What’s the difference between Land Rover and Range Rover?

Ever since the first Land Rover vehicle was built in 1947, Land Rover have built vehicles that challenge what is possible. These in turn have challenged their owners to explore new territories and conquer different terrains. Our vehicles epitomise the values of the designers and engineers who have created them. Each one instilled with iconic British design cues, delivering capability with composure. Which is how we continue to break new ground, defy conventions and encourage each other to go further. Land Rover truly enables you to make more of your world, to go above and beyond.

However, the two different models leave people wondering 'Is Land Rover and Range Rover the same?'. And so, we thought we would answer this question. Whilst Land Rover is the overall brand, there are different families within the brand which form the complete Land Rover range.

Land Rover Discovery Family

The Land Rover Discovery Family brings everyday versatility to the range and is formed by the following:

Land Rover Discovery – The most versatile seven seat SUV.

Generous and uncompromised loadspace capacity, clever and versatile interior seating and stowage, unquestionable all-terrain capability, a towing weight of 3,500kg and a wading depth of 900mm.

Land Rover Discovery Sport – The versatile compact SUV.

Available in Petrol, Diesel and PHEV, flexible 5+2 seating, clever storage solutions, a choice of two distinct styles, a range of interior options and ready awaiting for adventure.

The dynamic exterior and surprisingly spacious interior of the Discovery family epitomises modern family life. With space to seat 7 adults, Discovery offers a relaxed and contemporary space while Discovery Sport’s versatile 5+2 seating means there’s room to seat 5 adults and 2 little ones. With Intelligent Seat Fold, the option of heated seats in the third row, advanced entertainment and the availability of other features such as ambient lighting, Discovery has a wealth of clever technologies and practical storage spaces on hand.

Fitting seamlessly with your life, exemplary levels of stowage and versatility, together with class leading capability, help ensure that full size Discovery or compact Discovery Sport is every vehicle you’ll ever need. You can buy your Land Rover Discovery online with Rockar. Explore the range here.

Land Rover Defender Family

The Land Rover Defender Family brings purposeful durability to the range and is formed by the following:

Land Rover Defender 90 – A world-class expert both off and on-road. Looks tough, is tough.


Land Rover Defender 110 - The same go-anywhere-do-anything attitude as the 90 but with more space and the option of third row seats.

Defender’s reassuringly recognisable silhouette is both familiar yet absolutely of the moment. With its greater ground clearance, strengthened architecture and an interior that can take any and every knock, the Land Rover Defender is our toughest vehicle yet. Inspired by your smartphone, our most intuitive in-car technologies to date ensure optimum connectivity, ultimate convenience and visibility. Defender has been reimagined for the 21st century.

With visually compelling proportions, a go-anywhere-do-anything attitude and durability at its very core, this is Land Rover Defender. Capable of great things, it’s been reimagined for the 21st century. Defender is as capable on-road as it is off-road. World-class Configurable Terrain Response delivers composure on any surface so you can go further. Now you can discover what you’re truly capable of. You can buy your Land Rover Defender online with Rockar. Explore the range here.

Range Rover Family

The Range Rover Family brings peerless refinement to the range and is formed by the following:

Range Rover - The ultimate Range Rover.

An unmistakable, iconic silhouette, beautifully appointed inside for luxurious comfort, optional Long Wheelbase, a suite of advanced technologies and a 900mm wading depth.

Range Rover Sport – The most dynamic Range Rover.

Transformational on-road dynamics, driver-focused cockpit, 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds (0-60mph in 5.0 seconds) with the V8 386kW (525PS) engine, optional 5+2 seating and all-aluminium body structure.

Range Rover Velar – The avant-garde Range Rover.

Confident, comfortable and truly enjoyable drive, optional Matrix-laser LED headlights, flush door handles, a suite of advanced technologies and an optional premium textile and suede cloth interior.

Range Rover Evoque – Time to make a statement.

Available in Diesel, Petrol and PHEV, distinctive coupé-like silhouette, contemporary Interior, intuitive and innovative technologies, on and off-road handling and all-weather capability.

A Range Rover is unmistakable. Its three classic lines of the lower accent graphic, floating roofline and continuous waistline give each vehicle in the family a contemporary appearance. Complemented by carefully crafted design details and finishes, each one has a distinctly refined and sophisticated character. With capability at its very heart, Range Rover is the ultimate ‘go anywhere’ family of vehicles. Whether you wish to tackle the trickiest urban drive or most challenging off-road terrain, you can do so with the utmost confidence. Whichever vehicle you choose, you’ll find it has been created to look and drive like no other.

Every vehicle in the Range Rover family delivers optimum levels of comfort and capability. Each one has a direct bloodline back to the very first we ever produced. Times and styles may have changed, but craft and inherent abilities haven’t. You can buy your Range Rover online with Rockar. Explore the range here.