2020 Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid Consumer Reviews

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Disappointed - not ready to be sold

John L., 03/01/2020
P400 HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)
42 of 42 people found this review helpful

I was very happy with my 2010 and 2012 Range Rover HSE vehicles, they were beautiful, and drove so smoothly in all 3 areas of acceleration, braking, and steering. I cannot say this about the 2020 Range Rover. Furthermore, basic interior amenities and luxuries are missing in the 2020 model. DRIVE-ABILITY: -Accelerating...In regular drive mode, it shifts 4 times in 4 seconds going from a stop to less than 20 MPH like when leaving a parking space and just driving down the row. Each shift is noticeable in lack of smoothness and is entirely unnecessary. At this speed, in moments you will be pressing the brake and then it will downshift 4 times, so 4 upshifts and 4 downshifts in 8 seconds, that makes for a miserable experience. Even if you were decelerating and then at 25mph press the gas pedal slightly, it will very abruptly downshift and delay applying acceleration and then almost seemingly to make up for the delay, really aggressively applies acceleration. -Decelerating....when going about 12 mph, letting your foot off the gas and waiting 3 seconds, the car down shifts in such a pronounced way that it feels like the brakes are being pressed. There are two people driving this car - me and the transmission. In summary, apply the acceleration and deceleration issues together and that is what you experience in regular traffic, this car spends way to much time shifting up and down, and it is especially a problem when you are slowing down and then speed up, it gets really confused, and behaves very badly jerking the car. It is not a luxury smooth experience. -Auto engine off. The feature were the car shuts its engine off when you are stopped and have your foot on the brake, and automatically starts the engine back up when you take your foot off the brake pedal is not a smooth or luxurious experience. It is the opposite, the extra rumbling and shaking of the car as the engine goes from 0 rpm to 800 rpm and at the same time engages the transmission is very miserable. Also I've only had the car for 2 months now and two times it failed to auto start and I had to press the ON/OFF button twice to then get it to restart. I guess you can thank the EPA for this, but it is really ruining the smooth luxury experience. HANDLING: -The handling in the 2020 is not as tight as the 2012. In the 2020, under minimal breaking and turning, the body dives and rolls, this is especially noticeable, at low speeds. The 2012 handling was luxurious and smooth with very little body roll. The 2020 feels like it is heavier and higher from the ground, although apparently it weighs less. INTERIOR: -There no longer is a Sunglasses holder, or anywhere like an open exposed cuby to set them. I understand that maybe in re-engineering the roof they didn't have a natural place for it, but you can't just get rid of it, sunglass holders exist cars for a reason. Humans still have eyes and still wear sunglasses while driving cars. -The Glove box won’t stay open, why the heck would it be designed that way? You have two use two hands to hold it open while you try to grab something out of it with your other hand. -There is no visible accessible storage without having to open compartments which makes trying to put an item away or retrieve an item a real chore. Specifically people would have a phone and/or some other small item. Currently you have to put it in a cup holder, or open up compartments to put it somewhere and then you cannot easily access it. -The center console storage is awkward to open and is mostly behind your body, making it incredibly awkward to fully open it and then to place items into it or retrieve items from it. -The center console has a flat shelf under the armrest which is really useless and just becomes another barrier to just getting to the actual deep storage. The flat shelf under the armrest is really useless, it does not even have a lip around it to hold items in. Where do you even put a pen? It seems to have a sticking surface on it, maybe for a phone, but again, it is incredibly awkward to open the arm rest where your elbow is now behind your body, then lift your arm over it, to put a phone in and then close it. Horrible design. -The base of the seats no longer have bolsters on the side - they used to. So now there is nothing to keep you laterally in the seat. You legs will tend to splay outward and you can slide side to side in the seat. -The touch screen is slow to respond. Often you need to make a point to press and hold for a second just to make sure it registered your press. I've contacted Range Rover about this all and they just say that is the way the car is designed and there is nothing wrong with its behaviors. Ugh. The frustrating part is that you don't really notice the problems until you do a lot of braking and accelerating which you only do in rush hour bumper to bumper slow traffic which you don't get to test when at the dealership.

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2020 Range Rover HSE p400

Brad B, 05/02/2020
P400 HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)
21 of 22 people found this review helpful

Do not buy any RR with the p400 engine. This is a black-eye to the brand that I was previously loyal to. Land Rover rushes this mild hybrid to the market & after multiple software updates, it’s still a huge disappointment to drive EVERY SINGLE TRIP.

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Range Rover P400e HSE PHEV 2020

George B, 01/27/2020
P400e HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
17 of 18 people found this review helpful

I got new RR P400e HSE PHEV 2.0L since December 2019 and like to share my experience and impression. I used to drive RR Sport HSE Td6 2016. Its a grate car to drive with a good diesel consumption (25 mpg overall), but very noisy engine, and some problems with transmission. As a time to change a car came, I did my research, and decided to buy HPEV, to have the most quiet and fuel efficient RR car, as they advertised. I use a car mostly (80% time) driving in the city, so electric car could be more beneficial for my life stile. After two months to drive I can't confirm it. First, to charge at home plug-in battery in full takes more than 24 h (despite 15 h showing on dashboard). Second, full charged battery give you only 12-15 ml against 21 ml declared. Third, I drove almost 1000 ml allredy, and my gas usage is 14.2 mlg, to compare 16.5 mlg my sister's RR P400 HSE 3.0L car. Fourthly, this 2.0L engine is very noisy during a ride and in parking position. I would say, it the same like my previous 3.0l Td6 RR Sport, which was bother me a lot, and I cant wait to escape. In addition, battery is also producing unpleasant heavy noise during a ride, and after switch off a car. Lastly, I was surprised, there is no Passive Entry seats feature in my new $107k RR, which was a standard for RR Sport 2016 $78k. To summarize, RR P400e 2020 is not a grate car for a money, its need improvement. I can not recommend it, and will wait eagerly to the end of my lease. Best regards, George B.

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Beautiful car with some issues

Jason Scutt, 10/23/2020
P400e HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Love the car in so many ways but it's been in the shop 5x in 2020. Caveat Emptor

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PHEV not ready

Pete Eyerly, 11/27/2020
P400e HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

My 2020 Range Rover PHEV has been in the shop four times for red dash warnings of the electrical system malfunction. Three software updates and module replace has not rectofied the lurking issues. One never knows when you might get a failure notice,,,the word Russion Roullette comes to mind

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