The new Land Rover Range Rover 2022 may irritate you at first. Watch one stand at the pier to welcome you at the airport, and you’ll find yourself thinking, “New Range Rover? Old Range Rover? Who knows?” You’ll have to walk around in the back to see the new hidden taillights and coke bottle buttstock to be sure. However, over the course of two days of driving the new 2022 Range Rover around California’s north coast and wine region, we’ve discovered that while it might not look much different, the latest Range Rover is a remarkably comprehensive evolution of one of the world’s most popular luxury SUVs. the world.
For starters, the Range Rover 2022 is going on a new platform. The architecture, dubbed MLA-Flex, allows for more body styles, seat configurations and powertrain options than ever before in a Land Rover Halo.
The new 2022 model continues to offer buyers a choice of two lengths, a standard 199.0-inch Wheelbase (SWB) model and a 207.0-inch Long Wheelbase (LWB). The new LWB allows for the creation of the first three-row and seven-seat Range Rover, as well as offering ultra-luxury four- and five-seat packages.
Inside, the new Range Rover is unrecognizable from the version it replaces. The cleaner, more elegant cabin is designed to “reduce the cognitive load on the driver”. In plain English, this means that it is meant to be simpler and easier to use. It features a crisp 13.7-inch digital panel, a massive 13.1-inch infotainment display, and knobs and buttons for the HVAC, volume, and drive controls. This is. In addition to visual and technical upgrades, the cabin also features active noise cancellation and new use of alternative materials such as ceramic, wool and leather alternatives. Land Rover’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment suite is designed to be as easy to use (and update) as your cell phone, and features haptic feedback that does the great job of real button-press repetition.
While the SWB Range Rover may only be available with five seats (don’t worry—the center seat can still turn into a luxurious, executive-style console), Do You have more powertrain options available than the LWB Rangey. General standard is Jaguar Land Rover’s supercharged 3.0-liter Ingenium I-6 turbocharged sedan. Found on the P400 SWB and LWB models, it generates 395 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.
Also available on all 2022 Range Rovers is the P530’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8, which produces 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. If the P530’s engine specs sound vaguely familiar to you, there’s a good reason for it: This is the BMW V-8, commonly found on models like the rival X7.
As for this unique engine? The SWB-equipped P440e Hybrid Range Rover only pairs the P400 with a six-cylinder with a 132-hp electric motor and a quick-charge rechargeable battery (at peak rates of 50 kWh) at 31.8 kWh. Total system output is 434 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. Land Rover expects the P440e to achieve about 48 miles of electric range on the EPA cycle.
No matter which engine you choose, all 2022 Range Rovers direct their power through an eight-speed automatic transmission to an all-wheel drive system. They all also feature four-wheel steering, air springs, electric dampers, and a system that scans the road ahead to virtually eliminate impacts. A 48-volt electric anti-roll system is also available for the first time on a Range Rover. The system is found in Volkswagen Range Rover competitors such as the Bentley Bentayga, and is designed to reduce body roll in corners and improve joint off-road.
Range Rover on the road
Land Rover has made a variety of Range Rovers available for us to sample, including the first-ever Range Rover P530 2022 (SWB) – essentially a limited-range 2022 only semi-loaded Autobiography – the range-topping LWB 2023 range-topping Rover P530 SV. (Confusingly, the SV is a 2023; others are 2022), and an entry-level Range Rover P400 SE — as if you could call anything starting at over $100,000 “entry level.”
Regardless of powertrain, wheelbase, design or number of seats, the new Range Rover experience is unique: think of it as luxury without the fuss.
Of the two engines, you would probably think that the one obtained from BMW would be more suitable for the new Range Rover. As in the BMW X7, 8 Series and more, the V-8 is a smooth, powerful treadmill. Silent and refined, it never squeaks or barks like JLR’s supercharged 5.0-liter V-8, and instead produces waves of torque more evenly – just like BMW’s 4.4-liter V-8 in this car’s predecessor two decades ago. time.
This does not mean that the Land Rover Ingenium engine is a perfect fit for a Range Rover. In practice, the two missing cylinders go unnoticed. The mild-hybrid powertrain features strong off-the-line downforce and ample passing power. Range Rover owners who regularly ride around five passengers may be tempted to upgrade, but for most owners, the Ingenium engine is more than enough.
Regardless of the engine, the transmission in Range Rover shifts almost imperceptibly. Although keen to explore its higher proportions to quell any chance the I-6 or V-8 gets to make a peep, it drops fast enough that passing power wasn’t an issue with either engine.
The steering of the new Range Rover is traditionally British: light, tactile and low-effort. With less weight on the nose, the P400 is the more enjoyable of the two powertrains tested on a winding road; Both the SWB and LWB V-8 models we drove tended to roll and bounce on their outer tires, causing unnecessary steering corrections to be required on the I-6 models.
