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Which Range Rover Is Right for You?

If you’re shopping for a luxury SUV and want an absolute pinnacle experience, then the Range Rover must be on your radar. While its competition, like the Cadillac Escalade or Mercedes-Benz GLS models, might start at a lower price for an exquisite driving experience, there’s nothing quite like the Range Rover. Perhaps best of all, the incredible off-road potential of the Range Rover makes it the perfect vehicle for any road trip or adventure; though few people are likely to take this six-figure work of art onto the trail, still, you have the option.

While the all-new Range Rover premiered last year, it was joined by the previous-generation model and wasn’t offered all of its options yet. For the 2023 model year, however, the new Range Rover has been fully realized, and there are numerous engines and trims for you to choose from. If you’re looking to drop this kind of money on your next SUV, you should take a few minutes to consider all of your options and make sure you pick the right one with everything you need. Let’s take a look at what’s available for the Range Rover.

Three Engine Options

One of the first things to consider if you’re shopping for a Range Rover is which engine you want it to have because you have three very different options. Not only can you get two different conventional engines with differing levels of performance, but there’s also a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) engine available. It’s important to note that not all three engines are available on each trim; most only have a certain engine offered, so keep that in mind while considering your options and choosing the right model. The three engines offered on the Range Rover are:

  • P400: 3.0L Turbocharged I-6 with 395 hp
  • P440e: 3.0L Turbocharged I-6 PHEV with 434 hp
  • P530: 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 with 523 hp

As you can see, your choice of engine will greatly impact the kind of performance that you get from the Range Rover. The standard P400 engine, for example, can go from 0 to 60 in about 5.5 seconds, while the PHEV version takes 5.9 seconds to do the same, but it gives you an estimated 48 miles of electric-only range from a full charge. With its impressive P530 engine, the Range Rover can go from 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds, showcasing remarkable power and precise control on the road.

To really get a sense of what the Range Rover has to offer beyond its impressive engines, we should take a moment to consider the four trim levels available. There’s too much on each model to list every detail and difference, so this will be a general overview of what each has to offer. Let’s be honest: any Range Rover is an incredible piece of machinery that looks absolutely stunning and surrounds you with exquisite comfort. You won’t find a bad option here, but seeing as how the SV trim is nearly twice the price of the starting SE, it’s still worth considering what each one delivers.

A white 2022 Range Rover Evoque SE is shown drivng on a dirt road.

The Range Rover SE

The Range Rover SE is the starting trim for this gorgeous vehicle, and it’s an excellent showcase of what this SUV has to offer. It starts with the P400 engine, though both of the other engines are offered on it, so you can choose exactly the performance you want with the SE model. In addition, All-Wheel Steering is standard, along with an Electronic Air Suspension with Dynamic Response, which lets you raise or lower the body of the Range Rover to boost ground clearance or performance. The SE features a sliding panoramic roof for a stunning view of the sky above, premium LED headlights, and 21-inch wheels.

Inside the Range Rover SE, you’ll find three-zone climate control and cabin lighting that’s functional and aesthetically pleasing. You get 20-way heated electric front seats with power recline heated rear seats, along with perforated Windsor leather seating that features Duo Tone Headlining for incredible comfort and luxury. The infotainment system features a 13.1-inch touchscreen display with a Meridian sound system that provides rich, impressive audio. Altogether, it’s an amazing way to start, and the other trims build upon it in numerous ways.

The Range Rover Autobiography

One of the first things to note about the Autobiography trim is that it features the P530 engine standard; in fact, the SE is the only trim with three engines available, as all other trims come with the P530 for incredible performance. You get the same impressive engineering that includes the Electronic Air Suspension and Torque Vectoring by Braking that ensures you remain in control for a precise driving experience. The Autobiography also features configurable programs that let you customize your experience and how your Range Rover handles just for you.

The Autobiography features Pixel LED headlights with signature DRL, and 22-inch Diamond Turned wheels with Gloss Dark Grey contrasting. You get illuminated aluminum treadplates inside with a unique Autobiography script, along with a front center console refrigerator compartment, auto-folding cargo space cover, and four-zone climate control. This trim features 24-way heated and cooled, hot stone massage electric front seats with Executive Class Comfort rear seats, featuring Semi-Aniline leather seating and an SV Bespoke veneer throughout the interior. You also get a head-up display, Meridian Signature sound system, and an 11.4-inch rear seat entertainment screen for your passengers.

The Range Rover First Edition

Moving up to the First Edition trim, you’ll find a number of impressive details and touches, including 23-inch wheels that feature black brake calipers. Pixel LED headlights and other exterior details carry over from the Autobiography trim, while inside, you’ll find illuminated aluminum treadplates with First Edition script instead. The First Edition trim features a Tailgate Event Suite with leather cushions, incredibly comfortable seating like the Autobiography, and a natural Ecru Walnut veneer with inlay featuring First Edition script for added sophistication. With this trim, you get a Pivi Pro 13.1-inch infotainment system up front, along with the 11.4-inch rear-seat entertainment screen and much more.

A gold 2022 Range Rover SV is shown driving on a winding road.

The Range Rover SV

Finally, the SV trim is the height of sophistication and includes a wide range of details and features you won’t find on other models. The outside includes SV metal-plated accents, an SV exclusive front bumper and grille, SV white ceramic exterior badge, and other details that make it unique. It features 22-inch Diamond Turned wheels with Gloss Dark Grey contrast and black brake calipers that make an immediate impression.

Inside the Range Rover SV, you’ll find illuminated aluminum treadplates with an illuminated SV script, plus bright metal pedals, and a versatile cargo space floor that adds functionality to its luxurious and stylish interior. The interior features SV Semi-Aniline leather seats with SV Bespoke leather headlining, SV exclusive veneer, and Gloss White ceramic controls only found in this trim. Up in front, you get a Pivi Pro 13.1-inch Infotainment display along with a head-up display and Meridian Signature sound system, plus there’s a 13.1-inch rear-seat entertainment screen for your passengers.

Nothing Beats A Range Rover

As you can see, no matter which model you choose, you’re getting an amazing vehicle unsurpassed by any other luxury SUV on the road. The details and touches that differentiate one trim from the next might seem minor on paper, but when you see them, you’ll find that they add up. If you’re looking for the starting engine or the PHEV option, then the SE trim is the way to go, but otherwise, the Autobiography trim offers an amazing luxury experience that many drivers will find appealing. For the ultimate statement of regal opulence, however, the Range Rover SV simply cannot be beaten.