When you look at the Range Rover’s price, think of it not just as an alternative to a Toyota Land Cruiser, but also to anything from a Mercedes-Benz S-Class to a Bentley Continental GT or a Maserati Quattroporte. This is that sort of car, a piece of luxury equipment that could find itself taking the place on the driveway of anything this side of a Bentley Mulsanne.

Inevitably, of course, the Range Rover’s sharply focused luxury intent does mean that its price is lumpier than before. With that will come some faintly alarming depreciation, as is the norm with such cars.

Matt Prior

Matt Prior

Road test editor
At a cruise, the best you can hope for is around 35mpg

More worrying still is the fuel consumption returned by the SDV8 we spent the most time in, a car whose choice of the black pump and an eight-speed auto do not save it from the ravages of its weight and performance. At a cruise we returned no more than 35mpg, and overall no better than 25.5mpg. A car this big and this fast needs oomph, but you’ll pay for it at the pumps.

And if the rate the SDV8 uses fuel is alarming, the manner in which the 5.0-litre petrol drinks is positively terrifying. The official figures put combined cycle consumption at 20.5mpg, but if you go anywhere near making use of its exceptional performance that will plummet to 10mpg, and lower. The TDV6 comes a lot closer to turning in less scary figures, with an impressive official consumption of 37.7mpg and a sub-200g/km CO2 figure.

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