BBC — Autos — If you like the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover

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If you like the Acura NSX

If you the 2013 Subaru BRZ

But when need to get somewhere, they use a Rover (or at least their detail does). It’s to be king.

New Range Rovers do not often, but one did for the 2013 model the fourth since the vehicle’s 43 years ago. And it is not new in the vague, marketing-speak of advertising agencies, but at the fundamental level of its structure. It is around an all-aluminium, unified shell a first for an SUV, Rover claims. And the switch from steel has resulted in a drop in weight compared to the model (though at 4,850lbs, the lightest version is still a beast).

To build the Range new body, rivets and glue used instead of welds at points in the structure, reducing the of energy required in the vehicle’s For buyers who already love the way the Rover looks, what is important is that the fourth still looks like a Rover. It is clean and boxy but and best of all, imperious in

Most Range Rovers their lives navigating the terrain of St Tropez, Beverly and Henley-on-Thames. That does not however, that Land has not produced one of the world’s most off-road machines.

The suspension is independent, the four-wheel-drive system can be for particular terrain types or if in automatic mode will the terrain and optimise various to deal with it. All this overkill may imply complication, but the have been integrated relatively straightforward display Want to cross Scotland’s in winter? No sweat. Head for Abu via sand dunes? Done. the Hamptons after a hurricane? You your best chance in a Rover.

The redesigned SUV shares its 5-litre V8 with cars from its brother Jaguar. In naturally form, the engine is good for 375 and it is backed by an advanced 8-speed transmission. Go for the high-end supercharged and the engine’s output swells to a 510hp.

Big, heavy with big, powerful V8 do not produce billboard-worthy fuel The non-turbocharged model is EPA-rated at a 14mpg in the city and 20mpg on the Get the blown engine and those drop to 13 and 19, respectively. Then customers who do not balk at the Rover’s price range are likely not about fuel costs.


The promise of adventure lies at the of the appeal of every SUV, and are few vehicles better suited to than an old Toyota Land A well-seasoned Cruiser does not your regal breeding as as it suggests that you are on assignment for Geographic.

Of late, Land Cruisers become unlikely totems of cool, spotted idling in of artisanal cheese shops and in TV advertisements from major

Land Cruisers have in dozens of variations since the were produced in 1951. like the early BJ and FJ series, barely more than of military Jeeps, but by 1980 the Cruiser had matured into the series, with a fully steel body, a well-heated and interior, and such radical as air conditioning and power steering. For enthusiasts, the FJ60 hits the spot between rugged quality and the barest of creature

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No, the FJ60 is nowhere near as as a 2013 Range Rover, but in the is an authentic, capable machine even if it already has a couple thousand miles under its frame and solid axles, is indestructible.

Power comes from a inline 6-cylinder engine so simple it barely has any moving The engine was only rated at when it was new, but even examples deliver excellent down low where it matters crawling over rocks or one’s way through a desert. of these engines have known to last thousands of even after the crankcase has drained of oil; the 4-speed transmission behind it is just as

Despite its relative lack of the old 6-cylinder slurps fuel a dehydrated elephant at a watering If a driver observes 15mpg on the then the laws of thermodynamics obviously been heavily consult your clergyman.

The is a perfect complement to the engine, solid axles on leaf front and rear. Those could take hits artillery shells and keep and the springs are surprisingly supple. The drive system is a relatively part-time setup with a transfer case.

For ease of use, later of the FJ60 are coveted. The last of the actually designated FJ62 a fuel-injected 4-litre 6-cylinder rated at 155hp and was available an automatic transmission. Built 1988 into 1990, the are distinguished by their four headlamps.

A new Range Rover do most of the hard work for An old Land Cruiser, meanwhile, your attention and takes to get the most out of it. But it is that mechanical rough and raw as it often is, that cannot duplicate. And the stalwart, forbearance of the Cruiser positively male essence.

Running but FJ60s can go for as little as $3,000, quality FJ60s with mileage start around Top-condition FJ62s can command beyond $15,000. Spend initially on a Cruiser, and you are likely to more down the off-road.

THE ALTERNATIVE: Authenticity, thy name is Cruiser. (Toyota Motor

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