2021 Range Rover Fuel

 The more things change, the more they remain constant. This is especially true of the Range Rover, an icon of British luxury and capability. The Range Rover, now in its 50th year, continues to offer deeply impressive all-terrain capability while maintaining a firm grip on the luxury that its customers have come to expect. With six available powertrains ranging from a turbodiesel to a supercharged V8, and a plug-in hybrid in the middle, the Range Rover can be outfitted to perform a variety of tasks.

2021 Range Rover

2021 Range Rover Fuel

Only one of the Range Rover's three gasoline engines approaches true efficiency, and that is the diesel, which is rated at 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. We put three Range Rovers through their paces on our 200-mile real-world highway fuel-economy route. A 2016 diesel model returned a respectable 27 mpg but fell 1 mpg short of its EPA rating, while two 2017s with the supercharged V-8 engine returned 19 mpg (long wheelbase) and 20 mpg (short wheelbase) (regular wheelbase). On our fuel-economy route, we haven't tested the new plug-in hybrid or base inline-six hybrid engines.

Range Rover Gas Mileage

The Range Rover has some of the best fuel economy in the luxury large SUV class, though that's not a particularly high standard. The turbocharged six-cylinder model achieves an EPA-rated 18/23 mpg city/highway, while the diesel V6 model achieves 22/28 mpg city/highway. For the V8-powered models, gas mileage ranges from 16/21 mpg to 13/19 mpg.

The Range Rover plug-in hybrid gets 19 mpg combined city/highway and can travel up to 19 miles on battery power alone. It takes 7.5 hours to recharge its battery pack using a 120-volt household power outlet. The pack can be recharged in about three hours using a Level 2 public charger or a 240-volt home outlet.