For car enthusiasts across the United States, the words, Land Rover hold tremendous appeal. By design, the brand appeals to drivers who appreciate luxury, those who appreciate sportiness and adventure, and those who appreciate both.
The company’s U.S. website features pictures of a Range Rover Sport blasting across “the Earth’s largest sand desert.” In another photograph, a Discovery is being driven through “the forbidding mountains of northern Albania.” Then there is the photo of two LR4s that accompanies an article about an off-road, trans-American adventure.
Over the years many motorists have found that relying on a Land Rover-made SUV to get from Point A to Point B can also be an adventure. In fact, owners have reported more than 3,200 issues with Land Rover models built between 1996 and 2020.
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The company sold more than 18,800 Land Rover/Range Rover SUVs in the United States in 2019 and more than 19,000 here in 2018. It ranked fifth in large luxury car and SUV sales here for both years, topped only by the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS class, the BMW X7 and the Infiniti QX80.
Models now available in the United States include the Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Velar, and the Range Rover Evoque. The Discovery, Discovery Sport, and Defender are also available here.
Known problems with Land Rover vehicles are also grouped by model year. A quick glimpse at statistics for the last 10 model years show that Land Rover vehicles made in 2014 had the most identified issues with 89, while those made in the prior model year had 83 different problems. In contrast the 2020 model year vehicles had just 15 different reported problems.
The most commonly reported issues were those affecting: