2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel SUV

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MSRP $98,000
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2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Price, Review and Buying Guide

Updated on: January 14, 2021

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Diesel powered cars are becoming outdated very fast. However, there are still automakers like Land Rover and GM still make diesel engine. Diesel may not be as powerful as a gasoline engine, but they make up for it with ton of torque, making them highly capable at towing. In the luxury segment automakers like Land Rover and Cadillac still make diesel engines for their vehicles.

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Pros

Luxury is forefront

Comfortable cabin 

Superior Off-Road capabilities 

Cons

Poor handling and steering 

Glitchy infotainment

Pricey 

What's New?

No major changes, Part of the fourth generation


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Colors and Styles

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British Racing Green Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.9

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.4

Final Verdict

8.5

8.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV HSE

HSE

power
255 hp @ 3750 rpm
fuel
Intercooled turbo diesel
mpg
25 combined

$98,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $98,000 MSRP (22/25/29) 255 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L, V-6, Intercooled turbo diesel
8-speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.8

Overall Rating


The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel is one of the few diesel-powered luxury vehicles available in the market. It does not disappoint despite being a diesel powered, the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 produces 254 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft of torque. The Ranger Rover Diesel is available in 2 trims with the price for the base model art $91,700 and $98,000 for the top trim: HSE. The Range Rover Diesel only has one rival and that is the Cadillac Escalade.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV front view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV rear view

9.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.4/10
Competition

8.5/10
Final Verdict


2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Pricing and Features

9.0/10

The 2021 Land Rover Ranger Rover Diesel is offer in 2 trims: base model and HSE. The price for the base model starts at $91,700 and $98,000 for the HSE trim. Even the base model offer tons Range Rover offer tons more features than most of the car in the market. 

Trims

HSE

MSRP

$98,000
Key Feature

SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan

  19 Meridian speakers
 

10-inch Pro Duo Touchscreen with android auto and apple car play

 

powered adjustable front seats

  22-way heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats
  2 2nd row LCD monitor

The HSE Trim, priced at $98,000 add more feature to the base model. Some of the highlights of the model include Meridian 19 speaker setup, 22 way heated and cooled front seats.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

The 2021 diesel powered Range Rover got a 72 out of 100 overall score for JD Power. Which is not the best score but its definitely not the worst. JD Power takes lot of factors like the quality and reliability, driving experience, resale and dealership experience and score out of 100. The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover scores 74 in quality and reliability which is very respectable. It also scored 74 in driving experience, 72 in resale and 65 in dealership experience. 

Luxury SUVs have a higher cost of ownership and the Range Rover Diesel is no exception. A new Range Rover loss around $20,000 after first year. It also has $2,000 of insurance, over $8,000 of tax and fees and over $5,000 of financing for the first year. The vehicle also has a maintenance cost of $151 for the first year which is very respectable. However, the maintenance cost goes up year after year and after five years you will be paying around $2,500.

Year 

Cost

2016

$94,500

2017

$94,650

2018

$90,500

2019

$91,160

2020

$91,700

Overall, the Range Rover Diesel has a very high ownership cost, but it is average compared to other Luxury SUVs in the market. Its main rival the Cadillac Escalade also has the similar ownership cost. However, the Cadillac has a much higher depreciation than the Land Rover. 

Warranty 

Land Rover provides a comprehensive warranty for the Range Rover. The come with 4 years or 50,000 miles period coverage for basic, Drivetrain and 24 hours roadside assistance. The automaker also provides a 6 year or unlimited mile warranty for corrosion protection.

Criteria

Period

Basic Warranty

4-years/50,000 miles; whichever comes first

Drivetrain Warranty 

4-years/50,000 miles; whichever comes first

Corrosion perforation warranty

6-years/ unlimited

24-hour roadside assistance

4-years/50,000 miles

The Land Rover Range Rover comes with a decent warranty package compared to its rival the Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade come with the same period of basic warranty, but Cadillac offers a 6 year or 70,000-mile period warranty coverage for Drivetrain and 24-hour roadside assistance. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Buying Advice

Diesel might be going out of fashion, but if you are a person who is looking for a diesel-powered luxury SUV then you cannot go wrong. If you are wondering which trim to buy, then you cannot go wrong with either. The base model offers much more features as standard than most of the cars in the market the HSE goes even further. So, if you are in the market for a diesel Range Rover then go for the HSE. 

