2016 Range Rover Diesel Boosts Fuel Economy 32 Percent

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Land Rover has slimmed down its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs in recent years by up to 700 and 800 pounds, respectively, by switching to lightweight aluminum in an effort to improve fuel economy. The weight reduction didn't equate to a big jump in EPA ratings (just 1 to 2 mpg between comparable engines), but the luxury SUV-maker takes another step toward boosting the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport's fuel economy with the introduction of a diesel engine for 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The newly optional turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 in the 2016 Range Rover HSE and Range Rover Sport HSE delivers a 32 percent increase in fuel economy compared with Land Rover's supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline V-6. Land Rover estimates fuel economy at 22/28/25 mpg city/highway/combined, though EPA ratings are pending; the supercharged gasoline V-6 is rated at 19 mpg combined in both SUVs. With the diesel engine, the two become the Range Rover HSE Td6 and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6.

By Joe Bruzek | January 11, 2015 | Comments (2)

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Video

The new Discovery Sport, debuting at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, is the first of many vehicles that will wear the Discovery brand; it replaces the LR2 in the automaker's lineup.

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Despite the fact that it's all new for 2015, traditional Land Rover styling cues like the wraparound nose, two-bar grille and clamshell hood should look familiar and tie it to the rest of the family.

Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Up Close


By now it should be evident that Land Rover's purchase by India's Tata Motors in 2008 was a very good thing. The company has had one hit after another, and the Discovery Sport looks like another one.

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It's larger than the LR2 it replaces, as well as the Range Rover Evoque, and it takes on the styling direction seen in the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, but with a more rounded nose to distinguish it a bit. It looks good from all angles. The only misstep I see is that the optional black roof looks odd with a wide, body-colored C-pillar, the only pillar that isn't black.

By Joe Wiesenfelder | November 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and 2013-2014 LR4


Vehicles Affected: More than 28,000 model-year 2014 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport luxury SUVs, and model-year 2013-14 LR4 luxury SUVs, all manufactured between Sept. 16, 2013, and June 30, 2014

The Problem: The tire pressure monitoring system may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the tire pressure being within specification. If one of the tires subsequently loses air pressure, the driver will not be notified of the change, increasing the risk of tire failure and, likewise, a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover began notifying owners on Nov. 6, and dealers will update the body control module software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Photo Gallery (29 Photos)


Land Rover's newest SUV marks the debut of a new family of Discovery-branded vehicles, and the 2016 Discovery Sport should be a crowd-pleaser, borrowing some of its sleek and stylish good looks from its popular Evoque sibling. The Discovery Sport's clean-looking front end with two-bar grille and wraparound headlights, however, tie it to the larger Land Rover family. It's making its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Inside, there's standard seating for five passengers, but Land Rover calls the setup a "5+2" configuration with an optional two-seat third row in the cargo area. All models come standard with leather — lower trim levels get partial leather seats and higher trims get the full Windsor leather treatment, including a stitched leather dashboard and door panels.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (3)

2015 Best Resale Values


Today, automotive forecast company ALG released its annual list of the best resale — or residual — values broken down by segment. The list, now in its 15th year, highlights the model-year 2015 vehicles across 26 segments expected to retain the highest percentage of their retail price after three years. 

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This year, Land Rover and Toyota topped the list in the Premium Brand and Mainstream Brand, respectively, with Toyota taking home five segment awards. The Mini Hardtop (Premium Compact Car) and Subaru Outback (Midsize Utility Vehicle – 2-row) are back on the list despite full redesigns, and several cars made the list for the first time, including the Dodge Charger (Full-Size Car), Porsche Macan (Premium Compact Utility Vehicle) and Ford Transit Connect (Midsize Commercial Van). Continue below for the full list of winners broken down by segment.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Review


"The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover is a plush, powerful SUV that offers more off-road capability than most owners will ever need. It remains the ultraluxury SUV benchmark," said Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley. Read Hanley's review for more.

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | November 10, 2014 | Comments (5)

2014 L.A. Auto Show: What to Expect


If you like luxury vehicles, SUVs or sports cars — and even luxury SUVs that perform like sports cars — you're gonna love the lineup of debuts at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Organizers say there will be 60 premieres, 30 of them global and nearly two-thirds will be luxury and performance offerings.

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Set to bow at the 107-year-old event — the last major auto show of the calendar year and the first of the new auto-show season — are a host of SUVs, from compact crossovers to midsize models. Performance coupes, convertibles and sedans also abound from automakers ranging from Scion to Cadillac.

And perhaps fitting for the Southern California city famed for its air of affluence, nearly half of the anticipated entrees on our list of what to watch for are from luxury automakers. Among those are SUVs and sports cars from the likes of Audi and BMW. Moreover, during the Connected Car Expo on Nov. 18, Volvo's "Drive Me" autonomous vehicle will make its North American debut, at which time executives will discuss the automaker's driverless technology.

Here's what we'll be looking for as Cars.com covers the L.A. auto show from the event floor:

By Matt Schmitz | November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

'Price Is Right' Contestants to Bid on 'Dream Cars'


OK, playing "The Price is Right" rules, as close as you can without going over: How much would you expect to pay for a Porsche Cayenne? How about a Range Rover Sport SE? A Maserati Quattroporte S Q4, Tesla Model S or Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster? All next week contestants on the iconic game show will be making bids on that half-million-dollar quintet of luxury vehicles in hopes of hearing Bob Barker … er … we mean, Drew Carey, announce that they've won "A NEW CARRR!!!"

What Car Would You Buy if You Won Mega Millions?

"Dream Car Week" runs Oct. 13-17 on the four-decade-old-plus shopping-themed game show that asks contestants to wager on the retail price of merchandise in hopes of winning extravagant prizes presented by comely models. The show was famously hosted by Barker from its inception until 2007, when bespectacled comedian and sitcom star Carey succeeded him. The show runs 11 a.m. to noon Eastern Standard Time weekdays on CBS.

By Matt Schmitz | October 10, 2014 | Comments (6)

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase Real-World Cargo Space


Land Rover's ultra-posh Range Rover wasn't lacking interior or cargo space before 2014. Still, that didn't stop Land Rover from offering the ultimate Range Rover backseat experience with a new long wheelbase model by lengthening the aluminum unibody for an additional 7.3 inches of backseat legroom and an overall 7.9 inches of exterior body length.

Related: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Long Wheelbase: Up Close

Other than legroom, the Range Rover Long Wheelbase's cargo volume increases from 71.7 cubic feet to 82.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. Cargo space behind the highly versatile split-folding 40/20/40 backseat remains unchanged at 32.1 cubic, closed off by a clamshell-type cargo opening with lower tailgate and upper liftgate. The less commonly used clamshell tailgate requires a good long reach to retrieve items in the back when the tailgate is folded, one annoyance of the style. See how well common items fit in the Range Rover Long Wheelbase below.

By Joe Bruzek | October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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