A new Range Rover is here, which is reason enough to head right to its online configurator tool to see all the possible combinations. The redesigned 2022 model’s starting price of $105,350 is really just a light suggestion, as there are numerous expensive upgrades available including a long-wheelbase configuration, a loaded Autobiography trim level, a First Edition with special visuals, and a wide range of exterior and interior colors. We gathered a few editors to choose their ideal specs and came up with these selections.
Joey Capparella’s $115,050 Standard Wheelbase P400
I’ve always felt that Range Rovers are the rare vehicles with six-figure price tags that are truly worth it, and I’m confident that will continue to be the case with new model. I chose a standard-wheelbase model in its P400 trim because I’m a fan of JLR’s inline-six engine. British Racing Green was a natural choice for the exterior color, despite a steep $4500 option price, and the $1000 black contrast roof adds a touch of modernity to the look. 23-inch wheels are available, but I chose a set of 22-inchers for $2300 in an attempt to preserve the ride quality somewhat. Few of the interior options appealed to me, as even the base cabin looks very plush, but I did opt for the $300 heated steering wheel and the $1200 sound-system upgrade. My spec comes out to a total price of $115,050
Caleb Miller’s $161,700 Standard Wheelbase Autobiography P530
While I’m all in favor of frugality when buying an economy car, I believe in splurging when it comes to a high-end SUV like the new Range Rover. To that end, I chose a standard wheelbase model in the Autobiography trim, which starts at $152,000 and adds goodies such as 24-way heated and cooled front seats with massage, a heads-up display, SiriusXM satellite radio, a refrigerator compartment in the front console, and an upgraded sound system. Selecting the Autobiography locks in the V-8 engine, which I would’ve opted for anyway. I went for a subtle exterior look, with gloss Constellation Blue paint—a $4550 option—and the Shadow Exterior pack for an extra $1000 to channel my inner James Bond villain. To match the blacked-out trim, I upgraded to 23-inch gloss black wheels, an additional $1500. Inside I went for Deep Garnet, which surprisingly did not boost the price, but I did spend $1300 on the Natural Black Birch veneer, aiming to match the black exterior details while avoiding the fingerprint-attracting gloss black finish. Otherwise, I left the options list alone, since the Autobiography model is already decked out to the nines. My Range Rover came in at $161,700.
Drew Dorian’s $158,250 Long Wheelbase Autobiography P530
I think the redesigned Range Rover looks good. Really good. I’d probably be happy with just about any spec, but in this fantasy I went for the long-wheelbase model and the Autobiography trim. This combination automatically adds the more powerful twin-turbo V-8 engine, and the extra space inside should make it even easier for rear seat passengers to ride in comfort. The Autobiography loads up the Range Rover with goodies including handsome 22-inch wheels, massaging front seats, rear captain’s chairs, an air purification system, a 35-speaker Meridian stereo system, a rear-seat entertainment system, and all the best driver-assistance tech. I’d resist the urge to try out one of the new satin paint finishes and stick with a standard metallic; the one that I like the best is Belgravia Green. I also really like the SV Bespoke 22-inch wheel option for $900. Inside, I’d swap the standard black leather upholstery out for the rich saddle-colored Caraway theme and I’d go with the SV Bespoke walnut wood trim. All in, I’m looking at a steep $158,250 for this beauty, which is why this will remain a fantasy.
Connor Hoffman’s $131,350 Standard Wheelbase P530
I think the new Land Rover Range Rover looks like a concept car that should’ve never gone into production (especially in the rear), but if I had to buy one, I’d go for the standard wheelbase, not the new seven-seat model. I’m not going for the fancy Autobiography or First Edition model because why add excess to an already excessive SUV? Selecting the 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 is almost an instinct. Thank goodness Land Rover provides more color choices than Jeep, so I’m choosing Tourmaline Brown with a gloss finish, which costs $4,550, and adding the Shadow Exterior Pack for $1000. These standard 21-inch wheels look derpy, so this Range Rover is getting fitted with 23-inch gloss black wheels for $3000 and black black calipers for $550. The roof needs to be black too ($1000). I’m going with the Caraway interior, sticking with the base Windsor leather and Brown Walnut veneer trim to avoid racking up the price even more, which makes my 2022 Range Rover cost $131,350. That’s Porsche 911 money.
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