This car is amazing! I've owed this now for 18 mouths and put on about 26,000 miles on it. Truly a total package. Very fast, ride is smooth and exciting ! I receive unbelievable gas miles On my hour commute to work which is 50 miles one way I can average 26 to 30 miles per gallon. This is mostly highway driving at highway speeds. Think about that a 500 + horse powered 5500lb car getting these kind of numbers! Everyone that I take for a ride is super impressed. I also Live in snow country never an issue !
Just took delivery of the truck. First Land Rover for me. My first impression is absolute rocket. Handling and acceleration are excellent. Handles at least as good as my previous five series and is considerably faster. Interior materials are top notch. so far my opinion is the electronics leave a bit to be desired for a vehicle in this price range. Meridian upgrade is pretty nice. I have not use the vehicle enough to determine whether navigation and other Bluetooth and iPod controls are good or bad but I will post a follow up after some time of ownership. Dealership experience at Rahal Land Rover was great; cannot speak to value or reliability since I've only had the truck for one day.
I bought my 2015 RRS Supercharged after having so many issues with my 03' Range Rover. I was a little hesitant buying another RR after my nightmare 03' I had for so long. I bought the warranty (well worth it) to help out if anything went wrong. This SUV is an absolute beast! As you can see, I have the 5.0 Supercharged V8. The acceleration puts a smile on my face every time is step on the gas pedal. I sometimes have my son's friends in the car and they beg me to step on it for the feeling you get in your stomach. It's absolutely crazy! The seats are very comfortable and the heated/cooled seats are amazing. My two main complaints with this car is the navigation system and the brake dive. Navigation has almost got me fired from my job on multiple occasions (I'm a sales executive for Hilton and work all over Los Angeles and San Diego). It constantly is leading me to dead ends and the wrong locations. The brake dive can just be horrible too. The car lurches, almost unsafely, forward when you slam the brake pedal down. I thought I was going to flip at one point. Those are my only two complaints about my car. I cannot complain about gas mileage as it's a supercharged 5.0 litre V8, and I have a lead foot, haha. I get compliments on it everywhere I go and it's truly cool to have that when you're just casually just filling up on gas. I love my car and do not regret buying it.
Meridian Signature Audio Package ($4,150 -- includes Meridian Signature 3D surround-sound 1,700 watts, 23 speakers including subwoofer and InControl Apps); SVR Carbon-Fiber Engine Cover ($2,000); Premium Exterior Paints ($1,800); Fixed Panoramic Glass Roof With Power Blind ($1,400); Adaptive Cruise Control ($1,295 -- includes adaptive cruise control with queue assist and intelligent emergency braking); InControl Remote and Protect ($400); Ebony Morzine Headlining ($350); Santorini Black Contrast Roof ($650)
Supercharged, direct-injected V8, gasoline with auto stop-start
Double overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
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Acceleration really doesn?t get easier than this. Simply mashing the gas almost produced the fastest run. I only whittled a few tenths off by putting the chassis and drivetrain in Dynamic mode and defeating the stability control. Best acceleration achieved by holding the brake and gas pedals simultaneously, releasing the brake when the engine speed swung near 2,000 rpm, and holding on. There isn't much for the driver to do other than listen to that silly exhaust sound. And laugh.
Lots of stability during emergency stops, requiring no steering inputs to keep straight. You can do ABS stops in this car with your hands off the wheel. The stops were remarkably consistent, but long. It may be a heavy SUV, but it's a performance SUV, and we've come to expect better than 121 feet from this type of vehicle. The braking system didn?t produce any odor or begin to fade, which is impressive for the weight of the car acting on it.
Skid pad: Tall ride height and not-so-grippy tires make the SVR tepid when it comes to handling. It pushes hard on throttle, though a lift helps tuck the nose in. So you stab and lift your way around the skid pad, with the exhaust howling loudly the entire time. It isn't very fun, but man that exhaust still sounds great. Slalom performance was neutered by super-invasive ESC. The SVR cannot approach lateral limits without ESC freaking out and pulling it straight. It's frustrating. But, hey, that exhaust sounds cool. Have I mentioned that already?