Best Bet
  • (4.9) 15 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,747$22,947
  • 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


Our Expert Reviews

There's no question the Land Rover Range Rover, a 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

Read All Expert Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 15 reviews

Write a Review

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 Trim Levels Available

Wondering which configuration is right for you?


Crash-Test Reports


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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained


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.


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.

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2008 Land Rover Range Rover