The Range Rover Td6 Diesel has us scratching our heads. Who buys a Range Rover to save on gas? True, at 29 mpg, it’s a huge leap from the gas guzzling 19 mpg of the V-8 Range Rover. But there’s a trade-off: this diesel-run SUV has a feeble 254 hp compared to the V-8 Range Rover’s robust 510 hp. Off the road, this begins to show as it’s much less impressive than it’s gasoline-guzzling sibling. That’s said, it’s quiet, composed and full of quirky British charm.
- The 3.0L V-6 turbodiesel engine produces a modest 254 hp and a more impressive 440 lb-ft of torque. Best yet, it’s rated at up to 29 mpg on the highway.
- With only 254 hp on tap you’re not going to be winning very many races, but the ample torque does ensure that you get off the line at the stoplight quicker than the other guy
- Where the nasty supercharged V-8 Rover would power through and angrily claw its way out, the diesel Rover wheezed as it dug deeper holes.
“A tiny badge on the rear gate denotes that you have a Td6 model, but aside from that, it’s indiscernible to the average viewer as the noises it produces both inside and out are strikingly reminiscent of the standard direct-injection gasoline engines the Rover comes equipped with.”