Car Awards

2004 All-Star Large Sport Utility: Land Rover Range Rover

It took a German company full of Anglophiles to deliver the ultimate Range Rover, the one that best fulfills the promise of serenity inside and action underfoot. This third-generation Range Rover was engineered at BMW, whose M3 and M5 may have done a lot for German-American relations but can’t ford more than a puddle, can’t cling to a rock face, and can’t carry much in the way of Irish wolfhounds. Quality, long a British weak point, is evident in the current Range Rover, with a perfect interior, a perfect drivetrain, and a perfect all-wheel-drive system. Yet somehow, the Range Rover exceeds its own hard-nosed perfection with warmth, desirability, and charisma enough to justify the price. Certainly, it’s expensive, but for $72,250, you get access to two vehicles in one. We don’t mean a luxury car and an SUV, although that’s also true. What $72,250 primarily buys is the ultimate British vehicle wrapped around the ultimate driving machine.

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EPA MPG:

17 City / 23 Hwy

Cargo (Std/Max):

32 / 83 cu. ft.

Seating:

5/5