Is buying a used Land Rover Range Rover Diesel a good idea?

We would not suggest that you buy a used diesel Range Rover. However, if you are in the market for used Range Rover you can find plenty. Diesel engine as they age lose their efficiency and potential due to soot buildup. This is an unavoidable, and as a result, diesel engines require more maintenance as they age. So, we are recommending you skip the secondhand market when it comes to diesel Range Rovers 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Engine and Performance

9.9/10

The vehicle is power buy a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine. The engine produces 254 horsepower which is noting compared to what its gasoline powered counter parts. However, diesel engine being a diesel engine it produces a lot more torque which means you can tow more than a gasoline engine. The 3.0-liter motor is mated to the same 8-speed automatic you get on the gasoline powered Rage Rover. 

Models

2021 Range Rover 

2021 Cadillac Escalade 

MSRP

$98,000

$76,195

Engine

3.0L Turbocharged V6

3.0L Inline 6

Drivetrain

4WD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

10-speed automatic

Power 

254 hp @ 3,750 rpm

277 hp @ 3750 rpm

Torque 

443 lb-ft@1,750 rpm

460 lb.-ft @ 1500 rpm

The diesel-powered Range Rover does not have many rivals, in fact, it only has one the diesel Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade also has a 3.0-liter motor, but it is an inline 6 which produces 277 horsepower. As you can see the Cadi has more power than the Rover and it is the same case when it comes to torque. When it comes to the engine department the Cadillac Escalade has the Land Rover Range Rover beat. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel Acceleration and Braking Performance

The diesel Range Rover do the zero to sixty sprint in 7.2 seconds. Diesels are not known for their acceleration figures, but the performance offered by the Range Rover is respectable.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV accelerate 0-60 mph in 7.2 sec

It also can do the quarter mile in 15.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 miles per hour. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV brake rotor

Models

2021 Range Rover 

2021 Cadillac Escalade 

0-60 MPH 

7.2 sec

N/A

Quarter Mile 

15.3 sec

N/A

Top Speed 

130 MPH

N/A

60-0 MPH

124 ft

N/A

The deceleration figures for the Range Rover are also pretty respectable for a SUV. It can come to a complete stop from 60 in 124 feet. Unfortunately, the acceleration and deceleration figures for its rivals are not available. The Escalade is getting a major update for 2021 and the figures has not been announced by the automaker.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The Land Rover Range Rover has some impressive gas mileage. It delivers 22 miles from a gallon in city driving condition and 28 miles of a gallon on a highway. it also delivered 24 miles from a gallon in combined driving simulations. When it comes to gas mileage the Range Rover is miles ahead of its competition, no pun intended. 

Models

2021 Range Rover 

2021 Cadillac Escalade 

MPG (City)

22

15

MPG (Highway)

28

20

MPG (Combined)

24

18

Fuel Capacity 

22.7 gallons

24 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

399/523/488 miles

360/480/432 miles

Even though the Range Rover has a smaller fuel tank than the Escalade it offers a better range. This is thanks to the high efficiency of the engine on the Range Rover. The Range Rover can go 523 miles on full tank of fuel on a highway and 399 in a city. Which means you only have to make fewer stop on long distance journeys.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Interior

9.9/10

Luxury is the name of the game when it comes to Ranger Rovers. The cabin is filled with premium materials and offers good ergonomics as well. As standard the Range Rover can seat 5 people in utter luxury and comfort. The seats are designed to rap around you and give you a comfortable fit, this is the story for both the Front and Rear seats. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV cockpit area

The vehicle also comes packed with tech for your convenience as well. The standard Range Rover comes with features like a premium 13 speaker setup for the audiophiles and speed sensitive volume. However, is you are buying the HSE trims then the vehicle comes with a Meridian 19 speaker setup which is even better.

