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To help make backing safer, the Range Rover’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Urus doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.
The Range Rover’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Urus doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.
The Range Rover has standard InControl, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Urus doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.
Both the Range Rover and the Urus have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.
There are over 5 times as many Land Rover dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Range Rover’s warranty.
On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Urus (22 city/28 hwy vs. 12 city/17 hwy).
The Range Rover P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Urus must run its internal combustion engine to move.
Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Urus doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.
In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Range Rover’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Urus doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.
The Range Rover Diesel’s standard fuel tank has 2.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Urus’ standard fuel tank (22.7 vs. 19.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover P400e Hybrid’s standard fuel tank has 4.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Urus’ standard fuel tank (24.1 vs. 19.8 gallons). The Range Rover’s standard fuel tank has 5.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Urus’ optional fuel tank (27.6 vs. 22.5 gallons).
The Range Rover offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Urus, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which has mileage and speed limitations, or roadside assistance and a tow-truck.
The Range Rover’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Urus doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.
The Range Rover’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (48.9% to 51.1%) than the Urus’ (56% to 44%). This gives the Range Rover more stable handling and braking.
For greater off-road capability the Range Rover has a 1.8 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Urus (11.6 vs. 9.8 inches), allowing the Range Rover to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.
The Range Rover is 4.4 inches shorter than the Urus, making the Range Rover easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The front grille of the Range Rover Diesel uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Urus doesn’t offer active grille shutters.
As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Range Rover SVAutobiography is quieter than the Urus:
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The Range Rover has 10 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Urus (115 vs. 105).
The Range Rover has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Urus with its rear seat up (31.8 vs. 21.8 cubic feet). The Range Rover has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Urus with its rear seat folded (68.6 vs. 56.4 cubic feet).
The Range Rover SVAutobiography’s optional sliding cargo floor makes loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. The Urus doesn’t offer a sliding load floor.
The Range Rover’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the tailgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Urus’ rear cargo window doesn’t open.
The Range Rover has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Urus doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The Range Rover’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Urus’
To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover has a standard rear wiper. The Urus doesn’t offer a rear wiper.
Optional air-conditioned front and rear seats keep the Range Rover’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Urus doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.
The Range Rover’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Urus doesn’t offer an automated parking system.
J.D. Power and Associates rated the Range Rover first among large premium suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Urus isn’t in the top three.
The Land Rover Range Rover outsold the Lamborghini Urus by over 20 to one during the 2019 model year.
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