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Range Rover (2013 to 2021)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

41
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

78
%
B

Safety Rating:

45
%
E

Eco Rating:

49
%
C

Reliability Rating:

10
%
E

Running Costs:

25
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

41
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

78
%
B

Safety Rating:

45
%
E

Eco Rating:

49
%
C

Reliability Rating:

10
%
E

Running Costs:

25
%
E

Summary


The Range Rover is the flagship SUV model from Land Rover, and is separate to smaller models that share its name (Range Rover Sport, Velar and Evoque). This model here is the fourth-generation Range Rover, which was built from 2012 until 2021.

Although an SUV and very capable off-road, this Range Rover was the first to be genuinely viewed as a luxury car alongside traditional prestige saloons from the likes of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. And as the luxury SUV market has boomed in recent years, it also faced challenges from more expensive luxury brands like Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

The Range Rover received almost universally positive scores from the UK automotive media across its nine-year lifespan. It was particularly praised for its ability to combine off-road ability, practicality and opulence into a single package.

However, like most Land Rover models, it has repeatedly been criticised for numerous reliability and quality faults that buyers should not expect to have to put up with. In fact, as of October 2022 it has the worst reliability score of any car we currently track, with a shockingly bad score. Similarly, in August 2022 it was branded as the least reliable used car on sale in the UK by car warranty provider Warrantywise, and in September 2022 it was ranked second-least reliable luxury SUV by What Car? – only ahead of the Land Rover Discovery and just behind the Range Rover Sport… Full details in our ‘Reliability rating’ section below.

This model ended production in late 2021, replaced by an all-new model that arrived in UK showrooms in Spring 2022.

As of May 2024, the Range Rover holds a Used Car Expert Rating of E, with a score of just 41%. Despite its desirability and good review scores from the media, the Range Rover is let down by its abysmal reliability rating and high running costs. Its safety rating is also long out of date, which is not surprising due to its age.

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Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £83,655 on-road

Launched: Winter 2012/13
Last updated: Spring 2018
Production ended: 2021


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2012
Date expired: January 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 91%
Child protection: 84%
Vulnerable road users: 63%
Safety assist: 86%

Notes on safety rating

The Range Rover was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2012 and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2019 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

Although the rating has now expired, the score is still useful if you are comparing a used Range Rover to vehicles of similar age – whose ratings will have probably also expired.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Range Rover was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

Like most Land Rovers, the Range Rover has earned an abysmal reputation for reliability. As of January 2024, it has a shockingly bad reliability rating of 10% – one of the lowest of any car we currently track. This applies to both this generation of Range Rover and earlier generations.

However, it’s not just our data that paints the Range Rover in a bad light. In 2022, a reliability study from What Car? rated this generation of Range Rover (before it was replaced by the current model) as the tenth-worst new car on sale and second-worst luxury SUV (the only car worse was the sister Land Rover Discovery, while the Range Rover Sport was only fractionally better), while a report from Warrantywise found it to be the UK’s least reliable used car up to ten years old.

If you own or are considering buying a used Range Rover, we’d strongly recommend a used car warranty that covers all of the potential trouble spots shown in the charts above.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the fourth-generation Range Rover received

2021

  • carwow Awards – Best Luxury SUV (P400 PHEV)
  • Motor Trader Industry Awards – Best Premium Used Car

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV Over £70,000

2013

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Luxury Car

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The Range Rover has received generally glowing scores from the UK media, with praise for its ability to combine off-road ability, practicality and opulence.Range Rover (2013 to 2021)