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2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: May 5, 2020
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Totan Banerjee

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Electric cars are making their way into the present mobility scenario. In fact, the auto expo at geneva somewhat showed that the sun is going to set for gasoline-powered vehicles. Many brands have come up with great EV products and as the story continues car manufacturers are predicting to do great business in this area. The very reason why we say this is every other car manufacturer or in fact every car manufacturer is slowly pushing towards the future with market-ready EVs.

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Pros

Luxury in a PHEV

More range per gallon

Quick Acceleration

Sophisticated and roomiest interior

Cons

Oldschool Infotainment

Sticker price too high

What's New?

The 2020 Range Rover P400e PHEV is entirely a new driving experience. The Range Rover PHEV continues to be unique to date in the super-luxury PHEV segment.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$95950

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

355 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

365 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

196.9 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

4955 lbs.

ground clearance

8.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

68.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

7716 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/21/25 mpg

ev range

522.5 mi.

highway range (evs/hybrids)

687.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


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Styles

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

10

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

10

Exterior

10

Safety

8.0

Final Verdict

9.0

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OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV HSE

HSE

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

$95,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P400e HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) Starting at $95,950 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

9.1

Overall Rating


Brands are aware that society will be unable to accept an entirely electric vehicle especially in the SUV segment which is powered with more fun than mobility. The world’s most luxurious car brand Land Rover has also joined the race to make hybrid electric cars. Imagine such a huge luxury ballroom on 4 wheels powered with electric motors. You need not push your imagination so hard they have got for you an iconic SUV which now even runs on electric. That’s the Range Rover PHEV.

The Range Rover PHEV is the most luxurious electric vehicle in the world. We are not kidding it has everything to cover your luxury needs but that comes for a huge price. The price it comes we can say it is one of the most costly electric vehicles on roads. But that’s a Range Rover and you will love to pay that price. With this PHEV, Range Rover won’t be called gas guzzler anymore.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV Rear View

9.0/10
Features

 

10/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

10/10
Interior

 

10/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 
 

9.0/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Features

9.0/10

The Range Rover PHEV comes in two different trim configurations the base version or the Range Rover P400e HSE and the P400e Autobiography. The top model Autobiography comes with more sophisticated comfort and drives features.

Trim

Range Rover P400e HSE

MSRP (4WD)

$95,950.00

Key Features

20” 12-Spoke alloy wheels

 

Terrain Response

 

Dynamic stability control

 

Hill descent control

 

20-way heated front seats

 

Heated steering wheel

 

Three-zone climate control

 

Lane keep assist

 

Driver condition monitor

Which Range Rover P400e one should buy?

Well, that’s easy to answer. If you want to drive a vehicle that won’t be available with anyone within the next 5 miles you will surely buy the P400e HSE but if you want a vehicle that is not available with anyone within the next 20 miles the Autobiography goes with you. It has a wider body than the HSE and its the only car your state senate has.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Engine and Performance

10/10

The gas guzzler has a new engine that is more efficient and economical even than a petrol hatchback. This comes with a 2.0L Inline 4 that has the best range than any other car in the segment. The engine roughly produces 398 hp of power and 472 lb-ft of torque. Well, that is enough to power the huge SUV on all types of roads where these 4 wheels can take you. The 145kW electric motor is capable of producing 102hp of power.

Model

Range Rover P400e HSE

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

MSRP

$95,950

$81,100

$73,800

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

3.0L Premium V6

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain 4WD AWD AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 8-Speed Automatic

Power

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

Torque

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

The vehicle is powered through an eight-speed automatic transmission, that can drive you through any terrain you are willing to take this luxury beast. It’s an All-wheel drive that really enjoys the off-road turns. There is a 2-speed transfer case that dedicatedly works for off-road conditions.

How to charge a Range Rover P400e?

The Range Rover P400e PHEV gets power through a 13.1 kWh battery pack which is assembled below the rear cargo floor. The most economical way to charge the vehicle is with the help of a 240-Volt charging outlet that is easily available on charging stations. Another way to charge is a 120-Volt setup that will take overnight to charge the massive battery unit. But once charged this vehicle can run up to 31 miles on pure electric power.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV 240-Volt charging outlet

How does the car Accelerate?

You will be pretty amazed to know this that the Range Rover P400e swiftly accelerates to 60 miles of speed in near about 6 seconds. Well, that won’t have been amazing for a normal SUV but you are riding a PHEV and that deserves a backing. This ultra-luxury SUV has a lot of power to push itself through the city roads and as ell through the highways. You can say this vehicle can qualify with a good number in the acceleration test.

Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV accelerates to 60 miles of speed in near about 6 seconds.

Model

Range Rover P400e HSE

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

0-60 MPH

6.4 sec

5.3 sec

N/A

Quarter Mile

19 sec

N/A

N/A

Top Speed 137 MPH N/A 130 MPH

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

3.0L Premium V6

2.0L Inline-4

Range Rover P400e do not push with sudden energy as EVs do. You get to push early and constantly up to a certain range and then gradually the acceleration calms down. The car is even faster than many sedans and SUVs that claim to be performance-oriented.

Does the Range Rover offer a good ride and handling capability?

The ride and handling of the car are not to be questioned. It will drive you from anywhere without any stress. There is a good chance that you will enjoy this vehicle more on the off-road than the city. Well! who won’t when you have more power and better handling when you drive it through the off-roads because that what this SUV is meant for. The steering feels light and you can enjoy that feeling sometimes of controlling an huge ultra-luxury SUV with a finger. Even at higher speeds the SUV never shifts tracks. Magically you won’t find body rolls while cornering even at higher speeds. On bumpy roads, the suspension works well and keeps the shocks away from the seating area. You really enjoy driving inside a Range Rover and that’s important.

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One more feature, this vehicle packs is the terrain response system. This system helps you by adjusting between different drive configurations. This optimizes the performance and will smartly drive the vehicle based on the information it gets from you.

Does the vehicle have good braking capabilities?

Yes it does have. You will be able to drive this SUV with much more confidence than ever. Range Rover seems to have worked on the overall quality of the car and impressively there is an improvement in its braking. You are good to see a car that improving every day competing with itself.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV Brake

Model

Range Rover P400e HSE

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

Brake Rotors Front

N/A

N/A

N/A

Brake Rotors Rear

N/A

N/A

N/A

Curb Weight

N/A

N/A

N/A

60-0 MPH

N/A

N/A

N/A

The disc brakes work great on slippery off roads and help assist the all-wheel-drive on such roads. Emergency braking and ABS features are very helpful as it engages safe driving on cities.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Its the most economical Range Rover. The Range Rover P400e is no more a gas guzzler. The SUV in our test made 19 MPG on gas. It’s the best ultra-luxury SUV that you can buy for short city rides where the MPG figures will help you cross up to 40 MPG on combined fuels.

Model

Range Rover P400e HSE

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

MPG (City)

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Highway)

N/A

N/A

N/A

MPG (Combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fuel Capacity

24 gallons

19.8 gallons

18.5 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

N/A

N/A

N/A

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

The 8-Speed automatic transmission adds some extra miles to the meter.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Interior

10/10

The Range Rover is a great car that brings more excitement when you sit inside it. The superb off-road capability that comes from a jeep and an interior that goes with the likes of a Bentley. There’s every inch wrapped in high-quality leather except the touchscreen. Well, Land Rover is could have covered that area also if there had been an option to do so. The interior feels large and exotic with those contrasting woods trims. There is a phenomenal fit and finish work. Inside the SUV there is everything that brings more detail and attention to its design.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV Rear Seat

Model

Range Rover P400e HSE

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

Seating Capacity

5

5

6

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

39.5/60.9/39.1

N/A

38.9/57.7/40.9

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

39.4/59.0/39.3

N/A

38.5/56.5/37.0

The front console and the dashboard look too big and sophisticated for an SUV, then you are reminded of that its a Range Rover and you can expect everything to be grand. Everything means everything. There is so much legroom, headroom and knee room that you won’t leave the car when you sit inside it. The comfort features will make you feel as if you are been provided with VIP treatment in an Airbus. Well, that’s true.Comfort and seating are the best without any second thought and 5 people can sit with more ease than ever inside this car.

Does it have a lot of Infotainment Features?

Yes, it has and all of them. But some of them are still old school.

  • 19 Meridian speakers
  • 825W premium amplifier
  • 2 wireless headphones
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Multi-source rear audio controls
  • Stand-alone navigation mirroring app
  • Real-time weather display
  • Primary monitor touchscreen
  • Glove box single remote CD
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speed-sensitive volume
  • Head-up display
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Altimeter
2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV Infotainment

What are the Interior comfort features inside a Range Rover P400e?

Range Rover knows where it melts your heart the most. Even with a PHEV, it won’t fall short on the list of comfort features and it hasn’t. Range Rover is competing every day with itself to draw more comfort inside its cabin. Some of the features that the Range Rover P400e HSE gets are:

  • Power folding armrest with storage spaces
  • Carpet front and rear floor mats
  • Rear manual reclining 60-40 split-bench seat
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Vinyl/rubber cargo mat
  • Sport pedals
  • 20 Way heated seats with stone massage function
  • Genuine wood instrument panel
  • Full Suedecloth simulated suede headliner
  • Passenger lumbar support

How much cargo can the Range Rover store?

