2012 Range Rover Front View

Given that an all-new Range Rover is coming for 2013, it comes as no surprise that the 2012 Range Rover is largely a carryover from the 2011 model. Prices are up slightly over last year, with introductory MSRPs ranging from $80,275.00 for the Range Rover HSE through $126,665.00 for the Autobiography.

All information on this page is for U.S.-specification vehicles unless otherwise indicated.

2012 Range Rover Trims

As it was for 2011, the 2012 Range Rover is available in four trims. The introductory trim is the well-equipped HSE which then moves up to the HSE LUX. Topping out the line are the Supercharged and the Autobiography. Introductory MSRPs range from $80,275.00 for the HSE up through $126,665.00 for the top-of-the-line Autobiography.

The HSE and HSE LUX feature a 375-horsepower V8, while the remaining trims are equipped with a supercharged engine that increases horsepower to 510.

There are a fair number of options and packages for all trims except the Autobiography, which offers only optional wheels (a $1,500.00 add-on) and exterior colors (see all 2012 Range Rover exterior color swatches). Popular options for the remaining three trims include the Rover® Towing Prep package ($2,000.00), which includes Adaptive Dynamics; upgraded harman/kardon® LOGIC® 7 Hi-Fie audio system ($1,350.00); and the Vision Assist Pack ($1,800.00), which includes the Surround Camera System, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Automatic High Beam Assist.

Since the 2012 model is a carryover from 2011, engine options do not change. The HSE and HSE LUX feature the 375-horsepower 5.0-liter V8, while the Supercharged and Autobiography enjoy increased power via the 5.0-liter supercharged engine.

2012 Range Rover Performance

2012 Land Rover Range RoverEngine options for 2012 remain precisely as they were in 2011. The Range Rover HSE and HSE LUX are equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 that delivers 375-horsepower and 375 ft.-lbs. of torque. The Range Rover Supercharged and Autobiography receive a supercharged variant of the 5.0-liter V8 that ups horsepower and torque to 510 and 461 ft.-lbs. respectively.

In short, those who enjoy power behind the wheel should be pleased with what the Range Rovers have to offer. Backing both V8 engines is a six-speed automatic transmission with CommandShift®, which offers clutchless manual shifting through all six gears.

Power on all trims is delivered to a full-time four-wheel drive system that uses Land Rover’s Terrain Response® system for maximum off-road control. The Terrain Response system offers several user-selectable settings that improve traction and control on grass, snow, mud, ruts, rocks, etc.

Engine (HSE, HSE LUX): 5.0-Liter V8 Engine with 375-Horsepower and 375 ft.-lbs. Torque
Engine:
 5.0-Liter Supercharged V8 Engine with 510-Horsepower and 461 ft.-lbs. Torque 
Transmission:
 Six-Speed Automatic w/ CommandShift
Fuel Economy (MPG):
 12 City / 18 Highway

2012 Range Rover Exterior

If you’re willing to wait a year, the 2013 Range Rover will feature exterior styling cues derived from the 2012 Evoque. 

The next generation Range Rover is due for the 2013 model year, which means the 2012 model received only minimal exterior changes and updates. However, if you’re willing to wait a year, the 2013 Range Rover will feature exterior styling cues derived from the popular Range Rover Evoque. It will come as no surprise to those familiar with the Range Rover line to learn the vehicle has undergone only three generational changes since it was first introduced in 1970. 

With the notable exception of the Range Rover Autobiography, most of the exterior colors available on the Range Rover line are subdued. Popular colors for the 2012 model year include Firenze Red (the brightest color available on the HSE, HSE LUX, and the Supercharged), Galway Green, Bournville (rich brown), Nara Bronze, and Sumatra Black. The Autobiography offers a full range of custom colors that includes Paris Blue, Caribbean Blue, Bering Grey, Calama Copper, Ordos Yellow, and many others. Also available on the Autobiography are ChromaFlair® custom colors such as Spectral Red, Spectral Blue, and Spectral Green.

2012 Range Rover Interior

2012 Range Rover Gear SelectorWhile the exterior of the 2012 Range Rover is firmly entrenched within the 40+ year heritage of the brand, the interior reflects Land Rover’s commitment to continual improvement. As such, Land Rover interiors have greatly improved over the past several years. The imposing squares and hard edges that made up the interiors of previous Land Rovers has been mostly absorbed by a softer interior aesthetic that features more intricacy and curves.

Interior features include a 12.3-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) virtual instrument display panel, automatic climate control with air filtration, electric windows with one-touch operation, automatic dimming mirrors, and much more. Sample interior colors include, but are certainly not limited to, Navy Oxford (bluish-black), Navy Parchment Oxford (light tan), Sand Oxford (darker tan/cream), and Ivory Oxford (white). Trim finishers include Burr Walnut Wood, Cherry Wood, and Black Lacquer.

2012 Range Rover Safety

The 2012 Range Rover has not been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and is not on the 2012 list of vehicles to be test. However, the 2012 Range Rover is equipped with a suite of active and passive safety features that ranges from the Terrain Response system to a full complement of airbags. Airbags are placed throughout the vehicle and include side curtain airbags, driver airbag, passenger airbag, a driver’s knee airbag, and front seat pelvic and thorax airbags.

