There is no shortage of Land Rovers, with 10 versions of the Defender range alone. Each has different features and capacities, so insurance costs vary. But looking at three of the most-frequently quoted for Land Rover models on Confused.com gives a good idea of the cost of annual insurance*.
The Range Rover Evoque costs £863* to cover, on average. The latest version of this four-wheel drive, the Evoque 2022, is a plug-in hybrid. It has a three-cylinder, 1.5 litre 200hp petrol engine and an eMotor to provide a total power output of 309hp. The Evoque range retails from £33,370.
More expensive to insure, at £2,020*, is the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic. This version of the popular range costs from £81,850 new. It has a top speed of 130mph and can reach 60mph in 6.9 seconds. Its maximum total power output is 300hp.
Third up is sister model the Range Rover Sport HSE, which costs £1,705* to insure and £77,650 to buy. Like the Dynamic version, it can reach 130mph, but is a little slower off the mark, taking eight seconds to reach 60mph.
*These insurance prices are an average based on the model, and all our customer quotes are from 12/02/22 – 12/05/22. This includes different locations, driving backgrounds and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.
All information on this page was last reviewed on 22/06/2022.
Why do Land Rovers cost so much to insure?
Land Rover or Range Rover car insurance isn't cheap, especially if you're a younger or a relatively new driver. Insurers also consider factors like where you live and whether the car is used for work, commuting or social driving when calculating a quote.
Car insurance costs will depend on where you live. If your car will be parked outside your home on Dartmoor or in the flatlands of Norfolk, your policy will likely be cheaper than someone living in London or Edinburgh who parks on the street.
It's also worth noting that Land Rover’s tend to be relatively expensive as they have powerful engines and are considered a luxury brand. This makes them more attractive to vandals and thieves. Replacement parts and repairs are also more expensive.
Land Rover history and facts
If there was ever an iconic British car that was slightly more affordable than the Bentley, Rolls-Royce or Aston Martin, then Land Rover could well be it.
Land Rover hit the roads in 1948 as part of the Rover Company’s arsenal of vehicles. The car was forged straight after the Second World War from aluminium, due to a shortage of steel. it was painted in a shade of green that came from a fighter plane factory.
In 1951, the company was granted a Royal Warrant by King George VI, and it hasn't looked back since. The brand remained part of Rover until it was absorbed into British Leyland in the late 1960s.
It became its own company, Land Rover Ltd in 1978, before ownership was passed to Ford and then BMW. Since 1998, it's been owned by Jaguar Land Rover, a subsidiary of Tata Motors of India.
Today, Land Rovers and Range Rovers are mainly manufactured in the UK at the company’s Solihull and Halewood plants. Vehicles are also built at sites in Slovakia, China, Brazil and India, reflecting the world-wide appeal of the cars.
Land Rovers are in a higher bracket when it comes to insurance. That’s unless you're driving a model developed for the UK or Australian armed forces. In this case, the government covers the bill. This is only right considering they've seen action in campaigns as diverse as Afghanistan, the Korean war and Vietnam.
Forget images of the UK and Australian armed forces in action driving Land Rovers in conflicts overseas. Or mud-spattered green Land Rovers trundling along Scottish stag-filled estates, driven by HRM The Queen wrapped in a shawl. The brand’s image has gone through quite some evolution over the decades.
Land Rovers are no longer exclusively military green. And people may be more likely to use them in cities and towns and ensure they're well scrubbed and polished. It's now very much an up-market car, rather than a practical vehicle for purely off-road driving.
The Range Rover
Land Rover incorporates the Range Rover brand, including many top-of-class models, including the Sport and the Velar ranges in 1970. The car is a favourite of many aristocrats and celebrities, including Victoria Beckham who's often been seen behind the wheel of one.
Fifty years of Range Rovers
As if to solidify its reputation, in 2020, Land Rover introduced the Range Rover Fifty. With just 1,970 models released for sale, the car has a distinctive silhouette, defined by a floating roofline. It has 22-inch five-split spokes, and is gloss black with a diamond turned finish.
Each model has a unique number, prominently featured on a plaque. You can pick a new Range Rover 50 up from £108,000.
Adding to the cachet of the up-market Range Rover is the brand’s frequent appearance in TV programmes, and not just Top Gear. It's featured in various blockbuster films, including five James Bond features – Octopussy, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Skyfall and Spectre. Incidentally, 007 actor Daniel Craig also owns one.
How much does a Land Rover cost?
There are several types and models of Range Rover and Land Rover, with a variety of prices. Here we take a look at some of the most popular.
Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender was named the 2021 World Car Awards winner for World Car Design of the Year. It regularly performs well in safety tests, getting five out of five stars from car safety laboratory Euro NCAP for the 2020 2-litre diesel model.
Recent additions to this range, which retail from £58,635, include the Defender 130. It's ready for adventure with a third row of seats and a panoramic glass roof to enhance the spacious feel for up to eight passengers.
Also new to the Defender family is the V8. There are two versions of the V8, the 90 and 110. The 90 is the faster of the two with a top speed of 149mph, and the capability to do zero to 60mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Range Rover Evoque
Starting at £32,620 the Range Rover Evoque is a premium, compact SUV that demands attention.
The car is designed to be as good every day as it is off-road with an intelligent terrain response system that adapts to road and weather conditions.
It comes with a range of engines, including a plug-in hybrid. Other models in the range include the Evoque S and Evoque Edition.
Range Rover Autobiography
The 2022 Range Rover Autobiography is an impressive beast, available in petrol and diesel models ranging from the 2.0 litre 404hp petrol MHEV to the 5.0 litre V8 565hp supercharged petrol.
It has a top speed of 130mph and can go from zero to 60mph in 7.1 seconds. This Range Rover can be bought for £117,800.
Land Rover Discovery
The Land Rover Discovery has made a name for itself as a key player in the company’s fleet since it was introduced back in 1987. Available from £55,750, the Discovery 2022 is designed with the environment in mind.
A mild hybrid model that has benefited from a design sharpening, the SUV has lots of attractive features. The new lights and bumpers freshen up the look of this Land Rover, proving that eco doesn’t equate to boring.
Range Rover Velar
The first Velar was introduced in 2017. It’s larger than the Evoque range, but smaller than the Sport. Diesel and Petrol versions are available, to which Land Rover added a hybrid model in 2021.
Prices for the Range Rover Velar start at £46,565.
Range Rover Sport Phev
If the Discovery is eco-mild, the Range Rover Sport Phev (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is full throttle. This range starts at £83,275 and offers plenty of oomph, capable of touching 60mph from scratch in a tad under six seconds.
As expected, the electric-only range is limited to less than 35 miles, but being a hybrid that's not a big deal.
The eco-friendly Land Rover
Land Rover has been vocal about its support of moving towards green energy. It plans to achieve net zero emissions across its cars, supply chain and operations by 2039.
In terms of its vehicles, the firm is also developing a prototype of its popular Defender range. This currently sells from £48,000, which will be purely powered by hydrogen fuel cells and will deliver zero-emissions.
The new Defender is testimony to the company’s ambition to achieve carbon-neutral emissions by 2036. In this case, the only waste product will be water.
Currently, Land Rover offers mild and plug-in hybrid models across its ranges and is expected to launch six all-electric cars in 2024.
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