The 2019 Range Rover Interior continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
New plug-in hybrid model with up to 31 miles of EV-only range
Part of the fourth Range Rover generation introduced for 2013
The plug-in hybrid only comes in one trim — HSE — but there are plenty of available features to make yours truly feel one of a kind. From high-end exterior paint schemes to massaging front seats, the Range Rover’s options list is extensive. Given its status as the king of the hill in Land Rover’s lineup, we think you should check the boxes for the Drive Pro, Park Pro and Vision Assist packages, which equip the Range Rover with the latest and greatest safety features. Heated and ventilated front seats, four-zone climate control, and a console refrigerator are all inexpensive and desirable options.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is one of the most versatile vehicles on sale today. With standard four-wheel drive, configurable traction settings and an air suspension, the Range Rover is capable of tackling muddy trails and wading through water nearly 3 feet deep. Yet it’s equally able to tackle the worst of the urban jungle thanks to its cosseting cabin and high-end luxury feature. It’s similar to the Range Rover Sport, but the bigger Range Rover offers increased interior room, a nicer interior, and a road presence that the Sport just can’t match.
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Realistically, Range Rovers will rack up more miles cruising Rodeo Drive than crawling through Joshua Tree National Park. Up until now, its beefy engines weren’t exactly optimized for the low-speed city driving that most owners will experience. But new for 2019 is a plug-in hybrid variant that promises up to 31 miles of electric-only driving before the turbocharged four-cylinder joins in.
The Range Rover plug-in is the only model currently on sale for the 2019 model year. The other gasoline- and diesel-powered models you’ll find on dealership lots are model-year 2018 vehicles. You can read about and shop for these models on our 2018 Land Rover Range Rover page. We’ll update our review once the full line of the 2019 Range Rover becomes available.
2019 Land Rover Range Rover configurations
More information about other trim levels and powertrains will be released later this year, but for now the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover is only available in the HSE trim. This well-equipped five-passenger full-size SUV is loaded with standard features, though a few more are available in packages or as stand-alone options. The P400e’s plug-in hybrid powertrain is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired to an 85-kW electric motor, driving all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Read our 2018 Land Rover Range Rover review for information about last year’s model range.
Land Rover estimates the plug-in hybrid will achieve 31 miles of all-electric range before the gasoline engine kicks on. According to Land Rover, charging the 13-kWh battery takes 7.5 hours from a 10-amp supply such as the ones that power a traditional wall socket. A heavy-duty 32-amp wall box can charge the battery in 2.5 hours. The total system output is 398 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.
Standard exterior features on the P400e HSE plug-in hybrid include 20-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, automatic wipers, power-folding heated and auto-dimming mirrors, a hands-free liftgate, a self-leveling air suspension with automatic height adjustment for loading and unloading, adaptive suspension dampers, a low-range transfer case, selectable terrain modes, a panoramic glass roof, keyless entry and soft-closing doors.
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Inside, you’ll find tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a heated and power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with wheel-mounted paddle shifters, driver-seat memory settings, 16-way heated and power-adjustable front seats (with four-way power lumbar), 60/40-split heated rear seats, leather upholstery, a navigation system, a 10-inch touchscreen, and a 19-speaker audio system with USB connectivity and satellite and HD radio. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-path alert, lane departure warning, a driver-condition monitoring system and traffic sign recognition.
A number of features packages are also available. Packages with driver assistance technologies include Drive Pro, which brings adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist; Park Pro, which adds an automated parallel and perpendicular parking system; and Vision Assist, which brings automatic high beams, foglights, ambient lighting, a head-up display and a 360-degree parking camera.
Notable stand-alone options include 21-inch wheels, heated and ventilated front and rear seats, massaging front seats, four-zone climate control, faux-suede headliner, a cooler under the center armrest, a dual-screen rear entertainment system, additional wood interior trim and a tow package.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. We haven’t yet driven the Range Rover with the plug-in hybrid powertrain, but we have driven a diesel-powered model of this generation. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Land Rover Range Rover HSE TD6 (turbo 3.0L V6 diesel | 8-speed automatic | AWD).
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NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current Range Rover has received some revisions, including a revised InControl Touch Pro Duo navigation and entertainment system and the new Terrain Response 2, an automated driving mode system. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year’s Range Rover.
The Range Rover feels big inside, and once you climb aboard it offers a good view outside. The cabin is expansive, ensuring that five adults will fit easily. Most controls are easy to use.
Ease of use
The driving position is nicely adjustable, and the major controls are, for the most part, logically placed. But a lack of control knobs is annoying.
Getting in/getting out
The air suspension lowers the vehicle when parked to reduce the step-in and cargo-loading height. The doors open wide, but there are no pillar-mounted grab handles to grasp.
The Range Rover offers ample head-, legroom and shoulder room. It’s a generally airy feeling front and back. Note: Despite outward appearances, the Range Rover only seats five; there is no third-row option.
The beltline is low and there’s lots of glass, with a high seating position that helps the driver see down past the corners. The optional multiview camera system helps in tight quarters, and there are parking sensors front and rear.
The Range Rover HSE looks well-built inside and out, but the interior materials in particular look a bit plain and overly conservative. It’s more an issue of style than quality, we suppose, but those two often go hand in hand.