2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Price, Review and Buying Guide

Updated on: January 14, 2021

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The Land Rover Range Rover has been around for quite a long time now and has been critical to Land Rover’s reputation over the years in the US. Owned by Jaguar, this British stalwart is a common name on any customer’s lips when they think of a premium Luxury SUV with superior off-roading capabilities. With its 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography trim, Land Rover plans to leave a lasting mark on every customer’s mind. Heavy Discounts on pre-owned Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography in the US.

The Land Rover Range Rover SV stands for Special Operations Vehicles and highlights the superiority of Land Rover. A tall stalwart SUV that is long and spacious enough to be called a significance of extreme richness that uses the finest interior material in the world to wrap itself. However, that’s not the sole strength of the SVAutobiography; its premium and dynamic ride quality and excellent maneuverability sets a benchmark for even its arch-rivals.

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Pros

Extremely rich and Premium interior

Unrivaled comfort and class

Exceptional ride quality

Cons

Highly overpriced

Poor Reliability

Exorbitant ownership cost

What's New?

All-new black edition package that adds black exterior elements and black upholstery in the interior and adds gloss-black-painted 22-inch wheels.


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Colors and Styles

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV in Narvik Black color 2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV in Aruba Premium Metallic color 2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV in Portofino Blue Metallic color
Narvik Black

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.9

Interior

9.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Base

Base

power
557 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Intercooled supercharger premium unleaded
mpg
15 combined

$211,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV LWB (5.0L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $211,000 MSRP (13/15/19) 557 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L, V-8, Intercooled supercharger premium unleaded
TBD TBD 4

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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Overall Rating


With Land Rover’s high-end trim, you can expect to traverse difficult terrains, all while seated in the most exotic of cabins ever seen in an SUV. For the 2021 lineup, Land Rover is also planning to release a special exterior edition to celebrate its 50-year legacy. So, let’s see what exclusive traits can you expect to see from this high-end SUV in 2021? We have already compared the Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography with its similarly priced rivals such as the Maserati Levante Trofeo, the Lamborghini Urus and the Aston Martin DBX. Since it is very similar to the Long Wheelbase model, Let’s now test the Land Rover in comparison to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and the BMW X7 M50i which are comparatively more economical to own but offer the similar performance. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV front three quarter view
2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV rear three quarter view

9.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.9/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Pricing and Features

9.0/10

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography is the premium trim of the Range Rover lineup and has a rich inventory of technology and comfort features. The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography is made available in a standard wheelbase and the long-wheelbase model. Here we are reviewing the LWB or Long Wheelbase model.

Model

2021 Land Rover SV Autobiography

MSRP(Long wheelbase)

$211000

Key Features

5.0L V-8 Engine

 

21" polished aluminum Wheels

 

Park assist

 

Semi-Aniline leather Seat trim

 

Front and rear Fog lights

 

Meridian 29-speaker sound system

 

Power closing rear doors

 

Sliding panoramic roof

The 2021 Land Rover LWB SVAutobiography trim starts at $211000 and supports the extended wheelbase architecture. It comes with the same features as the 2021 Land Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic trim but has an extended long wheelbase. It provides ultimate elegance and comfort wrapped in luxurious elements.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

The flagship SUV of the popular Range Rover lineup, the SVAutobiography has its own share of shortcomings and winnings. The SVAutobiography boasts of a rugged character with sensational driving dynamics and off-road mechanisms unseen in any SUV before. But does the SVAutobiography have what it takes to leave its mark for a long time?

Reliability and Ownership Costs

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography has set standards for itself by replicating most of the standout features that most of its illustrious rivals fail to offer. SVAutobiography certainly has its weak points too, with people complaining about it's not so durable build quality. The car was prone to breakdowns and would sit on the sidelines most of the time. 

The SVAutobiography in general feels like an overloaded luxury chariot that shows its inconsistency as time passes by. Luckily, Land Rover tries to address all its issues and get rid of most of the recalls its beloved child faces. One such recall was in 2019 where the SUV faced a critical issue, ' crankshaft pulley bolt may fracture'. They rectified this issue permanently and plan to do so with such intent in the future too.

Speaking of the reliability ratings, our trusted JD Power website gave the Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography a reliability score of 72 out of 100. This number feels a bit average while compared to its rivals but it is still a huge improvement over the previous years. This shows the intent of Land Rover to improve its SUVs. They still need to work upon their dealership experience as the consumers aren't at all satisfied with it giving it a score of only 65/100. The scoring also takes a hit in the quality and reliability sector too, managing only a paltry score of 68/100.

Ownership Cost

The Ownership Costs of the SVAutobiography isn't too friendly on your pocket either. The 5-year costs of the SVAutobiography come out to a total of around $225000. Depreciation takes away most of the true cost to own value while repairs come out around $4000 a year. The SVAutobiography's taxes and maintenance costs are the highest during the first year of ownership and gradually come down as the years pass by.

