Thinking of going off-road in your luxury SUV? Most of today’s models aren’t really suitable for anything other than driving along a dirt road. A notable exception, however, is the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover. It’s just at home bouncing along a muddy and rocky trail as it is cruising Rodeo Drive.
Every model in the lineup is equipped with an adaptive air suspension, a healthy list of luxury features, and several advanced safety systems to make city driving easier. The Range Rover also comes with standard four-wheel drive (and an optional Terrain Response 2 system for even greater capability) and plenty of ground clearance for situations when you’re escaping the city life. There’s even a sensor that displays how close you are to the Range Rover’s maximum wade depth of 35.4 inches.
New for this year are two new powertrains to bolster the Range Rover’s already impressive engine lineup. The first is a turbocharged inline-six paired to a mild hybrid system; it’s more powerful and, Land Rover says, more fuel-efficient than the supercharged V6 it replaces. If you want to use even less gas, there’s a new plug-in hybrid that uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Its 19 miles of estimated EV range is impressive given the Range Rover’s size and weight. However, once you run out of electricity, the gas-only engine is actually thirstier than the six-cylinder.