2014 Land Rover Range Rover | new car review

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 by
2014 Land Rover Range Rover
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AEDAED 474,000 - 619,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 95%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 90%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

The Range Rover is perhaps one the most prestigious cars on the market. For all-out luxury it sits alongside the Rolls Royce Phantom and Mercedes S 600 L. Practicality may not be an issue since if you can afford one, you probably have another car for lugging furniture around...

Pros

Exterior styling
Comfort

Cons

Price
Fuel economy

Looks

The brand new 2014 Range Rover truly is a sight to behold. It seems to have adopted an almost shark-like appearance, with those angry, dark headlights sitting either side of a rounded nose and teeth-like grille. There are even gills on the sides and one could argue that there is a dorsal fin on the roof. It looks mean, it looks expensive, and it looks brilliant.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover side

Feels

Luxurious, comfortable, and elegant. These are just some of the adjectives used to describe the innards of the Range Rover. Certainly, you would be hard pressed to find fault with the refinement, it’s as classy as it is expensive. Unless you are used to a life of caviar, polo, and tea on the lawn, then you might feel a little overwhelmed.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover interior

Engineering

For all the luxury and leather, the Range Rover is still a fervent off-roader. After all, that’s what it was originally designed for. In keeping with real-life issues, for 2014 it comes with fuel-saving stop/start technology and is made from lightweight aluminum. This new frame makes the car a staggering 420kg lighter than the outgoing model! For added handling performance, it also comes with permanent 4WD and air suspension. Inside, things are just as you would expect from a car worth over half a million Dirhams.

What’s on offer?

The new Range Rover is available in three different models: SC Vogue LE at AED 474,000, SC Vogue SE at AED 529,000, and the SC Autobiography which starts at a seemingly mental AED 619,000. They all come equipped with a 5.0 Litre supercharged V8 which will blurt out 510hp and 625Nm of torque. Be careful with the four-seat option, as this will mean you won’t be able to stow the seats to carry larger loads. Not that that will bother the clientele of this car too much.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover rear

Summing it

You have the Rolls Royce Phantom, the Mercedes S 600 L and the Range Rover all lined up in front of you, which do you pick? They all offer similar levels of luxury and comfort, cost roughly the same, and are as prestigious as each other. But can the Rolls and the Merc take you over sand dunes? No, so buy a Range Rover. If you can afford it, then the chances are things like poor fuel economy won’t really bother you all that much. You will be equipped for all eventualities.

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