2006 Land Rover Range Rover

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$75,035

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2006 Land Rover Range Rover

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Offroad capabilities
  • Land Rover reputation and heritage
  • Performance improvement for 2006
  • Newly available features

The bad:

  • Pending further review

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Moderately redesigned for 2006
  • Available supercharged V-8
  • Six-speed automatic
  • New Range Rover Sport

2006 Land Rover Range Rover review: Our expert's take

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Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania … I find that the Range Rover stirs up notions of adventure travel through Africa’s rolling savannahs. Instead of spying lions, elephants and rhinos, however, I am on a quest to keep my little cubs delirious with fun while minimizing their path of destruction.

And fun we have! Thanks to the Range Rover’s DVD system, my children are glued to Baby Einstein’s “World Animals,” a DVD I’ve appropriately picked out to celebrate the Range Rover and my safari attitude. Best of all, my children use the included wireless headsets, and voila, I still get to listen to my music. Now I adjust the driver’s armrest to the perfect height and store my huge can of Arizona green tea in the oversized cupholder next to me. I open the enormous windows and sunroof, allowing the fresh spring breeze to cheer us on, and don’t even mind that we are lost in the heart of suburbia, passing one superstore after another. It all looks the same to me, but who cares! I passionately take in the moment while I can.

The Range Rover is loaded with features; here are just a few I become addicted to: The rearview camera, which I use diligently, especially upon finding out that a 3-year-old a few doors over was just hit by a reversing car. When parking the Range Rover, the park-assist feature alerts me with a series of beeps as I get close to a point of impact. Let’s face it: I’ll take all the help I can, especially when a vehicle’s price tag is more than $90,000. As I enter a tight parking garage, I push a button and both the driver- and passenger-side mirrors fold in, allowing for easy entry. The seat heaters are lovely, and even the two backseats include the feature. Can you say luxury? Speaking of seats, the front seats adjust in so many ways my head is spinning. Way too many positions seem equally comfortable, and I am hard-pressed to decide which one to store in memory.

The intricate navigation/voice-recognition system takes me a bit to figure out, but is well worth the effort. When I tinker with the multiple language settings and select my native German tongue, I feel as though I’ve passed through an international border for a brief second. Last but not least, between the rain-sensing windshield-wiper function and the automatic headlight feature, I’ve managed to slide two more things off my plate.

Now, testing the Range Rover in just urban territory doesn’t seem to do it justice. So in an effort to conduct thorough journalistic research on more rugged terrain (and to maximize our fun potential for the weekend, of course) we head to the hills for a little spring skiing expedition. After I’ve finally stuffed all the clothes, extra clothes and emergency clothes into our favorite gigantic travel bag, I admire my work. Considering that it feels as though I’m lugging two bodies, I have finally achieved success and am now prepared for every imaginable situation. Furthermore, I manage to dump this oversized, bulky bag into the cargo area of the Range Rover (all without the use of a forklift … wow, the baby toting must be paying off, because I’ve got a left arm that rivals Popeye’s in strength). Next I load the bottomless cooler, only to be followed by our full-size stroller and a pile of ski gear. I get excited when packing the skis, because Range Rover cleverly includes a ski sack that’s attached to the cubby hole leading into the main cabin, keeping any ski gunk contained in said sack (the doggie-pooper-scooper-baggie concept). Now what I’m really getting at is that the Range Rover is a gear-hauling machine, perfect for any on- or off-road adventure. The cargo area is huge, and even I, who am not gifted at arranging luggage into a tight-fitting puzzle, manage to load it all without obstructing the view out back.

I thoroughly enjoy my week in this luxurious, robust SUV, but also realize that as seduced as I am by its allure (I’m loving this car for all the wrong reasons), it is not ergonomically designed with a woman in mind. I find myself doing crazy stretches to reach the kids and their lost sippy cups. Everything seems big, from the steering wheel to the boom-box-like headrests to the center console, which incidentally makes me feel as though I’m doing a weight-bearing exercise whenever I open it. Additionally, the Latch connectors are cumbersome to get to. Other than that, I dig the opulence and feel as safe as I might in a tank, which seems appropriate enough given Land Rover’s British military roots.

*For more information on the Land Rover Range Rover and its safety features, visit www.cars.com.

LET’S TALK NUMBERS

LATCH Connectors: 2

Seating Capacity (includes driver): 5

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT

Storage Compartments (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Ample

Cargo/Trunk Space (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Galore

SENSE AND STYLE

Family Friendly (Not Really, Fair, Great, Excellent): Great

Fun-Factor (None, Some, Good Times, Groove On): Groove On

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Mom's Truck & I love it

The ride is sooo smooth. Reliability for Range Rovers is a given. Have had only minor repairs done but that's to be expected for a 14yo vehicle. The Carfax was PERFECT. There's nothing about my River I don't like👍

5.0

Best SUV

I originally purchased my Range Rover Supercharged . I purchased it used 5 years ago with 65,000 miles. Today it has 135,000 miles. What a great SUV this has been. Comfortable, safe, fast, quality materials used throughout the vehicle. The leather seats look like new, the paint glossy ckear. My private Mechanic told me that 200,000 milrs is nothimg and as long as I keep it maintained it will keep going. Love this SUV. I just sold my 2006 Porsche same year as my Rover and the Porsche had nothing on the Rover. It is a Well built quality SUV.

5.0

2006 Range Rover HSE

This vehicle is and out standing vehicle and truly a head turner on the road. This vehicle is a must see in person. The photos don’t you do any justice.

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