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2010 Land Rover Range Rover

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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Review

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For 2010, the flagship Range Rover shines as the height of Land Rover engineering and luxury. It combines unparalleled off-road prowess with a winning combination of power, performance and, quite possibly, one of the most handsome interiors ever to grace an SUV. Adhering to a long tradition, the Range Rover retains its boxy styling and tall doors, augmented by a modern front fascia, large wheels and flush side glass. Furthermore, unlike many luxury competitors, the Range Rover is not derived from lesser siblings; it is a true original designed from the ground up to be the best premium SUV possible. Although fuel economy is definitely not a strong point, we doubt many buyers in this price range even notice the price at the pump when filling up.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you have the income to afford the finer things in life, then perhaps your mode of transportation should reflect your hard-earned social standing. Range Rover was the original luxury SUV, pioneering the segment long before SUVs were ubiquitous. Its technical sophistication and blend of on-road comfort and manners with off-road prowess and capabilities have simply grown through the years.

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Though it can easily out-perform most sport utility vehicles when traveling far from the pavement, the Range Rover's gorgeous exterior and high price tag will discourage many owners from ever experiencing its off-road abilities.

What's New for 2010

For 2010, a new 5.0-liter V8 pumping out 375 horsepower replaces last year's 4.4-liter V8, while the Supercharged trim receives a 510-horsepower version of the same engine. Styling updates include subtle changes to the exterior, a new "Thin Film Transistor" (TFT) screen with virtual dials and information display and a new surround camera with a 360-degree view. Improvements have also been made to the Range Rover's brakes, suspension, steering and Terrain Response system.

Driving the Range Rover

Driving Impressions Though not many people are going to take a $70,000 – let alone $90,000-plus – vehicle for a romp in the mud, it's nice to know that, if you must...

diverge from the civilized road, the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover is equipped with one of the finest off-road systems ever designed. Its permanent four-wheel-drive system and complex array of electronic monitoring devices permit the Range Rover to ascend hills that might have a mountain goat think twice. The air-spring suspension allows you to choose the ride height of the vehicle, raising it higher when more ground clearance is required and lowering it when conditions allow a lower center of gravity. For a big SUV, the Range Rover handles itself surprisingly well, devoid of that top-heavy feel you sometimes experience in softly-sprung SUVs.

Instrument Panel
The Range Rover's lovely dash is a work of automotive art.

Seat Design
Colored piping on the seats is a subtle but effective accent.

2010 Land Rover Range Rover Details
2010 Land Rover Range Rover photo Interior

The Range Rover's dash is a complete original, and the fit and finish of the interior might easily lead one to believe it was handcrafted. There is so much technology aboard that the controls can be a bit overwhelming, with numerous buttons, switches and knobs scattered over the dash, doors and steering wheel. The Range Rover has excellent room for four passengers, though it is designed to hold five. You can choose from multiple leather seat and piping color combinations as well as five wood trim options.

Exterior
2010 Land Rover Range Rover photo

For decades, the Range Rover was defined by its boxy, upright greenhouse and short front and rear overhangs. The 2010 Range Rover continues this theme but with a polish never before seen on a Land Rover product. From its flush multi-beam projector headlamps with LED surrounds to the elegant side-fender louvers, every inch of this SUV looks as though it was assembled to be a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2010 Ranger Rover HSE features a 375-horsepower V8 engine, six-speed ZF automatic transmission with CommandShift, Terrain Response all-wheel drive, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, xenon headlamps, Hill Descent Control, dual-heated power auto-dimming power mirrors with tilt-down feature, rearview camera, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, power glass sunroof, hard drive-based navigation, 720-watt 14-speaker harman/kardon LOGIC 7 surround sound audio system, heated leather front seats, heated steering wheel, cruise control, stability control, automatic load-leveling suspension, heated windshield wipers, alloy wheels and a memory feature for the driver's seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel.

