Command Shift Transmission can Lag
The Command Shift automatic transmission outfitted in the Range Rover is meant to learn and adapt to its drivers driving style, which can work against the nature of the vehicle. That is because when in standard driving mode, in the case of our tester, the transmission dulled the throttle response, creating a 2-3 second lag between mashing the go pedal, and feeling the go.
The indirect feeling is sometimes disconcerting, and takes time to fully get used to. It almost seems as though the engine takes a quick breath before laying down its massive amounts of power on the road. Though once it all kicks in, feeling this nearly 3-ton machine accelerate down the road with such haste pure ecstasy.