On pavement, this Range Rover does everything with a minimal effort. The engine hustles all 5700 pounds without straining. Bumps are absorbed as effectively as in a luxury sedan, but the ride is never floaty and the tall SUV feels very comfortable in turns.
The digital gauges are neat, but I was a bit disappointed by the rudimentary execution. With a blank slate at hand, I figured the designers might deliver some artful style in lovely hue. Instead, the digital dials are about as simple as it gets, using grays, white, and black, and looking like the graphics from a Windows 95 computer. That's a relatively minor complaint, but it seems like a wonderful opportunity to complement the beautiful cabin that Land Rover turned down.
Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor