The first Land Rover was designed when there was still rationing in Britain after the Second World War. It was built from aluminium instead of steel, and the original green paint came from a fighter plane factory.
Although the first model was built in 1948, Land Rover didn't become a company in its own right until 1978.
Land Rovers are used by all sorts of organisations – from the British military to The Born Free Foundation – to travel across some of the most inhospitable parts of the globe. They’re used because it’s known the Land Rover can be relied on… And it's this reliability that now makes them a staple of the morning school run!
*Below we’ve pulled together information on past and present Land Rover models. This also includes an average car insurance price for each car across different age groups. These prices are an average based on all specifications of that model, and all our customer quotes from 01/01/18 – 01/10/18. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.
**Information sourced from Parkers.co.uk
Now in its fifth generation, the Discovery is one of the most iconic cars in the Land Rover range. It’s spacious, and off-roads brilliantly – making it the perfect choice if you live in the countryside, or need a car that constantly battles tough terrain.
The new SUV version of the car has seven seats and a softer look. It’s up against many high-end off-roaders – although it’d be hard for any of its competitors to keep up with the Land Rover's off-road capabilities.
On average it’s going to cost you £663* to get insurance if you’re aged 36 - 50.
|Specification (SUV 17 onwards)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|S||2.0||33||H - K|
|SE||2.0 - 3.0||37 - 41||H - L|
|HSE||2.0 - 3.0||38 - 42||H - L|
|HSE Luxury||2.0 - 3.0||40 - 43||H - L|
Produced in 2015, this car is practical with a premium touch, with two optional seats for the times you need to fit in extra passengers.
It includes electric systems which aid the off-roading of the car – including hill descent control, traction control and stability control. These should give drivers peace of mind when driving on rough terrain or in bad weather.
Drivers aged 31 - 45 could get an insurance premium for around £656*, depending on previous driving experience and personal circumstances.
|Specification (15 Onwards)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|SE||2.0 - 2.2||24 - 36||D - J|
|SE Tech||2.0 - 2.2||25 - 36||D - J|
|HSE Black||2.0||30 - 38||E - I|
|HSE||2.0 - 2.2||26 - 37||D - J|
The Range Rover has become a big name in luxury upmarket cars, with an array of celebrities and even royals opting to drive one.
Although a popular choice among the rich and famous, let’s not forget that the Range Rover is still built for off-roading. It even comes equipped with off-road cruise control. There are a range of engine options available, including hybrid – giving drivers the option to be more environmentally friendly.
Insurance for young or inexperienced drivers will be pretty high, with the average premium being around £1,068* for 31 – 50 year olds.
|Specification (13 onwards)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Autobiography Black||3.0 - 5.0||50||H - M|
|SVAutobiography||3.0 - 5.0||50||G - M|
|Vogue||3.0 - 4.4||45 - 48||I - L|
|Vogue SE||3.0 - 4.4||46 - 50||G - L|
|Autobiography||3.0 - 5.0||47 - 50||G - M|
The Evoque is one of Land Rover's smallest cars. It comes with leather upholstery, automatic wipers, parking sensors and electrically-adjustable seats as standard.
A convertible Evoque launched in 2016, with its off-roading ability uncompromised. Its roof can be lowered in just eight seconds. Drivers will lose people space with this car, as it can only hold four adults, and the boot size is significantly smaller than the standard Evoque.
With a smaller car comes slightly smaller insurance costs, with 31 - 50 year olds paying around £816* a year.
|Specification (11 Onwards)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Pure||2.2||28 - 33||E - H|
|SE||2.0||28 - 33||C - H|
|HSE Dynamic Lux||2.0||32 - 42||D - J|
|Convertible (16 onwards)||2.0||39 - 45||F - K|
The Sport is one of Range Rover's most luxurious cars. Now in its second generation, and weighing in 420kg lighter than its predecessor, it’s more agile, quicker off the mark, and uses less fuel while doing so.
The Sport SVR was launched in 2016, a more expensive model which boasts more better performance and more luxuries than the standard Sport. With a supercharged 5-litre V8 engine, this car packs a punch.
This premium car doesn’t come cheap. You’re going to have to pay to get it covered, and the average insurance price for 36 - 55 year olds is around £1,121*.
|Specification (13 Onwards)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|HSE||3.0||43 - 47||G - J|
|HSE Dynamic||3.0||43 - 50||G - L|
|Autobiography Dynamic||3.0 - 5.0||45 - 50||G - M|
A lot smaller than its cousins the Range Rover and Discovery 4, the Freelander is a great medium-sized SUV. Owners can benefit from more reasonable premiums due to smaller engines, yet still maintain the high, commanding driving position.
The Freelander stopped production in 2014. However, if you’re still looking to get insurance for this car and are aged between 31 - 45, premiums could be around £707*.
|Specification (06 - 14)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|S||2.2||19 - 20||G - K|
|HST||2.2 - 3.2||22 - 25||J - M|
|XS||2.2 - 3.2||20 - 25||G - M|
A true British icon, the Defender is a car that’s built to last. However, if something were to happen, the body panels are made out of aluminium and are easy to replace.
Unlike many other 4x4s, the Defender lacks many safety features such as airbags, traction control and ABS. So as a family car or daily run-around, the Defender may not be ideal.
The Defender uses a large 2.2-litre engine which sits in bracket M tax brand. Check out our guide on tax bands for more information.
Insurance prices will be around £437* if you’re aged 41 - 55. However, if you’re a young driver between 21 - 30, you could be looking at around £1,085*.