2018 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER HSE TD6 REVIEW

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LEGENDARY STATUS:

The Range Rover has always been known as the go anywhere vehicle for decades with a heaping dose of British charm and luxury. It’s the vehicle you get when you can afford an entire fleet of Jeep Grand Cherokees, have a Golden Retriever and need to pick up the kids from boarding school on the weekends from the countryside. Unfortunately, most Range Rovers will never see a dirt road as they are most commonly seen in the urban jungle, which is why the diesel makes all the sense in the world.

OUTSTANDING EFFICIENCY:

When you gaze upon the triple digit window sticker for the RR, you’ll notice some solid numbers, 22 City and 28 Highway from the EPA. However, in my real-world driving experiences, I averaged 32 on the highway and 24 in the city. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 creates 254 horsepower and a potent 443 pound-feet of torque and delivers a 0-60 time of just 7.5 seconds. The diesel is nearly as quick as the Rover’s gasoline V-6 models. It trails the 340-horsepower version by just 0.4 seconds to 60 mph, and the 380-hp model by 0.5 seconds. It just makes so much sense from an efficiency standpoint to drive the diesel over the gasoline-powered models. Unless you want crazy power from the Supercharged V-8, you should be driving the diesel.

OUTSTANDING EFFICIENCY:

DASHING LOOKS OF BRITISH DESCENT:

The Range Rover has gotten a slight exterior update, they rounded off the rear LED lights and created two housings giving it a more pronounced look. Swing around to the front and you’ll notice refined crisp LED light strips and a more rounded front fascia. The exterior is very tasteful and captures that iconic Land Rover look we have all come to know and love. Tall roofline, wide front end and a commanding view of the road is the Rover way.

 

AN EXCEPTIONAL LAND ROVING MACHINE:

Every moment I spent with the Range Rover was a special one. From its outstanding off-road capabilities to soft manners on the road it’s a true joy to drive. I think it’s the best looking vehicle in this segment too with rounded body panels and crisp LED accent lights. On the interior you’re treated to an ultra luxurious experience with large leather seats and enough adjustments to make you annoyed, plus a glass roof which lets in a ton of natural light. The diesel engine fits this vehicle perfectly with a ton of torque plus an exceptional 0-60 time. Couple that with its amazing fuel-economy and you have yourself one incredible Range Rover.

 
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At just fifteen, Kyle Edward co-founded a YouTube channel called The Oakland Car Review and that's where it all started. Over the years the channel grew, getting over 2.4 million views. Wanting to get more into writing content, he co-founded ThisIsDrive Magazine which ran for nearly one year before converting to a fully digital platform, ThisIsDrive.com. Now, Kyle both leads the website and creates videos for the ThisIsDrive YouTube channel. Having been published on automotive topics for over five years, Kyle is a truly passionate automotive journalist.