2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV

2020 MODEL
$130,300
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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography PHEV SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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The world around us is evolving at a very rapid rate. The automotive world is also going through such a phase and we are witnessing certain instances which were at one point of time deemed unlikely. One such instance is the electrification of off-roaders and how this is revolutionizing out outlook.

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Pros

Interior worthy of the Queen of England

Luxury meets off-road

A host of customizable options both inside out

The legroom makes you feel like a king

It has got you back with a host of safety features

Standard TouchPro Duo

Cons

Mediocre engine performance

Increased curb weight adds to its woes

Steering is on the heavier side

Infotainment system lags a lot; not intuitive

What's New?

Updated exterior colors- Portofino Blue and Corris Grey

New optional Black Exterior design package

Shadow Walnut wood trim now comes standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$130300

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

398 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

472 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15/15

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

66.3 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

5515 lbs.

ground clearance

8.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

59 cu ft.

towing capacity

5511 lbs.

payload capacity

1562 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

19 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/29/19 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior

Styles

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Aruba Premium Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.2

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

6.3

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.4

Final Verdict

9.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Autobiography

Autobiography

power
398 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$130,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P400e Autobiography 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) Starting at $130,300 MSRP (21/19/29) 398 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.7

Overall Rating


2020 Land Rover Range Rover Rover Autobiography Plug-In Hybrid is a perfect example of this revolution. The British luxury SUV is powered by a combination of a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 and a 13.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This setup produces a combined power of 398 hp and torque of 472 lb.-ft.

Range Rover takes on the likes of Volvo XC90, Porsche Cayenne and Lincoln Aviator for an all-out battle for the most giving hybrid SUVs. As weird as it sounds, the hybridization of SUVs has its fair share of perks.


8.0/10
Features

 

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.3/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 

7.4/10
Competition

 

9.0/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Features

8.0/10

The environmental friendly Land Rover is available in one complete trim at $130,300 with all the creature comforts and luxury features which makes it a very competent offroader with a hybrid powertrain.

 It is available only in Standard WheelBase and the feature list is impressive with a host of safety and driver assistance features to help you out.

Trim

AUTOBIOGRAPHY PHEV

MSRP (4WD)

$130,300

Key Features

21-inch Alloy wheels

 

Active Locking Rear Differential

 

Signature LED Headlamps and taillamps

 

24-way heated and cooled Massage Front seats

 

4-Zone Climate Control

 

Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Advanced Tow Assist

Which 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography trim should you opt for?

The only trim available will help you have all the fun and also save off the fuel expenses with the added boost from the battery pack. All this for $ 130,300 is a rather luxury steal.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Engine and Performance

8.2/10

2020 Autobiography PHEV is powered by a humble 2.0L turbocharged inline-four motor coupled to an electric motor that is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The whole setup produces a combined power of 398 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque. The electric motor alone pumps out an impressive 114 hp.

The power is transferred to all four wheels via an 8-Speed Automatic transmission which uses electronic wizardry to get out power effectively and efficiently. The combination of hybrid powerhouse and efficient gearbox makes it one of the most efficient off-roaders out there. The electric motor alone can haul the Range Rover for up to 31 miles 

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography P400e 4WD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine AWD

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring AWD

MSRP

$130,300

$73,800

$86,400

$87,800

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

3.0L Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo V6

Drivetrain 4WD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

Power

398hp@5,500rpm 400hp@6,000rpm 455hp@5,250rpm 400hp@5,500rpm

Torque

472lb-ft@1,500rpm 472lb-ft@2,200rpm 516lb-ft@1,000rpm 415lb-ft@3,000rpm

Land Rover doesn’t justify its price for the performance it puts on the table as it’s much cheaper counterparts provide us with same or more figures. This puts the Brit in a rather doubtful spot. Volvo being the cheapest of the lot pumps out more power and the same torque. Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is the leader of this pack and it can be credited to its robust and rewarding 3.0L V6.

