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Land Rover vs. Range Rover

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What's the difference between Land Rover and Range Rover?

The difference between Land Rover and Range Rover is quite simple; Land Rover is the make and Range Rover is a model. Therefore, all Range Rovers are Land Rovers, but not all Land Rovers are Range Rovers. In addition to being a model name, Range Rover is a sub-brand within Land Rover. Range Rover models are designed to be more luxurious while the Land Rover lineup is aimed at being more utilitarian and adventurous.

The Origins of Range Rover

As one of the most iconic British car manufacturers in history, Land Rover is known worldwide for its incredible four-wheel-drive vehicles. Tracing its roots back to 1948 with the introduction of the Series I Land Rover, the brand quickly grew in popularity, especially in the off-road market. Seeing opportunity in the luxury market, the brand introduced the Range Rover in 1970. This new model combined luxury and off-road capability like never before, and it quickly caught on with buyers. Although successful abroad, it wasn't until 1987 that the Range Rover was officially sold in America, a model which is now one of the most popular luxury SUVs on the market. Today those early principles still hold true, making the Range Rover one of the best SUVs you can buy.

Since the introduction of the Range Rover, the brand has continually produced Land Rover models alongside it, giving buyers more options to choose from than ever before.

Who should buy a Land Rover?

Land Rover models are typically purchased by people who value off-road capabilities and ruggedness in their vehicles. They are popular among outdoor enthusiasts, such as hikers, hunters, and campers, as well as people who live in rural areas or need a vehicle that can handle rough terrain. Land Rovers are also known for their quality and comfort, so they can appeal to buyers who want a premium SUV that can handle challenging conditions. Additionally, those with a large family who need a spacious vehicle could benefit from particular Land Rover models like the Land Rover Discovery or Defender 130.

Land Rover Models

  • Land Rover Defender - A true off-road and adventured-focused vehicle, available in multiple different sizes, from a two-door SUV to a full-size 3-row SUV.
  • Land Rover Discovery - A full-size SUV with 3rd-row seating capable of conquering everything from city streets to mountain passes.
  • Range Rover Discovery Sport - A more compact version of the Discovery designed for exploring and adventure.

Who should buy a Range Rover?

Range Rovers are typically purchased by people who value luxury, comfort, and refined on-road driving experience in their vehicles. They are known for their high-end features, such as leather seats, advanced infotainment systems, and a smooth ride. They are also known for their off-road capabilities, but they focus more on luxury and comfort than ruggedness. Range Rover models appeal to those looking for a spacious vehicle with a lot of luxury amenities and features.

Range Rover Models

  • Range Rover - The original Range Rover model. The ultimate in luxury and off-road capability.
  • Range Rover Sport - A sportier version of the Range Rover designed for better on-road performance.
  • Range Rover Velar - A more modern, stylish, and compact version of the Range Rover.
  • Range Rover Evoque - The entry-level Range Rover model designed to take on everyday life.

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