Best Bet
(4.9) 14 reviews
MSRP: $9,917$24,225
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15
Engine: 305-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2008 Land Rover Range Rover

Our Take on the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover

Our Take

For 2008, Land Rover has tweaked the cabin of its largest model, the Range Rover. The SUV is offered with a supercharged V-8 or a naturally aspirated V-8, both derived from Jaguar engines and operating using drive-by-wire throttle control. It occupies a unique corner of the market; its closest co... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • High price
  • Old-school tailgate
  • Rear seats don't adjust
  • Patchy reliability
  • No third-row seat
  • Spongy brakes

Notable Features

  • Seats five
  • Standard full-time 4WD
  • 305-hp or 400-hp V-8
  • Standard navigation system
  • Terrain Response system
  • Unibody construction

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

There's no question the Land Rover Range Rover, a Cars.com Best Bet for several years running, has very deliberate priorities. It eschews faddy styling or any illusion of value, instead going for broke on interior quality and 4x4 chops. The result is an SUV with exceptional craftsmanship and a chassis that's capable of serious offroad mischief.Alas, all good things must come to an end... Read full review for the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover

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Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 14 reviews

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Range Rover, great everyday and adventure vehicle

by Land Rover Range Rover owner from Sugar Land, TX on January 16, 2009

The Range Rover is an overall good vehicle. Plenty of features and amenities galore. If you are planning in buying a Range Rover I'd go for the Supercharged 4.2L Supercharged V8 developing 400hp and 4... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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