Range Rover review - Reliability and Safety
Land Rover delivers mixed results in our Driver Power survey, but the Range Rover has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
Past generations of Land Rover models have suffered from reliability niggles in previous years and the Range Rover was no exception. Land Rover worked hard to improve its cars' durability; it finished a disappointing 22nd out of 32 manufacturers in our 2016 Driver Power survey, but managed an impressive 7th place finish in 2018. A dip back to 20th position in the 2019 survey can be attributed to two key categories - running costs and reliability. Despite posting good scores in areas such as interior quality, practicality and ride and handling, there was less positive feedback around fuel economy and servicing costs, while a last-place rating for reliability is particularly concerning. The Range Rover comes with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, while service intervals are every 15,000 miles.
The Range Rover is a safe car thanks to that light yet strong aluminium shell and buckets of hi-tech active safety features. Euro NCAP rated adult occupant protection in 2012 at 91 per cent, while the car scored 86 per cent for safety assist and a maximum five-star rating overall.
Land Rover kits the Range Rover out with an impressive array of safety equipment as standard, including a full set of airbags, ABS, ESP, seatbelt reminders, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and trailer stability control.
The Range Rover comes with a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, which can be extended for a specific valuation according to the age, mileage and condition of the car. Land Rover’s extended warranty does include both mechanical and electrical parts coverage.
Service intervals are every 15,000 miles. Land Rover offers five-year, 50,000-mile fixed price servicing packages on all its other models, up to and including the Range Rover Sport, but the Range Rover itself is exempt from this.
In this review
- 1Range Rover reviewExcellent off-road ability, big power and unprecedented luxury make the Range Rover a worthy rival to any luxury saloon
- 2Engines, performance and driveWith big power and lots of torque, the Range Rover munches miles with ease, providing maximum comfort on long journeys
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsAlthough lighter than before, the Range Rover is still thirsty – and it’s pretty expensive to buy and run
- 4Interior, design and technologyBeautiful exterior and sumptuous interior make the Range Rover feel worth the high entry price
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Range Rover has a massive boot, some useful technology to make access easier and plenty of pulling power
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingLand Rover delivers mixed results in our Driver Power survey, but the Range Rover has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating