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Range Rover and LR4 tackle the San Juan Mountains (photos)

We recently got a chance to go on the most amazing off-road adventure in the 2011 Range Rover and the 2011 LR4. Both vehicles have had minor tuning to their engines to make them more efficient, and they received a bit of a face-lift. But how well the do the Range Rover and LR4 do in the great outdoors?

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Suzanne Ashe
Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.
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1 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
The 2011 Range Rover has a comfortable ride and precision handing; even on the narrow trails of the San Juan Mountain Range of Colorado.
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2 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
The 2011 LR4's new terrain-response controls help the driver negotiate the severe slopes found on off-road trails such as those at Imogene Pass, Colorado.
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3 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
The 2011 Range Rover, powered by a 5.0-liter, 510 horsepower supercharged V-8 engine, has no problem negotiating steep slopes and tight turns off-road.
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4 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
The LR4 has an off-road ground clearance of a little more than 9 inches and a wading depth of about 27 inches.
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5 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
With Hill Start Assist and Gradient Acceleration Control technology, driver can take on tough slopes and narrow trails with confidence.
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6 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
The 2011 Range Rover is available with 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine that produces 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, or 5.0-liter Supercharged V-8 with 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque.
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7 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
Imogene Pass, in the San Juan Mountain Range of Colorado, offers an incredible array of obstacles for experienced and novice off-road drivers. New technology in the 2011 Range Rover and LR4 helps to keep drivers and passengers safe.
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A pack of Range Rovers and Land Rovers tackle the tough trails on Imogene pass with ease.
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9 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
The San Juan Mountains offer amazing vistas at every turn. The old mining roads are perfect off-road trails.
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10 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
Up to five passengers in the Range Rover and up to seven in the LR4 can ride in comfort on challenging off-road trails.
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11 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
You never know what will cross your path off-road. The 2011 Range Rover and LR4 are equipped with loads of safety features including more than a dozen airbags and rear-view cameras.
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12 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
The 2011 Range Rover and LR4 are equipped with rigid steel safety-cage construction and side-impact beams in the front and rear doors for added safety features in the city or off-road.

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