Safety & Security Features

  • Seven Airbags (Supplemental Restraint System)
    • Driver and Dual-Threshold Front Passenger Airbags
    • Driver’s Knee Airbag
    • Side Thorax Airbag for Front Seating Positions
    • Head Protection Side Curtain Airbags for Front and Rear Outboard Positions
  • Automatic Rearview Camera
  • Automatic Dimming Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Xenon Automatic Headlights with Power Washers and LED Turn Signals
  • Child Locks for Rear Doors and Power Windows
  • Collapsible Steering Column
  • Collision Activated Inertia Switch 
    • Unlocks Doors, Turns Off Fuel Pump, Turns on Interior and Hazard Lights
  • Dual-Blade Sun Visors
  • Electrically Adjustable Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
    • Heated, Programmable, Automatic Dipping of Passenger Mirror in Reverse
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Front and Rear Fog Lights
  • Head Restraints for All Five Occupants
    • Adjustable for Outboard Seating Positions
  • Front Crumple Zones
  • Heated Front Windshield and Rear Window
  • Heated Windshield Washer Jets
  • Height-Adjustable Safety Belt Anchors
    • Pre-Tensioning Front Safety Belts
  • Integrated Whiplash Reduction System in Front Seats
  • LATCH System for Child Seat Attachment
  • LED Center High-Mount Stoplight
  • Privacy Glass Aft of B-Pillar
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Remotely Activated Locking of Side Doors and Rear Tailgate
  • Side Impact Beams in Front and Rear Doors
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Security System with Keyless Entry

2012 Range Rover Features

All trims of the 2012 Range Rover come very well equipped, but the Supercharged and the Autobiography are clearly at the top of the trim range. Even so, the Range Rover HSE and HSE LUX can be optioned up impressively. For example, 2012 Range Rover HSE option packages include Rover® Towing Prep, an upgraded 19-speaker harman/kardon audio system, rear seat entertainment package, Vision Assist Pack, a Luxury Interior Package, and more. 

Standard features include, but are not limited to, an acoustic windscreen with laminated front row side glass, electric tilt/slide sunroof, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors, Xenon headlamps, the aforementioned 12.3-inch TFT virtual instrument panel, filtered climate control, heated leather steering wheel with multi-fuction switches, and parking sensors both front and rear.

Range Rover Comfort & Convenience

  • 10-Piece Wood Trim on Dash Fascia and Doors
  • 12.3-Inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Virtual Instrument Panel
    • Computer Graphic Gauges, Images, and Text
  • 60:40 Split Folding Heated Rear Seat
  • Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror with HomeLink®
  • Cambridge Leather on Upper Dashboard
  • Multiple Storage Compartments
    • Center Console Storage Bin
    • Overhead Sunglasses Holder
    • Dual Gloveboxes
    • Front and Rear Door Map Pockets
    • Front Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Dual Folding Front Armrests
  • Enhanced Rear Center Armrest with Dual Cup Holders and Covered Storage
  • Foldable and Removable Rear Cargo Area Cover
  • Front & Rear Park Distance Control (PDC)
  • Fuel Filler Door Indicator
  • Hard Drive Navigation System
    • Seven-Inch High Resolution Touchscreen
    • Voice Activation
  • Heated Leather Trimmed Front and Rear Seats
    • 12-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat
    • 10-Way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
  • Key Activated “Convenience Close” Windows and Sunroof
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Multi-Function Controls for Driver Information and Entertainment
    • Heated Steering Wheel Rim
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Personal Telephone Controls
    • Power Tilt-and-Telescopic Steering Wheel with Automatic Tilt-Away
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Personal Telephone Integration System with Bluetooth® Capability
  • Power Tilt-and-Slide Front Sunroof with Anti-Trap Function
  • Power Windows with Backlit and One-Touch Controls
  • Puddle and Footwell Lighting
  • Pushbutton Start with Keyless Entry
  • Theater Style LED Lighting Inside Door Handle Housings and From Headliner
  • Three Position Memory for Driver’s Seat, Steering Column, and Exterior Mirrors
  • Retained Accessory Power Windows and Sunroof
  • Triple Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Pollen Filter

Range Rover Audio System

  • 720-Watt harman/kardon LOGIC7 AM/FM Radio 
    • Six-Disc CD Changer
    • 14-Speaker Digital Surround Sound
    • Satellite Tuner
    • Radio Data System (RDS)
    • Automatic Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
    • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  • Dual Glass Mounted Diversity Antenna System
  • Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
  • Second Row Auxiliary Jack Input for MP3, Etc.

Range Rover Supercharged Adds

  • 5.0-Liter Supercharged V8, 510-Horsepower
  • 20-Inch 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • 12-Piece Wood Trim on Dash Fascia, Doors, and Console
  • 14-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s and Front Passenger Seats
  • Adaptive Dynamics (Continuously Variable Dampers)
  • Six-Piston High Performance Front Brake Calipers
  • Chromed Exhaust Tips
  • Diamond Mesh Side Power Vents (Bright Finish)
  • Stainless Steel Pedals

2012 Range Rover Warranty

  • Four-Year/50,000-Mile New-Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • Six-Year/Unlimited Mileage Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty
  • Land Rover 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance on the First Service at 15,000 Miles  


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April 1, 2012

Todd A. Jensen

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