Land Rover have never been known to have the best structure for naming vehicles. Currently, more than ever, their model lineup leave a lot of people questioning what the difference in Land Rover and Range Rover is exactly. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to break down.
The Difference in Land Rover and Range Rover
To put simply, the difference in Land Rover and Range Rover is luxury. While all the Land Rover models are luxurious, use high quality materials, and are considered high end vehicles, the Range Rover branded vehicles have been the “trademark” luxury SUV built by Land Rover since the Range Rover Classic.
On the other hand, the Discovery model was known for being more rugged. Along with the Discovery, there’s also the Land Rover Defender, which is the brand’s ultimate off-road vehicle and lacks just about any luxury you could desire.
The most important part to remember, however, is that Land Rover is the company that builds the Range Rover. Think of it this way – Range Rover is to Land Rover what the Accord is to Honda. Honda builds the Accord; Land Rover builds the Range Rover.
Here’s a simple model breaking down the Land Rover lineup from cheapest to most expensive to explain the difference in Land Rover and Range Rover.
Land Rover Discovery Sport – $37,795
The Land Rover lineup starts with the base model – the Land Rover Discovery Sport, which is comparable to the old Land Rover Freelander & LR2 replacement. The Discovery Sport is meant to be the cheap, capable, small off-roader. The Discovery Sport is the most crossover-ish vehicle Land Rover has produced. Base models lack a lot of luxury features, but the Discovery Sport is still incredibly capable off-road.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – $41,800
Next up in the Land Rover lineup is the introduction of the Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque was designed to be the cheap Range Rover model – the small luxury SUV with the ability to show up on a mountain top and head straight down the mountain through difficult terrain just in time for dinner at the country club. The Evoque remains the cheapest Range Rover model built to date.
Land Rover Range Rover Velar – $49,900
Coming in a little bit larger and more expensive than the Evoque is Land Rover’s latest model (at the time of writing) – the Range Rover Velar. The Range Rover Velar is truly something spectacular, and I firmly believe it’s the best current model available in the Land Rover lineup. The Velar offers the luxury of the “big boy” Range Rover and the practicality and affordability of a normal SUV at just under $50,000. Plus, the Velar is one of the best looking Land Rover Range Rover models ever produced.
Land Rover Discovery – $52,090
After the Velar comes one of the biggest names in the SUV genre – the Land Rover Discovery. The Discovery has been around for years; however, in the early 2000s, Land Rover rebranded the “Discovery” name in the US to LR, which saw the LR3 and LR4. Outside of the US, the LR3 and LR4 remained Discovery. Land Rover has returned to the Discovery name with their latest model The Discovery 5 is one of the most advanced and capable SUVs available today for the $52,090 price tag. The biggest controversy with the new Discovery is the license plate placement. Aside from that, the new Discovery is fantastic!
Land Rover Range Rover Sport – $66,750
The Range Rover Sport is the second most expensive model in the Land Rover lineup, coming in at just under $67,000. The Range Rover Sport has been one of the most popular Range Rovers produced, with a large number of Land Rover’s sales in 2017 coming from the Range Rover Sport. It offers the Range Rover name for about $20,000 less.
Land Rover Range Rover – $87,350
Last up in the Land Rover model range is the big boy – the Range Rover. The Range Rover is Land Rover’s flagship luxury car, and you can’t talk about luxury SUVs without the Range Rover coming to mind. The Range Rover starts at a modest $87,000, but the impressive part is that the special editions can be customized to upwards of $250,000. The full size Range Rover is truly one spectacular vehicle, and the Range Rover remains the best Land Rover model available.