The new Range Rover’s all-wheel steering doesn’t make a noticeable difference on winding trails, as the luxury SUV never curls up around you in the same way it does a Bentayga or a Porsche Cayenne. On the other hand, the system makes a huge difference at lower speeds and around town, allowing the Range Rover to feel as maneuverable as the Honda CR-V.
Ride quality is great overall, although it may not be quite as accurate as we expected with air springs, electronic dampers, active anti-roll bars and a road-scanning system. Both SWB and LWB models, especially the V-8-powered models, tend to roll and swing gently on less-than-pristine pavement as the 23-inch wheels kick off the impacts. It’s never refined, but the LWB P400 felt more buttoned up than the P530 versions, and more stable. If smooth sailing is your priority, we doubt the Range Rover P400 on standard 22-inch wheels is yours.
Is it good for off road?
Off-road capability remains one of the core values of the Land Rover brand. The new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover has a ground clearance of 8.0 inches in default ride height, but rises to 11.0 inches in off-road ride height2 in air suspension, where Range Rover is limited to 25 mph. Off-Road 1 sits 10.0 inches off the ground, is limited to 44 mph, and is primarily designed for running at high speeds through the deserts of the Middle East. Land Rover also says there are two “secret” off-road riding heights, providing up to 13.1 inches of ground clearance if Range Rover decides you need it.
Land Rover has prepared some light off-road training sessions for us. We ended up on these dirt roads and around the vineyards of California’s Sonoma and Napa Valleys. The Range Rover was unchallenged on the courses – but neither was it on the compact crossover. We’ll reserve judgment on the new Range Rover’s off-road credentials until we get our hands on our land.
Not a bad seat in the house
Whether you are a driver or a passenger, there is not a bad place to live in the new 2022 Land Rover Range Rover. The cabin is excellent finish, quiet and comfortable.
If making a statement is your priority, look no further than the range-topping Range Rover SVLWB 2023. Built to rival the Mercedes-Maybach GLS, it features dozens of paint, trim, carpet and upholstery options. It is also available with the ‘4-seat SV Signature Suite with Executive Class Comfort Plus’ rear seat package. Only available on the LWB SV, this $19.740 option is flawlessly well-equipped, which is better at this price. It’s warm, welcoming and luxurious – the difference between a first and business class cabin in an airplane. The right rear seat in particular is nice. It provides passengers with leg and foot rests, heating and ventilation, massage, and what looks like an endless level of tuning. Regardless, both rear seats share a responsive center-mounted touchscreen, refrigerator, cup holders, and a center-arranged pop-up table. Fit, finish and material quality was particularly great on the LWB Range Rover SV—we didn’t notice a single rattle or vibration from the complex rear seat assembly.
One Step Ahead is the first CV-based version. While it’s not as luxurious as the SV, you don’t give up too much. The cabin is tastefully decorated with thick leather seats, trim, light wood finish, piano black plastic and real aluminum trim. The straight arrow-shaped stitching, the fitting and finishing are top notch, and there’s no piece of cheap plastic in the cabin.
Despite the seats being objectively cheap compared to the SV, the Range Rover SE was also well-designed and luxurious. The seats, regardless of model, are comfortable and supportive and offer plenty of adjustability. Entry and exit into the SWB Range Rover’s rear seats are slightly pinched by the rear wheel arches, but the seats themselves are spacious and adult-friendly. LWB models are easier to get in and out of, and the third row is really massive, offering nearly as much room as its American competitors.
How much is the new Range Rover? Is it worth the cost?
As we all know, beautiful things are usually expensive, and the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover is no exception. Prices for the Range Rover P400 SE start at $105,350, with a seven-seater starting at $111,350. Costs rise quickly from there. Expect to spend at least $120,050 for a V-8-powered Range Rover, at least $153,350 for an Autobiography, $194,450 for a Range Rover SV, and $241,530 for a SV LWB. Pricing for the hybrid plugins has been set to be revealed at a later time.
Ultimately, the Land Rover Range Rover 2022 may not look like much at first glance, but it quickly revealed itself as a remarkably well-designed rethinking of what and what a Range Rover could be. The new Range Rover is more comfortable, luxurious and easy to live with than any of its predecessors. It’s a powerful reminder to all the car manufacturers playing in the luxury full-size SUV space about who really wears the crown.
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|2022/2023 Specifications Land Rover Range Rover P400 / P530|
|Base price||105350 USD – 241350 USD|
|layout||Front drive, four-wheel drive, 4-7 pass, four-door all-wheel drive|
|Engines||3.0L/395-hp/406-lb-ft supercharged and turbocharged DOHC 24-valve I-6; 4.4 L / 523 hp / 553 lb-ft Twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8|
|transition||8 speed automatic|
|curb weight||5,250-5,850 lbs|
|Length x width x height||199.0-207.0 x 81.0 x 72.0-87.0 inches|
|0-60 mph||4.4-5.8 sec (MFR East)|
|EPA FUEL ECON||not yet rated|
|EPA scope, comb||not yet rated|
|for sale||right Now|