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Range Rover SUV (2012-2022) - Reliability & safety

Early cars had a few electrical gremlins, but most of these seem to have been ironed out.

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Range Rover reliability

Land Rover has a reputation for making high-class, stylish 4x4s, but there's no denying its poor record for reliability over the years. The company has often finished towards the bottom of owner satisfaction surveys, with some big bills reported on older models.

The latest Range Rover is built in a different way and in a different factory to the previous car, while its electrical components are less complex and more reliable. As production of the current generation nears its end, we tried a Westminster D300 and it felt beautifully built. 

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Too few Range Rover owners participated in our 2021 Driver Power satisfaction survey for it to be included. However, Land Rover finished 22nd overall out of 29 brands covered in our survey, a disappointing fall from seventh place in 2018. Owners praised ride and handling but the brand came last for value for money, with poor running costs and high servicing charges.

Safety

The Range Rover has also been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, which includes one of the highest ratings ever given for pedestrian protection in the large off-roader category.

Euro NCAP's tests praised the car for how it protects adult and child occupants. Its safety rating was boosted by a full suite of features, such as autonomous emergency braking and advanced traction-control systems that make the car safer and more stable on the road as well more capable off it. Should the worst happen, you and your passengers are protected by a full complement of airbags.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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