How quick is the 2020 Land Rover in 0-60 run?

Acceleration is not the Brit’s strong point as the bulky Rover takes its own sweet time and does 0-60 in 6.4 seconds. The added weight and mediocre engine does take away a whole second from the Rover as compared to the brawny V8 models. 

The electrically assisted powerhouse helps forget the puny engine under the hood as it helps you pull off the line with the available on-tap torque. 

The acceleration is linear and widely spread across the rev-band which gives you the slightest feeling of being pulled forward. And that does justice to the luxury part of this off-roader. We would even forgive its sluggish acceleration for the off-roading experience it provides. 

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography P400e AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine AWD

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring AWD

0-60 MPH

6.4 sec

5.7 sec

4.7 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

15.3 sec

N/A

N/A

13.8 sec

Top Speed N/A 130 MPH N/A N/A

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

3.0L Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo V6

The acceleration is linear and widely spread across the rev-band which gives you the slightest feeling of being pulled forward. And that does justice to the luxury part of this off-roader. We would even forgive its sluggish acceleration for the off-roading experience it provides. 

Porsche excels here with its powerful engine that pumps out 57 more horses than the e-Brit. Lincoln and Volvo have similar 0-60 figures as both have similar power figures.

How well does the 2020 hybrid Land Rover handle?

The Ranger Rover Autobiography performs best in its natural habitat, away from the roads! Its adaptive Terrain Response System can make even the noob in you drive it with ease on any terrain. The amount of driving aids and support systems are phenomenal in this one. Imagine going for your first ever big-time baseball match and striking a home run in the first blow with no idea as to how you did it! Driving the Brit offroads will give you the same.

The air suspension adapts automatically as you make your way up that hill and the mighty V8 does a commendable job at pulling the behemoth forward. The ride is calm and composed with the adaptive four-wheel-drive setup helping out in challenging terrains. This Rover is not as biased as its brothers as the added weight from lithium-ion batteries help make the vehicle more stable and the lower center of gravity helps maintain its curve well.

But as all rovers, this one is also pestered by a persistent body roll which cannot be unnoticed. It is not confident in taking fast corners. The steering is also on the heavier side which makes you flex the muscles for high-speed maneuverability. But for an SUV this huge, there is impressive outward visibility and is a boon for city drives. It is a mixed bag on-road but has its priorities sorted out perfectly for the off-road!

How does hybridization of 2020 Land Rover affect braking?

Slowing this massive car and bringing to a halt is no small talk, and the slotted disc brakes all-round do an impressive. But the regenerative braking tech does take a bite off the brakes as it makes it a bit sluggish. It takes more time to actuate the brakes which can be felt at the pedal. But then, this is a bane that comes with regenerative braking.

There is a considerable body roll, given the sheer mass and height of the SUV. But this can only be felt under spirited braking on-road which I believe very few owners will opt for. The added safety if automatic emergency braking makes sure of situations not going out of hand. The hill climb assist is another feature in which the brakes play a very impressive role in keeping the Brit without sliding off, even at steep angles. 

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography P400e AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine AWD

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring AWD

Brake Rotors Front

15.0"

13.2"

14.2"

14.3"

Brake Rotors Rear

14.4"

12.1"

14.1"

13.8"

Curb Weight

5515 lbs

5105 lbs

5265 lbs

5678 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A

N/A

N/A

119 ft

All the hybrid cars have the added benefit of regenerative braking, which helps recharge the battery pack but at the same time takes away from the prompt bite of the brakes. The added tech reduces the actuation time. All of the competition suffer from this but some tend to get the better of it.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

4.0/10

SUVs are known to be gas guzzlers, but the trend is changing, thanks to hybrid powertrain. We don’t have the official EPA but rest assured it will be impressive. We can expect similar or better figures than the fuel-efficient competitors.