Optional Equipment

Options for the Range Rover include a 510-horsepower Supercharged V8, heated and cooled seats, 14-way power driver's and passenger's seats, surround camera system, blind spot monitoring system, high beam assist, adaptive headlamps and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The Autobiography Package adds Diamond Turn 20-inch wheels, semi-aniline leather seating, unique wood trim, four-zone air conditioning and a rear seat DVD entertainment system.

Under the Hood

The all-new 375-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine of the Range Rover HSE rates high in the areas of horsepower and torque, but don't expect to see fuel economy figures breaking the 20 mpg mark. The supercharged 5.0-liter engine provides superior off-the-line acceleration as well as passing power, but the additional $15,000-asking price is steep. We think most people will be perfectly happy with the HSE.

5.0-liter V8
375 horsepower @ 6500 rpm
375 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/18

5.0-liter V8 Supercharged
510 horsepower @ 6000-6500 rpm
461 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2500-5500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 12/18

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2010 Land Rover Range Rover Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 213 Ratings for the 2003 - 2012 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.3/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    7.3/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Nothing Better - and - Nothing Worse

By on Thursday, April 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Unparallelled luxury, commanding road presence"

Cons: "Expensive to run and maintain as a B2 Bomber"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have had vehicle for 18 months and about 24,000 miles. It is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable vehicles to drive. 6,000+ pounds of Britain's finest provides a level of comfort and extravagance fit for the Queen. The Supercharged engine is responsive and delightful in all modes. The interior is extremely well appointed and provides a sense of luxury and sophisticated ambience. I truly enjoy this vehicle. All that being said - I am pretty handy with my cars and this has come in handy since I have had to replace the following this year - suspension compressor, steering rack, coolant overflow reservoir, coils on 2 cylinders, hatch lift hydraulics, cupholder, and an air conditioning vent. In a nutshell - she is a gorgeous lady who requires a lot of care and feeding! In the end would I buy another - absolutely!"

19 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Awesome driving SUV and great looking!

By on Monday, March 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Exciting to drive, great ride, been very reliable"

Cons: "Premium gas only"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have enjoyed the power, ride and handling! Low maintance and has been very reliable! Would buy another and recommend to a friend!!"

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Land rover got it right!

By on Thursday, February 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "supreme comfort, great build quality"

Cons: "expensive to maintain, loves premium fuel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the 5th Land rover that we've had. In the almost 6 years of ownership we have not had ONE problem! routine maintenance, brakes, tires, plugs, coolent flush, ect..... the truck has been brilliant! would recomend to anyone! we use it all the time for light off roading.... it goes ANYWHERE!!! great truck, comfortable ride... we love our rover!"

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Great road trip car

By on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"If you are worried about gas mileage around town this is not the car for you. 12-14mpg city/ 23 highway. Great road vehicle, quite comfortable, easy to drive."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Best used Luxiry vehicle value, best performance

By on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "performance, utility, safety, luxury, value"

Cons: "cost of maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The combination of value, luxury, performance and utility is outstanding. The Supercharged 2008 Range Rover can be bought for 30% of it's original price and still be like new. I think it is even styled better than 2015 model. It drives and stops almost like a performance car and you never notice it's weight ( while it weights almost as much as Cadillac Escalade )."

32 people out of 49 found this review helpful

This is the best auto I have ever owned

By on Saturday, October 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Classic looks, strong power, all around great vehi"

Cons: "price and depreciation"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I usually don't keep cars too long but I simply cant find anything better on the road that I would like to have so I have had this one for 6 years and 89,000 miles. This Range Rover Supercharged is simply the best vehicle out there, period, in my opinion. I have had few issues with it. Tires and brakes need replacement more often that the typical car, but that is a small price to pay for this high overall quality. The only negative I see is the price and the depreciation that occurs on the vehicle which makes it a fairly high total cost of ownership vehicle. But if you can afford it, there is nothing better!"

14 people out of 26 found this review helpful

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