Models

2021 Range Rover 

2021 Cadillac Escalade 

Seating Capacity

5

5

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

39.5/60.9/39.4

42.3/65.5/44.5

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

39.4 /59.0 /39.3

38.9 /64.6 /41.7

For 2021 Cadillac has stepped up its game for 2021 with new Escalade. Until last year the Escalade was no match for the Range Rover, but with the update Cadillac has made to the Escalade it can give the Range Rover a much stiffer competition. Both the vehicles can match each other in teach and comfort. However, the Range Rover still manages to have a slight overall edge over Cadillac Escalade. 

How is the infotainment system in the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Diesel?

The Range Rover comes with Land Rover’s latest dual 10-inch touchscreens for infotainment and vehicle functions which it calls the Touch Pro Duo. Accompanying the infotainment are features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM and more. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV infotainment screen

However, comparing the Range Rover infotainment system to the Cadillac Escalade it feels and looks very outdated. Even though the infotainment is not fancy as the one on the Escalade it still manages to get the job done. You can also control the infotainment system using the controls on the steering wheel.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV idashboard
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV infotainment screen
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV infotainment screen
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV infotainment screen steering wheel
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV trunk space
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV steering wheel mounted control

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Exterior

9.9/10

There are no major updates for the 2021 model and the SUV remains the same when it comes to the looks. However, that does not matter because the vehicle still looks rowdy and classy at the same time.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV

It takes many design cues from its bigger and elder sibling like the front grille, LED headlight signature, and clamshell hood. The vehicle also come with power gesture tailgate and black contrasting panoramic roof.

Models

2021 Range Rover 

2021 Cadillac Escalade 

Curb Weight 

4940 lb.

5635 lb. 

Length 

196.9”

211.9”

Width 

78.1”

81.1”

Height 

73.6”

76.7”

Ground Clearance 

8.7”

N/A

Wheelbase 

115.0”

120.9

Both the Range Rover and Escalade are good looking SUVs. So, let us compare which SUV is better to leave with. To do that you have to take a look at their size and when it comes to the size the Range Rover is a smaller SUV making it easy to drive around the city. Smaller size will also help when it comes to off roading capabilities.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV three quarter view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV three quarter view front view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV rear three quarter view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV three quarter view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV headlamp
2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV right side view

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Safety

8.0/10

The vehicle comes with safety features like curtain airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners,4 channel ABS, Traction control, electronic stability control and more. It also come with tons of passive and active safety features as well. To truly understand the safety of the vehicle we need the NHTSA and IIHS test results. Unfortunately, neither authorities have not conducted test on the 2021 model. The previous models of the vehicle have not been tested either. However, you do not have to worry about that because the Land Rover has built the chassis well with best quality materials, in addition, they also pack the vehicle with tons of safety features.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Competition

7.4/10

Land Rover Range Rover Diesel vs Cadillac Escalade Diesel

Both the cars are very well built and designed. In addition, they also come with tons of features as well. Escalade has up its game for 2021 which make it difficult deciding between the two. Both of them have their strong suits, for example, the Escalade has every potential engine and a fabulous infotainment system.

Cadillac Escalade Diesel

While the Range Rover has better fuel economy, better comfort, and cargo space. So, if you are in the market for a diesel luxury SUV you have to test drive both of them.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV Final Verdict

8.5/10

Diesel power vehicles may not be everyone cup of tea. However, if you are in the market for a diesel-powered Luxury SUV look no further. The Cadillac gives though competition for the Land Rover Range Rover, but the Rover is still king of the field. The vehicles have its drawbacks like the glitchy, and outdated infotainment system compared to rival. Nonetheless, Luxury, Comfort and craftsmanship are for front on the Land Rover and another strong suit for the vehicle is its frugal engine.

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