Should I buy a Land Rover?
The world-famous Land Rover brand is synonymous with off-roaders. Watch any TV show based in the countryside and you'll soon see a Land Rover 4x4 making its way across a rugged landscape.
Being so well known, Land Rover cars are now growing in popularity with mainstream consumers. The brand has enjoyed a revival in recent years, with rising demand for SUVs and the growing global appeal of Land Rover's cars.
Land Rover is a British icon and is now part of Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover, ultimately owned by India’s Tata Motors.
If it's SUV style you're after, Land Rover offers plenty of choice. This includes the trendy Evoque that’s attracting urban buyers, the luxurious Velar with its coupé styling, and its practical ‘proper’ 4x4s – the seven-seat Discovery and Defender models.
Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Discovery
How reliable are Land Rover cars?
We run an annual car survey where tens of thousands of people tell us about their current car and how reliable it is. Based on feedback from current owners, we have reliability data for new Land Rover cars aged up to three years old, and also models aged between three and eight years old.
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We surveyed online 47,013 members of the general public, covering 55,833 cars. Survey in field December 2019 to February 2020.
How much do Land Rover cars cost?
Land Rover is a premium brand and SUV specialist; owning a Land Rover car doesn’t come cheap.
Prices rise quite steeply as you go up Land Rover's range. Its best-known ‘proper’ off-roader, the , costs from around £45,000. Its flagship luxury model, the , is priced as if it were the 4x4 equivalent of a Bentley - from a hefty £84,000.
Choosing the best Land Rover car
The current trend of SUVs means Land Rover is growing in appeal. The popular, smallest entry in its line-up is the mid-sized (pictured above). This is designed to tempt new buyers to the brand, and focuses less on off-roading and more on being a practical family car.
Going even larger still, you get the absolutely enormous , one of its long-running most important models. It’s set up for the kind of off-road, countryside use the brand is known for, with generous ground clearance, a huge towing capacity and a gigantic boot.
At the top of Land Rover's range is the luxury . Almost as giant as the Discovery, and vying with Bentley at the ultra-premium end of the market, the Range Rover is surprisingly fast while retaining full off-road capability and limousine-like opulence.