2022 Land Rover Range Rover First Edition offers luxury to affluent buyers

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The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover First Edition luxury SUV seems to deliver the expected performance of a rather expensive vehicle.

The Land Rover Range Rover First Edition has a steep six-figure starting price, but has been designed to accommodate a driver and passengers in great luxury (All images courtesy of Marc Urbano / Car and driver)

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The tester Car and Driver tried was $169,900, slightly above the base price of $164,000 – and featured a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that produced 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.

There’s a 13.1-inch touchscreen infotainment center with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Additionally, drivers can subscribe to a data plan and provide voice commands using Amazon Alexa. Rear passengers also have access to 11.4-inch entertainment screens for their enjoyment. The front seats are heated and cooled in 24 directions, with an integrated electric massage function. The leather seats are complemented by an ecru walnut veneer.

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Would he make a good everyday driver? Yeah, the Millennial mom isn’t so sure about this one:

In my opinion, there are too many automated functions, which means more things that can easily be broken. (Land Rover was at the bottom of JD Power’s reliability study.) For example, there were a few times the buttons didn’t work – after pressing something on the screen, it turned on (this that makes you think it will work) then turn off immediately. There’s probably a reason for things like that, but no reading that could show a diagnosis of the problem.

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A Forbes auto industry test driver apparently has a history with the Range Rover brand, and shared his experience:

“At the end of my week with the Range Rover, I look forward to the strained relationship. Yes, the car may have a storied past and a disturbing image, but it’s also one of the only SUVs on the road today that feels authentic to its With every automaker – be it a luxury brand, a sports car specialist, or even urban car makers tempted by the lucrative SUV market – there is something comforting thing to know that the Range Rover is and always has been a luxury 4×4.”

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