You won’t buy a Range Rover to store cargo for that you have your lockers. There is much chance that you will store your trekking stuff. It’s not the most spacious SUV in terms of storage capacity but it has got a decent space that can considerably allow you to store a week’s baggage and your wifeys expensive shopping bags whenever she visits the shopping mall.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV has Cargo Area of 28.3 cu-ft.

Model

Range Rover P400e HSE

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

Cargo Capacity

28.3 cu.ft.

22.7 cu.ft.

15.8 cu.ft.

The Range Rover P400e HSE can be used to stuff around 28 cu ft of baggage. Which roughly estimates to 10 suitcases. However it rival SUVs look meaner in terms of cargo space.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Exterior

10/10

Since 2013 there has been not much of any change in the basic silhouette of the Range Rover. There is a mere change that goes into your eyes. The rest of the body remains the same but that does not make it outdated it has the best-designed front grille. The lines that run through its body from the front till the rear end, make it look more beautiful and minimalistic. The car is more charming to the eyes and its body design speaks for the royalty it captures inside the body.

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in-hybrid SUV 3 Quarter View

Model

Range Rover P400e HSE

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription

Curb Weight

5515 lbs

5164 lbs

N/A

Length

196.9"

193.7"

194.9"

Width

73.6"

78.1"

79.1"

Height

73.6"

66.8"

69.9"

Ground Clearance

8.7"

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase

115"

114"

117.5"

The body dimensions are much bigger, resulting in more wide opening and larger doors. But that is a problem when you are driving on the tight traffic or dense forest. Don’t worry safety features and cameras work harder in such conditions. The front honeycomb grille has a plug-in charging point which remains unnoticed until it is informed to you that such a feature really exists. The detail that it gets is spoken about every inch of precession and quality work the range rover employs.

What are the Exterior features this car gets?

Exterior features are not many still what it gets is more than enough.

  • Trailer backup assist
  • LED DRLs
  • Black honeycomb grille
  • Chrome rear bumper insert
  • Power rear split cargo doors
  • Auto-dimming side view mirrors
  • Heated power-folding side-view door mirrors
  • Bodyside cladding
  • Turn Indicators on Mirrors
  • Front and rear mud flaps
  • Power Liftgate/tailgate rear cargo door
  • Sunroof
  • Roof rack
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2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Safety

8.0/10

Yes, surely not just its safe, it is one of the safest luxury SUVs. Safety is not a feature in a Range Rover but a part of its design. Well somebody told there at the Land Rover R&D that you will have a lot of enemies on road if you have a Range Rover. The safety features arguably speak so:

  • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Side-impact bars
  • Seat-mounted driver and passenger side-impact airbags
  • Electronic stability
  • Adjustable front head restraints
  • Break-resistant glass
  • Traction control
  • Tailgate/rear door lock included with power door locks
  • 3 point rear center seatbelt
  • High-Speed Intelligent Emergency Braking forward collision mitigation
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Competition

Range Rover P400e HSE VS Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD

Cayenne is a sportier car, it’s more powerful and quick on roads and is more fun to drive. But it’s not a charming car. It lacks luxury and space that the Range Rover P400e can offer. The Cayenne is for a different league of people and you can’t stretch it to such off roads where the Range Rover can go. Range Rover is a sophisticated machine that responsibly drives you through roads. Performance is the only place where the Cayenne E-Hybrid wins the race but there are a lot of things that needs consideration.

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Range Rover P400e HSE VS Volvo XC 90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV

The most exciting rival of the Range Rover P400e HSE is the Volvo XC 90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV its similarly luxurious, comfortable, performing, technologically advanced and you know its one of the safest to be called a Volvo. It is more humbly priced for what it offers. The Volvo XC 90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV is a clear winner and a more valuable buy. But it’s not part of the Land Rover family which you have planned to purchase.

2020 Volvo XC 90

2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Final Verdict

9.0/10

Undoubtedly its the best PHEV luxury SUV. But the not so charming rivals it has come for lesser price. Range Rover will never let you down it’s sportier, responsible, charming and luxurious at the same time. It understands you and what you need and with time you understand the car. Once you own a Range Rover you know why every time you will love to own one. But for now, you can calm down your excitement. If I had been at your place I would have borrowed some more bucks from my billionaire friend and opted to go for the Range Rover Sport PHEV. That’s super cool. Go check out.