2018 Range Rover Review
Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and South Valley are full of smooth city streets and hilly dirt roads just waiting to be driven on. A great vehicle to take on all types of roads is the Range Rover. But, will it work for your travels?
To help answer that question, our team at Land Rover Albuquerque created this 2018 Range Rover review. Learn all about this luxury large SUV and contact us if you have any questions.
The 2018 SUV comes standard with a 3.0L V6 engine that delivers 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. There are three other gas engine options, the most powerful being a 5.0L V8 that puts out 557 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Each engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
This vehicle comes standard in Permanent All-Wheel Drive, which distributes torque to the front and rear wheels. The system works with Electronic Traction Control to brake the wheels independently and improve traction. Plus, with the addition of the active locking rear differential, traction improves by limiting slip across the rear wheels.
Not only will you be able to take on any type of road, but handling will improve, too. With hydraulic roll control, Dynamic Response optimizes on-road performance and passenger comfort by reducing the amount of body learn during cornering. It’ll also control the front and rear axles independently to deliver:
- Increased low-speed agility.
- Enhanced high-speed stability.
- Greater steering precision.
While the new Range Rover is great for on-road travel, it really shines when taken off the beaten path. It comes standard with Terrain Response®, which sets the vehicle up to match the demands of any terrain. It’ll do this by adapting the responses of the SUV’s engine, gearbox, differentials and chassis systems.
Choose from seven manual Terrain Response® settings: Comfort, Dynamic, Eco, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud and Ruts, Sand and Rock Crawl. With the available Terrain Response® 2 system, each mode will be selected automatically for you.
Additionally, the Range Rover has different ride height settings for various terrains. You can lower the height to 1.9 inches below normal ride height. Or, you can raise the height to as high as six inches for more extreme off-road conditions.
Interior Space & Amenities
It’s clear that the Range Rover offers the kind of performance you need for everyday drives or weekend excursions. But it also has an interior with space and features that help you stay comfortable on every drive.
The vehicle can easily hold up to five passengers. Up front, there are 39.4 inches of headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom. In the back, you get 39.4 inches of headroom and 40.1 inches of legroom.
There’s also lots of cargo room for your work or vacation items. There’s 31.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Fold that row down, and the space expands to 68.6 cubic feet.
The vehicle has Semi-Aniline leather seating. These wide and deep seats are cushioned with soft foam interlayers that help create a luxurious environment. Plus, it offers enhanced seat functionality like upper seat shoulder support and “hot stone” massage. With these features, you’ll feel nice and relaxed on even the longest commutes.
The backseat passengers can take advantage of some comfort amenities, as well. They also get the “hot stone” massage feature, plus headrest pillows. And as a rear-seat passenger, you can even recline your seat all the way back, put your feet up and watch a movie on the rear-seat entertainment system while you get driven around.
Test Drive the 2018 Range Rover
As you can see in our 2018 Range Rover review, this vehicle is great for all kinds of trips around Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and South Valley. But if you still need help deciding if it’s right for you, then schedule a test drive at Land Rover Albuquerque today!