Are Land Rovers actually reliable?

Published August 22, 2022

Is the Land Rover Defender reliable? How long will the Discovery Sport model last? If you’ve been asking yourself these same questions, then you’re probably considering upgrading your current car to a 4×4 with a little more luxury.

Luckily, a premium Land Rover could be everything you need and more, but how reliable are they and are they worth it? With a helping hand from our knowledgeable mechanics that routinely service Land Rover vehicles, we can help you to decide whether that Defender you’ve had your eye on is the right choice for you. In this article, we take a look at how reliable Land Rovers are.

A reliable land rover that has seen years in the desert.

How long do Land Rovers last?

While the exact lifespan of a Land Rover will vary depending on the year of manufacture and the model, you can typically expect a Land Rover to last anywhere between 150,000 to 200,000 miles. However, it will require regular and thorough maintenance as well as routine servicing and conservative driving habits. If you have an annual mileage of 15,000 miles, for example, this will equate to 10 to 13 years of roadworthy service. This will also depend on how well you look after your vehicle and if you get regular Land Rover servicing.

Are Land Rovers reliable?

Unfortunately, while Land Rovers are typically sought-after for their award-winning premium design, they are not known for their reliability. According to What Car’s 2021 Reliability Survey results (which involved more than 16,000 car owners across the UK), six of the top 25 unreliable cars were found to be Land Rovers.

To be specific, this list of the top 25 unreliable cars included the standard Range Rover (2013-present), the Range Rover Sport diesel (2013-present), the Range Rover Evoque (2019-present), the Land Rover Discovery Sport (2014-present), the Range Rover Evoque (2011-2017) and the Land Rover Discovery diesel (2017-present).

What are common problems with Land Rovers?

The automobile problems commonly associated with Land Rovers often depend on the model and year. However, there are some universal problems shared across all models and years including oil leaks, airbag issues, electrical problems, steering shaft malfunctions and parking brake failures. To prepare for these problems, we recommend doing further research into the exact model and year of Land Rover that you’re interested in, and how much you can expect to spend repairing the problems.

You can find out more about replacing these components and whether you need to use OEC parts here…

What is the most reliable Land Rover?

According to the same research conducted by What Car into the most reliable luxury SUVs, the Land Rover that came out on top was the Range Rover Velar (2017-present).So, if you’re searching for a Land Rover that will outlast them all, this model could be your best bet! Want to find out which models require the most maintenance as well, click the link highlighted!

Land Rover servicing at ART Garage Crewe

At ART Garage Crewe, we have years of invaluable experience servicing and repairing vehicles. Specialising in providing first-rate servicing for a variety of Land Rover vehicles, we’ve had many a Land Rover grace our garage. With a helping hand from high-end diagnostic tools and genuine OEM parts, we can solve almost any issue your Land Rover might be experiencing including those common problems.

Regardless of whether your 4×4 requires a regular service or a whole new engine, we can help. To find out more about repair costs or to book a Land Rover service, please don’t hesitate to give our friendly and experienced team a call on 0127 021 4445. Alternatively, you can also contact us online by filling out our contact form.

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