Consumer Reports Says the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Is “Ultra-Luxury SUV Royalty”

The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover luxury SUV offers drivers a big upgrade, and Consumer Reports thoroughly enjoyed the ride. The 2022 Range Rover is getting a long-wheelbase configuration for the first time, making it a three-row luxury SUV.

Consumer Reports Says the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover does it all

Consumer Reports likes the the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover
Consumer Reports likes the the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover | Land Rover

The 2022 Range Rover is about to take over the roads again. According to the review by Consumer Reports, the luxury SUV will come in two engine options, a plug-in hybrid, and a fully-electric version. Come 2023, the automaker will release an SV version from the Special Vehicle Operations group. Land Rover kept the styling minimalist for both the interior and exterior.

Pricing for the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover starts at $104,000 and goes upwards of $163,500. It won’t be out until Spring 2022, but there’s a lot worth waiting for. “The Land Rover Range Rover has always been SUV royalty, and the model looks to continue that tradition while facing several redesigned competitors,” Consumer Reports said. Compared to the most recent model, the 2022 SUV only improves on that. But with those improvements comes an extra $12,000.

The 2022 Range Rover SV will come with a Corinthian bronze roof among other accents. All of the options will come with the standard and long-wheelbase option making it a three-row SUV. That offers room for four, five, or seven passengers.

The 2022 Range Rover didn’t go wild with the grille or styling

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While most companies have taken an affinity with ginormous grilles, Range Rover stuck with a classic look. The grille is no bigger than last year and fits in well with the headlights and body lines. The door handles retract when not needed, which leaves a clean side profile.

Consumer Reports thinks the smooth body lines on the exterior add a modern appeal to the luxury SUV. It does give a nod to the Land Rover Defender, that shares a lot of quality. The minimal tail lights also resemble a concept car more than a full-fledger production vehicle. The newest Land Rover luxury SUV comes with 21-inch wheels and optional 23-inch wheels. Consumer Reports thinks that size is unnecessary and might bring costly tire replacements into the picture, which is probably a fair assessment.

The inside gets Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. Land Rover says it plans on offering over-the-air software updates, though it isn’t clear it that’s an immediate feature or for later on.

There is some stiff competition in the luxury SUV category

Due to the size of the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover, it has some impressive competition. The new GMC Hummer EV is one of those competitors, plus the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS and Rivian R1S electric truck. The 2022 Range Rover will offer forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and other important safety features.

At first glance, the new Range Rover seems to have checked all the boxes necessary for a modern SUV. Consumer Reports says it is a “regal, ultra-luxury SUV that pushes boundaries,” which is not an eggageration. Keep an eye out for a more definitive timeline from Land Rover about the plug-in hybrid and electric drivetrain options.

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