The electric power kicks in for the lower rev range to help propel the car and can also be driven on pure electric power for a whole 31 miles. It would not perform as good as its V8 brother but it's a bold step forward and will eventually get there.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography P400e AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine AWD

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring AWD

MPG (City)

N/A

25

N/A

17

MPG (Highway)

N/A

29

N/A

24

MPG (Combined)

N/A

27

N/A

20

MPGE (Combined)

N/A

55

N/A

N/A

Fuel Capacity

24.0 gallons

18.5 gallons

19.8 gallons

18.0 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

3.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

The instant torque from electric motors and the peppy engine helps provide decent performance coupled with impressive EPA figures. As per the available data, Volvo steals the top spot with a combined EPA of 55 MPGe!

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Interior

6.3/10

The interior in Range Rover Autobiography is the definition of British Luxury. It is wrapped in the finest leather with contrasting wood trims. The attention to detail is phenomenal and the time you spend in the cabin will be lost admiring the various comfort features. There is a dedicated EV button in the center console which swaps the powerhouse from hybrid to pure-electric to pure gasoline.

The finest ones include heated armrests and gesture-controlled sunshade. Two 10-inch infotainment screens fill up the center console and give the dashboard a clean look. All of the major functions and infotainment controls are embedded into these screens and they work pretty well. Land Rover has been working and improving the software over time and has come a long way since its introduction.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography P400e AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine AWD

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring AWD

Seating Capacity 5 7 5 7

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/60.9/39.1

38.9/57.7/40.9

39.6/58.9/N/A

40.3/61.5/43.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/59.0/39.3

38.5/56.5/37.0

N/A

39.7/61.3/39.0

Third Row

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

36.3/46.9/31.9

N/A

36.9/54.0/29.2

What are the infotainment features available?

The two-screen setup at the center of the dashboard is an eye-catcher with its high-resolution graphics and smooth functionality. The top screen has all of the basic infotainment controls with the maps coming in and the lower screen has the climate controls, driving modes and settings. The stats for the lithium-ion battery pack is also shown on the screen with all the vital details.

There have been a few hiccups in the earlier versions but Land Rover has worked and provided us with a much more intuitive version in the Autobiography. There are very few physical buttons which makes the interaction rather cumbersome and takes time to get used to.

Infotainment Features

  • Dual 10-inch High-Definition infotainment screen
  • 1700W Meridian Signature Sound System
  • 29-Speakers and Subwoofer
  • Dual Rear Seat 10-Inch HD touchscreen displays
  • WhiteFire digital wireless headphones
  • HDMI and Mobile HD Link (MHL)
  • Navigation Pro
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Interior Features

  • Carpeted Mats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • First and Second Row Smoker pack
  • Four-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Front center console cooler compartment
  • Leather headliner
  • Dedicated EV button for pure electric mode
  • Heated, cooled, massage Front and Rear Seats
  • Head-Up Display
  • 12.3-Inch HD Interactive Driver Display

How much cargo can the 2020 Autobiography Plug-In Hybrid take?

This is the luxurious cargo compartment we have ever come across. It has 28.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. The battery pack tucked under the cargo compartment eats away a few cubic feet. The floor of which is lined with premium carpeting and can be swapped with optional wooden flooring!

The cargo space is the best of the lot. There are dedicated pouches to hold objects that tend to fly about when off-roading. Smart move, Land Rover.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography P400e AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine AWD

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring AWD

Cargo Capacity

28.3 cu.ft.

15.8 cu.ft.

22.7 cu.ft.

18.3 cu.ft.

The Brit impresses us with the maximum cargo volume despite the added battery pack. Volvo loses out big time with just 15.8 cubic feet and Lincoln Aviator comes in next with just 18.3 cu. Ft.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Exterior

9.0/10

The one thing we all can agree about Land Rovers is that they age like fine wine. The 2020 iteration sure has come a long way with the signature modern LED headlamps and taillamps but still retains its no-nonsense classic persona.

