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2000 Land Rover Range Rover Overview
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The Base and S Range Rover trim levels are discontinued for 2000, and two new styles, the County and Vitesse, debut this year. Land Rover has also made some interior changes, and fuel-thirssty Range Rover now earns a low emissions rating. Since its debut, the Range Rover has aimed been aimed at an upscale market, and it has gradually evolved into a more user-friendly vehicle.
The Range Rover is offered in four trim levels this year. The lowest priced model is the new County, replacing the SE at this tier. The HSE and the new Vitesse are comparably equipped and priced about the same. The SE and County models are powered by a 4.0 liter V-8, which generates 188 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission routes power to all four wheels. These two models will tow 4500 pounds, and fuel economy is estimated at 13/17 mpg. The HSE and Vitesse house a 4.6 liter V-8, which delivers 222 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity jumps to 6500 pounds, and fuel efficiency dips to 12/15 mpg.
All styles of this upscale SUV are well-equipped, and include standard features like a moon roof, a premium harmon/kardon audio system with a CD changer, steering wheel audio controls, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with memory, keyless entry, full power accessories and heated mirrors. Several additional luxury features, like a navigation system, are added as trim levels ascend. Every Range Rover comes equipped with 4WD, traction control, ABS, and a locking center differential.
The continued success of Range Rover can be attributed to its once unique blend of off-road capability and interior luxury. Favorite features include the spacious interior, numerous interior appointments (heated seats, premium audio) and the high seating position. Many have commented that some of the technology needs to be updated, like the navigation and heating systems. As far as reliability is concerned, a word to the wise: the Range Rover is British-engineered.