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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

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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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8 of 12 Gunner Conrad/Land Rover
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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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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