20 Myths About a Range Rover
Ask 20 people what their first impression of the Range Rover is, and you’ll probably hear the same myth twenty times. The Range Rover is one of those vehicles that everybody wants, but that so many misunderstand. Specifically, when examining top myths about the Range Rover, easily the top twenty of those myths are that it is unreliable. But the fact is that the Range Rover is no more or less reliable than any other vehicle as long as you take care of them properly. It’s important that you follow the maintenance schedule for your Range Rover, especially because as a British made vehicle, preventive maintenance is going to be less expensive than repairing it after the fact. You have to have a little attention to detail to own a Range Rover… but once you have one in your driveway, you will find it is easily maintainable, lots of fun to drive, and offers plenty of power. Let’s look, though, at some of the other misconceptions or misunderstandings floating around about the Range Rover.
The first misconception that we can address right away is the price tag. Now, if you want to walk out of the door of your local Range Rover dealership holding the keys to your very own Range Rover, then yes, you had better be prepared to drop around seventy to seventy-five thousand dollars, depending on the model you are considering. That’s not an unreasonable price for one of those most iconic luxury SUV models in the world. Range Rovers are not just vehicles. They are statements. The man or woman driving a Range Rover is making a statement about luxury and its place in that person’s world. Luxury is very important to a Range Rover owner, and who can put a price on that? The beauty of Vanity Exotics, though, is that the out-the-door, off-the-lot price of the Range Rover is not something you need to worry about. We’ll buy the Range Rover; you just need to enjoy driving it. You can rent one of our Range Rovers for a very affordable price, which means you get to see what it’s like to ride in and drive one. And if you’re one of those people who could, if you chose, buy a Range Rover of your own, renting one of ours is a great way to see if the Range Rover’s luxury features, power, and style are something that appeals to you.
Speaking of power and style, let’s talk about fuel economy. A lot of people think the Range Rover is poor on gas, but that’s not really true. If you’re comparing the Range Rover to a passenger vehicle, sure, getting around 19 miles per gallon highway doesn’t seem like a lot. That number is a lot lower when you take the Range Rover off-road, too. But that’s not unexpected. Driving off road uses more fuel and also puts more strain on the engine, which is why off-roading enthusiasts install extra hood vents to let built-up heat escape the engine compartment. The slow crawl at low torque over off-road obstacles makes an engine heat up and burns gas plenty. But this is not a true gauge of the Range Rover’s fuel economy. And a heavy SUV is always going to get fewer miles to the gallon than a passenger vehicle. When you look at it in this context, the Range Rover’s fuel economy may not be remarkable, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of, either.
Another way to look at this is that the Range Rover is a remarkably powerful vehicle. Models equipped with a supercharged V8 can crank out up to 550 horsepower, producing zero to sixty times under five seconds. That’s pretty amazing for a vehicle most people think of as a bush truck. The standard model engine is not as powerful, but it’s still pretty good. It’s a three liter V6 that develops and impressive 340 horsepower. Between the two you can get the five liter V8 that offers 510 horsepower without the supercharging. And all this power is packaged in a truck, not a car, which translates to low-end torque that makes the Range Rover a great tower. You can, in fact, tow more than seven thousand pounds, maybe closer to eight thousand, in properly equipped Range Rover. These vehicles offer full-time four-wheel drive (some models are more comfortable when switched to two-wheel drive mode), and some offer a self-park system. In fact, those with the option park themselves nicely and even offer an automatic “space exit” to extricate you from the parking spot. This type of self-drive feature is something we’ll be seeing more of as automobiles continue to become more sophisticated. And that’s not counting the driver-alert system, available in every trim package. The Range Rover will alert the driver of vehicles in his or her blind spot. Shift out of your lane and the Range Rover will tell you. There are a surround-view camera and a rear vision camera that is standard on all sports models.
Range Rover has done a lot with the suspension of these vehicles to offer you great control without a lot of rattling or swaying under the heavy burden. There are something like five different trim levels to choose when selecting a Range Rover, too, and the dizzying array of options. These include everything from LED running lights and self-leveling air suspension to leather upholstery, steering wheel paddle shifters, 16-way power seats, amazing electronic instrument packages, and so on.
Remember, too, that the Range Rover is a luxury vehicle. It’s definitely got the luxury pedigree you expect from such exotic automobiles. Available luxury amenities include a surround-sound system, wood and metal inlays, extra-comfortable seating, and dash touch-screen interface. There are connectivity applications to work with the most popular smartphones. Second-row passengers will find now lack of comfort or leg space, and the rear seats fold down under power at the touch of a button. Range Rovers offer somewhat cramped third-row seating, but then, you can’t have everything.
Don’t take our word for it. Come in today and get behind the wheel of a Range Rover at Vanity Exotics. You won’t be sorry.