Can a luxury SUV have strong off-road capability while also offering energy-efficient options? It can if it’s a Land Rover. Several Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles have mild hybrid engines that burn less gas and release less emissions. These models also have plenty of muscle for passing other vehicles on Highway 41 in Fresno. Read on to find out which Land Rover SUV has the power and efficiency you seek.

Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender debuted in 2020, but it’s already become a favorite for people in Fresno because of its world class off-road capability. The Defender comes standard with a gas-powered four-cylinder engine, but an optional 3.0-liter six-cylinder motor utilizes an electric supercharger and 48-volt hybrid system. This mild hybrid powertrain produces 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

If you’d prefer an SUV that comes standard with a mild hybrid engine, get the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. In fact, it has two mild hybrid six-cylinder powertrains to choose from. The base motor makes 355 horsepower, while the upgraded mild hybrid puts out 395 horsepower. Fresno drivers who want to save at the fuel pump will like that the Range Rover Sport gets 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

Land Rover Range Rover

If you need a roomier luxury SUV for bringing the family to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, try the Land Rover Range Rover. This midsize SUV comes with a turbocharged 395-horsepower inline-six engine with a 48-volt hybrid system. Even though the Range Rover is larger than the Range Rover Sport, it still gets 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway when properly equipped.

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Another great midsize SUV to consider is the Land Rover Range Rover Velar. This luxury SUV has two available mild hybrid powertrain options, including one that generates 335 horsepower and another that produces 395 horsepower. People in Fresno who want a quicker commute will appreciate that the Range Rover Velar can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds when equipped with the 395-horsepower engine.

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