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Diesel power adds to the appeal of the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover (pictures)

A new diesel engine option gives the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 443 pound-feet of torque and an impressive max cruising range of 658 miles.

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Land Rover says the diesel engine in the Range Rover delivers a 32 percent increase in combined fuel economy.

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This 2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6 wears a base price of $93,450.

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HSE models of the Range Rover come standard with 20-inch alloy wheels.

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The 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V-6 engine is rated at 254 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

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Connected to the diesel engine is a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Land Rover says that the Range Rover with the diesel engine is capable of getting to 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds.

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Land Rover says to expect diesel technology to be available across the lineup in the coming years.

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The Range Rover comes with a standard adaptive air suspension system.

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Out back, the Range Rover has a split power-folding upper and lower tailgate.

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Optional equipment in the driver assistance package includes lane departure warning, perpendicular and parallel parking system, head-up display and soft door close.

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Adaptive xenon headlights with LED signature lighting on the 2016 Range Rover.

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Fog lights on the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6.

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Split-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels come standard on the Range Rover HSE.

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Side mirrors housings with integrated turn signals on the Range Rover HSE.

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LED taillights come standard on the 2016 Range Rover.

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Upgrading to the diesel engine from the base supercharged V-6 engine costs $2,000.

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Oxford leather seats are standard on HSE versions of the Range Rover.

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The heated, multifunction steering wheel in the Range Rover HSE Td6.

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Steering-wheel controls for the Bluetooth phone system.

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Steering-wheel controls for the adaptive cruise control system.

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The optional driver assistance package includes a perpendicular and parallel parking system.

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An 8-inch central touchscreen in the Range Rover HSE Td6. Unfortunately, the system is slow to respond to commands.

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Navigation is standard on all Range Rover models.

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A surround-camera system makes maneuvering the large Range Rover into parking spaces easier.

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Front passengers are treated to both heated and cooled seats in the Range Rover HSE Td6.

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Adjustments to the climate controls are thankfully handled by traditional hard buttons and dials.

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Piano-black trim dresses the cabin of the Range Rover HSE Td6.

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My Range Rover HSE Td6 wore an as-tested price of $106,675.

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The high seating position in the Range Rover HSE Td6 gives you a nice, commanding view of the road ahead.

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The front bucket seats are firm, but comfortable.

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Side sills on the Range Rover HSE Td6.

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My test car was equipped with a 825-watt Meridian premium audio system, which sounded great.

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The spacious backseat of the Range Rover HSE Td6.

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Rear passengers enjoy their own climate controls and heated outboard seats.

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An optional rear-seat entertainment system includes a pair of wireless headphones and a remote.

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Screens are integrated into the rear of the front seats' headrests.

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The sliding panoramic roof in the Range Rover HSE Td6.

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The split folding upper and lower tailgate on the Range Rover.

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You get 32.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the Range Rover with the rear seats up.

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The fancy carpet-lined cargo area of the Range Rover.

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If you fold the rear seats down, cargo space grows to 82.8 cubic feet.

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The 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 engine gets an EPA fuel economy rating of 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

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