CARS.COM — Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in April 2015 about the 2015 Range Rover. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
For the family that likes to drive in style, there’s the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover. This five-seat SUV is the brand’s flagship and is filled with luxuries such as heated rear seats, stunning wood trim and more. Of course, these luxuries don’t come cheap. The Range Rover has a starting price of $84,420, including a destination fee.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Nearly three; we were able to fit our three child-safety seats into the Range Rover, but there wasn’t enough space between the car seats to easily reach the seat belt for the booster seat. Narrow car seats or a different configuration could work in this SUV.
What We Like
- With both the rear-facing infant and convertible seats, we didn’t need to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate them.
- The forward-facing convertible also installed easily, though there were problems with the tether anchors.
What We Don’t
- The two sets of lower Latch anchors in the Range Rover’s outboard seats are difficult to use with hooklike connectors because of stiff leather seat cushions. Thankfully, we had an easier time using the Latch anchors with rigid connectors. Also, the seat belt buckles block access to the inner Latch anchors.
- The three tether anchors are at the base of the rear seatbacks and nearly hidden by the cargo floor. Many parents forget to use tether anchors, and their hard-to-find location won’t help.
- A child in a booster seat will likely have a difficult time buckling up because the seat belt buckles, especially in the rear seat behind the driver, are recessed in the seat cushions. The booster seat kept sliding over the buckle while we were installing it.