Review22 February 2013

The all-new Range Rover is an epic machine. But is it better than the sportscar-on-steriods Porsche Cayenne. Steve Sutcliffe takes to the road to find out.

Next week...Sutcliffe takes the pair off-road

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25 February 2013

The Top Gear feature was another fawning advert too, of all the things to put the RR against they picked a lumbering truck being driven by a computer at 20mph to make it look impressive but up against several other SUV's the RR would have just looked ordinary and overpriced.

It looked like Land Rover had laid on about 5 RR's for the feature, presumably in case a few broke down. I noticed the ripped off trim underneath it 'dissapeared' too.

So £90K gets you something too big that this video shows isn't much fun on road, and Top Gear showed it is better on a dirt track than a 20mph Tonka toy. Yes truly an 'epic' vehicle.

jer

25 February 2013

review if you listen to what SS says in it's entirety.

25 February 2013

I think Steve knows these two are very different.

But he has been asked to do this comparison test, its his job.

You guys demand some content on this forum so its given to you.

Steve almost apologises for the test itself if you read between the lines,

Keep up the good work Steve.

25 February 2013

Not really surprising that a huge heavy luxury SUV gets mildy untidy on the twisties, it's not meant to be a sports car.

 

I imagine an Elise would look untidy trying to tow a horse-box across a muddy field.

25 February 2013

Apparently the new RR is lovely to just waft around in? Then we get lots of lairy cornering footage that looked frankly frightening. At least the excessive speed showed how most Range Rovers are normally driven.

The size means it's no longer a vehicle for these shores, it looks preposterous. The weight 'saving' of the aluminium body was also well overstated before launch, unfortunately Top Gear's review last night also seem to be perpetuating the myth that there was actually a 400kg reduction when there was nothing of the sort.


25 February 2013

@bomb, I am sure there will be dashcam footage from Russia on youtube before the summer of an RaRo veering across the carriage way taking passersby on its travels. Also I have had a last model CR-V and experienced its unexpected dodgy pitching slides too.

On another note did you notice the journalist had the seat set that low his head was a good six inches from the headlining, I wondered whether he was doing everything he could to lower its centre of gravity.

TBC

26 February 2013

So I guess that's why the RR Sport exists, for those that moan about the handling of their SUV limousine. Not exactly rocket science, even for Porsche fan boys....................

28 February 2013

pauld101 wrote:

No, you only think that you pronounce the name correctly.  You would have the Frenchman rolling on the floor at your pronounciation.  Along with the German and the Italian.

4 March 2013

I guess you will think that this is going to be biased but...........I have just traded in my RR Westminster for the new model TDV8 SE more comfortable quiter quicker luxurious and through bends much more stable than the old model. I guess that I agree to put it up against the petrol turbo cayenne is not all together a like for like comparison. If you are looking for an every day 4x4 there really is no better choice than the new RR. I have tried the Cayenne diesel and i'm affraid there is no comparrison.

Baldrick

11 March 2013

Is it only me that can see that the extended edges on the headlights and taillights are a direct copy of the ford explorer. Now whenever I see a new Range Rover, I see a Ford Explorer. It's a total turnoff and I just hope the sport has a different design.

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