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2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6 Review: Better Tech With A Delicious Diesel

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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 Diesel HSE SWB
At first glance, it's difficult to believe that the Land Rover Range Rover was updated for 2018. Land Rover says its flagship SUV sports a restyled clamshell hood, grille, headlights, bumpers and wheels. To confirm, I had to pull up pictures of the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6 I drove a couple of years back and put them side-by-side with ones of the 2018 HSE Td6 that's the subject of this review. There are slight differences, but they take quite a keen eye to pick out.

Big changes inside
As you slide into the cabin, new-for-2018 seats that are wider and more comfortable greet front passengers, while the power seat controls move  to the door panels from the sides of the lower cushions making for easier adjustment. There's 0.2-inch-thicker glass, too, to better insulate the interior from road, wind and engine noise, which definitely works because the diesel clatter at low revs that I heard in the 2016 model isn't as prominent here.