2012 Land Rover Range Rover Overview
Automotive journalists said the 2012 Range Rover’s base V8 engine is smooth and powerful, delivering quick acceleration. They added that upgrading to the supercharged V8 gives the Range Rover sports car-like acceleration. All 2012 Range Rovers comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. According to the EPA, the 2012 Range Rover gets 12/18 mpg city/highway with either the base or supercharged V8, which is a bit low for the class. Reviewers reported that the Range Rover has a very smooth ride and poised on-road handling for a large SUV. With standard full-time four-wheel drive, high ground clearance and Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which can adjust vehicle settings to account for different off-road surfaces like snow or sand, critics agreed that the Range Rover is a very impressive off-road SUV.
Reviewers were pleased with the handsome design and rich leather and wood materials that fill the 2012 Range Rover’s interior. Unlike many large SUVs, the Range Rover does not have a third row, so seating capacity is limited to five. Test drivers said that the Range Rover’s front and rear seats are extremely comfortable, and that outward visibility is excellent. Since it only has two rows of seats, the Range Rover’s maximum 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space is low for the class. The Range Rover comes standard with leather upholstery, front seats that are heated and power-adjustable, a heated steering wheel, a rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a USB input, satellite radio, navigation and Bluetooth. Available features include a rear-seat entertainment system, a 360-degree camera system, blind spot monitoring, four-zone automatic climate control, a 19-speaker audio system, ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated rear seats and adaptive cruise control.
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Review
The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover impressed reviewers with its opulent interior, strong acceleration, great off-road capability and composed, smooth ride on pavement.
Pros & Cons
- Rapid acceleration
- Opulent interior materials
- Superb off-road performance
- Limited cargo space for the class
New for 2012
- Final model year before full redesign
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Overview
Is the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover a Good Used SUV?
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is a 2-row SUV ideal for people who want creature comforts when driving off road. Its posh cabin features roomy, comfortable seats and a bevy of leather and soft-touch materials. Two beefy engines move the Range Rover with ease. Cornering is composed, and off-road capabilities are outstanding. Still, the Range Rover is a gas guzzler. It also has a poor reliability rating and little cargo space for large families. If you plan to do more than off-road driving, there are much better luxury large SUVs available.
Used 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Performance and Interior
The full-time four-wheel-drive 2013 Land Rover Range Rover comes with a potent 375-horsepower V8 engine that produces near-instant acceleration and 375 pound-feet of torque. Supercharged and Autobiography models are powered by a brawnier supercharged V8 engine that produces 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. These brawny engines take a toll on fuel economy. The base model gets up to 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, which is on the low end of class fuel economy estimates.
The 2013 Land Rover features exceptional handling capabilities, both on and off the pavement. It’s considerably lighter than previous models, which helps it deliver sharp driving dynamics on the pavement and excellent agility around corners. The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover can tackle harsh terrain and steep hills with ease. It also comes with Land Rover’s Terrain Response system, which allows you to select from several drive modes to maximize traction on the given terrain. The available Terrain Response 2 system adjusts these drive modes automatically based on driving conditions.
The five-seat 2013 Range Rover’s cabin outshines its large luxury SUV rivals with elegant styling and high-end materials. The leather-upholstered seats and well-cushioned headrests are comfortable in both rows. There are two complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors in the rear outboard seats and a tether-only connection in the middle seat. Most vehicles in this class have three rows, so it’s understandable that the Range Rover has one of the smallest cargo capacities in the class (71.7 cubic feet).
The 2013 Range Rover comes with tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth, a 13-speaker Meridian stereo, navigation, and a touch-screen infotainment system and USB ports. A rear-seat entertainment system, a 19- or 29-speaker Meridian audio system, a refrigerated front center console, and quad-zone climate control are available in some models. The available infotainment system is not user-friendly. It has unclear menus and requires multiple inputs to execute simple audio and climate adjustments.
Used 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Prices
The average price paid for a 2013 Range Rover ranges from nearly $57,500 for the four-wheel-drive base model up to about $68,500 for the four-wheel-drive supercharged Autobiography model. Your exact price will vary depending on the SUV’s location, condition, mileage, and features.
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How Reliable Is the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover?
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover has the lowest possible reliability rating from J.D. Power: a two out of five.
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Review
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover beautifully combines opulence and off-road prowess. However, limited cargo space, a complicated infotainment system, and high ownership costs move this luxury large SUV toward the bottom of the class.
Pros & Cons
- Nimble handling
- Outstanding off-road capability
- Lavish interior for the class
- Smaller cargo area than rivals
- Difficult touch-screen infotainment system
New for 2013
- Beginning of fourth generation
- Roomier and lighter than previous models
- Terrain Response 2 system introduced