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Read the complete 2013 Range Rover Test Drive at AutoGuide.comChanging with the times, yet true to its rugged roots
by Colum Wood
More likely to be seen at the Starbucks drivethrough nearest a gated community, amid the Southwest’s other worldly backdrops of brown, orange and even red rock, it’s obvious that despite its pristine white paint job this is the Range Rover’s natural environment.
Over the course of several days spent traversing everything from sandy inclines to snowy declines somewhere on the border between Arizona and Utah, the 2013 Range Rover was almost too good, taking much of the adventure out of a what in almost any other vehicle would be impossible and impassible.
Driving through the desert and wondering at the region’s towering stone monuments in the morning; then traversing foot-deep snow in the afternoon, it doesn’t seem at all odd to stop and drink hot chocolate from the back of a Land Rover support vehicle in the wilderness as the flakes fall. Like all past generations of the Range Rover, this all-new fourth generation model combines ultimate capability with exceptional refinement.