The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover is priced high, but it has the luxury features, amenities, design and heritage that deserve the price. Yes, you could spend less to get similar off-road capability, or get the luxury experience somewhere else, but you won't find both in one place. And Land Rover has consistently delivered on making a do-everything luxury product. You could even say it practically invented the genre.
Though most buyers will purchase an available model off the sales floor, the true benefit of the Range Rover experience is being able to configure and option the car to your exacting specifications because the Range Rover offers tremendous opportunities for fine-tuning. From the variety of engine choices, such as a turbocharged V6 with two power outputs, a supercharged V8 with two power outputs, and a turbodiesel V6, and even two wheelbases, you can almost mix and match any chassis and powertrain configuration to your needs. Regardless of powertrain or chassis, though, you'll get an eight-speed automatic transmission and Land Rover's InControl Touch Pro touchscreen navigation and entertainment system with a Meridian stereo system. The Terrain Response all-wheel-drive system and adjustable suspension damping are also standard, and they are what allow Range Rovers to crawl over just about any terrain. Terrain Response ensures torque is applied to the wheel or wheels that have the most grip, and it works great on slick and rough terrain.
Of course, these are the just the basics. Going further, there are multiple wheel choices in various sizes, numerous exterior color options, and leather and wood trim packages. Most variants allow you to add on step rails and mud flaps and paint the roof in different colors. Certain models even have unique leather treatments; the seats in the new for 2017 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic can be swathed in quilted red leather, for example. Long-wheelbase models, in particular the Autobiography Long Wheelbase and SVAutobiography Long Wheelbase, can be equipped with first-class rear seats complete with fold-away tables and a drink chiller in the center console.
If a do-it-all luxury off-roader such as the Range Rover is something you'd be interested in, let Edmunds help find or configure the perfect 2017 Land Rover Range Rover for you.
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