Primary Navigation Mobile

Rover 75 V8 review

2004 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £31,835 - £33,235
Used prices £1,180 - £4,177
Road tax cost £395
Insurance group 35
Get an insurance quote with Mustard logo
Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 296 miles
View full specs for a specific version

Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Comfortable and well equipped with a unique character.


Running costs.

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The stately alternative to the MG ZT V8, the Rover V8 Saloon and Tourer was considerably re-engineered to accommodate a longitudinally-mounted V8 engine and drive to the rear wheels only where other 75 models are exclusively front wheel driven. In addition to the mechanical changes, it also features a new grill, which Rover says was designed to emulate the grill featured on big Rover saloons of old but also looks a lot like the new Audi design.

All the same it helps to distinguish the V8 from lesser models and contributes to an air of cut price Bentley.