2013 Land Rover Range Rover - Road Test Specs

2013 Land Rover Range Rover SUV

(5.0L V8 Supercharger 4x4 8-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Year Make Model2013 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4dr SUV 4WD (5.0L 8cyl S/C 8A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$99,950
Options on test vehicleFour Zone Climate Comfort Pack ($4,150 -- includes heated and cooled driver and passenger front seats with multifunction massage, adjustable seat bolsters and front cooler box; solar attenuating front windshield glass; power reclining, folding and heated and cooled rear seats with power lumbar adjustment; four-zone automatic climate control), Rear Seat Entertainment ($2,400 -- includes DVD-based rear seat entertainment system featuring two integrated 8-inch touchscreen displays mounted to the back of the front headrests; two WhiteFire wireless headphones; touchscreen remote; Front winged headrests, Meridian 825 Watt Premium Surround Sound Audio System ($1,850 -- includes Meridian surround-sound audio system featuring 825 watts, 19 loudspeakers and 16 channels including a dual-channel subwoofer), Premium Exterior Paint ($1,800 --includes choice of extended exterior color palette), Vision Assist Pack ($1,550 --includes surround camera system; blind spot monitoring with close vehicle sensing and reverse traffic detection ; adaptive xenon headlamps; auto high beam assist), Shadow Walnut Veneer ($1,510), Park Assist ($650), Central Locking Soft-Close Doors ($600), Wood and Leather Steering Wheel ($425 -- includes heated wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel)
As-tested MSRP$114,930
Assembly locationSolihull, U.K.
North American parts content (%)1%
Drivetrain
ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeSupercharged V8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,000cc (305 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)510 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)461 @ 2,500
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles with Sport/Competition modes
Differential(s)Front: open, Center: electronically controlled clutch type, Rear: open
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbone, pneumatic springs, self-adjusting variable dampers, decoupling stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, pneumatic springs, self-adjusting variable dampers, decoupling stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire make and modelGoodyear Eagle F1 SUV 4x4
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size275/45R21 110W M+S
Wheel size21-by-9.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front15.0-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with 6-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear14.4-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)1.9
0-45 mph (sec.)3.1
0-60 mph (sec.)4.7
0-75 mph (sec.)6.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.9 @ 107.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.5
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.0
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.0
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.9
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)13.0 @ 107.9
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.4
@ Full throttle (dB)71.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.1
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,700
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsHoly Smokes! This SUV is very, very quick and feels like it could nearly outrun a muscle car. It leaps off the line, then knocks off super-quick upshifts with what feels like steady (not waning) power at the redline. Pulls and pulls and pulls relentlessly. Wow.
Braking commentsMore dive than I expected considering the active suspension. Quiet and seamless ABS. The shortest stop occurred on the fourth of five. Ample heat dissipation.
Handling commentsSlalom: First impression was shock at how flat it remained while being chucked side-to-side. It did not exhibit that sometimes awkward leaning into the cone that some Mercedes vehicles do with their ABC. Pretty permissive stability system allows the rather high limit to be probed without intervening. The front tires give up first at the limit, and just beyond that, the stability system will take the throttle away. Skid pad: Considering its size and mass, the steering feel and feedback are remarkably good. Again, a remarkably flat attitude all the way around the circle with mild understeer and auto-closing throttle at the limit.
Testing Conditions
Test date5/8/2013
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)70.7
Relative humidity (%)28.8
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)40.6
Wind (mph, direction)7.6, headwind
Odometer (mi.)3,707
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/44
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)13 city/19 highway/15 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)27.7
Driving range (mi.)526.3
Audio and Advanced Technology
Stereo descriptionMeridian surround sound audio system featuring 825 watts, 19 speakers and 16 channels including a dual-channel subwoofer
iPod/digital media compatibilityiPod via USB jack
Satellite radioOptional
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional DVD player
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard with traffic, 8.0-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsParking sonar front and rear perimeter + back-up camera system
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,137
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,537
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51/49
Length (in.)196.8
Width (in.)81.6
Height (in.)72.3
Wheelbase (in.)115
Track, front (in.)66.5
Track, rear (in.)66.5
Turning circle (ft.)40.4
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)71.7
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)32.1
GVWR (lbs.)6,945
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)7,716
Ground clearance (in.)8.7
Approach angle (degrees)26
Departure angle (degrees)24.6
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year/7,500 miles

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