The Land Rover brand has come a long way since its early days as a manufacturer of Jeep “clones,” and while the company’s vision of making the ultimate in off-road vehicles has never wavered, it’s worked hard to make its SUVs just as capable on the road, too.
Before you decide on either a Range Rover rental in Miami or Los Angeles, you should make note of the differences between each of the models so you can make an informed choice.
Range Rover Luxury Begins
Range Rover is a hallowed name among luxury SUV enthusiasts, and such an esteemed sentiment is largely supported by the brand’s addition of serious on-road performance. With massive horsepower along with superior handling and braking, modern Range Rovers can double as sports cars in many respects.
Take the Range Rover LWB (long wheelbase), for example. While that long wheelbase offers exceptional room and comfort, powertrains for previous and current generation Range Rovers include several options with more than 500 horsepower. If you want to find a Range Rover LWB rental in Los Angeles, make note of the particular performance options available should you need the most power possible.
Becoming Car-Like with the Range Rover Sport
For drivers who prefer a lighter, shorter, more “tossable” vehicle with excellent road manners, consider the Range Rover Sport, which initially debuted in 2006 as an alternative to the standard Range Rover.
Both the Sport and its larger sibling offer a nearly identical engine lineup, but drivers looking for the best driving dynamics will want to spring for the Sport. Otherwise, occupants can expect the same level of comfort and refinement they would expect from any Range Rover product.
Land Rover Refines
Until 2016, the Land Rover Defender didn’t offer drivers and passengers much in the way of greater comfort. Seats were tight, rides were rough, and occupants were lucky to have air conditioning. With its 2020 refresh, however, the Defender finally did away with its rough edges, creating an SUV capable of tackling tough trails and offering truly modern comfort and amenities.
Today, you can get your hands on a Land Rover Defender rental in LA with air conditioning that will keep you chilled and massaging seats that are bound to relax you even on the longest of long-haul drives.
Which One Is Right for You?
Despite each of these excellent SUVs having a strong family resemblance, each offers a markedly different experience. If you’re looking for a Range Rover rental in LA or Miami, here are some things you’ll need to consider for each model:
Range Rover LWB
The LWB is the de-facto choice if you want to feel like a dignitary being chauffeured to your every destination. Range Rover’s 2022 LWB models featured an incredible 46.8 inches of second-row legroom, a number that has already grown to 48 inches in 2023.
Cargo space is similarly exemplary, with LWB 2022 models featuring an excellent 77.5 cubic feet of cargo space and 2023 models increasing that to a massive 92.8 cubic feet. There are even three distinct climate zones that will pamper each occupant.
On the subject of pampering, the Range Rover LWB also offers more luxury features than the Range Rover Sport, such as its 20-way heated seats in the front and power recline heated seats in the rear. There’s also a sliding panoramic roof, privacy glass, and a top-shelf Meridian Sound System.
Though power is certainly available to you should you want it, the focus of the Range Rover LWB is skewed more toward luxury over sheer track performance.
Choose the LWB for: Room, comfort, and luxury features.
Range Rover Sport
While a Range Rover LWB weighs in at around 5,700 pounds, a Range Rover Sport can weigh as little as 5,000 pounds, and such a reduction in weight can be felt whenever drivers ask the Range Rover Sport to hustle. With the same powertrain as the Range Rover LWB, the Range Rover Sport will out-accelerate, out-handle, and out-brake the LWB every time.
The compromise comes with room and features, of course, since the Range Rover Sport can’t seat more than five, and its cargo space isn’t as generous. Still, the Sport is still markedly more luxurious than most SUVs, and with its performance gains, drivers will probably not fret about the loss of some climate control zones and sound system clarity.
Choose the Sport for: An SUV that not only offers luxury but also knows how to perform.
Land Rover Defender
If protection in severe conditions is what you’re after, few vehicles come close to touching the aptly-named Land Rover Defender. Any type of terrain you encounter won’t pose a problem for this incredible off-roader.
That doesn’t mean you should expect poor manners or slow acceleration, either, as engine options can bring the Defender to nearly 400 hp. In addition, thanks to modern air suspension, rides are ultra-smooth, too.
With that being said, though, given that the Defender model is focused on luxury to the same degree that the Range Rover series is, renters shouldn’t expect the same plush interior with fancy materials.
Choose the Defender for: The pinnacle of off-road capability.
Land Rover and Range Rover Rental in Los Angeles and Miami
Falcon Car Rental maintains the most impressive and varied inventory of Land Rovers and Range Rovers available. We’re enthusiasts who know these cars inside and out, so if you have a question about any of these marvelous machines, don’t hesitate to ask.
We want to ensure your rental is as enjoyable as possible, so contact us today and secure your luxury SUV rental in Miami or LA.