All Range Rovers have full-time four-wheel drive with a Low range. The Terrain Response system optimizes traction through five selectable surface conditions. Terrain Response 2, available for every model (standard on some), goes a step further, sensing road characteristics and adjusting the appropriate systems with no intervention from the driver. Seating five, Range Rover is available with an extended wheelbase for even greater rear-seat comfort.
The standard supercharged 3-liter V6 produces 380 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. If that won’t suffice, you can upgrade to a 5-liter V8, also supercharged, that cranks out 510 horsepower (550 in the SVAutobiography model). For 2016, you also have the option of a diesel engine, with fuel economy estimated at 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway (versus 17/23 mpg for the supercharged V6). Mileage sinks to 14/19 mpg with the V8.
Though it can hardly be called “entry-level,” the base Range Rover ($84,950 plus destination charge) comes with tri-zone automatic climate control, heated power-folding mirrors, keyless ignition, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, driver’s memory, front/rear parking sensors, rearview camera, and 19-inch wheels. You also get a navigation system, 13-speaker Meridian sound system, HD and satellite radio, and Bluetooth phone/audio connectivity.