2013 Range Rover – Review

2013 Range Rover – Review
28 Aug 2013

Range Rover 300The Range Rover is one of the well known SUV that made its inception in 1970 and to date the Range Rover didn’t lose its compatibility, performance and strengths. The 2013 Range rover got almost the same features, attributes and strengths but now it has shed about 700 pounds which is a great achievement for the brand to increase the performance and driving dynamics of this full size SUV. The reduction in weight become possible just because of the abundant use of lightweight aluminum which made the Range Rover 2013 a bit more composed and best. The Range Rover is offered in four trim levels, Range Rover, Range Rover HSE, Range Rover Supercharged and Range Rover Supercharged Autobiography.

Exterior and Interior

The exterior of the 2013 Range Rover is very complementing and iconic to please the loyal customers as well as those who are still in search of finding a compelling SUV. The Range Rover has a luxurious style with similar silhouette, stubby front end, high Beltline, slightly sloping roof, LED light blade technology, 27 inch chrome rims and the rear bumper is placed high compared to the side sills to deliver best off-road performance. The exterior color palette for the 2013 Range Rover has some really stunning options available that enable you to choose the one that better suits your choice. The exterior styling and body language of the Range Rover is very gentle and it deserves some nice words of appreciation from its customers.

Inside the Range Rover 2013, the Land Rover used materials from the top shelves to increase the luxury and comfort of the cabin. The Range Rover’s cabin is one of the world’s leading interiors that is offering loads of features, comfort and convenience for the hefty price tag. The Range Rover has lots of interior color choices to choose from including lighter and darker tones. Standard interior features include a 8 inch touchscreen, wood trimmings and brushed aluminum finishing, leather wrapped steering wheel with wood accents, 32.1 cubic feet cargo area when all seats are in place and when the rear seats are folded down it become 71.7 cubic feet. The Interior of the Range Rover 2013 is a true image of simplicity paired with luxury and class leading electronics.

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Safety Features

Standard safety features on the 2013 Range Rover are anti-lock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, first a and second row full length side curtain airbags, front and rear parking sensors, traction control and stability control.

Under the Hood

A 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine is offered for the base and HSE Range Rover trims produces 375 horsepower and 375 lb ft of torque and the car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. The upper Supercharged and Supercharged Autobiography trims are powered by 5.0 liter Supercharged V8 good for 510 horsepower and 461 lb ft of torque and the car lifts from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The EPA estimated fuel economy is 14 mpg city, 20 mpg highway with a naturally aspirated V8 and 13 mpg city and 19 mpg highway with Supercharged V8.

Pricing and Availability

The lineup of the 2013 Range Rover is priced from $83,500 to $130,950 and is available for sale.

Competitors

Mercedes Benz M-Class, BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Updated interior
  • Two powerful engine choices

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Optional feature makes it more expensive

The Verdict

The 2013 Range Rover is a better version of the popular full size SUV and with 700 pound weight reduction, it is now a bit more improved in terms of performance and off-road ability. The Range Rover is an ideal vehicle for daily use as well as to the improved fuel economy and off road capability is making a perfect choice for enjoying driving in different situations.

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Misa Khan

I am full time web surfer, fond of reading and discovering newest automotive industry’s news. I use to write in-depth autos reviews as well as incorporate my content with an extensive researched material.