2009 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged Autobiography Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Land Rover Range Rover - Road Test Specs

2009 Land Rover Range Rover SUV

(4.2L V8 Supercharger 4x4 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
MakeLand Rover
ModelRange Rover
StyleSupercharged 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)
Base MSRP$93,325
Options on test vehicleAutobiography Package ($10,000 -- includes full semi-aniline leather seats, leather center and lower dashboard, leather center console sides, leather door panels, extended wood appointments, four-zone climate control, 20-inch wheels, unique Autobiography badges); California Emissions ($100); Walnut Wood ($0).
As-tested MSRP$104,200


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,197cc (256 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.1
Redline (rpm)6,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)400 @ 5,750
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)420 @ 3,500
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.17; II=2.34; III=1.52; IV=1.14; V=0.87; VI=0.69; R=3.40; Final=3.73


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearDouble wishbone
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)N/A
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelCross-Contact
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front255/50R20
Tire size, rear255/50R20
Wheel size20-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.5
0-60 mph (sec.)6.9
0-75 mph (sec.)10.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)115
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)SC ON: 54.3/SC OFF: 55.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)SC ON: 0.66/SC OFF: 0.69
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.3
@ Full throttle (dB)76.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsResponds well to brake torque but it has to be timed exactly right. Also, allow the RR to auto upshift in manual mode and you'll discover a tenth or two. Absolutely zero supercharger whine evident. Smooth but slow upshifts.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsAmazingly powerful brakes that don't appear to fade a bit. Forward pitch seems to be regulated somehow by suspension — I expected more dive.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsHuge DSC intervention on the skid pad and only a little less when switched "off" which it isn't.... Again, DSC limits the performance in the slalom and does so with a heavy hand with abrupt brake application and total loss of throttle. Best run avoided the thrashing with smooth, slow inputs. Steering is vague and body roll is excessive. Still an average performance for a true off-roader.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)54.19
Wind (mph, direction)SE @ 2.2

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)12 city/18 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.36
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)27.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,842
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,880
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)48.4/51.6
Length (in.)195.8
Width (in.)77.0
Height (in.)74.9
Wheelbase (in.)113.4
Track, front (in.)64.1
Track, rear (in.)64.0
Turning circle (ft.)39.4
Legroom, front (in.)38.9
Legroom, rear (in.)35.5
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)60.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)60.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)74.2


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance7,500 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsDriver only
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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