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Land Rover Range Rover Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 282 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/15 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Land Rover Range Rover

  • Designed and engineered by BMW, the Range Rover offers a satisfying blend of on-road comfort and off-road capability in a stylish and well-trimmed package. If you can afford the price of admission, this is one luxury SUV that won't disappoint.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Comfortable ride and handling on and off the pavement, classy yet rugged interior, spacious backseat, high level of off-road capability.

  • Cons

    High price, cabin ergonomics still aren't the best, engine could use more low-end torque, a few low-grade interior materials.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Range Rover's electronic systems -- navigation, audio and telecommunications -- are all new and completely integrated using fiber optics. The new DVD-based navigation system uses a VGA display, which is brighter and has better resolution than last year's LCD unit. A 4x4 driver interface graphically displays vehicle settings and positions, such as the angle of the front wheels, the suspension setting and the direction of travel. The Harman Kardon Logic 7 audio system has been boosted to 710 watts playing through 14 speakers. A Bluetooth wireless cell phone interface has also been added.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (37 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love my fullfat range rover

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

107K miles, no major faults to note. All records going back to new. Typical fiddly LR stuff here and there (door handle release cable, dead battery---but it was the original that lasted 7 years, and these things are typically hard on batteries, occasional goofy electrical gremlins, cooling hoses randomly burst---this is well documented) but all in all, the truck has been tremendously reliable and is very comfortable and nothing feels as safe when you're having to navigate through blinding snow storms and 10 degree temps. My truck has the lux package so the seats are straight out of a 7-series BM and are very comfortable. Find one that has been looked after and you'll see why we love them!



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

150k miles and completely reliable

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Single owner, mostly highway miles, and this SUV deserves all the credit as a reliable, safe, and stylish SUV. Have just over 150K miles and have had 3 repairs on the SUV since first purchasing in 2004. 1) Cup Holder 2) Sunglasses Holder 3) O2 Sensor Routine Maintence on the SUV includes: 1) Every 5,000 miles change 0w40 Mobile 1 2) Tires 3) Serpentine Belt 4) Transmission and coolant flush 5) Brakes ** Do not take to Range Rover Dealer ** Since ford purchsed in 2003, the parts are regularly available at most auto mechanics at half the hourly rate. Love this truck, could not imagine ever going back to a Tahoe. Curp appeal, safety, and comfort at its best.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Rover is most reliable

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

I hear and read so many reviews of people stating this car is terrible. I got to tell you in my opinion my car has had zero problems besides a cup holder breaking and I am sure that was from me putting something to large in there. Just for the public wanted you to hear a positive review that this is a head Turner/ reliable/ fun SUV and in my opinion the most enjoyable car I have ever had.




Not all are bad

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

I read several of the reviews listed here before purchasing my 2005 Range Rover HSE as was very nervous about doing so due to all the negative comments about it's reliability. I purchased the vehicle with approx. 68K miles and to my surprise it has been one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever purchased! Now I have ~109K miles on it a it runs just like it did the day I purchased it. The only major cost was the front suspension. This was a 2K+ repair but other than that nothing more than routine maintenance. I love my RR there is nothing like it on the road or off! With the air suspension it rides smoother on the highway that most cars! Sounds system is awesome and the engine sounds great!




Looks are very deceiving

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Real quick review: this SUV is beautiful but the maintenance is very poor. I have owned for over 3 years and have been in the dealership service department as if I worked there. I don't know if its the manufacturer or the technicians but there is always an issue. If you have time or money to waste this SUV is right for you. I highly recommend purchasing extended warranty.




Looks are great but maintenance

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Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

We purchased this vehicle in 07, warranty was still on the vehicle. Every since 07 I can't even keep track of how many times this SUV has been in the service dept. I don't know if it's the manufacturer or the technicians that work at the dealership. on 3 different occasions I picked up the car and had to bring it back in less than an hour and it was always something different. pls purchase extended warranty if you plan on buying. Extremely poor maintenance.



Full 2005 Land Rover Range Rover Review

What's New for 2005

The Range Rover's electronic systems -- navigation, audio and telecommunications -- are all new and completely integrated using fiber optics. The new DVD-based navigation system uses a VGA display, which is brighter and has better resolution than last year's LCD unit. A 4x4 driver interface graphically displays vehicle settings and positions, such as the angle of the front wheels, the suspension setting and the direction of travel. The Harman Kardon Logic 7 audio system has been boosted to 710 watts playing through 14 speakers. A Bluetooth wireless cell phone interface has also been added.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 15
  • highway
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