2009 Land Rover Range Rover Reviews
Land Rover's Range Rover carries over largely unchanged from its 2008 predecessor. The SUV is offered with a supercharged V-8 or a naturally aspirated V-8, both derived from Jaguar engines that operate using drive-by-wire throttle control. It occupies a unique corner of the market; its closest competitor is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
The Range Rover Sport model is listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.
New for 2009
The Range Rover has no significant changes, though it does receive three new colors, softer leather in its instrument panel and new wheel designs.
Built on a 113.4-inch wheelbase, the Range Rover is 195.8 inches long overall, 77 inches wide and 74.9 inches tall. Ground clearance measures 8.7 inches, but that can rise to 11 inches for offroad treks. The SUV's wading depth is 27.6 inches and its approach angle is 29 degrees (34 degrees for off-roading).
The Range Rover seats up to five. The interior can be trimmed in luxurious leather and genuine wood. The Range Rover has 38.9 inches of legroom in the front seats and 35.5 in the rear.
Under the Hood
Two V-8s are available. The normally aspirated 4.4-liter V-8 produces 305 horsepower and 325 pounds-feet of torque. Land Rover also offers a supercharged 4.2-liter V-8 that generates 400 hp and delivers 420 pounds-feet of torque.