Warranty

2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography offers warranty coverage of 4 years or 50000 miles for bumper to bumper. The powertrain and the 24-hour roadside assistance is also of a similar time period. The warranty plan also includes a 6-year rust-perforation warranty for unlimited distance.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

4 years/ 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Corrosion/ Rust Perforation Warranty

6 years/unlimited miles

While Land Rover offers a respectable warranty service that meets most of their ends, rivals like BMW and Mercedes take things to the next level with better warranty plans along with a complimentary maintenance schedule in the package too.

Miles Per Dollar

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography pushes forward with an offering of 6.2 miles for a dollar’s worth. This is calculated by taking into consideration its combined MPG rating and the average price of gasoline.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Buying Advice

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography trim comes in two wheelbase variants- the standard wheelbase Dynamic variant starting at $180850 while the long-wheelbase standard model at $211000. All the exclusive interior features are the same for both models, with the standard SVAutobiography charging extra only for the longer wheelbase. So, you can save up some cash by opting for the SVAutobiography Dynamic.

Is buying a used car Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography a good idea?

The top draw Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography trim of the Range Rover series made its debut in 2017. Since then, it has gone through many periodical changes. The 2017 model had a 10.2-inch touchscreen while the 2018 model brought into play two of them. The 2018 model also incorporated some interior and exterior refreshments while the 2019 model included Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time, along with a plug-in hybrid model. So unless you really want a new SUV beauty, you can always settle in for the older models. Check out our stock of certified pre-owned Land Rover in the US.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The top draw pick of the Range Rover lineup, the SVAutobiography also sports a top draw engine in its arsenal. A potent 5.0-liter supercharger V-8 unit powers our beast, propelling it with the immense power of 557 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. A slick 8-speed automatic transmission pair with this aggressive engine and offers a variety of driving modes for different terrains.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV has 5.0L V8 engine

The SVAutobiography runs on the 4- wheel drivetrain that gives it an edge on rough terrain.

Models

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SVAutobiography 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 BMW X7 M50i

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

MSRP

$209500

$126500

$99800

$80600

Engine

5.0 L Intercooled Supercharger Premium V-8

4.0 L Twin Turbo Premium V-8

4.4 L Twin Turbo Premium V-8

5.0 L Intercooled Supercharger Premium V-8

Drivetrain

4WD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD

Power 

557 hp@6000rpm

541 hp@5750rpm

523 hp@5500rpm

550 hp@6500rpm

Torque 

516 lb-ft@3500rpm

567 lb-ft@1960 rpm

553 lb-ft@1800rpm

502 lb-ft@2500rpm

The powerful supercharged V-8 of the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography takes the top spot in the power charts with class-leading power output. The competition is cutthroat among these macho SUVs with the performance of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the Performance of the BMW X7 M50i both dealing blows on the SVAutobiography with their powerful torque outputs. There is no clear winner in this battle.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography Acceleration And Braking Performance

The supercharger V-8 of the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography is good enough for a competitive run in the speed department. The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography runs the 0-60 mph timing in 4.3 seconds. With the technically sound automatic transmission, the SVAutobiography completes the quarter-mile run in 13.3 seconds.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV accelerate 0-60 mph in 4.3 sec

The V-8 engine of the SVAutobiography unleashes its maximum potential to give a top speed of 130 mph. The braking department isn't shabby either, the thick and snappy brake rotors bringing the massive SUV to a standstill from 60 mph in under 124 feet.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV brake rotor

Models

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SVAutobiography 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 BMW X7 M50i

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

0-60 MPH

4.3 sec

3.7 sec

4.5 sec

3.7 sec

Quarter Mile

13.3 sec

11.8 sec

13.3 sec

12.3 sec

Top Speed

130 MPH

150 MPH

155 MPH

175 MPH

60-0 MPH

124 ft

NA

NA

NA

The 2021 SVAutobiography has a competitive figure in speed statistics, but it still cannot match the breezy speed of the Cayenne Turbo and the speed of the F-PACE SVR. Both these SUVs lock horns in what appears to be a close edge to edge battle.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Fuel Economy

9.9/10

The 2022l1 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography doesn't offer that much of a promise in the gas mileage sector in spite of being in the premium SUV end. The already lavish base price of the SVAutobiography feels even more absurd when you compare the running costs for fuel. 

The SVAutobiography has a below-average MPG rating of 14/19/16 for city/highway/combined. It has a humongous fuel tank capacity of 27.3 gallons that equate to a mileage of 382.2/518.7/436.8miles. The SVAutobiography could have got a competitive edge over its illustrious rivals with a more respectable fuel economy, which it fails to implement in its SUV.

Model

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SVAutobiography 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 BMW X7 M50i

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

MPG (City)

14

15

15

22

MPG (Highway)

19

19

21

27

MPG (Combined)

16

17

17

24

Fuel Capacity 

27.3 gallons

23.7 gallons

21.9 gallons

21.7 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

382.2/518.7/436.8 miles

355.5/450.3/402.9 miles

328.5/459.9/372.3 miles

477.4/585.9/520.8 miles

The Jaguar F-PACE SVR gets its value right on the buck, beating every other competitor with its class-leading range and decent fuel economy.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Interior

9.0/10

The Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography is exactly what you would expect from a high-end SUB. Elegant, handsome, and serene. The Interiors of the 2021 SVAutobiography is a class act apart, boasting of the most exclusive interior builds and dashboard design. The seats are a touch of royalty, with quilted perforated Semi-Aniline or Poltrona Frau leather upholstery adorning them. 