The unmistakable Land Rover front grille and headlamps will make its presence known from afar. The shoulder lens is high up and greatly complements the SUV’s size with unique downswept accents on both sides which gives it a unique and recognizable look. The rear bumper has integrated exhaust tips to give it a cleaner look. The charging sockets are neatly hidden in the front grille and you won’t notice it unless opened. Smart move by the Brit. 

Numerous optional design packs and new wheel designs further adds to the appeal of the car and make you spoilt for choices.

 If you look carefully, the “Range Rover” badge upfront is underlined by a single continuous which starts at the headlights and makes its way towards the rear by dividing the door handles, finally joining at the rear, below the badge. That is great attention to detail.

Model

Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography P400e AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine AWD

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring AWD

Curb Weight

5515 lbs

5105 lbs

5265 lbs

5678 lbs

Length

196.9"

194.9"

194.2"

199.3"

Width

73.6"

79.1"

78.1"

79.6"

Height

73.6"

69.9"

66.0"

69.8"

Ground Clearance

8.7"

9.4"

8.2"

N/A

Wheelbase

115.0"

117.5"

114.0"

119.1"

Exterior Features

  • Heated outside rearview mirrors
  • Soft Close Door
  • Unibody steel Engine Cover
  • Distinctive LED Headlamps and Taillamps
  • 22-inch unique alloy wheels
  • Electronic Split-Tailgate
  • Neatly integrated electric socket in the front grille

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Safety

8.0/10

Land Rover has not made any compromises in the safety of their SUV. In fact, the driving assistance features available are what makes this SUV a breeze to drive both on and off roads. 360-degree camera makes it easier to maneuver this Goliath of a car in cities and tight spots.

Driver Assist features help in minimizing the complexity of driving a fully-fledged SUV and Land Rover has aced it. The various features available are listed below.

Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • ISOFIX points in rear seats
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Seat belts with Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Competition

7.4/10

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography PHEV vs 2020 Volvo XC90 PHEV

Volvos are known to produce the safest cars and the XC90 is no different. It has a host of safety and driver assistance features which helps keep the occupants protected in any situation. It has a very lavish and spacious interior that boasts of the finest materials. But it is puny in front of the exquisite interior of the Brit. Shockingly it doesn’t have an edge in performance as well. The only thing that truly differentiates the Volvo form Land Rover is the pricing. The Brit is a whopping $56,200 costlier than the Volvo XC90. That is a lot of money but we will still opt for the Rover because the XC90 won’t make you feel like a king!

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography PHEV vs 2020 Porsche Cayenne PHEV

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is the most powerful of the lot, courtesy of the 3.0L V6 engine. It handles unlike an SUV and sticks to the ground in corners. The interior is well built and has a lot of premium materials in it. But at the end of the day, it is still a crossover and not a full-blown SUV. It has poor outward visibility which hampers your city drives. And to be frank, it is built beautifully rather than ruggedly, thus making you hesitate to take it off-roading. But Porsche has an edge here with its tempting price and it cannot be unseen. Then again, for the added premium you get an extremely luxurious SUV that doesn’t hesitate to get its shoes dirty in the Autobiography P400e.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography PHEV vs 2020 Lincoln Aviator PHEV

The American luxury SUV is the priciest of Rover’s competition and is equipped with a premium interior and a powerful engine that reciprocates with its character. There are a lot of advanced features on offer but loses out on cabin space and poor driving dynamics. We would take the Rover over the Aviator any day for the practicality it provides with an equally impressive luxury appeal.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Plug-In-Hybrid SUV Final Verdict

9.0/10

Land Rover is much more than just an automaker. It has paved its way into being a heritage and create a cult for itself. You can’t put a price on that and also not on the utterly practical SUV it is. The insanely luxurious interior is the perk of being a Brit, we believe. You will not be bothered by the 6-digit price it asks for, after having a taste of the unique experience it provides when you climb up that steep hill while being massaged in your heated seat.