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2014 Land Rover Range Rover Overview
Getting a complete redesign for the new model year, the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover gets significant weight savings, new styling, and technology upgrades in a comprehensive overhaul that changes the character of the flagship SUV.
Any discussion of the Range Rover’s changes has to start with its new aluminum unibody, the first ever on an SUV, which is 39 percent lighter than the last generation’s steel body. This combines with aluminum suspension components to give the Range Rover a 700-pound overall reduction in weight which pays benefits when it comes to both fuel economy and performance; the new Range Rover is both faster and more efficient than the outgoing version, while keeping the same powertrains.
Styling has also evolved, the 2013 Range Rover is sleeker and less boxy than its predecessor thanks to a lower roofline and a small increase in length. It still maintains the high-walled stance that has become the model’s signature and the blacked out pillars which gives the roof a floating appearance. Other changes include a new front grille and new wheel designs, while a panoramic glass roof and power side steps are optional.
Under the hood, US spec versions of the Range Rover keep the same V-8 engine options. The base engine is a 375-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that makes 375 pounds-feet of torque. Supercharged models get a supercharged version of the same V-8 that makes 510-hp and 461 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Full-time four-wheel drive is standard and comes with a Terrain Response system that can automatically adjust the Range Rover’s settings for whatever the road/terrain conditions are. Under the skin, there is also a new air suspension for an even more comfortable ride. Fuel economy figures check in at 14/20 mpg city/highway for models with the base engine, and 13/19 mpg for supercharger equipped versions.
Inside, two new LCD screens are the sparkling additions, a 12.3-inch display in the instrument cluster and an 8-inch touch-screen in the dashboard that houses audio, climate, and navigation controls. Despite minimal gains in length, there is now 4.7 additional inches of rear legroom. The five-seat Range Rover also offers a heated steering wheel, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, and three-zone climate control as standard. Dashboard clutter has been reduced, but only marginally; there are a lot of buttons especially in the lower center console.
Standard safety features include a backup camera, six airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control, and traction control.