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2020 Range Rover Pros vs Cons

Why Buy a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover?
Reviewed & fact checked by
James Murdoch

Are You Considering a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover contends for the top spot in the Luxury Large SUV category each and every year. The Range Rover has been continually upgraded and refined over the years yet it still stays true to its basic values and image. It is designed for off the pavement performance in addition to exceptional comfort and refinement for on road enthusiasts. It has long been an unmistakable presence on the road, with an exterior design that has been consistent for many years.

What’s New for 2020?

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover is the culmination of many changes and modifications since the generation debut in 2013. For 2020, The Range Rover has changed the base engine offering slightly.

Ten Reasons You May Like the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover – The Pros

1. Off Road Innovation

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover has taken off road driving from strenuous and scary to easy and and enjoyable. It has been loaded with features that make the treacherous terrain yield access to any destination. The Range Rover comes standard with all time all wheel drive. It also offers advanced stability control and independent wheel specific braking. The air suspension system can adapt to any terrain and lift the vehicle up to six inches for better clearance. There are several terrain modes and two advanced off road convenience packages available as well.

2. Seating options

The Range Rover offers two rows of seating for up to five passengers. The rear seating can be upgraded from a 60/40 bench seat to executive class rear seating. The rear bench seat transforms to a relaxing, luxurious two seat configuration with a power fold center console. The rear seats are arguably more comfortable than the front seats with options like hot stone massage, a calf and foot heating system and deep recline capabilities.

3. Optional longer wheel base

The Range Rover can be purchased with an extended wheelbase that enhances the exterior appearance and adds 7.5 inches of rear passenger leg room. The longer wheel base also incorporates an oversized panoramic moonroof for added enjoyment.

4. Unmistakable exterior design

The Range Rover has an instantly recognizable exterior design, but in 2020 it gets some added accents to make it even more attractive. It is outfitted with standard all LED lighting. The 24 LED lights on the Range Rover include advanced headlights that project light that is more like daylight to reduce driver fatigue. The Range Rover also offers a choice between satin and atlas colored side detailing, new wheel design options and a redesigned front bumper and grille.

5. Efficient standard engine options

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover can be powered by three different engine options at the lower trim levels. The base engine option is an inline six cylinder engine that replaces the old V6. The inline six cylinder offers 355 horsepower and is also equipped with a mild hybrid system. The inline six cylinder is also available at the second trim level, but benefits from added technology that increases the horsepower to 395. Both of these engines can be replaced with a turbo diesel option that is more efficient at the pumps but only cranks out 295 horsepower.

6. Potent V8 offering

Buyers that step up to the upper trim levels get access to powerhouse engines. At the P525 HSE and Autobiography trim level, the Range Rover is equipped with a supercharged V8 engine that offers drivers command of 518 horsepower. The top Range Rover trim level, the SVAutobiography Dynamic, is equipped with an extremely aggressive engine option. The supercharged V8 of the SVAutobiography Dynamic cranks out 557 horsepower, which make it one of the most aggressive offerings in the category.

7. Plug in Hybrid

The P525 HSE and Autobiography trim levels offer a plug in hybrid system for the Range Rover. The hybrid engine uses cutting edge technology to provide buyers with one of the most sophisticated hybrid options available. The 296 horsepower engine is paired with a capable electric engine that can work independently for shorter commutes. If both engines are working in parallel, the Range Rover can still provide almost 400 horsepower. The Range Rover is also able to provide the driver with any information they might need to operate the vehicle at maximum efficiency and capacity.

8. Interior comfort

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover interior is the result of Land Rover's passion to be the most comfortable vehicle possible. It can be packed with options that range from standard leather seats and panoramic moon roof to 22 way power adjustable front seats and a 1500 watt, 29 speaker sound system from Meridian. The rear seats are wider and have deeper cushioning. With the longer wheelbase, the front passenger seat can be positioned forward so the rear passenger can recline with an added calf rest function much like a reclining chair.

9. Rear seat entertainment

The rear seat entertainment system for the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover includes a pair of headrest mounted high definition screens. The 10 inch touchscreen displays include an integrated trip progress monitor and pop up display with navigation information. Also included with the rear seat entertainment system is a set of wireless WhiteFire digital headphones.

10. Complete technology offering

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover has maxed out the technology available to buyers. From head up display and quad zone climate control to sign recognition and rear seat exit alert, the Range Rover can be equipped with all of the best features available for this model year. The ultra high tech features also include massive amounts of driver assist technology as well as a premium audio system and mobile device compatibility for passengers.

Reasons You May Not Like the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover – The Cons

1. Cargo space is limited

Even with the longer wheelbase option, the Range Rover trails most competitors in overall cargo space. The plug in hybrid model actually has less room behind the front seats than the standard Range Rover with just 65 cubic feet of space. The Range Rover does offer an accessible rear cargo hatch due to the air suspension's ability to lower the rear of the vehicle for easier loading.

2. No third row

The large frame of the Range Rover would lead most to believe that third row seating is available. Unfortunately for some, this vehicle focuses solely on the front two rows. Buyers looking to get a Land Rover with both third row seating and maximum cargo space should check out the Land Rover Discovery.

3. Most expensive Land Rover

The Land Rover Range Rover is the most expensive of all the Land Rovers. The price tag is set for the Large Luxury SUV category and is set toward the top end of even that category. While the Land Rover Range Rover is the top tier of Land Rovers, buyers looking for the distinctive Land Rover exterior can potentially get what they want from a slightly smaller version. Buyers can have their choice of a variety of smaller Range Rover vehicles and save a significant amount of money on any of them.

How It Stacks Up to the Competition:

Almost every other vehicle in the Large Luxury SUV category offers an optional third row seat, but buyers not looking for the capacity numbers of seven or eight people have plenty of options to choose from. Most of the vehicles in this category offer third row seating is an optional feature.

As far as five passenger Large Luxury SUVs go, Land Rover makes a good case against any competitor. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class was completely redesigned in 2019, but it carries a very hefty price tag. The G-Class does have strong off road abilities and a distinctive exterior design, but compared to the Range Rover many buyers will choose the more efficient and reasonably priced Range Rover.

The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover also stands apart from the rest of the vehicles in the category due to its mild hybrid system. Most of the vehicles in this category have abysmal fuel efficiency. Even with the base engine of the Range Rover, most competitors are far worse on fuel. The turbo diesel and plug in hybrid options make the Range Rover stand out as one of the most advanced vehicles in the class.


The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover has carved out a place in the Large Luxury SUV category that sets it apart from the rest. Considering the sheer amount of technology, comfort and performance that the Land Rover Range Rover offers, the price tag may well be worth it. It has a very iconic look with modern accents. It offers a very upscale take on what a second row seating experience should be, and it also offers exceptional performance in any travel condition imaginable. The optional indulgences available to buyers looking to splurge on a truly luxurious vehicle make it a very desirable option for anyone in the Large Luxury SUV category.

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