2021 Range Rover Engine

 If you're looking for a luxury large SUV, the 2021 Range Rover is worth a look. It's roomy, well-dressed, and enjoyable to drive on a daily basis. It has a spacious interior, a strong engine lineup, and excellent off-road capability, but it also has a cumbersome infotainment system.

2021 Range Rover

2021 Range Rover Engine

The 2021 Range Rover is available with a variety of powertrain options, but we believe most drivers will be satisfied with the standard configuration, which includes a 355-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive. This inline-six engine – P360 in Land Rover parlance – feels punchy and can propel the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. The transmission shifts smoothly and quickly, allowing for relatively quick passing manoeuvres on the highway.

This engine is available in an upgraded P400 version that produces 395 horsepower. It can reduce the SUV's zero-to-60-mph time to 5.9 seconds. If you want to go all out, get one of the Range Rover's 518- or 557-horsepower supercharged V8s (P525 and P565, respectively). These V8 engines provide quicker throttle response, a more pleasant exhaust note, and more powerful acceleration. The sprint from zero to 60 mph takes only 5.1 seconds.

A 398-horsepower plug-in hybrid four-cylinder engine and a 254-horsepower turbodiesel V6 are the other two options. The P400e plug-in hybrid provides a smooth blend of gas and electric power, and it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. It feels peppy in everyday driving. The diesel V6 engine is exceptionally quiet. Once up to speed, it does a good job of hauling the SUV around, but initial acceleration is leisurely – zero to 60 mph takes 7.5 seconds – and throttle response feels delayed.

2021 Range Rover Ride and Handling

The Range Rover excels at providing a quiet and comfortable ride, thanks in part to its adaptive air suspension, which gracefully absorbs road bumps and dips. This is especially true for models equipped with 19- and 20-inch wheels. With remarkable poise, rough pavement is ironed out. The trade-off for this silky smooth ride is noticeable body lean around fast turns, which can be unsettling. However, at city speeds, the Range Rover feels reasonably stable, the steering is responsive, and it's surprisingly easy to manoeuvre and park in tight spaces. The brakes are powerful enough to stop the vehicle.

Range Rover Off-Road Performance

The Range Rover may not advertise its off-road credentials as prominently as the chunky Mercedes-Benz G-Class or the tough Toyota Land Cruiser, but there's no denying its capability. With its air suspension set to the highest setting, this SUV has an excellent 11.7 inches of ground clearance, allowing the Range Rover to safely climb over rocks and through ditches without dragging its underside. A two-speed transfer case with high- and low-range gearing is standard, which aids in traction on rough terrain. Off-road traction control modes, a low-speed crawl control system, and a limited-slip differential are among the optional features.