders along a champagne cooler in the rear are some of the features that come along with the Range Rover SV Autobiography.

The front seats are heated and cooled 24-way power-adjustable seats with hot stone massage functions. The seats are clad in quilted semi-aniline leatherette seat trim and help in offering a plush and comfortable ride quality. The armrest in the front has a storage space underneath and there are several other small storage spaces in and around the interior. The heated leather steering wheel with real wood trim never fails to impress you as well. The quilted leatherette seats with features like individual HVAC vents as well as picnic tables and a mini-refrigerator in the middle seem like the epitome of luxury that Range Rover has on offer and being an LWB SUV, there is more than enough legroom inside which allows you to sleep with your seat reclined and the calf support deployed.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid

2022 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.5/60.9/39.1

N/A

38/N/A/41.7

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39/59.3/46.8

N/A

38/N/A/40.9

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

24.5

22.7

17

The Range Rover’s cargo capacity too is the best in class with a volume of 24.7 cubic feet. It lowers its rear section when loading cargo and has remote cargo access as well which makes loading and unloading cargo an easy process. The Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV arguably has the best interior space and storage space all thanks to the fact that it comes in an LWB avatar which helps it offer the best of what Range Rover has on offer. The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid comes second in the segment when it comes to space and storage volume. The Porsche Cayenne with its sloping roofline and shorter wheelbase feels slightly cramped when compared to the Range Rover’s sumptuous cabin.

Some of the standout interior features include:

  • Voice-activated dual-zone automatic climate control unit with individual controls for all four seats 
  • 24-way heated and cooled power-adjustable front seats with hot stone massage controls
  • Front and rear heated and cooled cup holders
  • Quilted semi-aniline leatherette upholstery
  • Heated leather steering wheel with real wood trim 
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Dual-tone interior with a wide array of customizable options
  • Ambient lighting
  • Champagne cooler
  • Metal and wood trim inserts

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Just like its extravagant interior, the 2022 Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV has a remarkable infotainment system with some expensive and exclusive infotainment features that remind you that you are traveling in no ordinary SUV. The infotainment system is the same as the ones you would find in any other Land Rover or Jaguar vehicle and has a total of three screens inside. The driver’s display has a wide variety of themes and info that it displays for the driver while the other two screens in the center console help control the multimedia and climate control settings. 

The audio system on offer is a 1700w Meridian premium surround sound system with 29 speakers and subwoofers. The second row gets individual infotainment screens, as well as two wireless headphones for the ultimate experience that SVO has on offer, and the connectivity features inside, include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and WiFi hotspot internet access.

Some of the standout infotainment features include:

  • In-built navigation
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Two touchscreen display units in the center console that control the multimedia and climate control
  • All digital driver’s display
  • 1700w Meridian premium surround sound system with 29 speakers and subwoofers 
  • Individual infotainment screens in the second row with wireless headphones
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 4G internet access WiFi hotspot

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Exterior

8.0/10

From a mile away the Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV might look like any other Range Rover but one closer look will let you know that the SV Autobiography is an SVO product and not just a regular Range Rover. The unique grille, Atlas front bumper accents, and vent finishers finished in chrome and the signature LED headlamps and DRLs give the SV Autobiography PHEV its exclusive look. The front grille gets a small opening through which you can plug in your charging connection and it is certainly a differentiating feature of the Range Rover as most manufacturers prefer the port in the side while Range Rover has managed a way to conceal the port elegantly.

The side profile looks regal with the standard 21-inch high gloss wheels as well as the optional 22-inch 7-spoke high gloss wheels with the extended wheelbase look adding to the aesthetic appeal of the Range Rover. The rear section remains the same as other Range Rovers but when you add the dual-tone exterior color option and the SV Autobiography badging in the rear, the Range Rover becomes recognizable as an SVO one immediately.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid

2022 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

Curb Weight (lbs)

5745

5675

5838

Length (inches)

207.4

194

201.8

Width (inches)

78.1

78.1

78.7

Height (inches)

73.5

65.9

67.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.7

7.4

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

122.9

114

117.9

The Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV has the longest wheelbase in the segment which does come in the way when making tight turns, apart from that, there is no other issue faced. The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid has a much better aesthetic appeal than the Range Rover, while the Porsche Cayenne looks quite sporty and performance-oriented.

Some of the key exterior features are:

  • 21-inch 7-spoke high gloss wheels as standard 
  • Optional 22-inch high gloss wheels 
  • Auto on/off LED projector headlamps 
  • LED tail lamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Cleverly concealed charging port
  • Exclusive black grille with chrome surrounds
  • Cornering lights
  • Exclusive dual-tone exterior paint option

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Safety

7.0/10

The Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV hasn’t been rated for safety yet by agencies like the NHTSA and IIHS, but it surely is on the safer side and will be arguably one of the safest options in the segment to go for considering the fact that it’s coming from Land Rover SVO.

It does come with a plethora of safety and driving aids such as Terrain Response 2, Front Collision Mitigation, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, High-Speed Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and more.

Some of the notable safety features include:

  • Low Tire Pressure Warning 
  • Side Impact beams
  • Blind-Spot Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front and Rear Collision Mitigation
  • Driver Monitoring Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Terrain Response 2
  • High-Speed Intelligent Emergency Braking
  • Backup Camera

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Competition

3.0/10

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid vs. 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid

The Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-hybrid are very different when it comes to their driving dynamics, ride quality, and performance capabilities. The Porsche proves to be a performance-oriented SUV with lots of power and impressive handling capabilities while the Range Rover proves to be more like a land yacht with impressive off-road capabilities and tons of creature comforts and features on offer.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid vs. 2022 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is definitely the toughest contender to the Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography PHEV as both of these SUVs strive to offer you the best-in-class luxury and creature comforts. The Range Rover seems to have more room to offer and has exceptional off-road capability while the Bentayga focuses more on attention to detail and exclusivity.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography Plug-in Hybrid seems to be an expensive SUV to own considering the other SUVs in the segment but when you look at the details and the kind of features that it has on offer, it surely seems to be a worthy SUV for the money if you have the budget to buy one. Having a hybrid powertrain unit further helps you to get the best range from the powertrain unit and also gets you the necessary power and torque that you need to move this almost 6,000 lbs. land yacht.

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