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October 04, 2018   |   Road Show


2018 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 Diesel HSE SWB review: Better tech with a delicious diesel

Driving the diesel-powered Rover is still a treat with 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 churning out 254 horsepower and a muscular 443 pound-feet of torque. The slight lull in the powerband at throttle tip-in is a little annoying, but from 1,800 rpm on the oil-burner pulls hard and the ZF-built eight-speed automatic gearbox goes about its business in a seamless manner.

Since I'm a big fan of diesels for their torque and range, my Range Rover will have the diesel, which is a $2,000 premium over the supercharged gas V6. I will also spring for the HSE model because it comes standard with blind spot monitoring and traffic sign recognition, and I like always having a reminder of the speed limit. That begins at $97,045, including $995 destination.

But the biggest selling point for the Range Rover is the available diesel engine. It's the only game in town now that Benz no longer offers it on the GLS. Thankfully, this diesel's a good one.

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