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Range Rover

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

Used car score:

52
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

86
%
A

Safety Rating:

84
%
A

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

27
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

68
%
B

Used car score:

52
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

86
%
A

Safety Rating:

84
%
A

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

27
%
E

Summary


The Range Rover is the flagship model in the Land Rover 4×4 line-up, a position it has held since the first model was launched more than 50 years ago.

The latest version shown here is the fifth-generation model, which reached UK roads in the first half of 2022 and replaced the model that had been on sale since 2013.

Available with a range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrain options, the new Range Rover is more spacious, with a larger cabin and boot. It is also available in a seven-seat configuration for the first time.

The latest Range Rover has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from the British media. Many reviewers claim that it is the new benchmark for luxury SUVs, with overall qualities that exceed even the substantially more expensive Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Top Gear, for example, says that it is “cleverly conceived, intelligently engineered and breathtakingly well designed”.

What Car? describes it as the “undisputed off-road king in the luxury SUV class”, while Parkers says that the Range Rover “has taken great strides over the outgoing car”, thanks to its “opulent” and tech-laden interior.

Carbuyer states that the Range Rover is “uncharacteristically manoeuvrable around urban areas”, while Car adds that the fifth-generation Range Rover is pretty “easy on the eye”, and feels rewarding to drive.

That said, this impressive package comes at a steep price. Prices start at around the six-figure mark, which is significantly higher than the pricing for the old model, and running costs are still quite high overall. In addition, those interested in purchasing an all-electric version of the Range Rover will have to wait until 2024.

As of January 2024, the fifth-generation Range Rover holds a New Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 68%. It scores highly for its safety rating and has been praised for its comfort and luxury by motoring journalists, and its average CO2 emissions are good (helped by the plug-in hybrid version). But running costs are very expensive, which drag down its used car rating. And we haven’t even discussed the Range Rover’s historically woeful reliability record…

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Range Rover highlights

  • One of the most luxurious SUVs around
  • Available with up to seven seats
  • More spacious than last generation
  • Alluring exterior styling
  • Capable off-roader

Range Rover lowlights

  • Sharp price increase over old model
  • Optional extras get pricey
  • No electric version yet
  • High running costs
  • Rivals are more engaging on the road

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV
Engines:
petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price:
From £99,375 on-road

Launched: Summer 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 84%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 72%
Safety assist: 82%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: D350 Diesel AWD Automatic

Overall score: 1.5 stars
Date tested: December 2022
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 6.7 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 1 / 10

Reliability rating

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Being a brand-new model, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Range Rover to generate a reliability rating. However, it’s fair to say that previous Range Rovers (and pretty much all Land Rovers, for that matter) have a fairly lamentable record for reliability.

The Car Expert’s reliability score is provided to us exclusively from warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Range Rover, we’ll publish the score here.

Other reports have lambasted the previous-generation Range Rover, including this one from Warrantywise which rated it as the UK’s most unreliable used car. The good news is that new one is unlikely to be any worse…

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models26 mpgE24 – 29 mpgE – E
Diesel models36 mpgD35 – 37 mpgD – D
Plug-in hybrid models323 mpgA319 – 334 mpgA – A
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models244 g/kmD218 – 267 g/kmD – D
Diesel models208 g/kmD202 – 213 g/kmD – D
Plug-in hybrid models20 g/kmA19 – 20 g/kmA – A
Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models69 milesC68 – 70 milesC – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£630D
Year 2£1,382D
Year 3£2,059D
Year 4£2,335D
Year 5£3,233D
Overall£9,639D

It’s unsurprising that a £100K-plus, almost-three-tonne luxury SUV costs a lot of money to run. Luckily, Range Rover owners tend to have deep pockets.

Fuel consumption is inevitably poor for both the petrol and diesel models. Don’t be fooled by the impressive-looking scores for the plug-in hybrid, as this is simply a result of unrepresentative EU/UK goverment lab testing protocols. There is no way on this planet that a plug-in hybrid Range Rover will do 323 miles on a single gallon of petrol and some electricity…

However, battery range is actually very good for the plug-in hybrid, so you should hopefully be able to do most of your day-to-day running on electric power alone if you drive gently.

Insurance will also be expensive, with every model in the range being hit with a Group 50 insurance rating from Thatcham. And to round out the bills, scheduled servicing over the first five years is likely to be pricey as well.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Range Rover has received

2023

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Large Crossover
  • EcoCar Electrified Top 50 – Best Plug-In Hybrid Super Luxury SUV

2022

  • The Car Expert Awards – Best Large SUV
  • News UK Motor Awards – Best Large SUV
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Luxury Car
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Luxury SUV
  • Top Gear Awards – Best Luxury Car
  • What Car? Awards – Reader’s Choice Award

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The new benchmark in the luxury SUV class, the Range Rover has received plenty of praise for its refinement and wide array of abilities.Range Rover