Despite measuring 5.2m in length, the largest-ever Land Rover only seats four passengers. The Long Wheel Base version of the Range Rover Autobiography has four individual seats, but adds an additional 200mm of rear legroom compared to the regular Range Rover, along with massage seats, seat heating and cooling, two drinks fridges and reclining seats. Let’s not forget the 29-speaker 1700W Meridian Signature Reference sound system.
Overall, the exterior of the Range Rover exudes a kind of presence not found in many vehicles. It looks just as good parked neatly at the country club as it does covered in mud at the hunting lodge.
Pull the solidly built door handle to the equally sturdy, triple-sealed, aluminum door and you’re greeted by one of the finest interiors on the market today. Soft leather seats match the padded dashboard, door panels, and armrest for a uniform look. The wood accents are real, as are the aluminum ones. What plastics are found inside have a rubberized, high-quality feel to them. Of course by adding the Autobiography package, the already luxurious cabin turns into first class accommodations on the swankiest of private jets. And at $36,000, the Autobiography package ought to add a lot.
Checking the Autobiography option box doesn’t leave much for wanting
Checking the Autobiography option box doesn’t leave much for wanting. All four seats get 20-way adjustments along with heating, cooling, and massaging functions. Rear seat passengers enjoy 10.2-inch TV screens complete with wireless headphones. And then there is the legroom – 42.8 inches, to be exact. Stretching out with crossed legs never felt so good.
Though the rear seat passengers get all the fun stuff, the driver gets use of some specialized equipment. Adaptive cruse control, automatic wipers and high-beam headlights, parking assist, Traffic Sign recognition, blind spot detection, a heated windshield, and a center-console chiller box. Everybody gets to enjoy the 1,700-watt, 29-speaker, Meridian 3D sound system.