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV dashboard

The rear seats are in a world of their own, with airplane-style executive class comfort plus seats with a massage feature, memory function, powered headrest, cushion adjustments, power recline, and a rear center console to control them all.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV rear seats

The cabin features a knurled design throughout many interior aspects like the stop/start button, armrest adjusters, and many more. The SVAutobiography also includes a convenient refrigerated compartment to store cold drinks and beer.

Model

2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 BMW X7 M50i

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Seating Capacity

5

5

7

5

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

NA

NA

41.9/60/39.8

37.8/57.7/40.3

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

NA

NA

39.9/58.1/37.6

37.5/55.8/37.2

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

-

-

36.6/47.9/33.3

-

The SVAutobiography packs in a generous cargo capacity of 32 cubic feet that is enough to accommodate 13 carry-on cases. Surprisingly, its cargo capacity sits on the bottom end of its class but it still feels generous enough to fit in most of your baggage.

How’s the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography’sinfotainment system?

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography kicks starts the year with its I control Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, which worked its way up to most Land Rover models. The glitzy 10-inch infotainment display houses in most of the infotainment and navigation features. The secondary screen mounted below it houses in the vehicle control settings, driving modes, and the controls for the four-zone climate control. Some small controls are difficult to reach and the cabin overall feels too overcomplicating.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV infotainment screen

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are also available and a dashing 1700 watt 29-speaker Meridian sound system is the icing on the cake.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV seats
2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV seats
2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV seats
2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV dashboard
2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV steering wheel
2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV sunroof

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Exterior

7.0/10

The styling of the 2021 SVAutobiography is no joke either, the bold Land Rover front grille and the signature LED headlamps marking its presence from afar. The high shoulder lines give the SVAutobiography its unique accent. The LWB variant of the SVAutobiography gives you the option of a duo-tone paint and exclusive 21 or 22- inch SVAutobiography wheels. That's not the end of it, the SVAutobiography also includes a Dynamic Black special edition with black exterior accents that match the personality of a true gentleman.

Model

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SVAutobiography 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2020 BMW X7 M50i

2020 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Curb Weight 

5505 lbs

5056 lbs

5370 lbs

3870 lbs

Length 

NA

194"

203.3"

186.3"

Width 

NA

78.1"

78.7"

76.2"

Height 

NA

65.9"

71.1"

65"

Ground Clearance 

8.3"

6.7"

NA

8.4"

Wheelbase 

NA

114"

122.2"

113.1"

Dimensionally, the LWB SVAutobiography is one of the longest and widest SUVs in its segment. It has the heaviest curb weight among its competition and an impressive ground clearance too that highlights it's off-road caliber.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Safety

8.0/10

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography hasn't undergone any testing by any of the reputed crash-test agencies like NHTSA. So we are yet to get any insight on its accident preventive measures. Still, the SVAutobiography offers some of the most advanced driving assistance features and safety features in its inventory. Some notable features are a 360-degree park assist with surround camera, autonomous emergency braking, heads up display, traffic sign recognition and adaptive speed limiter, blind spot monitor, driver condition and rear traffic monitor, and lane-keeping assist. The All-terrain Progress Control and the active rear locking differential work wonders to enhance the shock absorption.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Competition

2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography Vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is the sportier SUV at a fraction of the cost of the Range Rover SVAutobiography. None of the competitors matches the agility and handling of a Porsche, so the Porsche Cayenne is a clear winner in this field. However, when it comes to spaciousness and luxury, the Range Rover SVAutobiography hits the right notes with its roomy interiors and top-notch seats that also come with massaging!

Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV

You can shell out the extra bucks for the opulence of the SVAutobiography or else you can indulge in driving the macho Cayenne Turbo.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography Vs BMW X7 M50i

The BMW X7 M50i is a complete package, with loads of active safety features, a powerful engine, a bold exterior persona, and luxurious interiors. The Range Rover however exerts its superiority on the off-road dynamics and outright opulence. The BMW X7 M50i is a spacious wagon with plenty of room to fit in your growing family alongside a three-row seating arrangement.

BMW X7 M50i

The choice is yours, the Land Rover for luxury, or the BMW for practicality.

2021 Land Rover Range Rover LWB SV Autobiography SUV Final Verdict

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography makes things clear on its path. If you want your own luxurious chariot on wheels, there is no looking back on the SVAutobiography. This flagship trim of the Range Rover series leaves its imprint on the luxury SUV market with its unmatched off-road performance and lavish interiors. This car is a worthy asset for those who love to flaunt their money and its presence alone commands respect on the streets.

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